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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., May 16) -- NCIS again sets the table

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The latest NCIS season finale as usual topped all D-FW programming in total viewers Tuesday while also setting up CBS’ two following crime dramas for time slot wins.

NCIS drew 349,013 viewers in handily defeating NBC’s competing hour of The Voice (276,308). Bull (276,302 viewers) and NCIS: New Orleans (254,489) then breezed to wins from 8 to 10 p.m.

The advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-old demographic again told a different story. The Voice won from 7 to 8 p.m. with 73,763 viewers before the Peacock’s first of two Great News episodes led from 8 to 8:30 p.m. with 57,728.

Fox’s second half-hour of Prison Break then took over with 48,107 viewers in this key audience measurement before Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast pulled in 36,561 viewers to scratch out a narrow win over NCIS: New Orleans (34,637 viewers).

ABC’s 9 p.m. attraction, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., typically bottomed out with just 9,621 viewers in the 18-to-49 motherlode. For whatever reason, ABC has renewed it for another season anyway. One of Marvel’s innumerable superheroes must have super duper mind-melding power. Or perhaps just incriminating pictures.

Here are Tuesday’s local news derby results for the 14th weekday of the May ratings “sweeps.”

CBS11 remained in contention for a big morale-boosting 10 p.m. win by placing first in total viewers while TEGNA8 overcame the skimpy S.H.I.E.L.D. lead-in to win with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 swept the 6 a.m. competitions and NBC5 likewise ran the table at 5 p.m. The 6 p.m. golds went to the Peacock in total viewers TEGNA8 in the 25-to-54 realm.

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