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Nashville: Season One Ratings

Nashville ABC ratingsWill Nashville fare better in the ratings than ABC’s quickly cancelled Cop Rock series? The critics have sung this new show’s praises but we’ll have to wait to see if the viewers agree and if they’ll keep watching.

The first season of Nashville typically airs Wednesday nights at 10pm on the ABC network. The drama’s cast includes Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere, Powers Boothe, Charles Esten, Eric Close, Clare Bowen, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio, Robert Wisdom, and Judith Hoag.

Below are the TV show’s ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if Nashville is going to be cancelled or renewed for a second season.

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Final season averages: 1.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.94 million total viewers.

Episode 01-21: Wednesday, 05/22/13
1.9 in the demo (+12% change) with 6.02 million (+8% change).
Season averages: 1.87 in the demo with 5.94 million.

Episode 01-20: Wednesday, 05/15/13
1.7 in the demo (+6% change) with 5.56 million (+3% change).
Season averages: 1.87 in the demo with 5.93 million.

UPDATE: ABC has renewed this show for a second season for 2013-14.

Episode 01-19: Wednesday, 05/08/13
1.6 in the demo (-6% change) with 5.38 million (+2% change).
Season averages: 1.88 in the demo with 5.95 million.

Episode 01-18: Wednesday, 05/01/13
1.7 in the demo (-6% change) with 5.27 million (-12% change).
Season averages: 1.89 in the demo with 5.99 million.

Episode 01-17: Wednesday, 04/10/13
1.8 in the demo (+6% change) with 5.96 million (+8% change).
Season averages: 1.91 in the demo with 6.03 million.

UPDATE: The episode order has been cut to 21 episodes.

Episode 01-16: Wednesday, 04/03/13
1.7 in the demo (+13% change) with 5.54 million (+7% change).
Season averages: 1.91 in the demo with 6.03 million.

Episode 01-15: Wednesday, 03/27/13
1.5 in the demo (-6% change) with 5.18 million (0% change).
Season averages: 1.93 in the demo with 6.07 million.

Episode 01-14: Wednesday, 02/27/13
1.6 in the demo (-11% change) with 5.20 million (-9% change).
Season averages: 1.96 in the demo with 6.13 million.

Episode 01-13: Wednesday, 02/13/13
1.8 in the demo (+6% change) with 5.74 million (+8% change).
Season averages: 1.98 in the demo with 6.20 million.

Episode 01-12: Wednesday, 02/06/13
1.7 in the demo (-11% change) with 5.30 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 2.00 in the demo with 6.24 million.

Episode 01-11: Wednesday, 01/23/13
1.9 in the demo (-14% change) with 5.51 million (-16% change).
Season averages: 2.03 in the demo with 6.32 million.

Episode 01-10: Wednesday, 01/16/13
2.2 in the demo (+5% change) with 6.54 million (+10% change).
Season averages: 2.04 in the demo with 6.41 million.

ABC TV show ratingsEpisode 01-09: Wednesday, 01/09/13
2.1 in the demo (+11% change) with 5.92 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 2.02 in the demo with 6.39 million.

Wednesday, 01/02/13 (Clip show)
1.2 in the demo with 3.97 million.

Episode 01-08: Wednesday, 12/05/12
1.9 in the demo (+6% change) with 5.95 million (+5% change).
Season averages: 2.01 in the demo with 6.45 million.

Episode 01-07: Wednesday, 11/28/12
1.8 in the demo (0% change) with 5.69 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 2.03 in the demo with 6.52 million.

Episode 01-06: Wednesday, 11/14/12
1.8 in the demo (-10% change) with 5.93 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 2.07 in the demo with 6.66 million.

UPDATE: ABC has ordered a full season for Nashville.

Episode 01-05: Wednesday, 11/07/12
2.0 in the demo (+11% change) with 6.07 million (+6% change).
Season averages: 2.12 in the demo with 6.80 million.

