In this cable ratings discussion, we kick things off with some further news about Nashville following the exit of one Connie Britton: The total number of viewers who watched the episode after Rayna’s death were not all willing to stick around.
The Nashville season 5 episode 11 ratings are in, and they feature the show drawing in total a 0.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic and also 970,000 total viewers. These are both down from the week before by a healthy margin, though they are fairly close to the entire season 5 averages to date. These are numbers that the show could use ultimately to get itself a season 6 — that hasn’t been confirmed as of yet, but all indications so far are that this show is proving to be the most successful scripted entity in the history of CMT. It also feels likely that it could have a long life just because it brings such a different flair to the series and you don’t necessarily need the same cast to be there all the time for it to work. Maybe this is meant to be thought of as a show that CMT could create into a new institution. Time will tell in that department!