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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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Alaina March 18, 2013 at 2:38 am

My husband and I watch Nashville faithfully. We love the show and especially the music. By the way, my husband generally does not listen to country music but loves this show. Please give it a chance. Do not cancel.

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Sammy March 16, 2013 at 1:32 am

I meant to write crappy shows – the dog jumped on me as I was typing. Sorry

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Sammy March 16, 2013 at 1:27 am

I love this show! I watch it faithfully ever Wednesday night. Why would you cancel this series when there are SO many crappy shoes that I would never watch. It is so entertaining with the story line and the great singing! And I’m not even a country music girl, I like rock. That says a lot about the show.

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Gerry March 15, 2013 at 11:13 pm

Do NOT cancel Nashville. It’s the only program I watch on tv except White Collar
and some PBS. I have watched it on an iPad with the tv station ABC. I love the music.

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Genevieve Rust March 15, 2013 at 8:35 pm

love the show do not cancel!!!!

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Pat March 15, 2013 at 12:23 am

love the show

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Love Nashville Series March 14, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Love the show, I hope ABC keeps the show.. If they cancel anything they need to cancel Neighbors.. Nashville is a great series and hasn’t had the opportunity to take off just yet, ABC needs to give it a little more time.. Nashville isn’t done promoting Nashville..

Love this show!

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Lynn March 14, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Please don’t cancel Nashville. Great show! Every week I’m ready to watch and it’s been a repeat. Come on!!

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Sonnie March 13, 2013 at 11:00 pm

One of best for a long time . Please dont cancel, it is a show I actually make sure I’m jeter to watch.

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Melissa Frey March 13, 2013 at 10:20 pm

PLEASE KEEP Nashville its an AMAZING show!! Has inspired me to take trip there this fall!! :)

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John Malthouse March 11, 2013 at 10:15 am

Please Bring Nashville for a second season pleaseeee!!! :D

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Kathy Gunn March 9, 2013 at 12:05 am

love the show, the cast is super and love the story. the way theses shows are rated is not right. So many people love this show. I watch it every week and if i can not see it i dvr it. it makes you not want to watch some show cause if the average person like it we lose it. please keep it on.

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Pat March 8, 2013 at 3:45 pm

One of the best t.v. programs I’ve seen in years. The acting, directing, dialog and script are excellent, and Connie Britton is a brilliant actress.

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D Waller March 8, 2013 at 8:51 am

Nashville is a fantastic show. The mix of drama, sarcasm, fast paced plot lines and the superior music is so enjoyable. The actors’ mix of talent and musical chops is impressive. I am in my 40s, living in a major metro suburb, and along with all my well-educated Mom friends have purchased the album and talk about the show all the time. We are the demographics you want. Please give us another season. And please have Rayna and Deacon spend more time together. And please sing more songs. Superb show!

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Beckmonster March 7, 2013 at 10:22 pm

This show was a complete surprise to me. Love it. Love the cast. Love the music. Nice to watch something that doesn’t take place in NY/Chicago/DC/LA. And the big aurprise is that I like the musical numbers unlike the over the top camp of Glee and Smash.

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Teresa March 13, 2013 at 10:10 pm

I love this show! Can’t wait for some new episodes! PLEASE give it a chance and keep them coming!

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