The episode will feature the show's take on <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB002548" title="Michael Jackson" href="/topic/entertainment/music/michael-jackson-PECLB002548.topic">Michael Jackson's</a> "Thriller" and a story about an effort to end the feud between New Directions and the McKinley football team. Will it join the ranks of great post-<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVSPR000004" title="Super Bowl" href="/topic/sports/football/super-bowl-EVSPR000004.topic">Super Bowl</a> TV, or will it go down as a missed opportunity? We don't know that yet -- but over the past 20-plus years, there have been about equal numbers of hits and misses after the Super Bowl. Here's a look back at the highs and lows.<br>
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<b>The plot:</b> Fox's ultra-popular high school musical series attempted to boost ratings with its football-centric episode about an effort to end the feud between the New Directions musical group and the McKinley football team. The highlight was the show's take on Michael Jackson's superhit "Thriller."<br>
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<b>How many watched:</b> 26.8 million<br>
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<b>Touchdown or fumble:</b> Touchdown. The episode was the highest-rated "Glee" episode ever and the highest rating for a scripted TV series in three years.

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The episode will feature the show's take on Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and a story about an effort to end the feud between New Directions and the McKinley football team. Will it join the ranks of great post-Super Bowl TV, or will it go down as a missed opportunity? We don't know that yet -- but over the past 20-plus years, there have been about equal numbers of hits and misses after the Super Bowl. Here's a look back at the highs and lows.

The plot: Fox's ultra-popular high school musical series attempted to boost ratings with its football-centric episode about an effort to end the feud between the New Directions musical group and the McKinley football team. The highlight was the show's take on Michael Jackson's superhit "Thriller."

How many watched: 26.8 million

Touchdown or fumble: Touchdown. The episode was the highest-rated "Glee" episode ever and the highest rating for a scripted TV series in three years.

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