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This year's fourth season of Glee has been the worst rating season in Glee's history. Not even a new timeslot and a lead-in in the form of American Idol has been able to help Glee's ratings to reach the levels they were at last year.
The 21 episodes that have aired so far this season have earned a combined adults 18-49 average of 2.22. An average of 5.86 million viewers have tuned in each week. This is a pretty large drop on last season's 3.02 ratings average, and 7.31 million viewer audience average.
Surprisingly though, fans need not worry for another 2 years thanks to FOX announcing the show has been renewed for a further two seasons
This season has been split into 5 blocks of episodes, with gaps no less than three weeks between blocks. Interestingly, the first episodes that air when Glee has returned from a break, have been among the best rated for the season, but nearer the end of a block, the spike in viewers from the start of the block is nullified. You can see the raw data as well as the breaks between blocks on this page
The final block of 5 episodes, which ends with tonight's finale, started out ok, with the first two episodes of this block earning ratings above the 2.0 mark, and audiences above the 6 million mark. However the third and fourth episodes have fallen below the 2.0 ratings mark, and well below 6 million viewers
So what do you think the ratings will be for tonight's finale?? I highly doubt they will reach the 2.9 rating seen from last season's finale - that's too much of an ask in my book. Nevertheless, have your say in the poll and comments below. Remember you can find all of Glee's ratings and audience data as well as graphs and averages, on www.seriesmonitor.com/glee
Thanks for reading and voting. Enjoy the finale!
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