'Glee' Tribute Episode Rises 75% to Highest Rating Since September 2012

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October 11th, 2013


via press notes:

Last night’s GLEE drew a 2.8/8 rating, up +75% from last week in A18-49 (vs 1.6/5) and up +68% in Total Viewers (7.4 Mil vs. 4.4 Mil)

·         This is GLEE’s highest rating in over one year among Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers (since 9/20/12) and Adults 18-34 (since 9/13/12)

·         In fact, it was its highest rating in over a year and a half in Women 18-34 (since 2/21/12).

·         In Adults 18-34 GLEE surged +81% from last week (2.9/9 vs 1.6/5). And Teens jumped +50% to a 2.4/9 (vs 1.6/7)

·         In head-to-head competition ,GLEE tied Grey’s Anatomy

  • Matt

    Great. It was a wonderful episode. RIP, Cory.

  • I LOVE TV!

    So happy! It’s was really a beautiful episode!

  • Gino

    Just my opinion, I still don’t think using someone’s death in a show should be done and a press shouldn’t be made to show how many people watched it, It doesn’t matter, someone died in real life

  • fr

    Great now Fox will want them to do tribute to cast members each sweeps months.

  • huh

    @Gino Waht they had to do something to explain why Finn was gone and jsut saying he was away would not ring true case people knwo the truth. And no one is making the press report the numbers.

  • Rob R

    Fans cared about Cory Monteith and wanted to see what turned out to be a very sweet and respectful hour of television.


    @Gino. It would be awkward not to address a major character not being on the show anymore

  • RyanCanada

    i knew this would be a big episode for them, but the show needed it, i cant believe how low the show has down in the ratings.


    A truly great episode, so heart felt by the cast & gut-wrenching to watch! BRAVO!

  • Wright

    I’m happy for the fans.RIP Cory.

  • KC

    The episode last night was fantastic. So well done and under extreme circumstances. Everyone involved should be very proud.

  • anniesum

    This was an hour of television that moved me so much emotionally. I cried all the way through it and I tear up when the entertainment television shows talk about it. Lea Michele was wonderful and she just breaks my heart. I so feel her pain. I also feel the pain of all the other cast members who were close to Finn and to Cory. Amber Riley has such as beautiful voice as does Naya Rivera. Tbe episode was heartfelt and so well done. Ryan Murphy should be so proud of such an amazing expression of love for Finn and Cory.
    The last time I remember being so emotionally moved was when Dr. Green died on ER. I have to add that I think not mentioning the cause of death was perfect. The episode was not to teach kids about drug abuse, but how the cast and crew reacted to Finn and Cory’s deaths.

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