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Ratings: FOX’s “Glee” Delivers Best Performance Since Season Premiere

To the extent that next week’s pair of episodes form a two-hour finale event, this Friday’s “Glee” realistically functioned as the series’ penultimate installment.

To the extent that it featured the annual “Sectionals” competition and revealed Rachel’s decision to return to NYADA, it was not a throwaway episode. It meant something within the context of the sixth and final “Glee” season.

Both realities combined to produce a modest–but still visible–uptick in the show’s adults 18-49 rating and total viewership.

Friday’s “Glee” drew a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating with 2.06 million viewers. Up from the 0.6 rating and 1.81 million viewership mark scored by the previous episode, the numbers represent the season’s second-best overall performance.

Only the two-hour season premiere, which averaged a 0.7 with 2.34 million, fared better. That was also the only other season six broadcast to garner an audience in excess of two million.

The two-hour “Glee” finale airs at 8PM on March 20.

— FOX led into “Glee” with “World’s Funniest Fails” (0.8 rating, 2.69 million viewers)

Glee Sixth Season Ratings Trajectory:
(Episode Date – Adults 18-49 rating – Total Viewership)
March 13 – 0.7, 2.06M**
March 6 – 0.6 – 1.81M
February 27 – 0.6 – 1.69M
February 20 – 0.6 – 1.86M
February 13 – 0.6 – 1.81M
February 6 – 0.5 – 1.58M
January 30 – 0.7 – 1.85M
January 23 – 0.7 – 1.82M
January 16 – 0.7 – 1.98M
January 9 (average of two episodes) – 0.7 – 2.34M

**Fast national number, subject to adjustment in final ratings report.

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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