It’s hard to believe that The Bachelor has been around for 20 cycles. The ratings have come way down over the years and few of the show’s couples have stayed together but this reality show keeps coming back nonetheless. And now, ABC has added an after-show called Bachelor Live. Could this be too much? Will The Bachelor be renewed for a 21st season or will it finally be cancelled? Stay tuned.
This time around, Ben Higgins from Denver, an account manager for a software company, is the one looking for love among 28 ladies. Chris Harrison returns as the host.
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.
3/15 update: You can see the rest of the latest night’s ratings.
For comparisons: The 19th cycle of The Bachelor averaged a 2.35 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 8.20 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 Bachelor TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a 21st season?