Glee wraps with 2.5 million

The final episode of the hit show's debut season bests its fall and winter averages.

Glee finished its freshman run on a strong note Tuesday, delivering its best audience for Global since ‘The Power of Madonna’ episode earlier this year.

The hit musical comedy, which has become a staple of the broadcaster’s Tuesday lineup, averaged 2.5 million viewers at 9 p.m. for the episode entitled ‘Journey.’ The number eclipses Glee‘s fall and winter averages of 1.7 million and 2.2 million viewers, respectively. (All numbers 2+.)

The episode may become the show’s highest-rated yet when final data is released in the coming weeks. The Madonna episode only slightly outranks the overnight data for ‘Journey.’

The episode – which featured guest appearances by Olivia Newton-John and Josh Groban – also garnered its largest audience on Fox with 10.9 million viewers, without the benefit of an American Idol lead-in, according to the New York Times. Glee has already received a third season order from the US broadcaster.

From Playback Daily