A few weeks ago, the cast of “Knight Rider” implored viewers to keep watching their series. Apparently those pleas fell upon deaf ears.
The return of “Knight Rider” is over. NBC made it official yesterday, canceling the reboot of the popular 80’s series.
In the end, it was low ratings that doomed the series according to Alpha Airlock. “Knight Rider” debuted with a 4.5 rating/7 share overnight at the end of September and saw ratings grow over its first four episodes rising as high as a 4.9/8 by mid-October. However, two episodes later, “Knight Rider” would crash into the wall head on, falling to a 3.3/5 by November sweeps — an audience loss of nearly 33 percent — and never recovering.
Link: TV Guide: ‘Knight Rider’ to halt production early (Dec 3, 2008)