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Ratings: ‘Rising Star’ Debuts Decent Following Low ‘Wipeout’ Return

NBC edges ABC despite down ”America’s Got Talent“

NBC finished first in both the key demographic and overall viewers on Sunday, even with lower numbers for “America’s Got Talent.”

ABC’s “Rising Star” debuted to a 1.5 rating in the crucial 18-49 demo even after its lead-in, “Wipeout,” premiered to an all-time low of 1.0, according to preliminary numbers. Ratings for “Rising Star” may change, because it aired live in three time zones and live ratings are subject to variation.

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NBC had a 1.4 rating/4 share in 18-49 and 5.4 million total viewers. Following a rerun, “America’s Got Talent” at 9 p.m. dipped 19 percent from its last original to a 2.1/6. It had 8 million viewers. Despite the dip, it had the highest ratings and viewership of the night.

ABC was second in ratings with a 1.3/4 and in viewers with 4.3 million. “Wipeout” at 7 premiered to a 1.0/3 and 3.5 million viewers. “Rising Star” at 9 debuted to a 1.5/5 and 5 million viewers.

Univision was third in ratings with a 1.1/3 and fourth in viewers with 2.7 million.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 0.9/3 and fifth in viewers with 1.9 million. “Enlisted” at 7 had a 0.3/1 and 941,000 viewers. Repeats followed.

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CBS and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.4/1. CBS was third in viewers with 4.2 million. Telemundo was sixth with 907,000.

For CBS, “60 Minutes” at 7 had a 0.5/2 — down 44 percent from last week — and 6.5 million viewers. Reruns followed.