Glee’s ratings just keep falling. And falling. And falling. And falling. Season 5 Episode 10: "Trio" scored a new series low for the once seemingly unstoppable musical comedy.
Only 2.6 million people tuned in to watch the March 4 episode, down a full 13 percent from last week’s ratings (which were, themselves, not too stellar). The episode also brought in a measly 1.0 demo rating.
Previously, the lowest-ever Glee episode had been this past Thanksgiving’s Season 5, Episode 7: “Puppet Master,” which brought in 2.8 million viewers and a 0.9 demo rating. Holiday episodes, however, always bring in low numbers. So for a non-holiday episode to sink as low as “Trio” did is all the more troubling.
Ratings this season have been consistently low. Last week’s Season 5, Episode 9: "Frenemies," pulled in 2.9 million total viewers and a 1.2 demo rating, and similar numbers (though, thankfully a tad higher) have been pretty standard all season long.
The one exception to that rule, was, of course, October 10’s Cory Monteith tribute episode, which saw the show’s highest ratings since 2011: 7.8 million viewers and a 2.8 demo rating. Unfortunately, that’s been an anomaly for this season so far.
But all hope is not lost! Glee’s 100th episode spectacular is just two weeks away, and with so many beloved characters coming back, we think there’s a pretty good chance ratings might jump back up once again.
Sources: Headline Planet, TVLine