"Glee" Ratings: Week 6

PlayBlog   "Glee" Ratings: Week 6
As "Glee" counts down the weeks before the start of "American Idol," when it's generally assumed the new FOX dramedy will be paired with the monster reality singing competition, the show continues to demonstrate a healthy, stable viewership during the fall TV season.

The Oct. 14 episode of the freshman hit show garnered 7.5 million viewers (up from last week's overnight number of 7.3 million) and matched the previous week's 3.3 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  "Glee" built on the audience of its lead-in "So You Think You Can Dance," which had 7.1 million viewers and a 2.8 rating in the 18-49 demo.  The one-two punch of dance reality competition and singing filled comedy-drama put FOX on top in the 18-49 demographic for the evening, after tying CBS for two weeks running.

Want more "Glee" numbers?  According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show has the fourth lowest median viewer age (37) of the new crop of series this season.  (The youngest: "The Cleveland Show" at 28.  The oldest: "The Good Wife" at 57.)

This week's episode, titled "Smackdown," featured performances of the songs "Hate on Me," "Ride Wit Me," "No Air" and "You Keep Me Hanging On."

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