CBS earned the top prime time ratings Sunday aided by Big Brother which, as usual, was the night’s No. 1 show. ABC’s Rising Star, however, took a serious hit, with ratings dropping 23% from last week.
A new app for smartphones and tablets lets viewers of the new ABC talent series vote in real time during the live broadcast to determine whether singers move on to the next round or go home. The technology making this real-time audience interaction possible is Screenz’ Real Time Platform, a cloud-based solution that in testing has demonstrated the ability to process more than 100 million interactions per minute.
ABC’s Rising Star got off to an OK start last night, at least according to the first batch of Nielsen data. The true performance of the show won’t be clear until later today, when time zone-adjusted fast nationals are released, since Star airs live across every time zone and fast nationals don’t take time zones into account. But early numbers suggest a so-so showing for the singing competition, which averaged a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.