Friday, April 12, 2024

Last Week’s Ratings for “The Bachlorette” Dropped to Lowest Ever Numbers, 25% Down in the Key Age Group


Are you watching “The Bachelorette” on ABC tonight?

Just asking because last week’s numbers were shockingly bad. The series in its 17th season fell by 25% in the key age group, and 17.5% in total audience.

The actual number was 3.1 million, the lowest rating ever for “The Bachelorette” or “The Bachelor.”

I don’t know what’s going on with the show. Last week, I was washing my hair and missed the latest shenanigans among these sociopaths. But I do know that since Chris Harrison was bounced, the whole thing has toppled. Over 600,000 viewers have exited since the first episode of this season. Maybe everyone’s watching “F-Boy Island,” on HBOMax, which I thought was a parody or a spin off from “30 Rock.”

Anyway, we’ll see who tunes in tonight for this claptrap, and if the numbers can somehow be spun to say ABC won the night, but lost the war.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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