Rising Star Semifinal Recap: Killing Me Slowly… With Their Songs
Off the top of my head, I’d like to throw out a few important new guidelines for Season 2 of Rising Star — while acknowledging that the months old, unchecked Powerball ticket in my wallet is as likely to make all my dreams come true as ABC’s woeful reality-singing competition is to return in 2015: READ MORE
Ratings: Teen Choice Awards Steady, Rising Star Drops to New Low
Fox’s broadcast of the Teen Choice awards — which among other things reminded us of the painful truth that KUWK has been on for 10 dang seasons — on Sunday night drew Read More
Rising Star Recap: I Know It's Not Much… Is This the Best They Can Do?
It won’t be easy, but for the first three paragraphs of tonight’s Rising Star quarterfinal-round recap, I’m going to be unabashedly positive, determined to grab the reins and hold back any/all negative commentary. I won’t even take the easy road with deliberately neutral reporting like, “I saw Kesha’s side-boob” or “host Josh Groban wore Read More
Ratings: Wipeout, Rising Star Hit Lows
ABC’s Wipeout this Sunday drew 3.2 million total viewers and a 0.8 demo rating, tumbling 22 and 27 percent to series lows.
Leading out of that, Rising Star Read More
Rising Star Recap: Exception to the Duels
Quick, say something nice about Rising Star! And no, “it’s no longer clogging up my DVR with its tuneless discharge” does not count as “nice.”
Maybe I ought to go first? Ummm… Read More
Rising Star Recap: Unbearable Slightness of Singing
An almost unbeatable favorite emerged Sunday night in the battle for Rising Star‘s Season 1 crown, and, so, please kindly put your hands together for “None of the Above.” Read More
Rising Star Recap: If a Contestant Falls on a Reality Show, and Everyone Is Doing Their Dishes...
“Blah Blah Blah,” goes one of the more memorable refrains from The Artist Formerly Known as Ke$ha. (Please take a moment of silence on behalf of the dropped dollar sign.)
On tonight’s installment of ABC’s Rising Star Read More
Rising Star Recap: Get It Wall You Can
“I think it’s all about heart,” declared Ludacris, kicking off this week’s episode of Rising Star — and in the process, betraying a fundamental misunderstanding of why people enjoy reality-singing competitions. “America wants to know if you have heart!”
No, Luda, America wants to know Read More
Rising Star Recap: Wall You Were Sleeping [Updated]
Oh, come on, it’s not all dark clouds and Kardashian hindquarter selfies over at ABC’s Rising Star. After a critically maligned and ratings-challenged premiere last week, the good news is that the possibility of week-to-week viewership declines could make things exciting for folks who stay loyal to the not-entirely-tuneful cause. Read More
Ratings: Special Talent Tops Rising Star, Enlisted Drops With Finale
NBC’s shameless bit of Sunday night counterprogramming paid off, as a special edition of America’s Got Talent handily won the night in both total viewers (with 8 million) and in the demo (scoring a 2.1 rating) — though the competition series was down Read More