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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., May 21) -- last House a mini-homerun

Given a helping hand by CBS repeats and a shortened Dancing with the Stars, Fox's final episode of House at last won its time slot Monday night.

The 8 p.m. farewell, preceded by a nicely done retrospective, drew 250,642 D-FW viewers while also setting the pace among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds with 121,687 of 'em.

ABC's first hour of The Bachelorette ran second from 8 to 9 p.m. in both measurements (169,353 total viewers and 73,653 in the 18-to-49 range).

ABC's penultimate Dancing episode of the spring season had the night's biggest overall audience with 372,576 total viewers. It likewise won the 7 p.m. hour among 18-to-49-year-olds, with the House warming second across the board. NBC's America's Got Talent managed only a pair of bronzes in its third Howard Stern-fueled outing of Season 7.

Fox4's 9 p.m. local newscast swept that hour. The two-hour debut of NBC's American Ninja competition ran fourth in total viewers but moved up to third in the 18-to-49 demographic, beating CBS' combo of sitcom reruns and Clash of the Commercials: U.S. vs. the World. Which was interrupted by commercials.

In local news derby results, CBS11 notched a big win at 10 p.m. in total viewers to maintain its slim lead over WFAA8 with just two nights to go in the May "sweeps" ratings period. Fox4 was a runaway first, however, among 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

NBC5 rebounded with twin wins at 6 a.m. to stay in the thick of that three-way race among the Peacock, Fox4 and WFAA8.

Fox4 ran the table at 5 p.m. and added a 6 p.m. win in the 25-to-54 demographic. NBC5 topped the 6 p.m. competition in total viewers.