RISING STAR Finale Rises in Ratings for Second Week in a Row
The finale of ABC's "Rising Star" was up for the 2nd week in a row in Adults 18-49 (+13% - 0.9/3 vs. 0.8/2) and drew its biggest overall audience in 3 weeks (3.2 million) - since 8/3/14. The ABC unscripted series shot up from its first half-hour to its second half-hour by 25% among young adults (0.8/2 to 1.0/3).
Source: The Nielsen Company (Fast Affiliate, Live + Same Day Ratings), 08/24/14.
"Rising Star" completely reinvents the traditional singing competition as--for the first time ever--the audience has the final say in real time. The show follows a group of aspiring singers as they perform live. During the performances, viewers vote in real time via an App to determine if the singer will advance in the competition. If the voting reaches a certain threshold, the performer moves on. In addition, the performer can see how the voting is going throughout the performance, so the feedback is immediate and dramatic.
"Rising Star" is executive produced in the U.S. by Ken Warwick ("American Idol") and Nicolle Yaron ("The Voice"). The series is from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dick clark productions (dcp).