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Glee Isn't Doing So Hot In Ratings

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Glee Ratings Drop

Say it ain't so, Glee!

It looks like after a few seasons of being untouchable, the show is starting to cool down a little. It might not be cause for alarm, but more people are DVRing it instead of making it a must watch to talk about the next day.

And the first three episodes this season are down 21%. Ouch!

But, we aren't losing hope!

Here's what Dana Walden had to say:

"The show has come back in an incredibly strong way creatively. The core objective this year with Ryan is: How do we strengthen the storytelling to maintain longevity?"

And Kevin Reilly at Fox:

"It's not exactly where I'd want it. But given how hot it was burning on all fronts, it was inevitable it would cool down."

We just feel like it needs a little more refocusing is all! We are in no way worried about it disappearing any time soon — and Ryan Murphy has proven that he has what it takes to make things compelling!

How do U feel about this season?? Have U been watching??

UPDATE: Allow us to lay some truth down on ya'll. This is the year 2011. Times are tough and people are busy. We've just been contacted by a source from the show who wanted us to call out this "bullshit" about the ratings because the writer of the original article left out one key component: the DVR ratings.

Yes, those count. Of course they count! So many people DVR these days. It's how we all get to maximize how many shows we can watch a week! According to our VERY RELIABLE source, if you count the DVR ratings (which the USA Today reporter did not), the show is only down six percent. That's not bad at all for a show in its third season. JUST SAYING!

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26 comments to “Glee Isn't Doing So Hot In Ratings”

  1. 1

    Good! No one wants to watch this aids-fest

  2. 2

    Perhaps because it is one of the most over-rated, badly-written with the most pathetic characters ever seen in TV history for people with no taste?

  3. 3


  4. 4

    I was waiting for Rachel and Finn to finally break up and stay that way but doesnt look like thats happening any time soon so i stopped watching. Money changes people the first season was low budget and awesome the other season especial the one with Gwyneth was bad. Season 1 had a story line now all they do is sing every 5mins

  5. 5

    The show is SO OVERRATED!!!

  6. d.f. says – reply to this


    beginning of the end? GOD I HOPE SO.

  7. 7

    Re: Whatevers!!! – Agreed.

  8. 8

    thats because they did way too many "tribute" shows last season. and instead of the songs fitting the story, they started having the storys fit the songs which made the story lines horrible. Ryan basically ruined his own show.

  9. 9

    This comment is for the CLOSED Kelly Osbourne comment article: B A R F; Kelly is gross, fat, and butt-ugly; that little strung out drug addict is NASTY!

  10. 10

    You KNOW it has nothing to do with DVRing. It's because people have given up on the show after its train wreck of a second season. i'm almost to that point because season 3 hasn't really improved like they said it would. i'll never understand how they went from having such amazing writing in the first half of season one to now being almost cringe-worthy to sit through for an hour

  11. 11

    Re: HAWTSTUFF – lol

  12. 12

    I love glee but will no longer watch it, due to the HORRIBLE writing this season! the over dramatic story lines so far… seriously quinn wants to win back her baby by making Shelby look bad?!?! wasn't that story line done on every freaking daytime soap in the 90's?!?!?! bleh… sorry glee you just lost a hard core gleek.

  13. 13

    our family used to love it, but the latest season is SO AWFUL we can't get through an entire epis, we end up changing the channel every time. oh well, it was nice while it lasted.

  14. 14

    Because being gay is starting to go out of fashion…..Time to find another perversion.

  15. 15

    I loVe gay people, and am a huge supporter, but enough with the gay crap with Kurt and Blaine. It is sickenng with anyone, gay or straight. They need to go back to what season 1 was.

  16. 16

    I peaced out on the 3rd episode this season. This show has gone super downhill!!

  17. 17

    Last season ruined it for me. There was NO PLOT. Season 1 was so strong. Remember when Mr. Shu found out his wife wasn't pregnant? Chills! We can watch singing & dancing any day of the week. It was plot that kept me watching.

  18. 18

    This season is great! The drama is a welcome return from the a song every 2 seconds of last season. I like the acting this season and the song selection has been better than last season. As for all the anti-gay comments below: funny, I feel the same way about straight people. Too much hetero shit on TV. All that blatant straightness makes me sick. Have a nice day.

  19. 19

    Maybe if they stopped fucking with the schedule when lame-ass shows like the X-Factor and American Idol come on. Yay, three episodes then we wait until when?

    Why bother watching now?

  20. 20

    The thing about glee that has caused it to go downhill was mainly season 2 and awful writing, you could probably just watch season 1 and jump to season 3 and still know what's going on. Their problem was they had Everyone date everyone and didn't keep couples together, made way to many insane storylines and literally made so many characters gay, I have nothing against gay people at all but they started changing people's original sexuality Season 1 had charm because they were a bunch of losers and sexuality wasn't that important on the show. It was losers who came together and had this magic feel, in season 2 it lost that. Season 3 is SO much better like really great so far

  21. ONIT says – reply to this


    Chord Overstreet!

  22. 22

    I called it last year, this show is getting cancelled after season 3.

  23. 23

    To be honest I'm kind of over Glee. The first season was AMAZING but it's just lost it's appeal to me at least and clearly to others too. Got sick of all the Finn and Rachel shiz! They're likeable characters apart but together just blaaaaah! And it's not just Finn and Rachel I wish we could know more about Tina, Mercedes, Puck and even Quinn who I really dislike lol And as much as I LOVE, LOVE the music I would prefer more plot over the songs.

  24. 24

    I love Glee but they do a fucking episode per month.. thats fucking shit!..they need to get their act together and hire new writers coz that story line is weak and stupid.. come on! get back to work!

  25. 25

    It's a snooze fest now.. no surprizes here.

  26. 26

    I'm a huge Glee fan, and I'm kind of disappointed with this season. First of all I hate that they make those long breaks. If the episodes aren't ready, then just wait airing them ? It's so annoying when a show it split up like that. Second, I hate how they all talk on how they wanna go back to season one, and storylines and stuff, but I'm not really feeling it. And I thought season 2 was WAAAY better than season 1…