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Update: “Glee” Ratings Fall; Viewership Hits New Low

Update: Another week, another disappointing dose of ratings news for FOX’s “Glee.”

Despite featuring a Cory Monteith tribute and the “Nationals” competition, Tuesday’s episode sank to a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating with just 2.3 million viewers.

The 0.9 ties the series low set by this season’s “Puppet Master,” which aired on Thanksgiving. The viewership average of 2.34 million represents a new series low.

Collectively, the figures confirm that this was the worst-rated “Glee” of all-time.

FOX followed “Glee” with “New Girl” (1.3, 2.44 million) and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (1.2, 2.46 million).

Despite the poor ratings, all three series will be back next season.
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On the one hand, it featured attractions like a tribute to the late Cory Monteith and the once-pivotal “Nationals” competition.

On the other hand, its buzz and promotional effort paled in comparison to that being reserved for next week’s 100th episode celebration.

The latter hand proved to be the dominant one. Unable to benefit from the aforementioned advantages, Tuesday’s edition of “Glee” mirrored last week’s disappointing 2.1 overnight metered market rating.

Whether the consistency will pass through to the adults 18-49 and total viewership numbers remains to be seen, but it is clear interest in “Glee” did not notably spike for this year’s nationals episode.

On the plus side, it also appears “Glee” avoided another major tumble this week.

FOX followed “Glee” with poorly rated editions of “New Girl” (2.0) and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (2.1).

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

Contact Brian at brian.cantor[at]headlineplanet.com.

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