The season premiere of the reality series, which is searching for a new star to appear on Glee, picked up an average audience of 455,000 viewers when it aired on Oxygen on Sunday.
However, Woodlee suggested that the relatively disappointing numbers could be because the show was scheduled against the Tony Awards.
He added that the ratings for The Glee Project cannot be compared with Glee, which picked up 12.5m viewers for its second season finale on Fox last month.
"It's a different project and a different network," Woodlee told AOL TV. "Plus we were up against the Tonys, which is a lot of the same fan base."
Woodlee added that he also expects people who are not fans of Glee to tune in, saying: "On our show it's not just the best singer or the best dancer, it's the best everything. Plus you get to see them working together as a unit, not just solo."
The Glee Project continues on Sundays at 9/8c on Oxygen. The show will premiere in the UK on Sky in July.