Glee's midseason finale — and final episode until April 2010 — held a high note in the ratings.
Wednesday night's showing of the Fox musical series attracted some 8.13 million viewers — just slightly less than last week's season high.
Before Glee, Fox's So You Think You Can Dance brought in 6.66 million.
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ABC's Modern Family returned with 9.62 million viewers, while other half-hour comedies — The Middle (7.67 million) on ABC, and CBS' Gary Unmarried (7.16 million) and The New Adventures of Old Christine (7.71 million) — all rose above their season averages.
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CBS won the night with Criminal Minds' 14.31 million viewers and CSI: NY bringing in 13 million, slightly above their respective season averages.
Barbara Walters' 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009 on ABC grabbed 10.47 million viewers.