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ROCKY HORROR GLEE Earns Top Ratings, 10/26

Gleeks who danced along to the Time Warp on Tuesday, October 26 contributed to the highest rating on broadcast television that night. 

Paying homage to Richard O'Brien's cult musical masterpiece, the Glee cast injected their distinctive style to such Rocky Horror Show classics as "Damn it, Janet," "Whatever Happened to Saturday Night," "Touch A Touch A Touch A Touch Me" and, of course, "The Time Warp," on a special Rocky Horror Show themed episode.

Glee, which holds the attention of 11.5 milion viewers, scored a 4.8 with adults 18-49, earning top television ratings and rising 4% from the show's previous episode, which aired two weeks prior. In the episode, Will (Matthew Morrison) decided to have the glee club perform "The Rocky Horror Show" for the annual school musical after learning of Emma's (Jayma Mays) newfound love for the cult classic.

GLEE made its triumphant return to prime time with an astounding 12.3 million viewers tuning in to the Season 2 premiere. The anticipation and excitement for GLEE music reached new heights with over 250,000 new tracks downloaded in the first 48 hours available. This incredible response yielded more record breaking moments for GLEE; it's the first time all singles from any episode simultaneously appeared in the top 10 of iTunes Top Songs chart. Additionally, the GLEE cast version of Jay-Z's anthem "Empire State of Mind" has the single highest first day sales for any GLEE track released to date.

To date, over 13 million GLEE songs have been digitally downloaded, with over 5 million albums sold worldwide. GLEE scored three consecutive #1 releases with GLEE: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers, GLEE: The Music, The Power of Madonna and GLEE: The Music, Journey To Regionals. This week four GLEE releases occupy slots within Billboard's top 100 best selling albums (Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers at #31, Glee: The Music, Volume 1 at #58, GLEE: The Music, Journey To Regionals at #66 and GLEE: The Music, Volume 2 at #81). With all the excitement around Glee's return, it's evident why the New York Times proclaimed GLEE is now a bonafide phenomenon."

 

 


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