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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., March 26) -- Idol make some headway

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After getting smacked down in its previous two outings against NBC’s The Voice, ABC’s American Idol hit some higher ratings notes Monday night.

The Voice still won in total D-FW viewers from 7 to 9 p.m. by a score of 249,274 to 170,930. But that’s quite an improvement from the previous Monday, when Idol had 142,442 to viewers to The Voice’s 334,739.

Among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds, Idol and The Voice tied with 43,688 viewers apiece. A week ago, The Voice more than doubled up on Idol -- 71,774 viewers to 34,327.

Fox’s 8 p.m. hour of The Resident matched the closing hour of The Voice with 18-to-49-year-olds (46,809 viewers each) while the second half of Idol fell off a bit to trail with 40,568.

At 9 p.m., Fox4’s local newscast won in total viewers (220,785) and the season finale of ABC’s The Good Doctor had the edge among 18-to-49ers (74,894). That made Good Doctor the night’s highest scorer in this key demographic.

Here are Monday’s local news derby results.

TEGNA8 swept the 10 p.m. competitions in total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming) while Fox4 once again ran the table at 6 a.m.

TEGNA8 also took both of the 6 p.m. golds. The 5 p.m. firsts went to NBC5 in total viewers and Fox4 in the 25-to-54 age range.

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