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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., March 19) -- The Voice drowns out Idol

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Not that long ago, American Idol reigned as the unquestioned ruler of singing competitions -- as well as all of prime-time.

Now it’s barely a roadie for NBC’s competing The Voice.

ABC’s Idol reboot and the Peacock’s now entrenched vocal rodeo squared off for the second time Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. It again was no contest.

The Voice racked up 334,739 D-FW viewers compared to Idol’s 142,442. The first half-hour of Idol also was outdrawn by CBS’ Kevin Can Wait (156,686 viewers) while the entire 8 p.m. hour was beaten by Fox’s The Resident (192,297 viewers).

Among advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds, The Voice thumped Idol by a score of 71,774 viewers to 34,327. Kevin Can Wait (35,575 viewers) and The Resident (59,291 viewers) also again prevailed over Idol.

Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast took that hour with 206,541 total viewers while ABC’s The Good Doctor ran first among 18-to-49ers (46,809 viewers). The Good Doctor, already renewed for Season 2, also drew more total viewers (170,930) than its Idol lead-in.

Here are Monday’s local news derby results.

TEGNA8 notched two narrow wins at 10 p.m., edging CBS11 in total viewers and both Fox4 and NBC5 in the 25-to-54-year-old demographic (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 capped a winter-long 6 a.m. unbeaten streak with twin wins while NBC5 swept the 5 p.m. competitions and also drew the most 25-to-54-year-olds at 6 p.m. TEGNA8 won in total viewers at 6 p.m.

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