ABC Orders a Full Season of Connie Britton (and Nashville)

The season of television kindness continues, as networks just don't have the heart to cancel cute, little programs like they have in the past. ABC just ordered a full season of Nashville, the positively reviewed show that isn't the breakout hit many suspected it would be. The country-music soap to will now live at least until May, with a 22-episode first season.

In its most recent episode, Nashville notched a 2.0 rating in the adult demo and just over 6 million total viewers, according to totally antiquated Nielsen statistics. That was a slight increase from the previous week, but still below the drama's season average.

So why is Nashville getting a full season? Technology! The show is picking up big DVR gains, and it looks like networks are finally accepting that this DVR thing is here to stay. The most recent Live +7 Days figures show the October 24 episode of Nashville picking up 60 percent of its final rating (a much more impressive 3.2) from delayed viewing, one of the highest gainers of that week, percentage-wise. Add to that some extra cash from sales of the show's original songs through iTunes and more, and it's a lot easier to understand why ABC decided to push the "pickup" button.

The full-season order is the second for ABC's new shows; The Neighbors surprised us by winning the network's first. ABC has also ordered a full season of Scandal after an initial second-season order of 13 episodes. 666 Park Avenue and Last Resort are still awaiting a decision but face a harder journey toward Pickuptown. Even with DVR figures factored in, 666 Park Avenue climbed to a 2.5 rating and Last Resort broke the surface at a 2.1. Yeah, another submarine pun. Sorry.

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Yaaay i love nashville! It's the best!
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Happy about Nashville, The Neighbors and Scandal. Hopeful for Last Resort. 666 Park Avenue IMO isn't as strong, but truly hopes it picks up speed -- so far it's almost, but not quite.
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The television season that WOULD NOT DIE pt 3: ABC makes the dumbest call of all time. DVR views are WORTHLESS to advertisers because DVR viewers DON'T WATCH ADVERTISEMENTS. That's like cooking up more $40 Kobe-style beef chimichangas in anticipation of the rush because all the free samples got taken.
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*rooting for Last Resort
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I hope Park Avenue gets a full season. It's getting really interesting and I can't stop watching. It'd be ashame to see it go so soon without any closure.
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This wasn't in my dead pool. Hopefully, they can pick up Last Resort as well.
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can this thing please be recapped by you cool people? it's soapy fun and i need that fun validated by cool people

(i'm only half serious, i swear)
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Price does like it...so maybe there's hope?
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666 is dead... not in my deadpool but it is this year's alcatrash...
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Oh Deadpool!..
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It's so unfair that the best new show of this season hasn't been picked up yet! #beautyandthebeast #theneighbors #revolution #andothercrap
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I'm happy that shows are getting picked up do to DVR viewings, but how do they matter really? Don't people just fast-forward through the commercials so the advertisers have no take in those viewings?
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Love Nashville, 2nd fav. of season behind Last Resort. hope they both go on for a while and pick up on ratings
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I'm not interested in Nashville, but I watched the first four episodes, and it's had a steady 'ehh, I guess.' At the very least, it was much better than I expected.

I do enjoy 666, but I don't deny it's ridiculous, and the boyfriend is indeed the douchebag that the actor is usually typecast into playing. Shame. Anyway, I'll probably watch it for at least the first year if it makes it that long.

Last Resort is better than I expected it to be, and I actually expected it to be good. The XO's kinda lame, but not enough to take the show down for me. Still, I never expected it to work, and I still don't, even with Obama winning. I didn't and don't think we (America) are in the mood to watch a black guy going rogue and holding 'Merica hostage. It's really the only thing that can explain this show's lukewarm ratings. To be fair, a white guy probably couldn't pull this off, either, dunno.
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Right, you could make it about race. Or you could look at the facts and see that Last Resort is in a timeslot that hasn't gotten ABC good ratings for years. In fact, it's bringing that timeslot up considerably.
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666 not brilliant but not terrible. Hope it gets picked up for a full season as long as it picks up the pace a little. I can't help but watch it I am intrigued and have been drawn in American Horror Story it isn't but is that a bad thing? Too many of the same genre being that extreme would not be good. A point in fact being REALITY CRAP taking over our screens.



Last resort I am still on the fence with, don't know why as the acting is good scripts can be really good (haven't watched it for a couple of weeks so that might say enough it is on my DVR) but I don't think it will bother me either way if it gets picked up or not.
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Welp, there goes my Dead Pool.
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Fantastic! I'm so glad my roommate forced me to watch it when it first premiered. It is so much better than I had originally thought it would be. Can't wait to see how the rest of the season plays out.
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666 needs a full season

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I'm a little surprised. I like Nashville though. It deserves a full season. I'm happy they are taking DVR numbers into consideration more. Seems like so many people have them these days!
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Awesome News, I love Nashville! The songs are really good and the acting is brilliant!
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After five episodes. Not the perfect tie-breaker.

I'm still really pissed off about Bed & Breakfast, or Beauty & The Beast, whatever it's called. It ruined my perfect streak. I should have known the CW plays the nice guy. Mob Doctor, now you're my only hope. I'm counting on you. Stretch out your neck far so that the guillotine can reach it.
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Do you know if Last Resort's ratings significantly increased with DVR numbers? I really like Last Resort and want more!
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Good deal, but where is your Fringe review? You're late dude...
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