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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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maria January 21, 2015 at 8:44 pm

Plase Comemail back on I love to watch people sing plase come back


Devon Hudson January 11, 2015 at 2:01 pm

I loved watching Rising star it was like my favorite show on ABC.


Justina January 11, 2015 at 5:59 am

We need Rising star back on that’s the best show I’ve seen so far please put it back


peter t January 7, 2015 at 11:59 am


I’m NOT deleting the Mobile Apps until I have a definite CONFIRMATION.


Diane January 6, 2015 at 3:42 pm

I love rising star would be so disappointed if the took it of the air! I am so looking forward it returning and I hope and pray they do return! I believe there a lot more people’s who agree with me on this. Diane


Anonymous January 4, 2015 at 7:56 pm

RENEW !!!!!!


Barb December 30, 2014 at 5:30 pm

I liked this show and I wouldn’t have seen and heard Jesse, the best classic rock artist I’ve heard in a very long time, hoping to hear him on my local radio station. I watch The Voice, American Idol and I love them all as music rocks and it’s a great way to find new talent. Not all go on to be big stars but it doesn’t mean their not great! Bring it back! I’m sick of the networks getting you interested in a new show only to cancel it after one or two seasons because ratings aren’t to THEIR liking.


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