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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., March 27) -- Roseanne roars

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ABC’s double-shot Roseanne reboot Tuesday left two rival heavy hitters wondering what hit them.

Roseanne roared out of the gate with 441,570 D-FW viewers in the 7 to 8 p.m. slot while CBS’ competing NCIS limped away with 263,518 viewers and NBC’s one-hour edition of The Voice slipped to third with 249,274 viewers.

Even better for ABC, Roseanne mega-crushed all comers in the advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-old demographic. It had 196,598 viewers in this realm, reducing The Voice (49,930) and NCIS (21,844) to Lilliputians in the land of her trademark giant cackle.

There’s this, too. The second half-hour episode of Roseanne had more viewers than the first in both ratings measurements. So viewers weren’t turned off. They wanted more. All ABC management has to do now is back up the money truck. They’re probably already on the phone with Barr and her representatives regarding a return next season.

CBS then restored order, from its perspective, by winning the 8 and 9 p.m. hours in total viewers with Bull (299,128) and NCIS: New Orleans (256,396). But among 18-to-49-year-olds, ABC won from 8 to 9 p.m. with black-ish (99,859 viewers) and the premiere of Splitting Up Together (81,136). Fox4’s local newscast prevailed at 9 p.m. with 59,291 viewers in the 18-to-49 age range, with ABC’s new For the People running second (49,930 viewers).

Here are Tuesday’s local news derby results.

TEGNA8 won at 10 p.m. in total viewers while Fox4 was tops with 25-to-54-year-olds.

Fox4 cruised to another sweep at 6 a.m. and added firsts at 5 and 6 p.m. in the 25-to-54 demographic. NBC5 drew the most total viewers at 5 p.m. and TEGNA8 took the 6 p.m. gold in this measurement.

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