The numbers have started to come in for the series premiere. TV By the Numbers show that Knight Rider came in third with 7.3 million viewers, behind ABC’s Dancing With The Stars where 15.6 million tuned in, and the Fox Network’s Bones with 9.61 million. The episode outperformed CBS’ comedy offerings The New Adventures of Old Christine and Gary Unmarried, and Cw’s America’s Next Top Model.
Perhaps most importantly of all, Knight Rider came in #1 in the Males 18-34, Males 25-54, and Kids 2-11 demographic categories, so the show certainly found its audience.
Overall not as bad, especially since the number of downloads and DVR captures are yet to be taken into account.