Nashville Wedding Ratings

Ratings: Nashville Ticks Up With Nuptial-Themed Return

Rayna and Deacon swapped vows in front of 4.3 million guests on Wednesday, boosting Nashville‘s winter premiere 5 percent over its fall finale (4.1 million). And among adults 18-49, the ABC drama was up a tenth, scoring a 0.9.

Opening ABC’s night, The Middle (7.1 mil/1.7) was down two tenths, while The Goldbergs (6.7 mil/1.9), Modern Family (8.1 mil/2.5) and black-ish (6.2 mil/1.9) were steady.

Elsewhere in the ratings….

CBS’ second stab at a Criminal Minds spinoff got off to a solid-ish debut, drawing 8.6 million viewers and a 1.6 demo rating (improving on Code Black’s Season 1 average of 7.1 mil/1.3); TVLine readers gave the premiere an average grade of “B-.” Leading into that, Criminal Minds’ 250th episode (9.6 mil/1.9) added some eyeballs while matching its previous rating. Survivor (9.4 mil/2.1) matched last week’s numbers.

Fox’s Rosewood (3.7 mil/0.9) and Hell’s Kitchen (3.6 mil/1.1) were flat.

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10 Comments
  1. rinaex says:

    Well, Nashville beat Of Kings and Prophets so…yay?

  2. wrstlgirl says:

    This Criminal Minds arc for Morgan is hard to watch. First they have him kidnapped and tortured and now it looks like they’ve killed or harmed his fiance’ and baby. Ugh. Shemar Moore is killing it though. Will he survive???

  3. Mr. Tran K says:

    Give Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders a chance. Who knows if it’s going to be a better CM spin-off than Suspect Behavior…or worse.

  4. sarah t says:

    I’m kind of shocked Nashville was (slightly) up in numbers given that last night’s episode was hardly that good. Let’s be real, without Juliette Barnes, there’s not really much left that’s interesting on this show and even when she was still on, it was starting to flag. I think it’s time to lay this one to rest.

    • wrstlgirl says:

      Best part of last night’s episode for me was Avery falling apart :-) Rayna’s kids are on my last nerve.

    • Ben says:

      I’ve never quite understood why how good the episode is should be expected to affect ratings – you don’t know if an episode isn’t good before you’ve watched it.

      • Ben says:

        I will say, though, the ratings don’t really deserve a fifth season but I hope it gets one. I’d like Nashville to be told it has a final season and be able to wrap things up.

  5. Boiler says:

    Interesting that one of the ABC shows not yet renewed is only one I believe improved from pre-hiatus. And viewers about 50% more than AoS. Should be hope for Castle and Nashville or the new program head at ABC may go down in flames with the early renewals

  6. iakovos says:

    NASHVILLE is a good show. Not perfect, but good. Better than most series on the broadcast webs. Hope this fall the cast and plots can shake down and everyone can be ready and able to stick together for a smokin’ Season 5. Show’s Achilles is the stops and starts in its storytelling. C’mon ABC!

  7. Well, that’s one way to put a spin on it.

    Fact is the show improved from its /series low/ on a night where they ran against a re-run of Chicago PD, which they managed to beat by 0.1.

    This show is a goner.