Ratings: Friday Glee Improves on Finale; Five-0 and ABC Sitcoms Hit Highs

Glee Final Season Ratings

Fox’s Glee opened its final season/christened its new Friday home with 2.3 million total viewers and a 0.7 demo rating, down sharply and expectedly from its previous premiere (which did 5.1 mil/2.0 on a Thursday) but up 21 percent and a tenth from its May finale (which aired on a Tuesday).

TVLine readers have the two-hour opener an average grade of “B.”


CBS | Undercover Boss (8.5 mil/1.5) ticked up a tenth, while Hawaii Five-0 (11.3 mil/1.5) inched up 8 percent and a tenth to draw its biggest Friday audience ever and its best rating since January 31 of last year. Blue Bloods (12.6 mil/1.4) saw its largest audience in almost a year, while flat in the demo.

ABC | Last Man Standing (8.6 mil/1.6) grew 43 and 45 percent to its largest audience since January 2012 and a season-high rating. Cristela (6.7 mil/1.3) surged 49 and 63 percent to series highs. Shark Tank (7.7 mil/1.9) was up 10 and 26 percent, leading the night in the demo.

THE CW | Masters of Illusion returned to 660,000 viewers and a 0.2 rating, down 33 percent from its last original.

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