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Ratings Update: “Rising Star” Sinks to Another Series Low

Update: Based on Nielsen’s fast national data, “Rising Star” indeed slipped to a new series low Monday night.

The ABC reality show drew a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating with 3.55 million viewers. The figures were down by 10% and and 13% from last week’s levels.

The only positive about the performance is that it improved as the hour progressed. After opening with a 0.8 and 3.25 million viewers from 9-9:30PM, it jumped to a 1.0 with 3.84 million from 9:30-10PM.

The momentum ABC’s “Rising Star” appeared to be building two weeks ago is officially gone.

After enjoying a ratings uptick for its fourth episode, the music competition series has suffered two consecutive weeks of declines in the overnight household ratings.

This Sunday’s episode, in fact, reached a new series low.

After settling for a series low 2.5 last week, which was down from the prior week’s 2.8, this week’s edition posted a mere 2.1 overnight household rating.

While there is no guarantee the 16% drop will affect the adults 18-49 and total viewership numbers (last week’s segment drew a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating with 4.06 million viewers), there is no reason to believe the episode notably rebounded.

Next Sunday’s episode marks the commencement of the show’s Quarterfinals.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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