ABC is still looking for love. Today, the network announced they’ve renewed The Bachelor TV show for a 23rd season.
The long-running reality competition show, hosted by Chris Harrison, just finished its 22nd season, which followed 36-year-old race car driver Arie Luyendyk Jr. as he met, courted, and weeded out 29 potential “soul mates” in his quest for “true love,” before proposing, then rescinding his proposal, and choosing a different “true love,” in the bitter end.
A Look at the Ratings:
The Bachelor has been a hit for ABC since it premiered in 2002, so it’s no surprise the show’s been renewed. Season 22, which just wrapped, averaged a 1.71 rating in the 18-49 demo and 6.331 million viewers, making it ABC’s highest-rated unscripted series for the 2017-2018 season.
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ABC’s “The Bachelor,” a pop-culture sensation, has encouraged millions of viewers for over two decades to find their own fairytale romances while the original hit primetime romance reality series continues to offer unpredictable, sexy, emotional, over-the-top fun. The relaxed format guarantees more “OMG,” jaw-dropping moments. Bachelor Nation has made this romantic rollercoaster ride one of television’s top social media and watercooler shows, as one lucky man and 30 lucky women have the unique opportunity to find true love.
“The Bachelor” featured its 22nd season finale on Monday, March 5, leading ABC to win the night in Adults 18-49 over “The Voice”-led NBC. In addition, ABC dominated Monday’s prime with Adults 18-34, beating NBC by 67% with “The Bachelor” as the night’s No. 1 TV show. Featuring a big turnout for “The Bachelor: After the Final Rose” on Tuesday, March 6, ABC nearly caught perennial Tuesday leader NBC in Adults 18-49 (with just 2-tenths of a rating point between the two networks), while winning the night outright among Adults 18-34. “The Bachelor: After the Final Rose” ran within 1-tenth of a rating point with NBC’s “This Is Us” as Tuesday’s No. 1 TV show in Adults 18-49 and ranked No. 1 among Adults 18-34 and key Women (W18-34/W18-49).
Hosted by Chris Harrison, “The Bachelor” is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television. Mike Fleiss, Elan Gale, Bennett Graebner and Nicole Woods are the executive producers.”
What do you think? Do you watch The Bachelor? Will you watch season 23?