ABC has had high hopes that their new drama series, “Nashville” would be their season breakout hit. The show centers around two country music divas. Rayna James is a country music star legend. She has been in the business for over twenty years. However, her star is slowly fading. For this reason, her record label wants her to co-tour with the new up and comer in the business, Juliette Barnes. Juliette is fresh and sexy. The younger audience loves her music, buying her records and her concert tickets are easily sold.
Rayna is not impressed with Juliette. Juliette has one goal in mind to take over Rayna’s reign as queen of Nashville. In the mist of this rivalry are other stories such as the story the centers on Rayna’s father wanting her husband to run for mayor.
ABC saw that the first episode of this show was not a breakout hit as they had hoped. They tried their best to gain the attention of the viewers. The show has been advertised heavily. Yet, this show only saw an average amount of viewers. They received a 2.8 ratings share in the 18 to 49 key demographic group. This was considered average. Last year, at the same time their breakout hit “Revenge” saw a record number of 10.2 million viewers. What will this mean to the future of “Nashville?” It will depend on the future number of viewers they receive. If the numbers remain low, the show may land on ABC’s very long list of cancelled shows. If the numbers of viewers grow, ABC may actually end up with a slow starting break out hit. Time will tell.