- Despite the fact that fans were upset with the overlong break-up scene in Monday night’s “The Bachelor” episode, people couldn’t help but watch the second part of the finale.
- The ratings remained steady for the second part of the finale, which aired on Tuesday night.
- Monday’s ratings were a high for Arie Luyendyk’s season, which struggled all season long.
No matter how much people say they hate it, they will still tune in to watch “The Bachelor.”
Monday night’s “The Bachelor” finale, part one of two, faced criticism for its masterful manipulation of a woman’s pain. People were not happy with the way the finale’s big break-up was filmed, including former contestants. Some of those people expressed their thoughts on Twitter while the episode aired, begging for the hard-to-watch scenes to stop.
After a season of low ratings and a rather bland bachelor in Arie Luyendyk Jr., ABC was clearly desperate for a hit. So the network must have been filled with glee when Arie decided that Becca, who he chose as the winner and proposed to (she said yes), was not the woman for him. He suddenly decided he’d made the wrong decision, and said he wanted to get back together with Lauren, the runner-up.
Variety reports that the Nielsen ratings for the episode on Tuesday night remained steady compared to Monday’s ratings. On Tuesday, “The Bachelor” averaged a 2.2 rating in adults 18-49 and 7.7 million viewers, compared to the 2.2 and 7.9 million it drew on Monday night, a season high.
In part two of the finale on Tuesday, Arie tried and succeeded to get Lauren back, who he had dumped in favor of Becca. Arie proposed to Lauren live on TV, and Becca was announced as the next star of “The Bachelorette.”
Considering that fans made billboards and sent Becca money on Venmo for wine to get over Arie, “The Bachelorette” will probably see pretty solid ratings when it airs on ABC in the spring.