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Rising Star: Will the ABC Series Be Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

Rising Star TV show ON ABC: cancel or renew for season 2?Next week marks the season finale of Rising Star and the winner of the singing competition will be named. Has this show been a ratings winner for ABC? Will it be renewed for a second season or will it be cancelled instead?

Rising Star allows the home audience to vote for singers and help determine who will move on in the competition. Brad Paisley, Kesha, and Ludacris are the show’s “experts” while Josh Groban is the series’ host.

The series debuted in late June to a 1.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.2 million viewers. That wasn’t a great start for a new show but, considering it’s summer, the ratings weren’t awful either.

Unfortunately, the ratings started falling in week two and they’ve gotten much worse as the weeks have progressed. Last week’s installment drew just a 0.7 demo rating with 3.17 million viewers. Those are very poor numbers — even by summer standards.

Though many ABC shows have been struggling this summer, it’s highly unlikely that they would risk renewing Rising Star for a second season.

But, what do you think? Have you been enjoying Rising Star on ABC? If you ran the network, would you cancel it or renew for season two?


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Michelle Chekan September 16, 2014 at 6:32 pm

I want it to be renewed!


Johnny September 14, 2014 at 10:32 pm

Renew Rising star season 2 please.

Can I speak to Margie?
May I ask who is speaking?

Margie please! LOL!!!


Delores Giles September 14, 2014 at 8:58 pm

Please do not cancel Reckless


felisha September 14, 2014 at 7:23 am

I really enjoyed watching it! I looked forward to Sunday nights and even teebo’d it when I couldn’t watch it! It needs to come back.


Shirley hauch September 13, 2014 at 11:02 pm

Please drop this show–it is terrible, esp. The concept (ugh) and Brad and Keesha are TERRIBLE judges. What’s withe the cowboy hat? Looks ridiculous and dumbs down country music genre.


Aaron Edmondson September 12, 2014 at 7:58 pm

I would watch it for another season


Michael Parker September 11, 2014 at 11:07 pm

Talent poor – renew it!


Kristy September 11, 2014 at 10:14 pm

I liked it except for Kesha. If you can get another judge to take her place, I will watch it for a second season. She made me sick with all her sexual talk. I mean, this is supposed to be a family show not a porn show.


Carla Caston September 10, 2014 at 9:43 pm

I really liked the show & the judges but I felt the talent wasn’t up to par. I would like to see it again.


Dorothy September 10, 2014 at 3:10 pm

Don’t cancel it! Renew it. I loved the show! I watched it every night and voted!


Tecie September 9, 2014 at 3:28 pm

I loved the show and I usually don’t watch singing competitions.


jim September 8, 2014 at 11:42 pm

renew it


sheri September 8, 2014 at 4:07 pm

i loved rising star please dont cancel it


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