"Glee" Ratings (and Video): Season Two, Episode One | Playbill

Related Articles
PlayBlog "Glee" Ratings (and Video): Season Two, Episode One "Glee" returned for a second season Sept. 21, and its ratings showed no signs of a sophomore slump.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, "Audition," the fall premiere episode for Fox's high-school set musical series, garnered 12.3 million viewers and a preliminary rating of 5.5 in the all-important 18-49 demographic.  These ratings marked the second-highest a "Glee" episode has ever received, and were up 57 percent from its premiere episode last fall (which was a director's cut repeat of the pilot that had already aired in the spring).

The ratings are especially significant as "Glee" was leading its evening's programming at 8 PM, instead of airing at 9 PM with an "American Idol" lead-in as it did for much of last season.

The fall premiere marked the first appearances of recurring guest stars Charice, Chord Overstreet and Dot-Marie Jones.  Cheyenne Jackson also guest- starred as the new director of New Direction's biggest rival, Vocal Adrenaline.  Songs performed in the episode included "Empire State of Mind," "Telephone," "Billionaire," "Every Rose Has Its Thorn," "What I Did for Love," "Getting to Know You" and "Listen."

Next week's episode, "Britney/Brittany," will feature the music catalogue of and a cameo appearance by Britney Spears.  John Stamos will also guest star in the episode, which will feature songs including "Stronger," "Oops!  I Did It Again," "...Baby, One More Time," "Toxic," "Me Against the Music" and "The Only Exception."

To rewatch last night's episode of "Glee," look below:

-- Thomas Peter

Today’s Most Popular News:

Blocking belongs
on the stage,
not on websites.

Our website is made possible by
displaying online advertisements to our visitors.

Please consider supporting us by
whitelisting playbill.com with your ad blocker.
Thank you!