Fox's ‘GLEE’ finished first year; ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ wins 8pm


Against the NBA Finals Game 3 last night, FOX aired an original HELL’S KITCHEN and the GLEE season finale to rank No. 2 among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, and Teens, and No.1 in all female demos:

Week two of HELL’S KITCHEN posted a 3.2/10 among Adults 18-49 and grew over last week by +10% among Adults 18-49 and +11% in Total Viewers

HELL’S KITCHEN ranked No. 1 in its 8p hour among Adults 18-49 (tie), Adults 25-54 and all key female demos and No. 2 in Adults 18-34.

At 9p the season finale of GLEE posted a 4.6/12 among Adults 18-49, the highest rated season finale for a new show this season.

Last night’s GLEE finale significantly outperformed last week’s telecast, increasing +18% among Adults 18-49, +14% among Adults 18-34, +19% among Teens and +21% in Total Viewers.

The season finale was GLEE’s highest rated telecast ever without an American Idol lead-in among Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers

GLEE was the highest rated entertainment program of the night among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens and ranked No. 1 in the 9p hour among Adults 18-49 (tied with ABC’s NBA Finals), Adults 18-34/25-54, Teens and all key female demos.

This Spring, GLEE has outperformed its prior season originals average (Wed 9p) by +48% among Adults 18-49 (4.9/13 vs. 3.3/9) and +59% among Total Viewers (11.6 vs. 7.3 Mil.)

Due to the nature of live sports, Fast Nationals for ABC are approximate.  Following the special Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night at 8p (2.9/10) and the NBA Finals Pre-Game at 830p (3.5/11), ABC’s NBA Finals Game 3: LA Lakers vs. Boston Celtics posted a 4.8/13 from 9-11p, higher than last year’s Game 3 (Orlando Magic vs. LA Lakers), which posted a 4.2/12 from 9-11p in the Fast Nationals before rising to a 5.9/17 from 9:02p-12:04a in the Finals.

On CBS, NCIS (1.8/6), NCIS: LA (1.7/5) and The Good Wife (1.2/3) were all repeats.

A repeat of NBC’s America’s Got Talent (2.1/6) at 8p was followed by an original America’s Got Talent (3.7/10) at 9p, which was up one tenth (+3%) from last Tuesday’s telecast.  At 10p new reality series Losing It With Jillian came in at 2.1/6, dropping -19% from last week’s premiere (2.6/8).

Live+Same Day Nielsen Ratings

(source: FOX)