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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  1. samantha says

    i loved this show as well as my husband we watched it every week and juged everytime we still have the app installed on ar3e phones so we can judge on our phones please bring it back we want to watch it again we as a matter of fact where just talking about the show

  2. Debbie March says

    My husband and I LOVED the rising star. We lived all the judges and thought all the contestants were very talented. Plz plz plz bring rising star back!!!!!!.

  3. De Beverly says

    I followed “Rising Star” every week. Maybe the reason it was cancelled, is because from the first week, we all knew who would win. Jesse Kinch was phenomenal. So maybe that may have contributed to the viewers watching.
    I loved the concept of the show. Not having the judges vote out the next star. But like many, I became a Jesse Kinch fan, so I watched every show, even if he was not on that certain day.
    I do hope you bring it back……….it would be an awesome way for artists out there to show their talent….which is so hard to get started in the business!!
    I have supported groups in our area and I know how hard it is. I have helped a 14 yr old (now 18) get her start and am helping a girl in a town near me. Was just hoping she would have the chance to be on the show. The first (and only ) show, she was bombarded with her wedding plans for that September, the only reason she did not auditioned.
    Please bring it back!! Help some starving artists , sorta speak….give them hope!!

    • Tammy Roberts says

      I thought the show was very interesting and I would like to see it again butane have different judges like Carrie underwood, or like Bryan or other popular singers.

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