ABC: 'Nashville' Now Certain To Be Renewed

Categories: Cancel/Renew ABC Shows,Cancel/Renew Index

Written By

January 23rd, 2013

Click this link for the latest ABC renewal / cancellation information:


Our Renew / Cancel Index predicts the network's decision on renewal or cancellation for scripted broadcast primetime shows by the end of the 2012-13 season in May, 2013. (includes results from December 31, 2012- January 20, 2013):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Don't Trust The B in Apt 23* canceled 0.50
Last Resort canceled 0.57
Private Practice canceled 0.59
Happy Endings :cry: :cry: 0.59
Malibu Country (F) :| :| :| 0.65
666 Park Avenue* canceled 0.68
Last Man Standing (F) :| :| :| 0.72
Castle :) :) :) :) 0.98
The Neighbors :) :) :) :) 1.01
Revenge :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.05
Nashville :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.11
The Middle :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.21
Suburgatory :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.26
Scandal :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.39
Once Upon A Time :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.43
Grey's Anatomy :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.60
Modern Family :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 2.32

-
After two episodes in 2013, Nashville has elevated its relative ratings enough to move its status from "likely" to "certain to be renewed". If the ratings plunge in the Spring, the prediction will change, but at this point, expect to see it on the schedule next season.

Those calling for blood after Revenge's 1.7 rating on Sunday night should calm themselves. One night is effectively irrelevant to the future of the show. As always, if the ratings continue their slide, so will its predicted status.

Fans of Don't Trust The B---- In Apt. 23, when a show is pulled off the schedule with no return date, it's been canceled. Only the delusional need more "confirmation" than that.

Better to Follow The Bear, Than Be Chased By Him. This season you can follow the Cancellation Bear on Twitter via @TheCancelBear. The Cancellation Bear will retweet all the Renew/Cancel Index post titles and links as well as engage in a little more back and forth banter than we do on our standard @TVbytheNumbers Twitter feed.

-
*shows no longer on the air have their Renew/Cancel Index "frozen" at the point they left the schedule.

From now through the end of the broadcast season in May, the Renew/Cancel Index values will only be calculated using new episodes airing during 2013. However, until new episodes of a show air in 2013, the "old" Fall predictions will carry over.

Want to know what the ABC Renew/Cancel Index table looked like at the end of the Fall season? Click here.

Notes:

  • :oops: - certain to be cancelled by May, 2013
  • :cry: :cry:- more likely to be cancelled than renewed by May, 2013
  • :| :| :| - toss up between renewal or cancellation by May, 2013
  • :) :) :) :) - more likely to be renewed than cancelled by May, 2013
  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: - certain to be renewed by May, 2013

The Renew/Cancel Index is the ratio of a scripted show's new episode adults 18-49 ratings relative to the new episode ratings of the other scripted shows on its own network. It's calculated by dividing a show's new episode Live+Same Day adults 18-49 average rating by the Live+Same Day new episode average of all the new scripted show episodes on the show's own network. The network's average ratings in the calculation are not time weighted (ex. hour long shows are not weighted twice what 30 minute shows are).

(F) -Fridays: Shows airing on Fridays were renewed with significantly lower than average Indexes.

How would the Renew / Cancel Index Have Done Predicting Last Season's Scripted Show Fates? Check out how the Renew / Cancel Index predicted renewals and cancellations from past television seasons.

 
  • Kay

    So happy for Nashville, really loving the show. Just wish they’ed have those two leading ladies get along, there’s enough drama without them two fighting all the time!

  • diane

    Sorry to hear that Nashville has been renewed. I guess ABC prefers the desperate working women audience and men who are questioning their sexual orientatin (late in life). This show really sucks!

  • BigBrotherFan

    MARK MY WORDS
    I will never watch ABC again if they cancel NASHVILLE! I will be offically done! This is THE BEST SHOW on network TV right now. The writing and acting are amazing. This is quality TV. I swear…if they cancel it and replace it with THE TASTE 2 or THE GLASS HOUSE 2 or CELEB WIFE SWAP I will have lost all hope in network TV.

    It will be painful to give up SCANDAL and to some extent but NOT currently REVENGE…But this network has burned me so many times.

    I can see the reasons for getting rid of the AMAZING HAPPY ENDINGS my favorite COMEDY but there is no reason to get rid of NASHVILLE.

  • sofaslug

    Monday- SAME AS NOW
    Tuesday- DWTS/Comedies?/New Drama
    Wednesday- The Middle/New Comedy/Modern Family/New Comedy/Nashville
    Thursday- Cheap Reality Cycle/Greys Anatomy/Scandal
    Friday- SAME AS NOW
    Saturday- SAME AS NOW
    Sunday- OUAT/New Drama/Revenge

  • Patrick G.

    Nice to see “Last Resort” with an actual concluding episode last night, despite its cancellation. I feel satisfied!! Now, if ABC and the other networks would just order these final last episodes for ALL their serialized dramas, maybe they would see more viewer retention to their networks!!! It’s not too late for “V: The Final Battle,” just like NBC did it in the 80’s!

  • jimmers

    ABC is a complete joke! the best series on Sundays against football?! Really?! As well as Happy Endings deserving so much better recognition. Reality, Competition, Cop and Medical series need to go somewhere else.

  • bsp

    Yay Nashville! Along with the sex and sleaze, there are real musicians playing real instruments!

