Fox airing special 'GLEE' pulls down solid ratings


Airing SUPER BOWL XLV and a special original episode of GLEE last night, FOX achieved its highest rated night ever among Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers, and became the first network ever to exceed 100 million viewers (100.9 million) for a night in prime time.

FOX now ranks No. 1 for the season, up four-tenths over its nearest competitor among Adults 18-49 (3.4 vs. 3.0 for CBS).

Following SUPER BOWL XLV, FOX aired a special episode of GLEE from 10:39-11:45p and posted an 11.1 rating among Adults 18-49 with 26.8 Mil Total Viewers. 

Last night’s episode is GLEE’s highest rated ever and is the highest rated scripted series telecast on any network in three years among Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers (since HOUSE post-Super Bowl on 2/3/08).

GLEE outperformed the most recent scripted program to air post-Super Bowl, NBC’s The Office on 2/1/09 among Adults 18-49 (+1%, 11.1 vs. 11.0) and Total Viewers (+17%, 26.8 vs. 22.9 Mil), and beat itsown prior season average with originals by +131% among Adults 18-49 (11.1 vs. 4.8) and +131% in Total Viewers (26.8 vs. 11.6 Mil.)

Competition   (Note that Fast Nationals for ABC, CBS and NBC are not time zone adjusted)
ABC aired back-to-back repeats of America’s Funniest Home Videos at 7p (0.5/1) and 8p (0.7/1), followed by the movie Knocked Up (0.8/2) from 9-11p.

CBS aired repeats of 60 Minutes Presents (0.5/1), Undercover Boss (0.8/1), CSI: Miami (0.6/1), and Hawaii Five-0 (0.9/2).

NBC ran repeats of Who Do You Think You Are? (0.3/1 and 0.4/1) and Dateline (0.9/2).

Live+Same Day Nielsen Ratings

The following are Time Zone Adjusted Fast National Ratings for FOX (Time Zone Adjusted demo shares are not available from Nielsen). All ratings for SUPER BOWL XLV are being issued by the Fox Sports Team.

(source: FOX)