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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., Feb. 9) -- everybody's a winner except ABC

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CBS’ usual Tuesday lead-off hitter, the redoubtable NCIS, again led all prime-time programming while Fox and NBC also had their moments.

The Mark Harmon-led crime drama drew 410,779 D-FW viewers before the network’s NCIS: New Orleans dipped significantly but still easily took the 8 p.m. hour with 276,214 viewers.

NBC’s Chicago Fire and Fox4’s local newscasts shared the 9 p.m. lead with 169,978 viewers apiece.

NCIS also led at 7 p.m. with advertiser-craved 18-to-49-year-olds (79,393) before Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine (76,217) and The Grinder (53,987) ran first from 8 to 9 p.m. Fox4’s news then had enough juice to win the 9 p.m. hour with 38,108 viewers in this key demographic.

ABC continued to crater at 8 p.m. with Marvel’s Agent Carter, which had 42,494 total viewers and a sub-pitiful 6,351 in the 18-to-49 age range. Even The CW’s competing iZombie pounded Agent Carter among 18-to-49-year-olds, drawing 19,054 of ‘em.

Meanwhile, the three 24-hour cable news outlets battled for viewers on the night of the New Hampshire presidential primary. Fox News Channel won throughout prime-time, peaking at 141,648 total viewers between 8 and 9 p.m. FNC also had the night’s highest score among 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming), pulling in 35,716 during the 8 p.m. hour. CNN ran second for the night and MSNBC, third.

Here are the local news derby results for the fourth weekday of the February “sweeps” ratings period.

NBC5 drew the most total viewers at 10 p.m. and tied TEGNA8 for first place among 25-to-54-year-olds.

Fox4 again swept the 6 a.m. races while the 6 p.m. golds were won by CBS11 in total viewers and TEGNA8 in the 25-to-54 age range.

At 5 p.m., NBC5 had the most total viewers but TEGNA8 and CBS11 shared the lead with 25-to-54-year-olds.

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