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Oxygen's 'Glee Project' Finale Hits Series Highs

Sunday's season finale of The Glee Project on Oxygen, which saw two contenders crowned in a surprise twist, hit series highs in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

The episode drew 1.2 million total viewers, making it the network's most-watched freshman season finale ever, according to Nielsen. The audience number was up 35% from last week's episode and grew 37% among persons 18 to 49, tallying 578,000 of those watchers

The Glee Project got off to a rocky start in the ratings when it first premiered on June 12, attracting just 465,000 total viewers to its debut, decidedly below network expectations for the Glee spinoff reality competition series.

The ratings have grown every week since the, though, with Sunday's finale up 172% with total viewers and 174% among the aforementioned demo from its debut.