GLEE's Monteith Tribute Ratings Up +75% in Key Demo
Deadline reports that last night's moving Glee tribute episode to late actor Cory Monteith drew a 2.8 rating in adults 18-49, 2.9 in 18-34 and 7.4 million viewers. Those numbers represent an increase of +75% from last week in the all-important 18-49 demographic, up 81% in 18-34 and up 68% in total Viewers.
The episode, written by Glee creators Ryan Murphy Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennam and titled "The Quarterback" was the series' highest-rated episode in 18-49 and 18-34 in more than a year. In 18-49, it tied ABC's Grey's Anatomy in the 9 PM time slot.
The emotionally charged episode focused on Monteith's character Finn Hudson, a former star football player for the fictional McKinley High. Set entirely in Lima, Ohio, home of the high school, the episode opened with the news of the athlete's death and went on to focus on all the characters remembering and mourning him, and celebrating his life.
View all the performances from 'The Quarterback' here!
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