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'American Idol' boosts 'Glee' return

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Glee Ratings

Fox’s American Idol helped the return of Glee in the ratings.

Glee came back to 6.9 million viewers and a 2.7 among adults 18-49, up 35 percent from its last original episode six weeks ago.

Idol itself had a less exciting story. The one-hour episode was down 9 percent from last week’s Thursday premiere.

Elsewhere: The series finale of ABC’s Last Resort was up 20 percent. Grey’s Anatomy was steady. NBC’s penultimate 30 Rock was up 8 percent, but Parks & Rec and The Office were down slightly. New comedy 1600 Penn went up 8 percent, which will probably earn the show a stay of execution. CBS had repeats. CW’s Beauty and the Beast had its best rating since November.

Full Chart:

 ADULT DEMO RANK ADULTS 18-49 RATING  TOTAL VIEWERS (+000)
FOX 8-9P AMERICAN IDOL #1 5.1 15,533
9-10P GLEE #4 2.7 6,895
ABC 8-9P LAST RESORT #14 1.2 5,394
9-10P GREY ANATOMY #3 3.0 8,875
10-11P SCANDAL R #8 1.8 5,713
CBS 8:00P BIG BANG R #2 3.1 11,495
8:30P TWO&HALF MEN R #5 2.3 8,567
9-10P PERSON INTEREST R #7 1.9 10,001
10-11P ELEMENTARY R #10 1.5 7,750
NBC 8:00P 30 ROCK #11 1.4 3,838
8:30P PARK & REC #9 1.7 3,888
9:00P OFFICE #6 2.0 4,187
9:30P 1600 PENN #12t 1.3 3,320
10-11P ROCK WILLIAMS #15 0.8 3,726
CW 8-9P VAMPIRE DIARIES #12t 1.3 2,737
9-10P BEAUTY&BEAST #16 0.7 1,815