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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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rachael March 24, 2015 at 5:26 pm

oh my heck!!! bring it back! I think I will cry if you don’t!!! I watched it everyweek and would vote!! best ideA and best show! personally I think that it os better then the voice and American idol! and it was only one season! try more! it will get more popular!!


Tiago March 22, 2015 at 10:15 pm

Definitely renew it exactly the same. Same host, judges and rules.


Arbee March 20, 2015 at 2:54 pm

Pls. Renew it and I Love Ke$ha pls bring them back. it was a great show and the show deserves a chance.


Shy aura66 March 19, 2015 at 6:52 am

Definitely renew !! Love the show . A lot new voice out there and many ehat to be heard.


Shy aura66 March 19, 2015 at 6:49 am

Definitely Renew!! Love the show and watch see the singers and new voices out .. Hope they come back


brittny March 17, 2015 at 10:29 pm

Please bring it back! With Brad Paisley!


Pookster March 17, 2015 at 6:57 pm

Definately RENEW! Looking forward to a 2nd season. The interactive voting, the talent on the show, all of it is worth the watch!
Please dont cancel this show.


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