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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., Feb. 14) -- The River looks sunk

ABC's second episode of The River barely made a ripple on Valentine's night after last week's two-hour premiere also ran dry.

River ranked as Tuesday's least-watched prime-time show among the Big Four broadcast networks, with just 81,289 D-FW viewers in the 8 p.m. hour. It achieved the same feat with 18-to-49-year-olds, virtually guaranteeing a quick hook.

CBS' trio of crime dramas as usual won their time slots, with new episodes of NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles and Unforgettable all cruising to easy wins in total viewers. NCIS again had Tuesday's biggest haul, with 460,639 viewers.

NCIS and Unforgettable also took the golds among 18-to-49-year-olds. NCIS: Los Angeles ran second to Fox's New Girl from 8 to 8:30 p.m. before its second half hour knocked off Fox's runner-up Raising Hope.

ABC's 7:30 p.m. return of Cougar Town after a long benching did better in D-FW than nationally. In both ratings measurements, it had bigger audiences than the network's preceding new episode of Last Man Standing. And it beat both Fox's Glee and NBC's The Biggest Loser in the key 18-to-49 demographic.

At 9 p.m., ABC's struggling Body of Proof ran third in total viewers (beating NBC's Parenthood), but drooped to fourth with 18-to-49-year-olds (with Parenthood second).

Tuesday's local news derby results were a big boost for CBS11, which won easily at 10 p.m. in total viewers while also dominating with 25-to-54-year-olds (the main advertiser target audience for news programming).

NBC5 edged Fox4 for the total viewers gold at 6 a.m., but those finishes were reversed among 25-to-54-year-olds.

Fox4 ran the table at 5 p.m.; the 6 p.m. wins went to CBS11 in total viewers and the Peacock in the 25-to-54 demo.