9:40am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Glee' Exits Stage Left
Glee sang its last tune on Friday night. The Fox show, once a ratings behemoth and the kind of show selected to air after the Super Bowl, ended its six-season run very much in line with its recent Friday episodes.
Between 8 and 10 p.m, the two-hour ender averaged a 0.8 rating among adults 18-49 and 2.6 million viewers. Those mark the highest live-plus-same day numbers of the season, if only marginally, and an improvement from last year's finale.
In its heyday, during the second season, Glee nabbed as high of a rating as a 5.9 in the key demo and 13.5 million viewers on the night of a broadcast. (Even with DVR, this last season has barely cracked the 1.0 rating mark.)
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Unlike most nights this week, Friday's original competition was thick. ABC had all new episodes of Last Man Standing (1.3 adults), Cristela (1.0 adults), Shark Tank (1.8 adults) and 20/20 (1.1 adults) — all steady with last week.
And CBS' coverage of March Madness continued, albeit softer than its Thursday launch, getting a tentative 1.2 rating with adults 18-49 ahead of time zone adjustments.
A steady Grimm moved to 8 p.m. with an average 1.1 rating in the key demo for NBC, airing before Dateline (1.3 adults).
Hart of Dixie held steady on The CW with a 0.4 rating in the demo.