Notches Highest Ratings Since Season 5 Midseason Premiere and Ranks as #1 Most Social Entertainment Cable Series Program of the Night
NASHVILLE – January 09, 2018 – The final season of “Nashville” premiered strongly Thursday night on CMT, notching a .80 rating among Adults 18-49 and 1.6 million viewers, which is the best since the S5 Midseason Premiere (.81) and up +20% (ratings) and +7% (viewers), respectively, over the prior cycle average. (L+3)
The news comes on the heels of record growth for CMT, who recently notched its 13th consecutive month of year-over-year ratings growth among Adults 18-49 and Women 18-49 in Total Day to earn its best year since 2014. Last quarter, CMT generated the highest year-over-year gains of any Top 50 ad-supported entertainment cable channel among Women 18-49. (Total Day, L+SD)
Also a hit on social, “Nashville” ranked as the #1 Most Social Entertainment Cable Series Program for the night according to Nielsen Social, and #NashvilleCMT trended nationally throughout premiere.
This week’s episode of “Nashville” debuts Thursday, January 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, as Deacon goes on a date with a familiar face. Juliette dives into a self-help movement. Will and Gunnar invite Avery to perform with them. Scarlett is reminded how her career as had a positive influence on fans. Daphne reaches out to Jake. View a preview here.
In the coming weeks, CMT will announce several new pilot orders as well as a first-look teaser for “Music City.” The new docu-series from famed unscripted executive producer Adam DiVello, the creator of iconic shows such as “The Hills” and “Laguna Beach,” will premiere on Thursday, March 1 at 10pm ET/PT. Filmed in Nashville, the eight-episode series follows a group of young emerging artists chasing their dreams of success in the music industry, while struggling to balance their personal lives and relationships.
“Nashville” follows country stars Juliette Barnes, Deacon Claybourne, and the Highway 65 family as they strive to keep Rayna Jaymes’ dream alive and pursue their music while juggling relationships, family, and the ever-changing industry. “Nashville” is produced by Lionsgate and Opry Entertainment with executive producers Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick (the creators of “Thirtysomething”), Steve Buchanan and Callie Khouri.
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I’ve added a bunch of new photos of Clare from season 6 of Nashville. Check out the promotional videos below. Can’t wait for the new season.
Nashville Season 6 – Promo #1: Behind the Scenes:
Nashville Season 6 – Back On Set:
Overseas Tour Launches April 14 in the U.K.
Nashville‘s six-show farewell tour in the U.K. will launch on April 14 in Birmingham, England. Cities on the schedule include Leeds, England; Glasgow, Scotland; Manchester, England; and Cardiff, Wales. The tour wraps on April 21 at the O2 Arena in London.
The 2018 run will feature performances of live originals by Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten Jonathan Jackson and Sam Palladio, as well as a mix of songs featured on the hit CMT series. The cast has previously sold-out tours in the U.K. in 2016 and 2017.
Since its debut, the show has inspired 22 soundtracks, including a Christmas album, which have collectively sold more than one million album units and over five million single-song downloads to date.
The season six premiere is set for Jan. 4 on CMT. The 16-episode season will air in two parts, with the finale airing in the summer.
Tickets for the U.K. tour go on sale Friday (Dec. 8). VIP packages are available on all dates.
NASHVILLE star Clare Bowen talks about what inspired her fantasy-themed look, how she draws inspiration from nature, the effort that goes into creating her look and the importance of being yourself.
Wedding bells are ringing for Nashville star Clare Bowen!
The actress and singer married her longtime boyfriend and fellow musician, Brandon Robert Young, at the Cedar Hill Refuge in Nashville, Tennessee, on Saturday, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively. They were married by John Carter Cash, a dear friend of both the bride and groom.
“Sign of a real good party. Danced so much, my slipper blew a sparkly,” Bowen, 33, Tweeted Monday evening.
The Australian native donned a white gown — designed by the actress and Olia Zavozina — for her nuptials and cataloged the weekend on Instagram, snapping some sweet moments before the ceremony, including stunning sunrise views on the day she tied the knot.
“Watching the sunrise. Wearing the blanket I was wrapped in when I was born around my shoulders. Gonna go marry my soulmate now. #foreverbowenyoung,” Bowen captioned a photo shared early Saturday morning.
Young first popped the question in December 2015 onstage at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, but their wedding plans were delayed after Bowen’s brother was diagnosed with cancer.
Speaking with Entertainment Tonight back in January about her brother’s diagnosis and her wedding plans, she said, “We got engaged and then my brother got sick, so we dropped everything. Everything stopped and we went to Australia to help him. Now, Tim is in remission [and] we’re just able to start planning, and it’s going like wildfire.”
Bowen admitted that she never thought of herself as the marrying type — until she met Young.
“I had never wanted to get married before Brandon, which I kind of love,” Bowen told ET. “We’re picking flowers and I’m designing dresses. … It’s so beautiful. It’s so much fun. I had no idea because I didn’t have any dreams about it before him.”
Clare Bowen’s Songs & Stories will premiere on CMC this Saturday at 7pm AEST. To give you a feel for her beautiful performance, we wanted to share ‘Doors & Corridors’, and the story behind it (featuring Brandon Robert Young and Timothy James Bowen).
Hey Nashies! Sorry for the lack of updates. I have not been feeling well so I haven’t been online much. Clare went out twice in the last week, looking darling as always. I’ve added photos from both events. Enjoy!
I’ve added screencaps to last night’s episode of Nashville as well as screencaps to the week before. What did you think of the finale?
New year, new Nashville.
The country-music drama will return for Season 6 in January 2018, CMT announced Thursday after the Season 5 finale.
But given the events of the Season 5 finale, will there even be a Highway 65 record company when Juliette, Deacon & Co. are once more on our screens? “There is a chance that Highway 65 will survive,” showrunner Marshall Herskovitz told TVLine in a finale post mortem Thursday, “but they’re still facing the same kind of real difficulties record labels face these days.”
I’ve added 3 new episode stills from tonight’s episode of Nashville. Who’ll be watching tonight?!