The freshman show was Fox’s highest-rated fall scripted new series premiere in three years among adults 18-49, adults 18-34 and teens.
Fox has ordered a full season of the its new comedy Glee, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, president, Entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Co.
“The response we’ve received to Glee has been remarkable,” said Reilly. “It’s already got the makings of a cultural phenomenon. I’ve seen all 13 episodes, and Ryan Murphy, his team and the talented Glee cast have knocked our socks off with their incredible work. We’re happy to pick up this gem of a show, and can’t wait to see what they’ll do with the rest of the season.”
During its preview and throughout the summer, more than 25 million people sampled the first episode of Glee. The Sept. 9 premiere of Glee was Fox’s highest-rated fall scripted new series premiere in three years among adults 18-49, adults 18-34 and teens. During its first week this season, over 15 million viewers watched Glee‘s fall premiere episode. Additionally, the show has attracted over 300,000 fans on Facebook, MySpace and Twitter, and after only three episodes, six of the songs featured on Glee have already made it into iTunes’ Top 100 Downloads.