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‘Teach’ launches to small aud totals

Also at A&E, 'The Glades' finishes first season with 2.7 million viewers

A&E didn’t sound too concerned over the low turnout for the Tony Danza reality skein “Teach” Friday night.

Series premiere drew only 937,000 viewers — an audience total way below what most reality skeins would open to on the cabler — but the net reiterated the show was never intended to be a ratings powerhouse. Rather, according to the cabler, the show was meant to reflect on the country’s troubled education system in urban areas and the need for quality teachers working in difficult conditions and with little pay.

Teach” spotlights Danza as an English teacher at Northeast High School in Philadelphia. A&E, which had never before debuted an original series on a Friday, has six more episodes to air and it’s doubtful there will be another season of “Teach.”

On the bright side, A&E’s “The Glades” drew 2.7 million for its season finale Sunday. Show has been averaging 3.1 million and has already been renewed for a second season in 2011.

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