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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Thurs., Thurs., May 24) -- call it a draw between Duets & Dance

The hype had barely dried on the finales of American Idol and Dancing with the Stars before their respective networks threw themselves into two more talent competition shows.

ABC's new Duets and the latest edition of Fox's So You Think You Can Dance aired opposite each other from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Duets, with inaugural Idol Kelly Clarkson as one of the mentors/singers, nipped Dance in total D-FW viewers by a score of 169,353 to 162,578. But Dance in turn edged Duets among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds -- 83,260 to 73,653.

Both shows were beaten in total viewers by CBS' repeats of The Big Bang Theory (from 7 to 7:30 p.m.) and Person of Interest (from 8 to 9 p.m.).

Thursday's 9 p.m. hour was won by Fox4's local newscast in both ratings measurements. Its victims included the new season premiere of ABC's Rookie Blue and the series finale of NBC's Awake.

In local news derby results -- the first since Wednesday's end of the May "sweeps" -- CBS11 took the 10 p.m. gold in total viewers while Fox4 ran first with 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

NBC5 swept the 6 a.m. competitions and Fox4 did likewise at 5 p.m. Fox4 and CBS11 tied for the total viewers lead at 6 p.m., with Fox4 prevailing among 25-to-54-year-olds.

LOCAL NEWS NOTE: Friday, May 25th marked Lisa Pineiro's last day as co-anchor of CBS11's weekday early morning newscasts, the station says. Her replacement, Adrienne Bankert, is scheduled to start on June 25th. In the interim, incumbent co-anchor Keith Garvin will solo anchor, CBS11 says.

In the early morning Nielsens for the May sweeps, CBS finished a distant fourth in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds.