Expectations were low. Expectations were met.
NBC’s "Ironside" premiere delivered a rusted rating Wednesday night. The remake of the classic 1960s-70s series about a wheelchair-bound detective starring Blair Underwood had 6.8 million viewers and a 1.4 rating at 10 p.m., ranking third in the hour. Ironside marks NBC’s lowest-rated fall drama debut ever in the demo (though not among total viewers). The previous low was 2011′s utterly doomed Playboy Club with a 1.6.