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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., May 15) -- Stern-spiked Talent has big droop

NBC's second two-hour helping of a Howard Stern-fueled America's Got Talent ran out of gas Tuesday night.

AGT drew 209,998 D-FW viewers from 7 to 9 p.m., down from the 277,738 who watched Stern's limp nice guy Monday night debut. And among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds, AGT's night to night haul dropped from 140,901 to 96,069.

The 7 to 8 p.m. hour was won in total viewers by CBS' NCIS, which had 379,350 to easily outpoint Fox's runner-up episode of Glee (223,545 viewers).

ABC's Dancing with the Stars results show topped the 8 to 9 p.m. hour with 345,479 viewers, beating CBS' first hour of NCIS: Los Angeles (284,512 viewers).

In the 18-to-49 Nielsens, Fox's first hour of Glee ran first from 7 to 8 p.m. before Dancing and AGT tied for the top spot in the 8 p.m. hour. Glee ran a very close third and NCIS: Los Angeles burrowed into fourth place for both hours.

The 9 p.m. spoils went to hour two of NCIS: Los Angeles in total viewers and the Season 1 finale of NBC's Fashion Star in the 18-to-49 demographic.

Over on Fox Sports Southwest, the Texas Rangers' second straight loss to unheralded Kansas City slumped to an overall game average of 176,127 total viewers.

Now to the local news derby results, with just six weeknights left to be counted in the 20-day May "sweeps," which end on Wednesday of next week.

CBS11 edged WFAA8 for the top spot in total viewers at 10 p.m., but fell to fourth among 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming). WFAA8 won that skirmish and is pretty comfortably ahead at the 14-day mark in the 25-to-54 race.

Defending February sweeps champ Fox4 regrouped in the topsy turvy 6 a.m. competition, running the table while Monday's doubleheader winner, WFAA8, slipped to second place in both measurements.

NBC5 weighed in with two firsts in the 6 p.m. Nielsens and added a 5 p.m. win in total viewers. Fox4 won the earlier hour among 25-to-54-year-olds.