Nashville: ABC Orders Full Season

Though Nashville hasn’t been a stellar hit for ABC, it is the network’s most successful new series of the season. As a result, ABC has ordered a full season of episodes.

Nashville follows the story of country music’s Rayna James (Connie Britton), a legendary superstar whose popularity is starting to fade. Her producers offer her a joint tour with an up-and-comer, Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere), the young and sexy future of country music. The cast also includes Powers Boothe, Charles Esten, Eric Close, Clare Bowen, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio, Robert Wisdom, and Judith Hoag.

The series debuted to a 2.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 8.93 million total viewers. The ratings fell by 29% in week two, hitting a 2.0 rating with 6.74 million. While the Halloween night episode dropped to a 1.8 rating, the show seems to have stabilized at a 2.0 demo rating.

Nashville marks the second full-season order of the season for a new ABC show. The first was for newbie sitcom The Neighbors. Last Resort and 666 Park Avenue both received additional script orders but no additional episodes have been ordered.

What do you think? Have you been watching Nashville on ABC? Are you glad to hear they’ve ordered more episodes? Do you think it will be renewed for a second season?

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  1. Beverly Craft says

    Love the show – really well written, love the music and I am not a country music fan, love the characters except Avery hope it catches on and gets more viewers – Please ABC don’t cancel another good show. Should highlight Deacon more – what a hunk….

  2. Mitch says

    I am SO GLAD to hear this is renewed!! My daughter and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this show! Thanks for buying more episodes ABC!!

  3. Anonymous says

    Love it. I am not even a country music fan.. But this show has made me one. Pls bring it back. I watched the whole first season on hulu in three days

  4. Donna says

    I think Nashville is one of the best TV series to come out in a long time. For those of us who love country music there couldn’t be a better venue. Everything about the story line is great and the music is fabulous. All around great work.

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