Sean Lowe, a former suitor on The Bachelorette, is this season’s lead on The Bachelor. Will the likable entrepreneur continue to win over viewer hearts and help the ratings? Will this show ever be cancelled? We’ll have to watch and see.
The 17th season of The Bachelor typically airs Monday nights on the ABC network. Chris Harrison continues as host (and sometime referee).
Here are the TV show’s ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if The Bachelor is going to be cancelled or renewed for season 18.
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Final season averages: 2.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 8.50 million total viewers.
Episode 17-13: Monday, 03/11/13
3.8 in the demo (+9% change) with 10.81 million (+4% change).
Season averages: 2.78 in the demo with 8.50 million.
Episode 17-12: Monday, 03/11/13
3.5 in the demo (+25% change) with 10.42 million (+22% change).
Season averages: 2.70 in the demo with 8.31 million.
Episode 17-11: Monday, 03/04/13
2.8 in the demo (-3% change) with 8.53 million (-8% change).
Season averages: 2.63 in the demo with 8.11 million.
Episode 17-10: Monday, 02/25/13
2.9 in the demo (+12% change) with 9.23 million (+14% change).
Season averages: 2.61 in the demo with 8.07 million.
Episode 17-09: Tuesday, 02/19/13
2.6 in the demo (-13% change) with 8.11 million (-12% change).
Season averages: 2.58 in the demo with 7.94 million.
Episode 17-08: Monday, 02/18/13
3.0 in the demo (+11% change) with 9.26 million (+9% change).
Season averages: 2.58 in the demo with 7.92 million.
Episode 17-07: Monday, 02/11/13
2.7 in the demo (0% change) with 8.48 million (+8% change).
Season averages: 2.51 in the demo with 7.73 million.
Episode 17-06: Tuesday, 02/05/13
2.7 in the demo (+13% change) with 7.87 million (0% change).
Season averages: 2.48 in the demo with 7.61 million.
Episode 17-05: Monday, 02/04/13
2.4 in the demo (-4% change) with 7.90 million (0% change).
Season averages: 2.44 in the demo with 7.56 million.
Episode 17-04: Monday, 01/28/13
2.5 in the demo (0% change) with 7.90 million (+4% change).
Season averages: 2.45 in the demo with 7.47 million.
Episode 17-03: Monday, 01/21/13
2.5 in the demo (0% change) with 7.57 million (+1% change).
Season averages: 2.43 in the demo with 7.33 million.
Episode 17-02: Monday, 01/14/13
2.5 in the demo (+9% change) with 7.49 million (+8% change).
Season averages: 2.40 in the demo with 7.21 million.
Episode 17-01: Monday, 01/07/13
2.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.92 million total viewers.
Season averages: 2.3 in the demo with 6.92 million.
Year-to-year, the season debut of The Bachelor was down slightly in the demo (vs a 2.4 rating) and down by 860,000 viewers (vs 7.78 million).
Reference point: The 2011-12 season averaged a 2.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 8.25 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 still like The Bachelor TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for another season?
I LOVE THIS SHOW. PLEASE RENEW.
Seriously, if you watch this, explain to me why you watch this, I don’t get it.
I can’t understand why this crud is still on. It defies intelligence.