Matthew Morrison and Melissa Benoist
Glee got off to a decent start in its new Thursday timeslot, but it was off from its Season 3 premiere.
Season 4 bowed to 8.1 million viewers and a 3.3 rating in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, down from last year's 9.2 million and 4.0 on a Tuesday. Glee, however, was the top-rated show of the night, was up from its season finale numbers and built on The X Factor's lead-in (8.3 million viewers and a 3.1 in the demo). The reality series was down three-tenths from Wednesday's premiere.
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Fox won the night in the demo, while NBC won in total viewers, thanks to America's Got Talent
's season finale (10.5 million viewers, 2.4 rating). The two-hour episode was the series' lowest-rated finale ever, but it aired on a Thursday instead of its usual timeslot on Wednesdays. The season premiere of Rock Center with Brian Williams
drew 6.02 million viewers and a 1.4 — a series high rating for a regular telecast.Big Brother
(5.7 million, 2.0), Wipeout
(3.6 million, 1.1) and The Next
(0.7 million, 0.2) were all down from last week.