Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Ratings: “The Bachelorette” Wins Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals, Narrowly Defeats “The Neighborhood”


Last night’s Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals pitted the Montreal Canadiens against the Tampa Bay Lighting.

The winner? “The Bachelorette.” ABC’s moronic soap opera scored 3.3 million viewers vs hockey’s 2.56 million on NBC. Puck you, NHL!

“The Bachelorette” is still bringing in low numbers, but now the NHL managed to go lower. CBS’s “The Neighborhood” almost tied the Chris Harrison-less dating game show with 3.02 million.

And this was even with Montreal winning the game, and thwarting Tampa Bay’s chance of winning the Stanley Cup with four games in a row! That drama was less important than which of those numbskulls Katie kissed and bestowed a rose.

Chris Harrison should have gotten tickets to the game and sat where the cameras could see him. Now that would have been a twist worthy of Bachelor Nation!

By the way, the worst show on TV this summer, ABC’s “The Celebrity Dating Game,” which follows “The Bachelorette,” had 1.54 million viewers.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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