TV Ratings: ABC's 'Rising Star' outdone by 'America's Got Talent'

By Kyle Johnson,

ABC's new singing competition Rising Star appears to have been outdone in its debut on Sunday by NBC's America's Got Talent.

NBC topped the night with a 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 5.35 million viewers. An American Ninja Warrior repeat started the night off with a 1.0 in the demo, reports HitFix. America's Got Talent debuted out in its new time slot with a 2.1 rating in the demo, which was a weaker showing that last Tuesday's episode, which snagged a 2.6 rating.

ABC was right behind with a 1.3 rating and 4.27 million viewers. A new episode of Wipeout averaged a 0.8 rating in the demo. The alphabet network was likely hoping for higher numbers when a final tally came in, but Rising Star's live format wasn't enough to draw in all that many interested viewers.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, The show averaged a 1.5 rating in the 18-49 demo and 5 million viewers. Seeking some sort of optimistic news, ABC noted that their Rising Star app had been downloaded more than 1 million times.

Fox was the only other network to air any new episodes, managing to averaged a 0.9 demo rating and 1.88 million viewers. The cancelled Enlisted finished its series run with a whimper of a 0.3 rating in the demo.

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