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.