How low can it go? With this week's Nationals episode of Glee setting a new record low in viewers (!) for the series, we can only hope that next week's heavily hyped 100th episode spectacular brings a much-desired bounty of goodness from the ratings fairy.
Last night's Season 5, Episode 11: "City of Angels," was seen by 2.34 million people, nabbing a meager 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demo, according to Headline Planet. This is down from last week's "Trio," which itself had set the previous series low in total viewers at 2.6 million. Last week's demo rating was 1.0, only slightly higher than this week's.
So what can explain these continually plummeting numbers? Well, it's no secret that Glee isn't on as many viewers' "must watch" lists as it was in its heyday. But we're still convinced that more people are watching the episode but aren't being counted in the ratings, either by watching on DVR or online.
Indeed, we're surprised that an episode featuring Nationals — along with a tribute to Finn (Cory Monteith) — didn't get better numbers. And so the show limps into next week's 100th episode, hoping that the return of classic Glee songs and classic Glee faces will help the show in the ratings department. At least, it's safe to say the ratings can't get much worse. Then again, we probably shouldn't tempt fate like that.
Are you surprised that so few people watched this week's episode?
Source: Headline Planet