Oy. This is not looking to be a good season for Glee ratings. The show’s Season 5 premiere last week managed only 5.2 million viewers, a full 30 percent drop from last years premiere. Now, TVLine reports that the numbers for this week’s episode have fallen even further.
October 3’s Season 5, Episode 2: “Tina in the Sky With Diamonds” had only 4.5 million viewers, which works out to a 12 percent drop. In comparison, ABC’s Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy had a 10.5 and 9.4 million viewers, respectively.
So what’s the deal with Glee? After the unexpected death of leading man Cory Monteith (Finn Hudson) late this summer, plenty of people figured that the show would come back for Season 5 with a ton of buzz and lots of viewers. However, Glee viewership just isn’t what it has been.
The show was an unexpected ratings success when it first premiered back in 2009, and Season 2 also saw record-breaking numbers. Things started to wane in Seasons 3 and 4, though, with many fans saying the show just wasn’t what it had been. We have our own ideas about what Glee could do to improve upon its plots.
But what do you think: Has Glee lost its sparkle, or is there still hope of a ratings boost for the rest of the season?