This Sunday night show really screwed with my schedule. I’m a creature of habit when it comes to this show (and a lot of other things for that matter). So not only throwing a show on a night that wasn’t a Monday, but the couple that with the fact I was still in CA last night and had to watch the show 3 hrs behind everybody was annoying. Hence the reason there was no live tweeting. Not only that, it ends at 10pm Pacific time, my body is still feeling two hours ahead, and I was dead tired trying to write this column after the show last night (plus, the year older I got over the weekend might’ve had something to do with it). All in all, it’s just screwing up my mojo. So I started writing a little bit after the show, woke up early this morning to finish it up, took Olivia and Nicholas to school, came back and wrote a little more, then am heading to the airport for a noon flight. I land at 5:00 CST, so I should get back to my house right before it starts airing tonight so I can live tweet, but man ABC, quit putting shows on Sunday night. And yes, I will have some whine with that cheese.
Speaking of Nicholas, apologizes for all those that tuned in to Thursday night’s show for the last 15 minutes only to see him chomping away on his gum. He doesn’t always chew like that but because he knew people were watching him and he loves being a ham, that’s how he acted. Oh well. I’m in CA again for 4th of July weekend and I get in on Thursday, so good chance you’ll see them again on Thursday night the 3rd. I will make sure he has no gum anywhere near him. I watched those last 15 minutes back and it even started bothering me, so I can imagine how it was to viewers. My apologies.
Some “Bachelor in Paradise” news. I kinda touched on this in Thursday’s live video chat, but there are way more than 20 names that I’m hearing are doing it. And a lot of names I’m hearing are people that are basically just showing up for one or two episodes. I wish I could tell you what that means, but I can’t since nobody knows what the hell this show is gonna be about. So maybe if you start following some of these people on Twitter that I released to be on the show, even if they have some tweets during filming doesn’t necessarily mean they aren’t on the show. They maybe just haven’t arrived yet. I know Jason and Molly are making an appearance because they said as much on their podcast, but they don’t even know when they’re heading down there or what they’re doing. I still don’t understand why they would go with this concept about trying to form more couples from this franchise. The names of these people on the show, a lot of them have already met outside the show, and any hookups or “relationships” would basically just be a showmance. I can’t imagine any of them are really taking this seriously. Well, except maybe AshLee Frazier. She would probably pay THEM to be on it to date someone from this franchise. Bat. Sh**. Crazy. Ask anyone.
Had a brain fart on the group date spoiler tonight that a couple readers emailed and tweeted me about. In the 11 guys on the basketball date, I had Nick’s name twice and Josh’s wasn’t. Obviously if the other Nick was gone in episode 2, he couldn’t possibly be on the group date. My cutting and pasting went awry for this one. I apologize. That’s been changed, since the other Nick is gone and Josh is still there, so both Josh and Nick are on tonight’s basketball date. Which ironically enough is the only group date the two of them are on all season together. This has been updated in the episode-by-episode spoilers.
The ratings are in from last night, and safe to say ABC will probably never be running any new episodes on a Sunday night ever again. DI-SAS-TER. A 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demo and 4.9 million viewers? Ouch. Frankly, that’s horrible for this show. They’ll improve tonight because it’s back in its regular time slot and not on a holiday, but that’s a terrible number. Last week I said I expect it to consistently be in the 6 million viewers a week stage for the rest of the season. I take that back now. Probably looking at 5 to 5 ½ million a week, with the ending of the season hitting the 6′s and the finale reaching 7-8 million.