Ayeeyah! Bad joss for Part II of NBC's "Noble House" Monday as the foreign devils from ABC put Olympic ice dancers against the miniseries between 9 and 11 p.m. ...

Winter Olympic coverage during those two hours earned a strong 22.1 national Nielsen rating and a 33 percent audience share for ABC. "Noble House" registered a 15.9/24. CBS programming did a 12.8/19 ...

ABC easily won the night, averaging a 21.3/31 between 8 and 11, compared with a 16.3/24 for NBC and a 13.0/19 for CBS ...

Ted Harbert, vice president, motion pictures and scheduling for ABC Entertainment, has been promoted to the newly created position of vice president, prime time ...

Harbert will assist ABC Entertainment president Brandon Stoddard in overseeing all aspects of Entertainment's prime-time programming. He already is in charge of scheduling ...

No replacement for Harbert as motion picture VP has been chosen ...

Meanwhile, Aaron Spelling Productions continues to circulate the story that the March 23 episode of "Dynasty" will be the season-ending "cliffhanger," despite the fact that network soap operas traditionally hang their cliffs during the May ratings sweeps ...

Yesterday, ABC Entertainment continued to deny any such scheduling decision has been made. Rachel McAllister, publicist for Spelling, said earlier this week that ABC's failure to announce the scheduling is a mystery. "Cliffhangers are big, and we've got to start getting the word out, especially with only a few weeks to go," she explained. Taping of the 22nd and final episode of the season began yesterday ...

In the final episode, viewers will learn whether Blake becomes governor and who wins custody of "Baby C." Among the cliffs to be hung: Who gets written out of the series for next season ...

On the other hand, Harbert and Stoddard still have to decide whether "Dynasty," which has been hanging around since January 1981, returns at all next season. So far, "Dynasty" is tied for 35th among 86 network series ranked for the year, averaging a 14.6/25 in 18 outings. Last season, it finished in a tie for 25th, with a 17.2/26 ...

Channel 9 yesterday confirmed purchase of the syndicated "Live With Regis and Kathie Lee" weekday show from Buena Vista Television for next fall ...

As we reported earlier this month, Nine originally had eyes on Paramount's proposed "Daytime" series starring Joan Lunden for (what else?) daytime use next fall, but Paramount recently killed the project for lack of customers around the country ...

Nine said yesterday that there has been no decision on where the series, starring New York talk show stars Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford, will air, but the rumors persist "Live With" will move into the 9 a.m. slot now occupied by "Donahue," who would move to 10 a.m., replacing "Hour Magazine" ...

William Paley, the 86-year-old founder and chairman of CBS Inc., was reported slowly improving yesterday following last week's gall bladder surgery and was taken from intensive care to a private hospital room. A spokesman for New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center said his condition has been upgraded from "very serious" to "serious" ...

1. 25.5--Winter Olympics (Tues.)---39---ABC

2. 23.6--The Cosby Show------------35---NBC

3. 21.3--Winter Olympics (Sat.)----36---ABC

4. 20.3--A Different World---------30---NBC

5. 20.2--60 Minutes----------------32---CBS

6. 19.4--Cheers--------------------28---NBC

7. 19.3--Winter Olympics (Wed.)----30---ABC

8. 19.1--Murder, She Wrote---------27---CBS

9. 18.9--Winter Olympics (Thurs.)--28---ABC

10. 18.6--ALF-----------------------27---NBC

.. 18.6. Family Ties---------------27---NBC

12--18.3--Matlock-------------------27---NBC

.. 18.3--Night Court---------------27---NBC

14. 18.1--Winter Olympics (Mon.)----27---ABC

15. 18.0--The Golden Girls----------28---NBC

16. 17.9--Noble House (Sun.)--------27---NBC

17. 17.2--L.A. Law------------------27---NBC

18. 17.1--Dallas--------------------27---CBS

.. 17.1--Winter Olympics (Sun.)----26---ABC

20. 17.0--My Two Duds---------------24---NBC

ABC rode the Winter Olympics to a Big Win last week. Its 19.4 rating (with a 30 share) was the highest weekly prime-time average for any network since NBC's World Series week ending in early November 1986 ...

Oddly enough, ABC won only four nights, as CBS took Friday and Sunday; NBC won, as usual, on Thursday ...

Regardless, the overall numbers moved ABC into second place in the season-to-date ratings over CBS after 22 weeks and gave the network a slight lead over season-leader NBC and CBS in both the 28-day Arbitron and Nielsen February ratings sweeps, which end March 1 and 2, respectively ...

In other highlights, NBC's "The Return of Desperado" was 23rd, Winter Olympics coverage on low-viewership Friday finished 27th and CBS' "Bring Me the Head of Dobie Gillis" tied for 28th ...

NBC's "J.J. Starbuck," without Ben Vereen, fell from 23rd to 39th; the penultimate "Magnum P.I." on CBS was 41st; while NBC's new "Sonny Spoon" remained in 49th ...

News broadcasts dominated the Final And Eventually Fatal Five Plus One last week ...

CBS' "Jake & the Fatman" led the FAEFFPO in 51st, followed, in order, by CBS' "Houston Knights"; CBS' Ringling Bros. clown special; CBS News' "West 57th"; NBC News' New Hampshire primary special; and CBS News' "48 Hours" (devoted to the same primary), which, with all the votes in, finished out of the running in 56th and last place for the week ending Feb. 21 ...

Also in the News

With a nudge from the Olympics, "ABC World News Tonight With Peter Jennings" won the network news race last week with a 12.0 rating and a 21 share. It was the second win in a row for P.J. & Co. ...

"CBS Evening News With Dan Rather" was second at 11.1/19, while "NBC Nightly News With Tom Brokaw" trailed considerably at 10.0/18 for the week ending Feb. 19 ...

NBC researchers yesterday were flogging a study that, they say, shows that the young-adult audience for "Late Night with David Letterman" is 33 percent larger than has been reported by A.C. Nielsen Co. ...

NBC has found 730,000 "previously uncounted college students in the 18-34 age group" who, with the viewers already counted by Nielsen, the network says, increase the total in that age group to 2.9 million ...

The NBC study also found 402,000 uncounted college students watching "Saturday Night Live," which is 10 percent more than Nielsen finds, raising its 18-34 totals to 4.2 million. NBC also unearthed another 175,000 college students who watch "Friday Night Videos," bumping those figures 8 percent to a 2.4 million total ...

Captain Airwaves has forwarded these figures to university officials around the country for appropriate action ...

And a tip of the ole rabbit ears (felicitously compassed about in blue) to Laura Ginsburg and Maurice Jackson, happy parents of Miles Winston, who arrived at Holy Cross Hospital yesterday weighing 7 pounds, 13 ounces ...

Ginsburg is a public information specialist at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Jackson is an independent consultant and free-lance writer. Miles Winston joins sister Lena in the family ...