Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Nashville Star Gets Some Nice Reviews

EW's Whitney Pastorek recently pronounced Nashville Star better than American Idol. Assuming the show's shine -- seemingly buffed by Nashville's move to NBC from USA for its sixth season -- doesn't wear off next week, PopWatch blogger Mandi Bierly says she might just agree with her (click for her critique of last night's show).

Other nice reviews this morning:
Even Non-Country Music Fans Can Enjoy Nashville Star Associated Content
'Nashville Star' lassos NBC Arizona Republic
Billy Ray Cyrus Wishes He'd Had Nashville Star Back Then
NBC, State Farm partner for 'Star' - Hollywood Reporter


Live Feed said...

Writing the daily ratings is often like being a doctor who's burdened with telling patients the bad news: "I'm sorry, ABC. The test results came back on 'Cashmere Mafia.' It’s not what we hoped."

And Monday night, unfortunately, resulted in a waiting room full of hard-luck cases.

The two-hour "Nashville Star" (6.6 million viewers, 2.2 adults 18-49 rating and a 6 share) premiere ratings were absolutely fantastic for USA Network ... except the show is no longer on USA Network. The reality competition made its NBC debut and was the network's lowest-rated reality premiere in three years. Compared to last season's premiere on USA, however, "Nashville" was up 214%. (A critic's take: "Star" looked brighter on NBC). Lead-in "American Gladiators" was on par (5.6 million, 1.9/6), and the network placed third for the night.

ABC was fourth, with the two-hour "Bachelorette" matching its series low (6.4 million, 2.2/7) . In its second week, "The Mole" dropped 16% (4 million, 1.6/5).

That left CBS to come in first place -- with repeats (averaging 8.1 million, 2.5/7). And Fox to place second -- with repeats (averaging 7.7 million, 2.4/7). The highest-rated show? A repeat of "House" (8 million, 2.7/7) ... surely there's must be a tidy way of making that doctor analogy come full circle here.

Helen said...

Personally I like season 6 the best so far. Ashlee Hewitt's performance gave me goosebumps. I know I am listening to something great when that happens. I will totally tune in Monday nights at 9pm!