Last year, when The Bachelorette TV show kicked off on ABC, fans entered into it without cancellation or renewal concerns, because it had already been renewed. As the 14th season dawns, there is no such guarantee. That said, historically, the series has done pretty well for a summertime reality TV series. Can it keep going strong? Will The Bachelorette be cancelled or renewed for season 15? Stay tuned.
An ABC “reality” dating competition, in season 14, The Bachelorette follows Becca Kufrin — an alumna of the Arie Luyendyk, Jr. season of The Bachelor — on her quest for true love. Fans will remember Arie rescinded his proposal to this Minnesotan on live TV, for the love of runner-up Lauren Burnham. This time out, Becca and host Chris Harrison will welcome celebrity guests including Lil John, Fred Willard, Richard Marx, Wayne Newton, Morgan Evans, and Keyshawn Johnson, as well as notable franchise alumni, like Rachel Lindsay. Locations will include Park City, Utah; Richmond, Virginia; Nassau, in The Bahamas; and Chiang Mai, Thailand, as well as the traditional “hometown” dates.
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.
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For comparisons: The 13th cycle of The Bachelorette averaged a 1.58 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.892 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 still like The Bachelorette TV series? Should ABC cancel or renew this reality TV show for season 15?