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The series premiere of Knight Rider on NBC last night pulled a 4.9/10 Nielsen rating in its 8PM time slot, which, according to tvbythenumbers.com, isn't exactly a stellar score for a series opener. In other words, Nielsen is estimating that 4.9% of all TV households were watching Knight Rider last night, and that group includes TV households that both did and did not have their TVs turned on at the time. The second number means that out of all the TVs turned on between 8PM and 9PM last night, 10% were watching Knight Rider.

How does that measure up with Knight Rider's competition on Wednesday nights? Not so hot. KR was third in the 18-49 demographic and 4th in the more important 18-34 demo. Robert Seldman who writes for tvbythenumbers.com tells us that the 18-34 year old demographic was even more interested in watching America's Next Top Model than Michael Knight, and that includes both males and females.

The Nunez household counted itself among the few that watched the Knight Rider premiere, and in case you missed it, check out Alex's liveblog of the first episode. He's promised to be in front of the tube each week so you don't have to.

[Source: tvbythenumbers.com]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      The KR movie wasn't terrible IMO. I enjoyed it for what it was. The premier was just plain crap. I watched 5 minute of it online. I was like WTF, what is this "headquarters" with the tunnel crap. They may have had more success if they kept with the premise of the movie, granted it was one big Ford ad, but I don't care. Very disasspointed. Had potential, but this buried any chance of success.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I saw it for few minutes and it sucked!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I turned it off 6 minutes in......god awful crap.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Am I the only one that thought they watched my name is Earl at 8 on NBC last or am I getting my Brats and mustangs confused again?
      • 6 Years Ago
      For me, I Better off watching the original, this contiuation is a trainwreck waiting to happen, it's a shame that supporting actor and one of my favorites bruce davison is wasted in this one

      Believe me, this is one of the worst tv of the year.
      • 6 Years Ago
      After hearing that, i'll take the under on Nunez's 5 episode over/under.
        • 6 Years Ago

        Let's hope this series continues ... I want you to live blog every episode and that's the best part about this Knight Rider series.

        You might be the first "Live Comedy Blog" ever ...

        I will give Knight Rider 10/10 ;-)

        • 6 Years Ago
        I'm confused...doesn't 4.9/10= 49%?
        • 6 Years Ago
        I watched paint dry! It was much more believable and much less pompous!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like stupid fun sometimes and KR fits the bill for me. I'll watch until the end however soon that may be.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Well, I was watching America's Next Top Model...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Maybe they should consider that the age bracket may have already watched it online since it was released early. I watched it online and not on air.

        • 6 Years Ago
        +1 This is what they get for re-airing something that has been on the internet for over week! I watched it online, thought a new episode would be on last week, when i realized it was a repeat I shut it off. Also, the Presidential announcement screwing up all the timings I'm sure didn't help the situation.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The sad thing is it is very likely that they'll be using this as a barometer for the potential success of Top Gear USA, even though they're nothing alike.

      Haven't heard much on that front lately, have we? if they want to get it up midseason they're going to have to go into full production pretty soon.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This show is a waste of money. The Effects could use some work, the "turbo boost" that pushes the car off the ground looks like crap! The actors need a better script. I am not impressed at all. I hope they fine tune it before the end of the season, how ever I won't be upset if they don't bring it back next season.
      • 6 Years Ago
      No comparison.

      Bruening is an androgynous pretty boy compared to the manly manliness of the Hoff.

      Also, we tend to prefer TV commercials paying for our entertainment, not TV commercials as entertainment.
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