NBC’s ‘Odyssey’ hits homer; ‘Angel’ holds off 3-D ‘Rock’

“The Odyssey” proved a successful journey Sunday night for NBC, burning up the 37 metered markets with a 19.3 rating/28 share overnight Nielsen average. But even a third dimension couldn’t push “3rd Rock From the Sun” past CBS’ “Touched By An Angel.”

In fact, despite the “Odyssey” juggernaut, NBC lost the overall household battle to CBS Sunday night in “fast national” averages obtained Monday by the Eye web. CBS had a 13.2/22 for the night to NBC’s 13.1/22.

Household crown

However, NBC remains ahead of CBS for the May sweeps period and is all but assured of claiming the household crown for the survey that ends Wednesday night.

Although the numbers for “The Odyssey” dropped a couple of points in the fast-national averages to (17.2/27), the first night of NBC’s ambitious, four-hour historical mini still represented a rousing success for the Peacock. Part one of the CBS mini “True Women” took second behind “Odyssey” in the preliminary national count with a 13.3/21, with Fox’s “X-Files” season finale pulling in a 12.4/19.

ABC, meanwhile, again took it on the chin Sunday as the network TV premiere of the Michael Douglas-Demi Moore feature “Disclosure” scared up a mere 7.1/11 average from 8:30 to 11 p.m. in the early national returns. For the night, ABC fizzled to a 6.2/10 from 7 to 11 p.m.

NBC’s “Must See 3-D” gambit on the hour-long season finale of “3rd Rock From the Sun” came up reasonably big with a 12.1/20 in the early nationals tally. That’s an improvement on the show’s season average, but it still fell far short of CBS’ “Touched By An Angel” season-ender (an impressive 14.8/25).

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