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. Emily says

    Love Nashville!! It is the highlight of my viewing week and I would be heartbroken if it didn’t return. Networks are so fast to cancel shows now days. Some times it takes awhile to catch its audience.

  2. Shirleen says

    Please don’t cancel Nashville. I LOVE all the music and it’s my favorite show. It’s a break from the harsh drama shows and reality junk. The characters are great and it’s an entertaining show to watch. Keep it going for another season–or more.

  3. LINDA says

    Please do not cancel Nashville. It is a great show that lifts my emotions and keeps me guessing as to what will happen next. It is the best since Dallas.. Keep it please…

  4. kah_cherub says

    we need to start a petition or FB page asking them NOT to cancel Nashville. I love the show! We need more songs, more Scarlet and less rayna-related plot.

  5. says

    Both my husband and I love Nashville. The problem we have is every once in a while they replay shows and them play new ones. Please do not take the show off.

  6. blue says

    Rob Wheeler, how much of New York do you think is like NYPD Blue or Gossip Girl? Even counting police officers and private school girls, the answer is 0%. This is television, not reality. Nobody expects Nashville is all singers and nightlife. But Nashville is a very entertaining show, with interesting characters. The music is definitely a plus as well. Please keep the show on. Get with the times and realize people aren’t just watching broadcasts on TV, and your Nielsen families aren’t a large enough sample to represent the general public. Put in some more in-show advertising and you’ll be set with the loss of commercial viewers. Just keep Nashville and other good shows like it on the air.

  7. Kat says

    Please don’t cancel. It’s a lovely show, so much more than just country music and is so nice to not deal with serial killers and homicides… keep it coming and we’ll keep watching!

  8. Rob Wheeler says

    This show sucks! It is awful and most of Nashville is embarrassed the show is still on the air. Stop ruining our with show with crappy portrayals of our people. The biggest thing in Nashville is the Christian dominance the city has….which apparently Hollywood doesn’t want you to know.

    Please be advised the Lower Broadway and Music Row crowd accounts for less than 1% of the city. Most of the music industry isn’t even based in Nashville anymore.

    This show is trash and you can tell the creators of the show are just here to make some $$$ by pandering the cities famous icons.

    Citizen of Nashville

    • Virginia says

      Get a grip. This is a good show. I don’t think Nashville is any more lilly white than any other city. This is just a show.

      • Emily says

        Creators are there to make money????? How terrible! Guess what, that is what they do! Just like you have a job to make money. I think it is a wonderful show and I know many people that live there that love it too so not sure how you know “most” of the people wish it wasn’t on. I’d love to see your “survey” that proves this.

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