The ratings for Glee saw a huge drop last season. FOX announced that season six would be the final season and there would be just 13 episodes — that would run on Friday nights. How times have changed for this former hit series. Will the ratings surge upward for the final season or, will they continue to dwindle downward? Stay tuned to find out.
The final season of Glee begins as Rachel (Lea Michele) returns home to Lima following the incredibly quick cancellation of her TV show. She finds that Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) has banished the arts from McKinley High. Other regular cast members this season are Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Kevin McHale, Matthew Morrison, Chord Overstreet, Amber Riley, and Dot-Marie Jones. Set to return as guests are Jenna Ushkowitz, Dianna Agron, Mark Salling, Jayma Mays, Naya Rivera, Heather Morris, Becca Tobin, Harry Shum Jr., Alex Newell, Iqbal Theba, Lauren Potter, Max Adler, and Vanessa Lengies.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — typically the following morning, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
Final season averages: 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.02 million total viewers.
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Reference point: The fifth season of Glee averaged a 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 3.28 million total viewers.
Note: These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.
What do you think? Do you still like the Glee TV series? Do you think it should be ending or would you have watched a seventh season?