America Forgot to Watch the Glee Reality Show

There's some fresh ammo today for Glee haters looking to advance the notion that a backlash against the show has set in. According to just-released Nielsen numbers, virtually no one watched the premiere of The Glee Project, the much-hyped Oxygen reality show in which Ryan Murphy tries to choose a new (temporary) cast member. Just 455,000 folks tuned in for Sunday's 70-minute premiere; in the key demo of adults 18 to 49, the tune-in was just 211,000. Even adding in viewers from a same-night repeat only raises the total audience to a still-weak 719,000. These numbers are pretty shocking, given how much marketing muscle Oxygen put behind the launch, as well as the fact that Fox's Glee is a top ten show and reviews for Glee Project were generally positive. So what happened? Read More...


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