20
Feb
08

Knight Rider Is Back!!!!!

I love all 80s TV shows with car chases and fights. I am so excited that the new Knight Rider was (a) good and (b) enough people watched it so they’re gonna make some more! See below…
“Knight Rider” TV movie revs NBC ratings”

By Paul J. Gough
NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) – NBC rode the “Knight Rider” TV-movie to a Sunday night primetime victory, pretty much ensuring that a remake of the ’80s TV series will earn a spot in the network’s fall schedule. Meanwhile, Fox Sports’ Daytona 500 coverage on Sunday afternoon averaged 17.8 million viewers, according to preliminary estimates released Monday by Nielsen Media Research. That’s up 1% from last year’s 17.5 million and is the network’s second-best rating for a Daytona 500 race. But the primetime victor was “Knight Rider,” which averaged 12.7 million viewers between 9 and 11 p.m. Its 5.0 rating/12 share among adults 18-49 was the best score for a TV movie since March 2005’s “Their Eyes Were Watching God.” (A rerun is scheduled for Saturday.)

It ran over everything in its path at 10 p.m., including CBS’ premiere of edited episodes of Showtime’s “Dexter” (8.1 million, 2.3/6) and a new episode of ABC’s “Brothers & Sisters” (8.5 million, 3.0/7).

“Dexter,” dusted off to fill holes in CBS’ programming left by the writers strike, still drew more viewers than it ever did on Showtime. The serial-killer thriller averaged about 2.4 million viewers during its second season on the cable network last year, a 21% improvement over its debut season.

Only at 9 p.m. did “Knight Rider” run into some bumps up against the last hour of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (13.5 million, 4.5/11 for the full two hours) that beat it in viewership and narrowly edged it in the demo. Doing OK was Fox’s “Family Guy” (7.2 million, 3.6/8). “Extreme Makeover” also won at 8 p.m. against a new episode of “Big Brother” (6.7 million, 2.2/5) and NBC’s “American Gladiators” (7.3 million, 3.0/8).

For the entire night, NBC (10 million, 4.0/10) won in adults 18-49 over ABC (11.1 million, 3.7/9); CBS (9.2 million, 2.1/5); Fox (7.3 million, 3.2/8); and The CW (838,000, 0.3/1).

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1 Response to “Knight Rider Is Back!!!!!”


  1. 1 nikcarter
    February 21, 2008 at 12:39 am

    WHAT?! KNIGHT RIDER IS BLACK?!

    THAT’S DOPE!


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