‘Bachelorette’ premiere rankings drop from final two seasons
“The Bachelorette” Season 17 premiere on Monday noticed a loss in viewership.
Roughly 1.3 million individuals between the ages of 25-54 tuned in to observe Katie Thurston begin her journey to search out love. Total, viewership equaled about 3.77M viewers.
As compared, roughly 1.8 million individuals in the identical demo watched Matt James’ debut because the “Bachelor” lead on January 4th, with 5.2M whole viewers.
However neither got here near the 2 million individuals (similar demo) who caught the premiere of Clare Crawley’s short-lived season because the bachelorette again in October 2020. Total, although, about 5 million watched her first episode.
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In the meantime, ABC’s strongest present on Monday night time was “The Good Physician” with 3.92 million individuals tuning in for the Season 4 finale.
On Tuesday, Chris Harrison, ABC, and Warner Bros. TV confirmed his departure because the longtime host of the truth TV relationship present after his racism controversy.
‘The Bachelorette’ stars new lead Katie Thurston. (ABC/Andrew Eccles)
“Chris Harrison is stepping apart as host of ‘The Bachelor’ franchise. We’re grateful for his many contributions over the previous 20 years and need him all the perfect on his new journey,” Warner Horizon and ABC Leisure mentioned in a press release obtained by Fox Information.
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Harrison posted a message to followers on his Instagram. “I’ve had a very unbelievable run as host of ‘The Bachelor’ franchise and now I’m excited to begin a brand new chapter. I’m so grateful to Bachelor Nation for the entire recollections we’ve made collectively. Whereas my two-decade journey is wrapping up, the friendships I’ve made will final a lifetime,” he wrote.
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Through the present season, former “Bachelorette” leads Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe are co-hosting.
No everlasting alternative has been introduced but.