TV Ratings 2/18 – The Bachelor and The Following Surge

The-Bachelor-W4recap

The Bachelor’s hometown dates are typically a ratings win for ABC’s reality darling, but this season’s was especially rewarding building on last week’s 13 percent lift from its previous week, Bachelor picked up an additional 11 percent lift as Sean Lower and his bad veneers sent Danielle packing.  Some fans are already begging for Danielle to be the next Bachelorette, but after that freak-show of a hometown … really?

The Following, which we called out for some really lax suspension of belief work here but we really do still like the show, for now, rebounded from its dip last week.  If you recall,  The Following caused fan’s hearts to skip a beat when it dropped an alarming 17 percent last week.  The Kevin Bacon lead drama has been on the receiving end of some pretty harsh criticism for playing fast and loose with reality, and it seemed like that might have been taking a toll until this week when The Following surged with, wait for it, 17 percent gains.  And that despite the fact that Bones was down a smidge.  So The Following is back on solid ground.

The CW reports nothing but woe.  Bother Carrie Diaries and 90210 hit series lows in demos, and 90210 only delivered 500,000 live viewers.  Renewal seems unlikely there.  Stay tuned.


Leave a Reply

Why American Idol 2018 Doesn’t Measure Up to the Original
Which NCIS LA Cast Members Will Have the Most Success When the Show Ends?
If You Miss “Unsolved Mysteries” Here are Five Shows Worth Watching
What is the Cast of “Dukes of Hazzard” up to Today?
Can We Stop with All of the Baseless Fan Theories Already?
10 Predictions We’re Making About the Movie “Rush Hour 4”
Why Ed Norton in “Primal Fear” is the Best Movie Debut Performance Ever
The Top Five Talia Shire Movie Roles Outside of The Rocky Movies
The Top Uses of Al Jolson Songs in Movies or TV
The Making of the Perfect Strangers Theme Song
The Top Five Songs from the Ghostbusters 2 Soundtrack
The Top Five Songs on the Collateral Beauty Soundtrack
Five Things You Didn’t Know About Mackenzie Dern
Secrets on How Sports Stars Keep Their Fitness Up
Snoop Dogg Explains Hockey Rules and Culture In Video Series For NHL Playoffs
We’re Praying That Floyd Mayweather Fights in the MMA
Pneumatic Overwatch Doomfist Guantlet Made In Real Life With 2,600 Pounds Of Punching Force
Shigeru Miyamoto is Officiall Not Allowed to Bike to Work for Fear of “Frogger”
Watch Jeff Goldblum Hilariously Read Famous Video Game Dialogue
The 10 Most Overpowered Weapons In Video Gaming History
Paying Tribute to 80s Movie Legend Martha Plimpton
What has Kat Dennings Been Up to Since “Two Broke Girls?”
What is Sherilyn Fenn Up to These Days?
The Evolution of Scott Caan from Varsity Blues to Today