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Sandra Gonzalez
June 15, 2011 AT 09:41 PM EDT

The Glee Project might be aiming to find the next Glee cast member, but it seems to be having trouble just finding an audience.

Despite positive reviews from critics, the reality show notched just under a half million viewers Sunday night, according to ratings reports. Comparatively, Glee averaged a little over 10 million viewers throughout the second season. 

The competition show no doubt suffered greatly from airing at the same time as the Tony Awards, which posted a 9 percent gain in 18-49 viewership year over year. In somewhat more surprising figures, the NBA Finals might have also played a part. Among women 18-34, Game 6 stood as the No. 1 TV program of the week, according to figures from ABC, and was the highest rated Game 6 in 11 years.

Or could the audience simply be all Gleeked out? Take our poll.

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