Update: Portrayed unfairly by the series low overnight household number, Tuesday’s “Glee” actually gained in adults 18-49 and total viewers.
“Bash,” Tuesday’s episode, drew a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating with 2.78 million viewers. Last week’s episode, which launched “Glee'”s “New New York,” drew a 0.9 rating with 2.59 million viewers.
FOX followed “Glee” with “The Mindy Project” (1.0 with 2.26 million at 9PM, 1.1 with 2.33 million at 9:30PM).
If the one hundredth episode was not going to do it, nothing will. The notion of a meaningful “Glee” ratings resurgence can officially be placed under the column of unrealistic fantasy.
The focus now is to see whether “Glee” can remain in its existing ratings ballpark for the duration of the season. Its sixth season is guaranteed, but its ability to draw at least some viewers each week will certainly have an impact on how that season is structured and scheduled.
This week’s ratings report does not provide optimism regarding that ambition.
Tuesday’s episode dipped another tenth in the overnight household ratings to settle for a series low 2.0. While there is no guarantee the drop will extend to the adults 18-49 and total viewership numbers, there is definitely reason to worry that “Glee” has not yet found a permanent ratings bottom.
“The Mindy Project” followed with a 1.7 at 9PM and 1.8 at 9:30PM.