The Glee Project Premiere Gets Bad Ratings, Surprising All
Posted on Tue Jun 14, 2011 01:30 PM PDT

OxygenGleeProkect200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - The premiere of Oxygen’s The Glee Project drew just 455,000 viewers Sunday night, surprising the network.

The show premiered at 9 p.m. with only 211,000 in the 18-49 demographic. From Oxygen’s core demographic of women 18-34, only 80,000 watched the reality competition show. The winner gets a seven-episode arc on the scripted series.

The show was thought to premiere big thanks to Fox's Glee's built-in fan based. Oxygen spent millions promoting The Glee Project, and the show got positive reviews from critics.

In addition, Glee executive producer Ryan Murphy produces the Oxygen spinoff.

All signs pointed to success, but instead the network is left glee-less and confused.