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Ratings: “Glee” Avoids Another Viewership Low, Holds Steady in Demo

Two weeks ago, “Glee” saw its viewership slip beneath the two million mark for only the second time in its run. Last week, that audience level declined to a series low 1.82 million.

The two numbers teased the beginnings of a streak of losing viewers with each passing episode/week of the sixth and final season.

Based on fast national data, viewership for Friday’s “The Hurt Locker, Part Two” bucked that trend.

The latest “Glee” episode matched last week’s 0.7 adults 18-49 rating but attracted 1.88 million viewers.

A viewership average of 1.88 million viewers is certainly not good. If it holds, it would still trail the mark delivered two weeks ago and ultimately rank as the third-weakest ever posted by a “Glee” episode. But it does at least mean “Glee” avoided setting another series low mark in viewers.

Not everything about the performance was comparatively positive or neutral. While “Glee” avoided a dip in adults 18-49 and actually gained in viewership, it saw its adults 18-34 rating slip again. This week’s episode drew a mere 0.5.

Last week’s drew a 0.6, and its predecessor posted a 0.7.

This week’s episode matched last week’s 0.7 adults 25-54 rating.

— Earlier in the night, FOX’s “World’s Funniest Fails” drew an improved 1.1 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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