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‘Glee Project' Improving After Soft Debut

Oxygen's The
Glee Project
showed signs of life in its fourth week after the Glee-themed reality competition series
got off to a slow start in its premiere.

Episode four Sunday night attracted 745,000 total
viewers at 9 p.m., according to Nielsen, up 64% from the 465,000 that tuned
into the June 12 premiere and up 86% to a 0.3 rating in the adults 18-49 demo
from the debut.

The series, which counts Glee creator Ryan Murphy as an executive producer, has been on an upward
climb since the lackluster opening, with its second and third episodes serving
527,000 and 591,000 total viewers, respectively. Sunday's episode grew about
25% in both total viewer and A18-49 metrics from its last original on June 26.

While the ratings show improvement, The Glee Project still has a ways to go
to obtain hit status. Oxygen brass are hoping to turn the series into a
franchise to complement its off-network rights to Glee, which debuts on the network in 2013.