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September 2, 2014

'Glee': Highest-Rated New Scripted Series

by Audrey Fine, posted Apr 28th 2010 4:00PM
Sue Sylvester's cheerios have something significant to cheer -- and sing -- about: With its ratings on Tuesday night, 'Glee' has edged past ABC's laugh-riot 'Modern Family' to become the highest-rated new scripted series of the season.

Thanks in part to 'American Idol' having run a few minutes late, the 'Glee' gang attracted an impressive 12.6 million viewers and, in a week that saw most shows slip in the ratings, held steady with last week's numbers.

With that heady one-two punch, FOX handily won the night, followed by CBS, whose 'NCIS' (15.9 million) and 'The Good Wife' (12.1 million) both posted season lows.

NBC had a third-place berth with 'Biggest Loser' (7.5 million) and 'Parenthood' (5.9 million) both off their strides, while ABC's 'Dancing with the Stars' results show (12.2) hit a series-low and a repeat episode of 'Lost' (5 million) posted the lowest numbers its season.

Over at the last-place CW, a new episode of '90210' barely scrounged up 1.5 million viewers and a "special repeat" of 'Life Unexpected' was a non-event, garnering 1 million.

While CBS' 'Undercover Boss' remains the new season's number-one ranked show, FOX is sure to break out the pom-poms at next month's advertiser "upfront" presentations.

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