How many “Gleeks” returned for the emotional series finale? The answer is not many.
“Glee” went out with a flash-forward that revealed where each person on the show ended up, including a reunion at McKinley High to rename the performance hall the Finn Hudson Memorial Auditorium, in honor of the character that passed away and to acknowledge the late actor Cory Monteith.
One might expect many of the millions of fan who once loved the show to tune in and find out what happened to their favorite New Directions members. But while the 2.61 million viewers the series finale averaged were a season high, they still don’t come close to what the show was pulling in during the early seasons.
In its first three seasons, “Glee” averaged 9.3 million, 11.6 and 7.3 million viewers, respectively. But “Glee” ran into the high school TV problem of graduation in Season 3 and ratings have been steadily declining ever since. Prior to the finale, Season 6 was only averaging 1.92 million viewers each week.
Perhaps the former “Gleeks” will catch the finale on-demand in the coming week. Because there are approximately 9 million of them who haven’t yet seen the send-off.