Update: According to Nielsen’s final broadcast ratings, “Glee” scored a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating with 2.99 million viewers.

The 1.2 ranks as the series’ third-lowest rating; only this season’s “Previously Unaired Christmas” (1.1) and “Puppet Master” (0.9) delivered weaker numbers. The latter aired on the Thanksgiving holiday.

The 2.99 million viewer total ranks as the series’ second-lowest count; only “Puppet Master” garnered a smaller audience (2.84 million).

“New Girl” closed at a 1.4 with 2.84 million viewers, while “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” delivered a 1.3 with 2.66 million.
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Update: The new timeslot was not enough to revive “Glee.” Tuesday’s midseason premiere averaged a non-holiday low 2.92 million viewers. Only this year’s “Puppet Master,” which aired to little fanfare on Thanksgiving Day, garnered a smaller audience.

“Frenemies,” Tuesday’s episode, delivered a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating in its first half hour and a 1.1 in its second. That average is currently rounded up to a 1.2 in the fast nationals; if it holds in the finals, the performance will narrowly top that of “Previously Unaired Christmas.”

With a 1.1 rating, that fall finale episode ranks as the worst performing non-holiday edition in the adults 18-49 demographic.

FOX followed “Glee” with low-rated editions of “New Girl” (1.4, 2.85 million) and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (1.3, 2.63 million).
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In the most shocking television news story of the season, stripping “Glee” of it music competition series lead-in and placing it head-to-head with NBC’s monster “The Voice” was not successful.

According to TVMI,Tuesday’s “Glee,” the first episode of 2014 and the first in its new Tuesday at 8PM timeslot, posted a series low 2.2 overnight household ratings. Down from the 2.4 posted by the final 2013 airing, which competed with NBC’s “The Sound of Music,” the rating is an irrefutable disaster.

In performing so poorly, “Glee” also failed to reinvigorate FOX’s critically acclaimed but low rated Tuesday sitcoms. “New Girl” and “Brooklyn Nine Nine,” which followed “Glee,” could only muster a 2.2 and 2.0, respectively.

Despite the dramatic loss of buzz and even more dramatic loss of viewership, “Glee” is still confirmed for a sixth season at FOX.

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