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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., Oct. 3) -- Conviction bombs, Timeless ticks

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Two new broadcast dramas went head-to-head at 9 p.m. Monday, with NBC’s Timeless faring far better than ABC’s Conviction.

In the total viewers measurement, both were recipients of solid lead-ins from NBC’s The Voice and ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Timeless held on to 196,320 D-FW viewers while Conviction drew just 94,524 to finish fourth among the Big Four broadcast networks behind the second hour of CBS’ Scorpion season premiere (which led with 225,404 viewers) and Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast (130,880 viewers).

Conviction also ran last among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds while Timeless finished just a wisp behind Scorpion in the fight for first place.

Monday’s biggest overall prime-time draws, The Voice and CBS’ The Big Bang Theory, reeled in 341,742 total viewers apiece. ESPN’s Monday Night Football, with the Minnesota Vikings throttling the New York Giants, finished close behind with an average of 327,200 viewers for the entire game. But MNF comfortably won the night among 18-to-49-year-olds with 169,976.

CBS’ new Kevin Can Wait sitcom, starring Kevin James in what amounts to a re-do of King of Queens, is having problems in the 7:30 p.m. slot. It dug a ratings valley between Big Bang and Scorpion, and ranked last in its time slot with 18-to-49-year-olds behind The Voice, DWTS and Fox’s second half-hour of Gotham.

Here are Monday’s local news derby results.

Fox4 came within a hair of an exceedingly rare double grand slam, losing in only total viewers at 10 p.m. to NBC5.

The station otherwise swept the 6 a.m. and 5 and 6 p.m. competitions in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming). Fox4 also added a 10 p.m. win in the 25-to-54 demographic.

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