Episode 01-04: Wednesday, 10/31/12
1.8 in the demo (-10% change) with 5.74 million (-12% change).
Season averages: 2.15 in the demo with 6.99 million.

Episode 01-03: Wednesday, 10/24/12
2.0 in the demo (0% change) with 6.54 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 2.27 in the demo with 7.40 million.

Episode 01-02: Wednesday, 10/17/12
2.0 in the demo (-29% change) with 6.74 million (-25% change).
Season averages: 2.40 in the demo with 7.84 million.

Episode 01-01: Wednesday, 10/10/12
2.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 8.93 million total viewers.
Season averages: 2.80 in the demo with 8.93 million.

Compared to last year’s Revenge premiere in the same timeslot, the network was down by 15% in the demo (vs a 3.3 rating) and down by 10% in viewership (vs 10.02 million). This wasn’t a terrible start but it’s not a great one either.


Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.

What do you think? Do you like Nashville TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season?

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Miranda April 12, 2013 at 3:41 am

One of the handful of TV programs worth watching on ABC primetime. Hope it continues!

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Tammie April 11, 2013 at 11:46 pm

I love this show!!! This show gave me a reason to sit down and watch tv again. My complaint…. To many breaks,

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Gina April 11, 2013 at 10:49 pm

Please don’t cancel. Love this show!,

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Littlelulu April 11, 2013 at 9:28 pm

This is by far the best show on TV. I never write comment on these types of board os that’s how much I like this show! I really hope it has many more successful seasons! LOVE Nashville keep up the great work! Interesting story lines, great actors, it has romance, drama, music everything that missing from crappy reality tv.

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John Garland April 11, 2013 at 9:13 pm

I love the show and watch each episode more than once. The music is awesome,

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CHINIQUEA MITCHELL April 11, 2013 at 2:19 pm

I LOVE THIS SHOW AND I PRAY IT DOSEN’T GET CUT. I’M SO SICK OF ALL THESE REALITY TV SHOWS. WE NEED SHOWS LIKE THIS ON THE AIR.. SO WHOEVER IS READING THIS PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DON’T DROP THIS SHOW.

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Maryann April 11, 2013 at 12:56 pm

LOVE Nashville! Wake up and look forward to it every Wednesday.

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Cindy April 11, 2013 at 11:56 am

This is a great show with a lot of talented actors/singers….give this a chance!

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CatMyers April 11, 2013 at 10:08 am

Nashville is the one show I can’t wait until the next episode airs. Love this show. I hope it is given a chance at a second season. There’s so much potential here.

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Joanne April 10, 2013 at 5:06 pm

Nashville is a great show. With so many diverse personalities it keeps us on our toes. I would be very disappointed if they cancel this show. I would really like to know what the powers that be are thinking, since they have too many 2-3 week intervals with the episodes.

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jackie lowe April 10, 2013 at 9:46 am

Love nashville. Look forward to each episode. So much better than anything else on

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windy_city_girl April 9, 2013 at 10:55 pm

I sure hope they cancel Nashville. It has never done that well in the ratings and many of its original viewers have changed channels. It might have a small fan base but its numbers will never grow past dismal because it does not attract new viewers . It moves way too slow to hold an average person’s interest. There is a reason that ABC has put in on hiatus and chosen to show reruns. (( there have only been 21 episodes this season~ not enough for syndication). Thats a lot reruns for a premiere season so even ABC has no faith in it. Stick fork in Nashville its done.

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Evan fairs April 9, 2013 at 1:03 pm

Nashville one of the best series on today it’s up there with Game of thrones

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Silvia April 9, 2013 at 3:29 am

I live in Panama City speak spanish and I love Nashville. It’s another way of live but the story, the music and actors are great. Pls, go on.

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Patrice April 8, 2013 at 11:41 pm

Hands-down my favorite show on television. Love everything about it but ABC screwing with the schedule!!

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