Glee's Cory Monteith tribute episode is Fox series' highest-rated in 13 months, jumping by 3 million from last week's low.

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Glee's teary, tune-filled tribute to late actor Cory Monteith, and his character Finn, delivered a big (if fleeting) ratings boost to the Fox series.

Thursday's audience of 7.4 million viewers jumped by 3 million from last week's Beatles tribute episode (which scored the show's worst ratings ever), for its biggest crowd since September 2012. (The record stretches back further, to February 2012, among the core audience of young women.)

Glee tied ABC's Grey's Anatomy to win its time slot among young-adult viewers, though it finished third overall. But whatever momentum it had will likely fade: Baseball playoffs and the World Series will pre-empt it for the next three weeks; the show returns Nov. 7.

Elsewhere on network TV Thursday, CBS' The Millers was solid in Week 2 with 11.9 million viewers for the night, falling just 9% from last week's premiere despite a 1 million-viewer week-to-week drop by its lead-in, The Big Bang Theory.Once Upon a Time in Wonderland has an unimpressive debut in ABC's cursed Thursday at 8 slot, down substantially vs. last year's Last Resort, which faded quickly.

Comedies at 9 were hurt by Glee and potentially baseball playoff and big-market NFL games, but NBC's in particular are suffering, especially Sean Saves the World (3.3 million) and Welcome to the Family (2.5 million), which is not likely to be welcome for much longer. With 9 million viewers, ABC's Scandal dropped 14% from last week's record return, though it continued to win its 10 p.m. slot.