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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., Dec. 17) -- combo meal of new NCIS, Voice finale

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NBC and CBS went into battle with all-new prime-time programming Tuesday while ABC and Fox mostly opted out.

A 7 p.m. episode of juggernaut NCIS as usual controlled that hour for CBS, with 433,179 D-FW viewers on hand. NBC ran a distant second with The Biggest Loser (170,431 viewers).

The Peacock then took over with its two-hour season finale of The Voice, which had 333,761 viewers. Tessanne Chin is the latest winner, and I dare you to remember that a week from now. But the show’s judges said during an interview session last summer that it’s more about “the process” of giving someone a chance than whether a star singer actually emerges. And no, the judges do not include Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett.

NCIS and The Voice also won their time slots among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds.

At the other end of the ratings teeter totter, ABC’s 7 p.m. repeat of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. had that network’s smallest overall audience with just 35,507 total viewers. But Fox’s rerun of The Mindy Project had the night’s low among the Big Four Broadcast networks with a sub-measly 14,026 viewers. The network’s New Girl do-over likewise bottomed out with 28,405 viewers.

Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast again demonstrated its trampoline prowess, jumping from a virtually non-existent Mindy lead-in to 99,418 viewers. But that was still only good for a third-place tie at 9 p.m. with ABC’s only first-run show of the night, What Would You Do?

CBS’ new episode of Person of Interest placed second at 9 p.m. with 248,546 total viewers. But it dropped off a cliff with 18-to-49-year-olds, drawing only 32,576 viewers in that age range to run fourth behind The Voice, What Would You Do? and Fox4’s news.

In Tuesday’s four-way local news derby results, CBS11 had the most total viewers at 10 p.m. while NBC5 won among 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

Fox4 logged another 6 a.m. sweep and WFAA8 was No. 1 with 25-to-54-year-olds at both 5 and 6 p.m.

NBC5 and WFAA8 tied for the most total viewers at 5 p.m.; CBS11 took the gold in that measurement at 6 p.m.

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