'Glee' ends on an up note; 'Pretty Little Liars' has pretty good start
Tuesday's (June 8) season ender scored about 11.1 million viewers and a 4.7 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic, both of which are series highs for the show when it doesn't have "American Idol" as a lead-in. (The final same-day nationals are up a tick from the 10.92 million and 4.6 in the fast nationals.)
The episode also improved significantly on last week's installment, jumping by about 20 percent in total viewers and 18 percent in the 18-49 demo.
In the obscure-stats department, FOX also notes that "Glee's" 4.7 demo rating is the best for a first-year show's season finale in 2009-10.
- On cable, meanwhile, the debut of ABC Family's new series "Pretty Little Liars" did just OK in total viewers -- but very well among the young women who make up its target audience.
The premiere drew 2.5 million viewers, a middle-of-the-pack number for a scripted show on cable. But it was the cable channel's best series premiere ever among teenagers and adults 18-34 and among women of those ages. It's also the No. 2 ABC Family premiere in adults 18-49, behind only "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" two years ago.
Maybe the most impressive thing about the numbers for "Pretty Little Liars" is that among female teens, its 853,000 viewers Tuesday night were more than any other show on TV, including "Glee."
- Other notes from Tuesday's ratings: Game 3 of the NBA Finals scored just under 16 million viewers and a 6.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic. So far each game of the Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics has improved on the previous one. "America's Got Talent" also held up well against the Finals and "Glee," drawing 13.1 million viewers for NBC.
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