  • Ultima

    @Patrick G
    Nice to see “Last Resort” with an actual concluding episode last night, despite its cancellation. I feel satisfied!! Now, if ABC and the other networks would just order these final last episodes for ALL their serialized dramas, maybe they would see more viewer retention to their networks!!! It’s not too late for “V: The Final Battle,” just like NBC did it in the 80?s!

    Nice non-sequitur. V The Final Battle was not a conclusion to the original TV show, it was a second miniseries (back when miniseries were actually profitable) after the original one didn’t pan out into a show. V was picked up to series after the second miniseries was a success.

    How did that final episode of Pan Am work out for ABC’s viewer retention?

  • Ultima

    @jimmers
    ABC is a complete joke! the best series on Sundays against football?! Really?! As well as Happy Endings deserving so much better recognition. Reality, Competition, Cop and Medical series need to go somewhere else.

    I believe you have cable and broadcast confused.

    You seem to want a network that caters to you with a specific set of programming… that’s what cable is for.

  • Martha

    As a parent I don’t watch Nashville because of the sex and sleaze factor , also, I know how to work the remote that came with my television. I will say this , ABC as seen on Comcast does not have but a couple of programs that are fit for family viewing. Meaning shows that a parent wouldn’t be embarrassed to watch with their kids. There probably isn’t 3 hours of family shows broadcast on ABC in an entire week. After 38 years I going to drop cable and get the old digi box hooked up and watch networks like Me tv and those stations that show old sydicated shows. The bonus being I can save 75 plus dollars a month and my kids will have more tv entertainment. I don’t care if they cancel Nashville or cancel the whole ABC network. FWIW I did watch a few epis of Nashville and it was crap with a cherry on top!

  • The End

    @Martha
    @ABC as seen on Comcast does not have but a couple of programs that are fit for family viewing.

    In your opinion. It would depend on how old your kids are, and how sheltered they are. There is quite a few programs that kids could watch on the network, naming a few for example.

    The Neighbors
    Modern Family
    The Middle
    Once Upon a Time

    Then depending on the age(Nothing wrong with 14+ years people watching these)

    Nashville
    Revenge
    Grey’s Anatomy

    As said, it all depends on how old they are, and how sheltered they are. I know of a lot of parents that watch prime time tv with their family. Infact a lot of networks get alot of feedback from parents watching shows airing between 8-10pm with their children(Obviously under 10 years of age its a given that you wouldn’t show some things, but older depending on the content there’s no reason why you can’t).

  • kerry

    In response to The End. As many have stated in previous post above nashville is hailed for it sexy sleazy factor. That said means its not appropiate for 14 year old wno should have better things to do at 10 o’clock at night. But ABC does not find in value in family shows as evidence by the fact you could only list 4 and half are not family friendly.

  • The End

    @kerry

    The thing is, a family show can be defined in many different ways depending on what you view as being appropriate and of course the age of the younger viewers.

    Nothing on ABC would be new to someone aged 14 and older. Nothing on any network would be even. We live in a day in age where there’s a lot of action, violence, sex and what not in tv shows, movies, videogames and things like that.

    What you may deem inappropriate, others might not. It’s all a matter of opinion.

    I think everyone when they were younger was watching stuff ‘too old’ for them. Especially when you’re a teenager, I certainly was, and in this day and age, I think most people are.

    It’s just the way society is. People aren’t sheltered in this day and age.

  • Ultima

    @kerry
    But ABC does not find in value in family shows as evidence by the fact you could only list 4 and half are not family friendly.

    You do know that ABC is owned by Disney, right? Pretty sure there’s plenty of family friendly programming about. So much so, that they don’t need to devote network primetime to it.

  • Melanie

    I enjoy Nashville but it kinda puzzles me that as much promotion this show gets, it still appears to get mediocre ratings. I mean they are ok, but could be much better. The show just isn’t about country music, I think their own individual stories are very interesting. Also, I feel at times Hayden P.’s character Juliette being a spoiled diva acting feels a bit forced, like she is trying too hard to be snotty, however, I have read stories about her that she can be like that in real life also.

  • kerry

    @Ultima

    When I was a tweener , my dad contracted for cable so he could get “”his “” kind of shows. Now as a parent I have to have cable in my home so my kids have sonthing to watch. sorry state of affairs. I rather go back to the good old days thank you. As for ABc or Nashville I can live without both.

  • The End

    @kerry

    The thing is, that is your opinion. No ones playing any kind of moral authority here but ABC has plenty of family orientated shows. The thing is, I don’t watch many ABC shows, I don’t know about the content of most of the stuff ABC airs. I named a half dozen examples that would be suited for random ages.

    But to claim what you’re claiming about ABC programming simply isn’t true. If I had more knowledge about everything this network airs I would name more examples. I’m sure other people will eventually chime in with more.

  • Melanie

    The ABC Family channel shows more family oriented programming.

  • justsayin

    Really off topic here but for those who care. ABC’s After school Special for monday is Katie Couric Discusses Internet Love Hook-ups. Be sure to have the kiddies check it out. If you took a college course in advertising , you would understand this. Single women right out of college make the same income as their male counterparts but are more impulsive shoppers . Advertisers take advantage of the fact and but network time. Resulting in Networks catering to single women w no kids. Kids do not have an income nor do they control the remote and have little say in primetime programing. Family television has disappeared from the networks totally. No early morning programs for kids. No after school programs.And definely not primetime.

  • steve

    ABC should keep Happy Endings and cancel that awful Neighbors show. 4th season of HE means syndication…hello ABC!

© 2014 Tribune Digital Ventures