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'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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I think Lost being a rerun last night probably had more to do with the bump than Idol running late, particularly since Idol ran late the previous two weeks without having the same effect.

April 28 2010 at 4:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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