Will 'Glee' Get a Big 'American Idol' Ratings Bump? - Poll

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January 24th, 2013

Glee airs its first new episode since December tonight. Its most recent original episode, on December 13, earned a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating. But now the show has American Idol instead of The X Factor as a lead-in. The fast less compatible The Finder garnered a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating in the post AI spot last January 19. So how will Glee fare tonight? Make your predictions.

  • João Paulo (@JPaulo645)

    I think will be 2.4 or 2.5

  • Carmen

    Absolutely, It (Glee) is a perfect show to follow Idol

  • Charles

    More like 2.8 or 2.9

  • Jackson


  • Mary 1

    I went with 2.7 to 2.8. We’ll see. That’s probably too optimistic if they were getting 2.0’s before.

  • Sky

    2.2, maybe a 2.3. The Idol lead-in might help Glee’s first half hour ratings, but they’ll definitely drop by 9:30. During the fall, the show seemed to bleed a tenth or two in the demo and over 500,000 viewers throughout the course of an episode.

  • S Strain

    I’m going w 2.6 or so, simply because the viewing availability has been erratic this season and the first episode back will probably just have the bump from “American Idol”. Personally, I’m looking forward to it; there look to be some interesting changes coming.

  • lukas

    3.2-3.4 and 7.5 milion viewers

  • American


  • BigBrotherFan

    gosh i hope NOT!

    2.2, I hope

    …but a 2.5 seems likely


    2.5-2.6 seems about right

  • Marie

    It probably will 2.6 or higher

  • Adam

    I went with 2.4 though I’m hoping maybe around 2.6 or 2.7 though it’s still against Grey’s Anatomy so who knows.

  • Tihomir

    I can’t imagine it going over 2.6.

  • leonard

    2.2, probably

  • Shepherd

    I say 2.1, figuring little to no boost post Idol. I think the extreme overlap in audiences between the two shows may actually hurt Glee, just looking at Nashville’s drop at 10 last night. (calling it musical burn-out) I could easily see a 2.2-.3 as much as a 1.9.

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  • msupdate

    I say 2.5 or 2.6.

  • Pavelsauce

    I voted 2.1-2.2. Its ratings haven’t been that great this season. I’m really looking forward to the episode. :)

  • KJ Styles

    With POI being a repeat, I’ll say 2.6

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