Updated: 'Nashville' 'Premieres OK; 'Chicago Fire' Doesn't Burn Hot; "Arrow" Premieres Well...for the CW

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October 11th, 2012

Pre-season critical darling Nashville bowed to a 2.8 adults 18-49 rating and NBCs Chicago Fire drew a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating in its premiere.  Arrow's premiere on the CW drew a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. The full ratings post is now up here.

  • Red Jane

    YAY Arrow!

  • Melanie

    Dare to dream! Over a 1.0!! That’s good so far!

  • Mitchell

    1.1 … eh that’s ok I suppose.

    Chicago fire was surprisingly better (quality) than I thought it would be lol.

  • Max

    You know what, this is a success story for all 3 premieres quite honestly.

  • Brian

    I’m glad Arrow did great, the show actually turned out to be amazing!

  • KS

    Great compared to other shows, but not Great! This show is definitely not a savior of CW.

  • silvit

    As predicted. A bunch of shirtless men with cheesy and cliché dialogues won’t bring the ratings in 2012. All appearance and NO substance. The promos for Chicago Fire were cringeworthy.

  • Steve-A

    1.1 for the CW is phenomenal.

  • Ashley

    Oh god, if Arrow only got a 1.1, that means SPN probably did no better than a 0.6, right? *bites nails*

  • adanskiiiii

    I expected Nashville to premiere to a 3.5 considering it had Mondern Family as a lead in. Chicago fire is ok by NBC standards that only means SVU did worse than a 2.0 which is sad because SVU has that old school feel again. and Arrow it is a HIT on the CW by ALL means

  • pmiller

    Hopefully Nashville will stay above 2.5 during its fall episodes and Arrow won’t lose many viewers, either.

  • KS

    Looking at the Nashville ratings, it clearly proves that Revolution was premiered that high only because of The Voice.

  • Greg

    That was great for Arrow. Nashville had ABC’s premiere numbers for a new drama, so that’s also very good.

    Chicago Fire obviously won’t last long, same numbers Awake pulled (and in a worse timeslot).

  • Oliver

    Arrow got great numbers for The CW, but still lower than I expected.

  • touch is dead

    no?chicago fire????????????fvck ?such low?I was expecting 2.5

  • Kyle

    Wow. NOTHING is premiering well this season. Kinda sad.

  • Greg

    *had ABC’s BEST premiere numbers for a new drama

  • CrimTV

    I wanted Arrow to be like a 1.4, but if this can hold for Arrow then it’s great

  • Cory

    “Looking at the Nashville ratings, it clearly proves that Revolution was premiered that high only because of The Voice.”

    Hmmm?? Both shows had the best lead-in the network could give it, so I’m not sure the logic behind this post.

  • iMember

    @KS You do know that Nashville had Modern Family as its lead-in correct? And Modern Family actually rates higher than The Voice.

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