Ben Silverman Steadfastly Determined to Make ‘30 Rock’ NBC’s Most Popular Show


As could probably have been expected, nobody watched television the night after Election Day (probably because they knew that nothing could ever again match the magic and majesty of Will.I.Am's historic appearance as a hologram). But guess what network people especially didn't watch? NBC! Ben Silverman's Knight Rider — which was hilariously recently picked up for a full season — was watched by only 5.1 million people, its worst ratings ever. Also, only 7.8 million tuned into Law & Order's nineteenth season premiere, that show's worst-ever numbers, too. Like we said last week, critically loved, intermittently watched 30 Rock is in practically no danger of cancellation. Last week, it rode the tide of Fey-mania to its hightest-ever ratings (with 9 million watching), so, ratings-wise at least, there are probably five other shows NBC would axe first. Plus, tonight features a guest appearance from Oprah. So here's to another ten seasons, most likely.

Ratings: 'Knight Rider' continues to stall [Hollywood Insider/EW]
NBC's crime block stumbles: 'Law & Order' hits low [HR]