The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — typically around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
5/9 update: The Bachelor has been renewed for a 19th season by ABC.
Final season averages: 2.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 8.55 million total viewers.
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Last year comparison: The 17th season of The Bachelor averaged a 2.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 8.50 million total viewers.
Note: These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.
What do you think? Do you like The Bachelor TV series? Do you think it’s still worth watching?