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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., Oct. 29) -- football again surpasses all opposition

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The New England Patriots’ throttling of the inept Buffalo Bills put ESPN’s Monday Night Football in the ratings driver seat again.

Outpointing all other TV attractions, the game averaged 288,201 D-FW viewers and 120,768 within the advertiser-craved 18-to-49-year-old motherlode.

Monday’s prime-time runner-up in total viewers, NBC’s The Voice, drew 246,026 of ‘em while tying Fox’s 9-1-1 for a distant second place among 18-to-49ers (48,307 apiece).

NBC’s 9 p.m. special, A Very Wicked Halloween, scared up prime-time’s lowest overall ratings in the Big Four broadcast network universe, with just 77,322 total viewers. ABC’s Dancing with the Stars had the smallest haul of 18-to-49-year-olds (a puny 15,096).

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

TEGNA8 and CBS11 tied for the most total viewers at 10 p.m., but TEGNA8 was alone on top with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 as usual/always swept the 6 a.m. competitions while NBC5 had the most total viewers at both 5 and 6 p.m. Fox4 and NBC5 shared the 6 p.m. lead among 25-to-54-year-olds, with Fox4 winning outright at 5 p.m.

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