I didn’t see it, don’t ask me to figure out what happened.
But “The Bachelor” fell to its lowest rating of this season and second lowest of all time on Monday night with “The Women Tell All.”
This is the 12th year of “The Bachelor” and the 25th “season.” It’s also been an utter disaster on the part of the show with a racism scandal that has sunk the whole enterprise.
Matt James is the first Black Bachelor, and there’s nothing wrong with him. But his apathetic approach to the contestants was followed by his choosing of a white woman who turned out to have a racist past.
Then host Chris Harrison was interviewed by former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay, and the results were explosive. Harrison has been replaced for the final show, which is live, by a former NFL player who is Black. Then Lindsay suffered some blowback for saying all the right things and announced she was disassociating herself with the franchise. Could things have gone any more wrong?
Monday night’s episode scored just 4.69 million viewers and dropped in the key demo, too. The show lost about 800,000 viewers from the previous week. That’s steep! ABC and the production should be concerned they’ve really wrecked their little business. I doubt Chris Harrison will come back from this.