The Bachelorette: Summer 2012 Ratings

2012 ratings for Bachelorette on ABCHere are the latest ratings for The Bachelorette TV series. Emily Maynard won Brad Womack’s hand on The Bachelor but that relationship later ended. She returns to the mansion to try to find a mate out of 25 handsome gentlemen. The eighth season of The Bachelorette typically airs Monday nights on the ABC network.

These are the TV show’s ratings for the 2011-12 season, the best way to tell if The Bachelorette is going to be cancelled or renewed for season nine. Check out our ABC summer ratings report card to see how this show’s numbers compare with the others on the network.

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Final season averages: 2.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 7.50 million total viewers.

Episode 08-12: Sunday, 07/22/12 (After the Final Rose)
3.1 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 8.80 million.
Season averages: 2.45 in the demo with 7.50 million.

Episode 08-11: Sunday, 07/22/12
3.1 in the demo (+41% episode-to-episode change) with 8.86 million.
Season averages: 2.39 in the demo with 7.39 million.

Episode 08-10: Monday, 07/16/12
2.2 in the demo (-12% episode-to-episode change) with 7.16 million.
Season averages: 2.32 in the demo with 7.24 million.

Episode 08-09: Monday, 07/09/12
2.5 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 8.11 million.
Season averages: 2.33 in the demo with 7.25 million.

Episode 08-08: Monday, 07/02/12
2.5 in the demo (+9% episode-to-episode change) with 7.49 million.
Season averages: 2.31 in the demo with 7.14 million.

Episode 08-07: Monday, 06/25/12
2.3 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 7.03 million.
Season average: 2.29 in the demo with 7.09 million.

Episode 08-06: Monday, 06/18/12
2.3 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 7.04 million.
Season average: 2.28 in the demo with 7.10 million.

Episode 08-05: Monday, 06/11/12
2.3 in the demo (+5% episode-to-episode change) with 7.43 million.
Season average: 2.28 in the demo with 7.11 million.

Episode 08-04: Monday, 06/04/12
2.2 in the demo (+16% episode-to-episode change) with 6.777 million.
Season average: 2.27 in the demo with 7.04 million.

Episode 08-03: Monday, 05/28/12
1.9 in the demo (-21% episode-to-episode change) with 5.79 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.30 in the demo with 7.12 million.

Episode 08-02: Monday, 05/21/12
2.4 in the demo (-8% episode-to-episode change) with 7.53 million; tied for second at 9pm, tied for first at 10pm.
Season average: 2.50 in the demo with 7.79 million.

Episode 08-01: Monday, 05/14/12
2.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 8.05 million total viewers.
Season average: 2.60 in the demo with 8.05 million.

Not an impressive start for the new season but not a terrible one either. Year-to-year, ABC was down by 7% in the demo (vs a 2.8 rating) and down by 11% in total viewers (vs 9.02 million).


Reference point: The Summer 2011 season averaged a 2.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 8.33 million viewers.

Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. 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 Bachelorette TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a ninth season?

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7 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Adam Chapa says

    Yes I do think that “The Bachelortte” & “The Bachelor” is the wast of time, for someone who shollow people. Put something better on

  2. Mary Scott says

    I love the Bachelor and Bachelorette. Whether real or not, it is fun watching and a great diversion from daily tragic news. Keep the show going, please!

  3. stephanie ethington says

    dont like it. she should be with brad and i think that the show is about done. cant watch it with her on it.. i just think she shouldve stayed with brad.

  4. Rose Rosen says

    They should cancel the bachelorette , I think they made a mistake putting Emily again. When she lied the first time accepting the last bachelor and now she is the bachelorette. She just want the money and nothing else. There are many women who could do a better job. Emily is boring and unsincere. This show. Is over for me. I am not even watching it.

  5. robycop3 says

    The whole genre sux. I hope every one of these stupid dating-relationship shows tanx quickly. I’d sooner watch an old CONELRAD test pattern. Makes me glad to have over 150 channels & an X-Box 360.

    All such shows should be on their own net, named “Garbage Central”.

  6. Alana says

    Emily is a total bore and so are most of the poor men who were selected for this
    Season of The Bachelorette. Emily should just stay in North Carolina with
    her child. She is very insincere and I’m tired of her crocodile tears.

  7. LaJuan W says

    I haven’t watched this show for at lease 4 or 5 seasons. It lost its appeal for me. It is the same every season, just different people.

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