Another stats-filled gem from Advertising Age's Brian Steinberg on how in addition to decent Nielsen ratings, Glee has spawned big music sales and a tour.
Whereas shows such as "Grey's Anatomy" weave in pop music and can boost a band, "Glee" produces its own music that can be sold for revenue. And sales are going strong.
- "Glee: The Music, Volume 2" has sold 472,086 copies to date and is currently No. 22 on Billboard's Top 200 chart
- "Glee: The Music, Volume 1" has sold 677,571 copies to date and is currently No. 27 on Billboard's Top 200 chart
To date, there have been 4,284,998 downloads of "Glee" songs [presumably for purchase - the article goes into more detail about top iTunes performers]