ABC will continue to play matchmaker in the 2022-23 television season. The Bachelor has been renewed for a 27th season on the alphabet network.
A dating reality series, The Bachelor TV show is hosted by former Bachelor and professional football player Jesse Palmer. Season 26 followed Clayton Echard as he met, courted, and weeded out 31 potential “soul mates” in his quest for “true love.” A 28-year-old medical sales representative from Eureka in Missouri, Echard was previously cast in the 18th season of The Bachelorette. In the end, Echard chose and proposed to Susie Evans but she turned him down. It was revealed in the After the Rose special which followed the finale that they were still together. After a season away, filming returned to the Villa de la Vina mansion, aka The Bachelor Mansion.
Airing primarily on Monday nights, the 26th season of The Bachelor averaged a 0.81 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 3.66 million viewers. Compared to season 25, that’s down by 40% in the demo and down by 31% in viewership in the live+same day ratings (including DVR playback through 3:00 AM). It’s one of the top performer performers when compared to ABC’s other unscripted shows.
The 27th season of The Bachelor is expected to debut in early 2023. Season 19 of The Bachelorette debuts on July 11th and season eight of Bachelor in Paradise is expected to air before the end of the year.
Today, ABC also renewed America’s Funniest Home Videos (season 33), American Idol (season 21), Big Sky (season three), Celebrity Wheel of Fortune (season three), The Conners (season five), Home Economics (season three), A Million Little Things (season five), Shark Tank (season 14), and The Wonder Years (season two).
What do you think? Did you enjoy the 26th season of The Bachelor on ABC? Are you glad to know that the show has been renewed for season 27?