American Idol Ratings: Idol Wins The Night, Glee Breaks Records

Via the Hollywood Reporter:

The big ratings news from last night was Glee’s record breaking numbers, certainly aided by the healthy lead-in from American Idol

Glee” drew a record 13.7 million viewers and a 5.6 preliminary adults 18-49 rating. The Glee return was 44% bigger than its pilot preview after the American Idol finale last year.

Glee” retained 78% of its 90-minute “Idol” (20.6 million, 7.3) lead-in to easily rank as the night’s highest-rated scripted series.

Last week, Idol totaled roughly 20.40 million viewers and a 7.1 rating/19 share among adults 18-49 from 8-10 p.m.  Not much of a change from week to week…

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Monday’s Dancing with the Stars, had 20 million viewers, 4.8 preliminary adults 18-49.  Close! We’ll see if Idol or Dancing wins the weekly race when the final numbers come in.

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