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Ratings: 'Rising Star' Rises But Goes Out With a Whimper Against VMAs
By Tony Maglio

Sunday's "Rising Star" finale had quite a bit to contend with in primetime — NFL football, "Big Brother," MTV's VMAs — and while the ABC singing competition rose versus last week, its season closed pretty quietly.

NBC was first in ratings with a 1.8 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and first in viewers with an average of 6.5 million, according to preliminary numbers.

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