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. Joyce Stricklin says

    I love Nashville…it is the best show on ABC in my opinion…..PLEASE PLEASE do not cancell it….TV is soooo bad with all the reality shows that Nashville is a breath of fresh air among all of those that I do not watch.

  2. nashville fan says

    This show is incredible but they show a new episode , then go away for weeks. What programming knucklehead is running this rollout? This could be THE ABC star…. give it a chance to succeed by running sequential new episodes… We have an NASHVILLE watching club but most are disgusted by the programming decisions. WHAT a great cast! What great music! What stupid programming!.

  3. Gladys Freeman says

    I love this show. I can’t wait for Wednesday nights to come so I can see it. Please don’t cancel Nashville; it is one of the best shows on TV. How can you even think of canceling this show. Please stop with the reruns! Why are we seeing reruns already? I anxiously wait for the show to come on and what do I get, a rerun! I love the music so much. Can it be purchase on a CD? I just love it when the sisters sing. These two young girls are so talented. I would buy a CD by them if I could find one. Please, please, please don’t cancel Nashville. It’s the best show on TV by far.

    • Mara Chapel says

      Nashville is my favorite show and I can’t stand that there are reruns and we’re not warned. I’m thrilled about it being picked up again, but if the reruns continue, I will stop watchin it.

  4. Alyssa says

    I absolutely loooooove this show!!! I look forward to it every week! Wednesdays use to be a drag because nothing interesting would come on and now I have something to look forward to! Even when I couldnt watch it that night I have it on DVR and also still go to the website to catch up! There are a little too many reruns, love reruns because you get a change to catch up but Ive already seen one episode place 2x already after its original air date!! Please Dont Cancel It!! I love Juliet and Reyna I cant wait to see that lil mistress get tossed out! I love Lamar hes such a bad a** he may be mean but man he sure can get what he wants and knows how to stick it to ya! Give the shows a chance the number in views arent going to be the same you have to remember things change with the years theres DVRs so we dont have to sit through commericials, watching online, etc.. Its one of the best shows since Greys Anatomy and Scandal! Love them all!

  5. Anonymous says

    I’ve fallen in love with Nashville!. It keeps getting better and has drawn me in to each story line. ABC please keep this show!!!! I agree with a comment one wrote about the reruns being too often. I get sad when a new episode doesn’t air on Wednesdays. I’m sure it drives people away. Keep up the great writing and story lines and air new episodes more often!! Deacon is my favorite character…who doesn’t love him?

  6. Viwee says

    This is the best show I have seen in years. Please don’t even think of cancelling. I agree you lose viewers when you continue to show reruns in the middle of the season. People get frustrated with all the reruns. I watch every week anyway. I think the characters have a lot of chemistry which is rare. Advertise more if you want more viewers.

  7. pat says

    I can’t believe you would cancel this show. The best in a long time. You have nothing but repeats. Maybe if you gave us a full year of a show people would get interested. The stars get millons of dollars on TV, we pay millons to see them and for weeeks and weeks get repeats,why?

  8. Anonymous says

    LOVE this show!!!! But by repeating the shows so much, you are frustrating your viewers! All excited to watch and it’s ANOTHER rerun!!!!! You are making it hard to follow and you may lose viewers because we want to follow the story but we keep getting thrown backwards, WTH?!! DO NOT CANCEL this show!!!!! IT is one of the VERY BEST on!
    This show will go on for decades it you would let it flow the PROPER way!

  9. S BARRICK says

    I can’t believe you have been showing reruns already. We just get into the show and you do this to us. This was about the only decent show on. Give us a break and bring it back new.

  10. Linda Conrad says

    I love Nashville. Best show of the year. Talent is great. I llook forward to each week so have been really bummed at all repeats. A friend had not seen it so she came over and watched all of the episodes in one day. She couldn’t quit watching

  11. C Wright says

    Love this show! Can’t wait from week to week to watch it! Soooooo disappointed the last 2 weeks have been reruns!! PLEASE DON’T CANCEL THIS SHOW!! Waiting for more Nashville!!!

    • NashvilleShowLuvLuvLuv says

      DITTOS! Do NOT cancel Nashville!!! LOVE the show. Very P-O’d by the airing of two weeks in a row repeat episodes. Nashville and the Batchelor are the only two shows I watch that are non-cable channel shows.

  12. Lisa says

    This has been the best new show on regular tv. The new songs make the show different from the others. I love all the actors so I don’t miss a show! It would be a mistake for them not to renew for another season. With people’s busy lifestyle it takes a while before people even realize a certain shoe is even on. I was in Nashville a while back and was surprised that many people didn’t even know there was a show about Nashville. Give it a chance.

  13. Jessamyn says

    Came across the ratings article first when I went searching to see when Nashville would be back from hiatus and nearly had a heart attack seeing ‘cancelled’ in the title. Love this show. I buy every episode at as it becomes available -and- buy the the mp3s to download to my phone to listen on the go.

    ABC should renew for a second season, definitely! The Neilson rating system should no longer be the basis by which networks define if a show is a success or not.

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