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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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jake December 14, 2012 at 2:48 am

Please don’t cancel, I hate country music but this show is awesome kinda ironic huh, well if they should renew for 3 more years if they dont, then not watching any abc shows anymore

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Peg December 12, 2012 at 10:50 pm

Love the show Nashville, but am very disappointed that it is not on tonight and am trying to find out why. The show is the highlight of my week!!!!

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marco December 10, 2012 at 9:47 am

love this show!
love the actors and the music..
and im not even from the US

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Lauren December 16, 2012 at 9:16 am

LOVE this show. Great story line and amazing music! Please don’t cancel!!!!!

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marco December 10, 2012 at 9:46 am

even in holland we like this show very much!
tnx to the internet we enjoy this serie as much as u do

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Em December 6, 2012 at 11:49 pm

This is the best show ever and I want to know if that fool ball player guy says yes to marriage
Plz don’t cancel

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linda December 5, 2012 at 7:52 pm

I LOOK FORWARD TO NASHVILLE, I WORK EVENINGS HOWEVER WEDNESDAY NIGHT IS NOW MY EARLY NIGHT HOME FROM WORK AND I CANNOT WAIT TO TURN ON THE TV AND WATCH NASHVILLE….PLEASE DO NOT CANCEL THIS SHOW, IT IS INTERESTING, ENTERTAINING AND MOST OF ALL IT IS A CLIFFHANGER…………..

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Spokane-Fan December 2, 2012 at 6:46 am

“Nashville” is the best show on ABC of late. The writing is good, the music is good the acting is good; what’s not to like?

Both ABC’s “Revenge” who had the Wed 10p time slot last season and “Once upon a time” seem to be floundering in the writing department and the storylines have gotten absurd; I doubt they will be picked up for a third season. If they are, they will struggle and lose audience. ABC will need a Sunday replacement for “Revenge” and “Nashville” is the best on show on any of the old alphabet networks.

Adult and some kid fans of “Glee” might be looking for a less preachy and less gay centric, music based outlet; besides the “Glee” storyline is less believable than “Once upon a time”; …Ryan Murphy is already busy with another gay centric show (“New Normal”) and Glee has really suffered. I’m waiting for the kids from “Glee” to sing with an alien from outer space who feels like an outcast at McKinley High in Ohio

The cast and crew on “Nashville” all seem hungry to do well and the show could be a really big hit. If played right, “Nashville” has the potential to become as big or bigger than “Dallas” in its heyday.

RIP Larry Hagman.

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Melanie December 1, 2012 at 12:22 am

I absolutely love “Nashville” it is the best show this year!! I am hoping a soundtrack will be released because the music in this show is AMAZING…and I am not even a big country music fan, it spans genres. Reality tv is terrible, edited fake drama crap. :)

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Anonymous November 30, 2012 at 11:37 pm

The actors really make it look real and sparks fly between the couples, wish it could be longer than an hour. Please don’t cancel.

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beach November 30, 2012 at 7:45 am

Cant believe you would even think about taking the show off its the best show thats on tv final theres something to watch instead of reality shows i love this show and cant wait for wednesday nights please dont cancel!

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Susan November 30, 2012 at 1:24 am

This is an awesome show! It’s far better than most of the others on the air so I really hope it gets renewed.

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Angela November 29, 2012 at 10:30 pm

They better renew this show otherwise TNT will pick it up just like they did another awesome network-cancelled show, Southland.

The show gets better weekly and the music is dynamite!

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Pammy November 29, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Love the show!!! Please renew!!

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Lorraine November 29, 2012 at 1:47 am

This is the best show that has been on television in a very long time. Not only is the music top notch, so is the acting and the story line. I find the show very entertaining, and look forwards to Wednesday nights. I hope that this show is not cancelled. With all the television channels everyone gets these days, I think that it is hard to become noticed as a series. I believe that if this show goes into season 2 it will become a hit as more people become aware of it. I LOVE the music… hoping that a CD for purchase comes out for Christmas!!

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Hannie November 27, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Love the show & the music. Can’t believe what beautiful voices some of these actors have. And the songs? Love ‘em.

Please don’t cancel this show. Seems all my faves get cancelled!

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