CBS tried something rather, ah, noble in the spring of 1982. Unfortunately, Q. E. D. lasted just six weeks, and that was due to it airing on Tuesday nights opposite ABC's 1-2 punch of Happy Days & Laverne & Shirley. Ballgame over.
Sam Waterston headlined as the title hero, Quentin Everett Deverill (Q. E. D.), a scientific detective in the mold of Sherlock Holmes, but dismissed by his peers as a bit eccentric. I seem to recall my folks being remotely interested in the series, but I never sat down and watched the show with them. Hence, no rating. We'll leave you with the series opener.
The fact that this was also independently produced didn't help matters, either. Consolidated Productions was never heard from again.