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ABC misfired with its making-of “Dynasty” telepic Sunday, opening the door for NBC to claim victory on the night for the first time this season, according to preliminary nationals from Nielsen, led by dramas “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” and “Crossing Jordan.”

Original episodes of “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” (4.8 rating/11 share in adults 18-49, 14.9 million viewers overall) and “Crossing Jordan” (4.6/12 in adults 18-49, 14.1 million viewers overall) dominated from 9 to 11 for NBC, which also received a strong perf from 7 o’clock newsmag “Dateline” (3.1/8 in adults 18-49, 12.9 million viewers overall). Only a tame showing at 8 from “American Dreams” (2.6/6 in adults 18-49, 8.3 million viewers overall) kept the night from being a runaway for the Peacock.

The women who have flocked to ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” this season didn’t show up for the net’s special movie “Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure” (2.2/5 in adults 18-49, 5.9 million viewers overall), which bombed despite a winning lead-in from a repeat of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” at 8 (4.8/12 in adults 18-49, 12.3 million viewers overall).

A roughly half-hour NFL overrun gave CBS’ lineup a boost, with the net’s repeat movie “Behind Enemy Lines” faring decently from 9 to 11 (3.0/7 in adults 18-49, 9.4 million viewers overall). At Fox, the umpteenth airing of “True Lies” (2.9/7 in adults 18-49, 7.1 million viewers overall) left the net fourth for the night.

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: NBC, 3.8/9; CBS, 3.6/9; ABC, 3.0/7; Fox, 2.9/7; WB, 0.7/2.

In total viewers: NBC, 12.5 million; CBS, 12.2 million; ABC, 8.0 million; Fox, 7.1 million; WB, 1.9 million.