We have to start this ratings article off with an admission: We somehow under-estimated Bachelor Nation. We figured that the Tuesday episode was going to draw good ratings, but who would’ve guessed that it would retain the entirety of what the show got the day before?
Tuesday’s episode of “The Bachelorette” drew a 2.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which keeps things consistent and also sets up now a solid two or so weeks without a new episode. Monday’s show has already been preempted in case the NBA Finals need the night; if not, a “Bachelor” special is going to air in its place.
While we’ve just spent a chunk of time praising “The Bachelorette” (which is ironic, given that their handling of the Chad situation is so problematic), we do have to submit now that it was still #2 on the night to “America’s Got Talent” with a 2.2 rating. The talent show did drop versus the premiere, but it feels obvious that the two reality shows going against each other hurt it a little bit. It really shouldn’t have too many other instances of this over the course of the season.
Elsewhere on the night, “Maya & Marty” (which was admittedly not as funny the second go-around) dropped to a 1.2 rating in its second airing, while over on Fox, “Coupled” somehow manages to still exist with a 0.5. We know the show has some fans, so for them, this is really just worth celebrating that it has not been canceled as of yet.
Tonight, we expect more of a quiet few hours with “MasterChef” and “Wayward Pines” serving as two of the top highlights. We’ll have to wait and see precisely what the numbers are tomorrow.
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