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Ratings: “Glee” Viewership Slips to Series Low for “Hurt Locker, Part One”

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Last week, viewership for FOX’s “Glee” made its second trip south of the 2 million border. Not unexpected given that the previous week’s premiere barely bested the two million mark, it still served to underscore the fact that “Glee” is not approaching its final string of episodes with any ratings momentum.

This week’s episode, which was the first of a two-part “The Hurt Locker” installment, did not dispute that reality. It delivered a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating with 1.83 million viewers.

Even with last week’s adults 18-49 rating, the performance nonetheless includes the series’ lowest viewership total on record. The previous low mark came for the season five finale, which drew 1.87 million viewers on May 13.

Friday’s “Glee” also scored a 0.6 adults 18-34 rating and a 0.7 in adults 25-54. The former figure matched last week’s mark; the latter trailed the 0.8 delivered by the previous episode.

Overrun with self-referential humor, “The Hurt Locker, Part One” featured the beginning of an invitational competition between the New Directions, Warblers and Vocal Adrenaline. It also outed Sue as a rabid “Klaine” shipper and assured she will work tirelessly to reunite Kurt and Blaine.

Next weeks “The Hurt Locker, Part Two” remains focused on both storylines. A winner will be crowned in the invitational, and Sue ramps up her effort on the “Klaine” front.

— FOX’s “World’s Funniest Fails,” which led into “Glee,” posted a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating with 3.06 million viewers.

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.

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