Every season of The Bachelor, we look forward to the “Women Tell All” special for answers on some of the most intriguing moments of the “journey.” But it seems like we were the only ones who wanted to watch Juan Pablo Galavis face down the 17 ladies who showed up to air their grievances, as ratings dropped to a series low.
Coming off a week with two exciting episodes, the Hometown Dates and Fantasy Suites, the March 3 WTA was quite a disappointment, ratings-wise. The episode pulled in a 2.2 rating, tying a series low as well as a Season 18 low, with a 6 ratings share for its 90-minute episode. Episode 7 in Miami, which saw Sharleen Joynt walk out on her own and frontrunner Nikki Ferrell meet Juan Pab’s daughter, also pulled in the 2.2 low.
A year ago, Sean Lowe faced off with a still-angry AshLee Frazier on his “Women Tell All” special, and the ladies attacked Tierra LiCausi for her eyebrow, sparkle, and antagonizing behavior on Season 17. According to TV by the Numbers, the 2013 WTA grabbed a 2.8 rating and 7 share in the 18-49 demographic.
So, how many fewer folks tuned in, and why? Not a lot less, actually. While Sean had 8.53 million people watch, Juan Pablo tried to explain himself to 7.91 million. The biggest difference between the two years is that JPG had to compete with ratings giant The Voice on NBC, now in its second week of the season. The singing competition stole 15.65 million viewers and pulled a 4.5 rating with a 12 ratings share in the key demographic. Are some of those channel-changing TV watchers fans of love, roses, and drama? Probably.
What do you think about Juan Pablo’s low ratings this season? Are The Voice, the Olympics, and other popular ratings rivals to blame, or have people just lost interest in the dating show?
Sources: TV by the Numbers, TV by the Numbers