Given that Fox's new high school show, "Glee," has already attracted a cult following, there was considerable speculation about how it would do in its official premiere Wednesday night.
Turns out the show passed a key audition, but it's still too soon to tell its ultimate fate. "Glee" attracted 7.3 million viewers and won its time slot among adults ages 18 to 49, according to early data from Nielsen Media Research.
That put "Glee" -- a kind of cross between "High School Musical" and "Freaks and Geeks" -- a strong No. 2 to NBC's "America's Got Talent" (9.7 million viewers) for the night. And the Fox show easily beat "Talent" among young adults.
But Wednesday was an unusual night for prime-time TV, so there's no telling where "Glee" will settle. The other broadcasters opened the evening with coverage of President Obama's speech about healthcare reform, which disrupted normal viewing patterns.