'Glee's tribute to Cory Monteith scored the show its highest ratings in over a year. More than 7 million viewers tuned in for the touching farewell to Cory's character Finn Hudson.
'Glee's Cory Monteith tribute led to the show's biggest ratings in over a year.
The hit musical comedy paid homage to its late leading actor - who died from ''a mixed drug toxicity'' consisting of heroin and alcohol in July - and the highly anticipated episode drew big numbers for US channel FOX, with 7.4 milion viewers tuning in last night (10.10.13).
The emotional show scored a 2.8 in the coveted adults 18-49 demographic, which marked its highest rating since September 2012.
The episode, titled 'The Quarterback', centred on the death of Cory's character Finn Hudson and featured a tear-jerking rendition of Bob Dylan's 'Make You Feel My Love', which was performed by the 31-year-old actor's girlfriend Lea Michele, who plays Rachel Berry in the show.
Rebel wrote on Twitter: ''My heart went out to all the GLEE family watching the Farewell to Finn tonight x (sic)''
Olivia said: ''We should all give more hugs. #Glee''
Meanwhile, 'American Idol' winner Jordin Sparks admits she became overly emotional while watching the show.
She wrote: ''This is such a touching tribute on Glee. I am bawling. #rememberingcory (sic)''
He also slapped a jet-lagged Taylor Hawkins.
The acclaimed performer had just cancelled touring due to a battle with cancer.