In the 18-49 demographic, which advertisers follow most closely, "Glee" earned a 3.2, up from 3.0 last week. The show's performance, combined with that of its lead-in "So You Think You Can Dance," enabled Fox to tie CBS for the lead in the demographic for the evening.
The ratings bounce may have been attributable to a guest appearance by Tony and Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth, as well as a cooling of timeslot competitors "Modern Family" and "Cougar Town," which debuted last week to sizeable numbers.
This week's episode, titled "The Rhodes Not Taken," included performances of "Don't Stop Believin'," "Alone," "Last Name," "Somebody to Love" and two songs from Kander and Ebb's Cabaret: the title song and "Maybe This Time."
In the Oct. 7 episode, "Vitamin D," Glee club leader Will Shuester, played by Broadway regular Matthew Morrison, will set up a competition between the male and female members of the singing group.