Thursday, May 30, 2024

Ratings: “Glee” Tribute 8th Ranked for Night, “X Factor” Has Another Soft Thursday


I really thought the Cory Monteith tribute on “Glee” would do better. But it ranked 8th for the night among all shows last night in total audience. Fox is saying it “soared” and was their best night in a year. But that’s not a great distinction. “Glee” is in decline, and so the memorial show did well all things considered. They scored 7.8 million viewers.

“X Factor” has the same 6 to 7 million viewers for every installment. Almost every show except Sean Hayes’s dreadful NBC comedy does better. Unless something changes– maybe Simon Cowell’s baby is born live on the show– “X Factor” in the US doesn’t seem to be a candidate for renewal.

CBS had the night, of course. “Big Bang Theory” has turned into King Kong. The Robin Williams Show, called “The Crazy Ones,” is a solid big hit. “The Millers” is doing great.

Look, I love Michael J. Fox. Someone had better try and fix that show. It’s disappearing. Last night it had 3.6 million pairs of eyes. And the key demo was only 1.6 million.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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