Attention: every Nashville fan – you don’t want to miss this!
Nashville fans have been through what seems like an emotional roller coaster over the past couple of months. First, Nashville was going to be gone forever and now with all the changes to the show no one knew what to expect.
Well, fear no more Nashville fans because it doesn’t look like the show is going to be going anywhere anytime soon. January 5, 2017 was Nashville’s Season 5 two hour premiere on it’s new network, CMT, and the ratings are out of this world!
TVline reported that “the episode notched a 0.8 demo rating when it aired on CMT, Encore and Nick @ Nite; almost 2 million viewers tuned in. Nashville‘s Season 5 premiere earned a 0.5 rating on CMT alone, with 1.2 million viewers checking it out.”
And guess what, that TRIPLE the network’s prime-time average. This is officially the networks most watched show since 2012 when they came out with the show Redneck Island. Unfortunately the number is down a little compared to it’s last season on ABC though. The Boot reports that it is specifically one-tenth lower.
This makes sense though, because many fans thought that it was going to be the shows last episode EVER.
“That 0.8 rating is down just one-tenth from the show’s Season 4 finale, the final episode to air on ABC, and down 20 percent from its Season 4 ratings average. About double the number of viewers (4 million) watched that Season 4 finale episode when it aired on ABC; at the time, CMT had not yet picked the show up, so that episode was poised to be Nashville‘s series finale.”
Things look like they are going to be doing well on CMT though, and even the show runner agrees. The showrunner Marshall Herskovitz, spoke with TVline saying that he is actually happier to be on CMT than ABC because of the dynamic of the show they can portray now.
“To tell you the truth, I’m happier to be on CMT,” says showrunner Marshall Herskovitz, adding that it’s important to him to highlight “the depth and the complexity of the [characters’] relationships instead of just feeling you needed to have incident piling on incident….It had these amazing characters — really, really strong characters,” Herskovitz explains. “And the music … the idea of doing a show that has music as an integral part of it — it was just such a fascinating challenge for me!”
We are so excited for Nashville and everyone involved! This is HUGE!