Summer is here, and The Bachelorette TV show is back for its 15th season on ABC. While it didn’t seem likely to be cancelled, this season’s renewal took a long time in coming. Is the Alphabet Network still in love with the format, or is the fire fading? Will The Bachelorette be cancelled or renewed for season 16? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
An ABC “reality” dating competition, in season 15, The Bachelorette follows former Miss Alabama USA Hannah Brown — an alumna of the most recent season of The Bachelor, featuring Colton Underwood. Fans will remember Colton ended their relationship the night Hannah met his family. This time out, Hannah and host Chris Harrison will welcome guests including celebrity couple Jason Biggs and Jenny Mollen, Boston Celtics’ Jaylen Brown and Terry Rozier, runway coach Miss J. Alexander, and drag queens Alyssa Edwards and Alaska. The 15th installment will also feature performances by Lukas Graham and Jake Owen, while locations will include Scotland, the Netherlands, Latvia, and Greece, 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 14th cycle of The Bachelorette averaged a 1.45 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.79 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 16?
*8/5/19 update: ABC has renewed The Bachelorette for a 16th season.