Nashville: Season Two Ratings

Nashville season two ratingsLast season, it looked like Nashville might be cancelled but ABC decided to renew the show instead. Will the ratings rise in season two so its future is assured or will the numbers drop so it cancelled this time? We’ll have to wait and see.

The Nashville TV show revolves around a rising country star (Hayden Panettiere) and a legendary superstar (Connie Britton) whose fame is fading. Others in the cast are Charles Esten, Eric Close, Clare Bowen, Sam Palladio, Jonathan Jackson, Chris Carmack, Lennon Stella, and Maisy Stella.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.

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5/10 update: Nashville has been renewed for a third season of 22 episodes by ABC.

Final season averages: 1.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.34 million total viewers.

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For comparisons: The first season of Nashville averaged a 1.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.94 million total viewers.

Note: These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). 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 still like the Nashville TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or be renewed for a third season?

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  1. gaherty says

    i love,love,love the show Nashville. it’s my special treat on Wednesdays. thank you abc for renewing one of my favorite shows. love the drama,music and characters.

  2. Anonymous says

    I love this show, it’s one of the best dramas on TV and one of the few tv shows i still watch live.

  3. Lori says

    Love the show, please don’t cancel. Was less than excited to see Michelle Obama on there (at least it wasn’t her husband).

  4. John says

    At this point, I’d say the musical quality of the show is better than the overall story plot. Too much going back and forth between the characters. Plus they’ve re-used story plots from Season 1, such as Rayna and Deacon’s on and off relationship (the same can be said for Avery and Scarlett). Not to mention the fact that they absolutely DESTROYED the character of Scarlett O’Connor by turning her into a drug addicted loser whose vulnerability got the best of her and now no longer trusts anyone. Oh and Michelle Obama? Seriously? What show HASN’T she been on lately? Although I understand that in certain instances, politics plays a role in “Nashville” with Teddy and the late Lamar, but come on, this was just a cheap excuse to get BO’s wife on TV, which is something that her and her husband always seem to put first on their agendas rather than do their actual jobs.

  5. Linda Hinkamp says

    ABC loses viewers when there are reruns & reruns.

    There are those of us that love the storyline & the music.
    We are the ones that stay, even when we are not given new shows.

    Why not produce new shows?

  6. Laurie says

    Best show ever!!!! Love the story line and the music is fantastic. Great cast. So talented!!!!!

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