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.

  • Ashley

    I mean, 1.1 is kind of low compared to the fact that Vampire Diaries was regularly pulling in 1.3 last year, right? But then again, compared to the 0.4 CW average right now, it’s pretty good lol

  • adanskiiiii


    Modern Family if higher rated than The Voice so Nashiville should have gotten waay high ratings if that’s the point you are trying to prove.

  • Madi

    Looks like Connie Britton is starring in another show loved by critics but not by audiences (considering that it had Modern Family as its lead-in)… disappointing.

  • Chris

    The days of scripted network dramas are drawing to a close. They just don’t know how to do that anymore.

  • Tessa

    Dare to hope that Arrow’s success helped Supernatural rise a tenth or two? Still haven’t watched Arrow but last night’s episode of Supernatural was phenomenon.

  • KS

    I will not be surprised if TVD rates higher tomorrow than Arrow.

  • jaz

    why is it taking this long today to get the ratings up

    it never this late

  • David

    Revolution premiered high for the same reason the Event and FlashForward did.

    Arrow did great and TVD is going to be down so this will most likely be their highest rated premiere for the season. I was surprised how good it was and happy that it took a darker tone.

  • Oliver

    Anyone know what AP/GWK got?

  • BL

    That’s not bad for Nashville. Of course, not as good as Revenge but compared to the 10PM ABC Wednesdays Shows before Revenge came, very excellent.

    Arrow did very well but Chicago Fire is on the bubble right now based on the premiere ratings. On the bright side, it helps Parenthood’s chances of renewal even better.

  • s0303

    my predictions were pretty close, except nashville was a bit lower than i thought…knew chicago fire wouldn’t outperform svu and that probably got a little over a 2.0…still think it’s funny some people actually thought a cw show was going to get over a 2.0 :)

  • Bee

    wow that’s so disappointing all around.

    i had such high hopes for at least a 3.0 for nashville? this fall season is terrible. the show is great though so i hope it does enough to survive.

    only 1.1 for arrow? wow. the CW really is in a dire situation.

  • Bob

    Sad to hear about Chicago Fire’s rating. I watched it on Amazon Instant Video last week…it was ok. I watched Nashville last night and was bored to tears. We will have to see how everything pans out. Seems like a very dismal year all around.

  • CrimTV


    Animal Practice tied Arrow!

  • silvit


    That’s not exactly a bad news, especially if the best they have to offer is shows like Chicago Fire. :D

  • Daw Johnson

    Why did this show skew so weirdly? Arrow had a 3.0 in the overnights. Since it’s The CW, I thought we were looking at like a 1.8 for 18-49.

  • iMember

    I was actually expecting higher for Arrow. I was at least thinking it would get like a 1.4 or a 1.5. But for the CW, this is well. I hope it can maintain these numbers and not fall terribly low throughout the season. It certainly didn’t top The Secret Circle’s premiere last season.

    Wow, now I’m curious to see what TVD premieres with, because the CW is dying really bad this season.

    Nashville, with Modern Family lead-in, didn’t top Revenge’s premiere last season. I really liked it, so I’m curious to see where the show will go and how it’ll do in the ratings. I can see it possibly stabalizing around the low to mid 2’s. I just wonder if that will be good enough to keep it around.

    I definitely see Revenge getting renewed for a Season 3! LOVE THAT SHOW.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    btw Nashville half hours were 3.0 and 2.5 – haven’t seen the others yet.

  • Melanie

    Ashley – what are you worrying about? SPN isn’t dependent on lead-in. Last week following a show that only got a .3 rating, SPN got a .7. It built on its lean-in all last year on Fridays.
    The bigger lead-in from Arrow might help boost SPN, but its certainly not an indicator of how SPN will do following it.
    I’m more worried about the competition from Modern Family vs. the debates last week — but we’ll see. SPN has aired against ratings juggernauts before . . . . .

  • CrimTV

    Doesn’t mean anything but Arrow had 3.30 million viewers

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