'Glee' rules in young demographics

Last night’s special Madonna-themed episode of Glee didn’t beat last week’s stellar opening but the dramedy continues to post impressive gains in the younger demographics. The hour that featured a bevy of tunes from Madge’s playbook helped to earn the show’s highest rating ever in teens and in women 18-49. The show, which also earned its second highest ratings ever last night among adults 18-49 (5.3 rating/14 share), has outperformed its previous season averages by 67 percent in the 18-49 demographic and by 71 percent in teens.

Glee is tied with ABC’s Modern Family as the highest-rated new scripted series of the season among adults 18-49. Fox will repeat “The Power of Madonna” episode this Friday at 9.

For more on Glee:
Exclusive: Madonna sequel in the works!
Glee recap: The most Madge-ical Hour Ever

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  • doba0821

    modern family is much better. it still has plots.

    • Zeddicus zu’l zorander

      Best shows on tv right now:

      6.30 ROCK – though its starting to slip

  • Mad Man

    Glee is one of the best shows on tv right now. It’s latest Madonna episode was Glee’s best ever. Better than the pilot. Why? It was fun and flamboyant. It had a positive message: female empowerment.

    • Zeddicus zu’l zorander

      You want female empowerment? Watch Kahlan and Kara fight for what is good and look hot while they work. LEGEND OF THE SEEKER RULES!!!!

  • Loubrit

    “Glee” and “Modern Family” are both fresh, funny and just the right amount of twisted. So happy to have TV to look forward to again!

  • joblo

    The Madonna episode failed to live up to the hype. The story seemed forced and the humor was also not as funny or as smooth and natural. Still enjoyable, but really nowhere near the best the show has given us.

  • James

    I agree with doba0821, Modern Family is a much better show.

    • anonymous

      Why is it a competition? Sheesh.

  • angel

    I love glee, and it pains me to say this about a show thats about singing, but I think they are overdoing the number of songs since it came back. It use to be around 3-4 songs an episode, now they are averaging 9-10. I love the singing but the fewer songs they had the more memorable they felt. Now it just seems that theyre belting as much as they can for the Itune money.

    • Zeddicus zu’l zorander

      This show belongs on cable where they have the right mentality of less is more – one season should only be a max of 12-13 episodes or less like Mad Men – that ensures quality will remain high, avoid burnout, and will always leave people wanting more. Unfortunately they are going to milk this dry until people clamor for its cancellation.

  • Molly

    The difference is Modern Family will still be around in five years, where as Glee will soon burn out and join the ranks of Ugly Betty, Ally McBeal, and (fingers crossed!) Heroes.

  • Bri

    When has Glee ever done nine or ten songs in an episode? I don’t understand how they can be averaging that when they’ve never done it. Madonna was a music-based episode, so yes, it had more numbers (but not nine.) Hell-o only had five, and one was short.

    • angel

      no your right, its not 9-10, but it sure as hell feels like it. they are sacrificing story for more song numbers and I think ppl will get burned out soon. I know i am.

  • CoCo4Eva

    Modern Family is the best show in TV!

  • bg

    I enjoyed the episode for the most part, but it seems that the story has become only a vehicle for fitting in certain songs (kind of like “Mamma Mia”). Some characters are being completely ignored, while the story just gets sillier and sillier. It’s OK, but it doesn’t bode well for the series lasting very long, without sputtering out.

  • Matthew Thomas

    Glee also has the enviable position of being paired with the biggest television show American Idol with which it shares a similar demographic

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