Katie Thurston’s season of “The Bachelorette” is in full swing, with the second episode airing on Monday, June 14, 2021, on ABC.
Following the community’s determination to maneuver ahead with out Chris Harrison because the host this season, many have been questioning if the scores could be affected, primarily as a result of so many followers vowed to cease watching.
The second episode of the favored actuality courting show fell to three.2 million whole viewers, which is down barely from the primary episode, according to TV Line. The outlet confirmed that probably the most watched show of the night time was really a rerun of “Neighborhood” that aired on CBS. The show drew 3.5 million viewers.
Interestingly, earlier than the episode aired, Thurston put a ballot on her Instagram Stories, asking followers why they tuned into the show. According to the Bachelor Data Instagram account, nearly all of individuals responded with “laughter and leisure,” with “love and romance” being the second hottest reply.
Here’s what it is advisable to know:
The Series Premiere of ‘The Bachelorette’ Had the Lowest Ratings within the History of the Show
While many followers have been excited to see Thurston kick off her journey to search out love, the premiere of “The Bachelorette” did not pull within the numbers that the franchise is used to seeing.
According to Deadline, the sequence premiere, which aired on Monday, June 7, 2021, did properly on the night time total with “3.59 [million] viewers and a 0.9 ranking within the 18-49 demographic, per early Nielsen Live+Same Day numbers.”
The premiere was an all-time low for the franchise. “[The] premiere fell from its earlier bow in October 2020 (4.76M, 1.3) by 24% in viewers and four-tenths in ranking,” Deadline reported.
For comparability functions, Clare Crawley’s season of “The Bachelorette” noticed 4.76 million viewers tune in to the premiere in October 2020, in keeping with Deadline.
Harrison Will Not Be Returning as Host
Just a couple of hours after “The Bachelorette” premiere aired, Deadline reported that Harrison wouldn’t be returning to the franchise sooner or later — his destiny had been sealed. The longtime host reportedly acquired a mid-eight-figure payout, and had agreed to some form of non-disclosure as a part of his exit phrases.
“The confidential settlement with franchise producers and distributor Warner Horizon was lastly reached after another flurry of forwards and backwards between the events and Bachelor broadcaster ABC on Monday night time,” Deadline reported on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.
The subsequent day, Harrison took to Instagram to say his goodbyes to Bachelor Nation.
“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 have made collectively. While my two-decade journey is wrapping up, the friendships I’ve made will final a lifetime,” he captioned a photograph of himself standing on the “After the Final Rose” stage.
Several former “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” cast members took to the feedback part to submit their properly needs to Harrison. You can learn lots of the feedback right here.
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