Glee Ratings Start Strong Without Adorable Kris Allen Lead-In


Following yesterday's 95% ratings increase for FX's drama Sons of Anarchy during its gang-rape-filled second season opener, the much more publicized FOX premiere of Glee also garnered good numbers -- but not high enough to sustain the incredible figure its pilot earned in May. Without the American Idol lead-in that the Glee pilot enjoyed during its spring premiere, the Jane Lynch sitcom lost 15% of its viewers, resulting in a 7.3 rating. But if one vaudevillian FOX show charms the masses, another must fall onto its Lycra-encased ass. See the casualty after the jump.

The victim: So You Think You Can Dance. The Cat Deeley-hosted program chalked up a 2.7 rating, which is a disappointment compared to its summer run. Oh well. At least they have the dignity of big, coruscating talents; Glee is mostly peddling uncomfortable renditions of rap hits.

Fox's 'Glee' Starts Strong; 'Dance' Slips [THR]


  • Lowbrow says:

    Mary Murphy's incessant cacophony couldn't have anything to do with this, right?

  • dollywould says:

    As much as I want to like this show, I didn't crack a grin until Jane Lynch's "foster care" crack toward the end. The "Gold Digger" bit was so awkward and cringeworthy that I instinctively reached for the remote to just get it off of my TV screen.
    I hope next week is better or I'll just, uh, read a book or something.