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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon.-Tues., April 1-2) -- NCIS again is top draw

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The oldest of CBS’ scripted reliables, NCIS, again led all prime-time TV attractions Tuesday with 288,201 D-FW viewers.

The network’s FBI then shared the 8 p.m. lead with NBC’s season finale of This Is Us (238,996 viewers apiece) before NCIS: New Orleans took the 9 p.m. hour outright with 168,703 viewers.

It was a different story, again as usual, among advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds. NBC’s Ellen’s Game of Games won at 7 p.m. with 36,230 viewers before This Is Us scored a runaway night’s best of 78,499. Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast and NBC’s competing The Village then tied with 48,307 viewers each.

Also worth noting as a followup to a point I made on Twitter: ABC’s 5:30 p.m. edition of World News Tonight outdrew all of the network’s prime-time programs in total viewers while NBC’s Nightly News trailed only This Is Us. So no, they’re not quite yet dinosaurs.

In Monday’s prime-time festivities, CBS’ 9 p.m. episode of Bull set the pace in total viewers with 238,996 while Fox’s 8 p.m. hour of 9-1-1 ran just a bit behind with 231,967.

In the 18-to-49-year-old realm, 9-1-1 reigned with 57,365 viewers. Fox’s 7 p.m. episode of The Resident and Fox4’s local news also won their time slots in this key demographic.

ABC’s World News Tonight again drew more total viewers than any of the alphabet network’s prime-time brethren, including the 7 to 9 p.m. edition of high-priced American Idol.

Here are the four-way local news derby results for Monday and Tuesday.

Monday -- CBS11 drew the most total viewers at 10 p.m. while Fox4 was tops with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 swept the 6 a.m. competitions and WFAA8 did likewise at 6 p.m. At 5 p.m., the firsts went to NBC5 in total viewers and Fox4 with 25-to-54-year-olds.

Tuesday -- CBS11 again won at 10 p.m. in total viewers and Fox4 repeated its first place finish among 25-to-54-year-olds.

Fox4 ran the table at 6 a.m. while adding 5 and 6 p.m. wins with 25-to-54-year-olds. NBC5 drew the most total viewers at both 5 and 6 p.m.

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