Ben Silverman Riding Towards the End?

bensilverman09.25.08.jpgCould last night have been the middle of the end for Ben Silverman, the embattled co-chairman of NBC Entertainment?

According to TV By The Numbers (via Vulture), only 7.3 million people tuned in last night for the premiere of Knight Rider, a show Silverman championed.

Just last week he got a vote of confidence from his boss Jeff Zucker, but if the Peacock continues to struggle, it could give the company’s brass the excuse it needs to get rid of Silverman.