According to TVbytheNumbers, the finale rose up to a 1.9 in the 18-49 demo, and the “After the Final Rose” notched an impressive 2.1. Although these ratings were slightly under those from last year’s Desiree Hartsock outing, Andi’s shocking conclusion did pretty well. The “ATFR” even tied with American Ninja Warrior, and beat out MasterChef and Under the Dome!
We all know why these episodes did so well: There was crazy drama that went down both before and after the final rose was dealt — and we’re still not over it. Throughout the season, Nick was rewarded with many roses and passionate kisses, while Josh was constantly questioned and doubted. However, as we all watched, Andi was madly in love with Josh from the first night!
But that wasn’t the only bombshell of the night. First and foremost, Nick got sent home before the Final Rose ceremony. Woah. If that breakup wasn’t a tearjerker, we don’t know what is! Of course, Nick was surprised — and we were with him — but Andi was doing exactly as she was told, as the night before, Nick told her that he wouldn’t propose unless she reciprocated his feelings. Most surprising of all: Nick’s incredibly low blow. We get that he was heartbroken and bitter, but rather than making peace with his ex, he asked Andi why she “made love to him” on national television. Not cool, Nick.
As for Josh, while Nick and Andi’s breakup caused us to break out in tears, Josh’s proposal did the same — but out of happiness. His very long proposal was unbelievably romantic, and you could clearly see (and hear) that the two were madly in love. Aww.
Congratulations to the happy couple!
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