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Bachelor Pad: ABC Reality Show Spin-off; Cancel or Keep It?

IMAGEABC’s reality show franchise of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette expanded this week as the network added a third program, Bachelor Pad. Will this new TV show perform as well as its predecessors or will it be quickly cancelled?

Hosted by Chris Harrison and Melissa Rycroft, Bachelor Pad brings 19 former contestants of The Bachelor and Bachelorette under one roof. While they compete to win the $250,000 prize, they also get to know each other and find new friends and romance. Each week, contestants are voted out of the competition by their housemates.

The two-hour series premiere of Bachelor Pad attracted a 2.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 6.37 million viewers. That was enough to put it in first place in the timeslot for its first hour and second place for the second hour.

While that’s a decent start for a summer reality series, ABC execs were likely hoping for a lot better performance for a show that’s connected to their Bachelor/Bachelorette franchise and received a whole lot of promotion.

New shows typically drop in the ratings for week two so we’ll have to wait to see if these numbers hold up. If they do, it seems reasonable to assume that ABC will bring Bachelor Pad back for season two next summer.

What do you think? Is Bachelor Pad a keeper or would you like to see it cancelled? What do you like or dislike about it?


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{ 40 comments… read them below or add one }

karolla August 18, 2012 at 8:09 am

KEEP IT !!! The best show ever… It’s even better than the oryginal reality show: Bachelor/Bachelorette… I love it :)


Sandra Mckenna January 4, 2011 at 11:48 pm

There absolutely HAS to be a 2nd season for Bachelor Pad!!!!
I loved the show and cant wait to see it again!!!


Susan October 7, 2010 at 11:38 am

Thought this was a big yawn (although I was faithful to the end ). Wouldn’t bother if it
came around again. Had about all of the whiny, bikiniclad girls I can handle!!!


Judy September 20, 2010 at 7:59 pm

I loved bachelor pad it was fun to watch., with all the love triangles and who was going to be with who at the end? Keeo it coming for nexr season.


Chloe September 14, 2010 at 5:01 pm

If you don’t like to watch it, don’t!
It was entertaining and perfect summer fun!!!!


Chloe September 14, 2010 at 5:00 pm

KEEP! IT WAS SO ENTERTAINING AND FUN. I thought the ending was kind of just luck, when they had worked so hard to get there, with the Share / Keep thing. I adored this show. It was great for summer, and I got excited for each new episode. KEEP KEEP KEEP


aantiquedealer September 14, 2010 at 11:07 am

KEEP! It was great fun. I have watched every season of the Bachelor/Bachelorette and I thought Bachelor Pad was a hoot!


Linda September 14, 2010 at 6:58 am

Thought the determination of winner was bad, should have been Q&A about others or some other means. Did not like the way the winner was determined.


Leeyen September 8, 2010 at 8:07 pm

Cancelled!! this show is too far from romantic bunch of users because of big money involved this garbage show might reflect Bachelor & Bachelotte


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