I’m not so sure I’m really digging the fact these two are already moving in together. Huh? They just met for the first time in March, and for the first two months they knew each other, she was dating other guys. So basically she’s know the guy since the first week of May. On Jimmy Kimmel last night, she admitted they’ve seen each other for a total of about 20 days since the show ended. And now they’re renting a place in San Diego together? Uhhhh, ok. Look, to each their own, but from today on, this is basically them starting their relationship. Those 20 days don’t count because you were holed up in a house not even allowed to walk outside. But they’re going to live together? Oh boy. Just trying to be realistic here, but four months before meeting Roberto, if work didn’t tell her to come back, this chick was falling for Jake big time. Hey, maybe these two will live a long and happy life together and have a bunch of little Roberto’s with bushy eyebrows and a sweat problem running around in the near future. I’m just not betting any money they will.
So where does the show go from here? Well, judging by last night’s numbers? Nowhere. The show is perfectly fine which is great news to me. Check out what Variety.com had today regarding last night’s show:
ABC’s “The Bachelorette,” which has emerged as television’s top-rated series in recent weeks, ended its season with strong numbers, including the franchise’s best finale numbers since February 2004.
According to preliminary nationals from Nielsen, “The Bachelorette” averaged a big 3.7 rating/11 share in adults 18-49 and 11.6 million viewers overall for its two-hour finale, with the post-game wrap-up special “After the Final Rose” faring about the same (3.8/11 in 18-49, 11.4 million viewers overall). When final averages are released this afternoon, the show is expected to rise nearly 10% above its finale score of last summer (3.5/10); and for the season, its average outperformed last year’s by 14% in adults 18-49 and by 1.5 million viewers overall.
So for everyone that you heard say this year, “This show is so boring”, “Worst season yet”, “I hate Ali”, uhhhhh, those people were in the minority. This show isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. And we all know what that means, don’t we? More spoilers for Reality Steve! Weeeeee!!!! Hey, that’s two “Weeeeee’s!!!!” in one column. I’m getting a little excited over here. Excuse me. My point being just because you may not like it, doesn’t mean 11 million other people won’t. It’s the same thing every year, people say they’re tired of it, they want new blood, they’re sick of the repetitive storylines with the girlfriends back home, then bam! The show has their best finale numbers in six years. Never fails. And yes ABC, you can thank me for that as well.
Which brings us to next season of the “Bachelor”. Obviously they haven’t announced who it’s going to be yet, although it’s Chris’ if he wants it. Here’s the thing about those who think Chris might not be able to carry a show (me included): it doesn’t matter. The show is never about the one “Bachelor” or “Bachelorette”. Ask yourself this, when you talk about the show the next day to your friends (especially this season), what was always the main topic? Exactly. The guys in the house. The show is made in the casting of the 25 “characters”, not the lead. You ran to work the next morning after Justin got booted and talked about him. You couldn’t wait to talk to your friends about what Frank did. Or Kasey getting his tattoo. Even more proof that it really doesn’t matter who they cast in the lead role, people are still going to watch, because it’s about the drama in the house. And if they do cast Chris, they’ve got a built-in storyline since every hopeless romantic wants to see him find love now after what happened. The formula never fails. They’d be stupid to cast someone not from this show.