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‘The Bachelor’ Poll: Who Will Get The Final Rose From The Three Women Left Vying For Peter’s Heart?

Hometowns are over, and now we move on to next week’s ‘Fantasy Suites” episode  of ABC’s The Bachelor, which we know already has some drama, because Madison is saving herself from marriage, and from all the previews an ultimatum may be given to Peter from her!

This season of The Bachelor is supposed to conclude with something that has never happened before, or is very drama-filled.

The question is: from the three women left in the reality-dating competition; does anyone of them get the final rose and Peter’s heart?

We have Hannah Ann, Madison and Victoria F. who will be on next week’s episode when the series heads to Australia for the seemingly all-important episode.

But will none of these women get a proposal? Will someone such as Hannah Brown come back at the end and stir things up? Is there someone else from Peter’s past about to pop up?

Vote below on who you think Peter chooses in the end in our ‘Bachelor’ Poll.  Then let us know in the comment section why you cast your vote that way.


REPORT: ‘The Bachelor’ EP’s Go Silent When Pressed on Race Issues That Have Plagued the Show During ABC TCA Panel

During Saturday’s ABC TCA Winter Press Tour panel called “Unscripted Storytelling”, multiple reports have surfaced that three producers of The Bachelor, reportedly were silent when posed a question from a member of the press in regards to the reality-dating series issues with race.

Bachelor producers Bennett Graebner, Jason Ehrlich, and Claire Freeland handled numerous questions about the franchise from the press alongside Dancing with the Stars, Jeopardy!, Shark Tank and Judge Steve Harvey producers and questions on their shows.

However. when NPR’s media analyst and critic Eric Deggans asked The Bachelor producers to respond to the criticism they faced from former ‘Bachelorette’ and ‘Bachelor’ Rachel Lindsay and Matt James on the franchise’s handling of race, things got awkward.

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Deggans was partly referencing Lindsay’s 2021 essay in New York Magazine, where she called out the toxic fandom and how there was a lack of diversity in front of the camera and behind the scenes. Matt James’ season as the first Black ‘Bachelor’ lead was marred in controversy. It included Chris Harrison leaving the show as host and EP, when he seemingly defended contestant Rachel Kirkconnell who was revealed to have attended a college antebellum plantation-themed fraternity back in 2018.

According to TV Line, NPR’s Deggan asked the panel, “Why does it seem that The Bachelor and The Bachelorette have such a hard time dealing with racial issues? Have you learned anything from these past scandals that led to the departure of Chris Harrison?”

Answering the question, Claire Freeland, who is the newest producer with the show since January of 2023, said, “I can speak to where we are now… Our goal is to represent the fabric of the country, not just in terms of diversity and ethnicity, but also ability and body types and representing where people are from in the country as well.”   When Deggans pushed back for the non-answer, all three producers sat there in silence. Deggans said on the mic, “Guess we have our answer.”

After the panel, Decider spoke to ‘Bachelor’ producer, Bennett Graebner, who added: “I was there for Matt James’ season. I was there for Rachel Lindsay’s season. I was also there for Michelle Young’s season, Tayshia Adams’ season, Charity Lawson’s season. I think as stewards of this franchise, which has been such a part of the cultural zeitgeist for over two decades, there’s a tremendous responsibility to have conversations on camera that are difficult and challenging — conversations about race, conversations about class, conversations about gender. We have done that. Have we always done it perfectly? No. We’ve certainly made some mistakes along the way. But moving forward we’re going to do everything in our power to correct this.”

‘Bachelor’ Producer Jason Ehrlich added, “Diversity is a huge initiative for all for us moving forward. And I think, while it didn’t seem to appease the gentleman in the room, it was the message that we were saying — that we have strong initiative here to tell all sorts of different stories. We want people to see themselves in the show, and love is universal.”

Time will tell if ‘The Bachelor’ franchise get properly reflect diversity on their reality series or if it will continue to plague them? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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ABC Has ‘Golden’ Ratings Night: ‘The Golden Bachelor Wedding’ and the ‘General Hospital’ Primetime Special Deliver Solid Numbers

Thursday night was a ratings winner for ABC. The network won the night across all demos and viewership from data from Nielsen Media Research.

According to Programming Insider, ABC averaged 4.13 million viewers for the night, 2.70/8 in Households (rating/share), and 0.43/5 (Adults 18-49), 0.34/7 (Adults 18-34), 0.60/5 (Adults 25-54).

The ratings ‘king of the night’ was the highly anticipated the two-hour live telecast of The Golden Wedding as The Golden Bachelor Gerry Turner wed Theresa Nist, in front of family, friends and “Bachelor Nation” alums.

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The show was live on the east coast and tape-delayed on the west.  The Golden Wedding Live when all was said and done averaged 4.968 million viewers and topped all demos across all networks.

Following The Golden Wedding was the GH primetime special, General Hospital: 60 Years of Stars and Storytelling, which featured guests and former GH casts members from: John Stamos, Amber Tamblyn, Chandra Wilson, Stephen A. Smith, Rick Springfield to Sheryl Underwood.

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The end of the special brought with it the surprise appearance and announcement that Steve Burton is returning to the ABC soap opera as Jason Morgan.

The first half hour of General Hospital: 60 Years of Stars and Storytelling averaged 2.7 million viewers and came in a #1 in the 10 pm-10:30 pm slots against all other shows. In addition, the special was number two in all key demos behind Dateline, but was number one in the Adults 18-34.

In the second half hour, the GH special delivered an average of 2.2 million viewers tuning-in. The key demos for the second half hour showed the GH special came in at #2 in all key demos behind Dateline. On average, throughout the hour special, GH delivered 2.45 million total viewers and tied at number #1 with Dateline.

So, what did you think of the ratings for The Golden Bachelor Wedding and General Hospital: 60 Years of Stars and Storytelling? Weigh-in below.

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‘The Golden Bachelor’ Wedding: What Did You Think of the Live Nuptials?

It was an all-star ‘Bachelor Nation’ event on Thursday night’s The Golden Wedding, when The Golden Bachelor Gerry Turner tied the knot with his final rose contestant and now wife, Theresa Nist.

Before the ceremony began, there was an hour red carpet, of sorts, wedding event, where various ‘Bachelor’, ‘Golden Bachelor’ and ‘Bachelorette’ favorites were milling about.

In addition, host Jesse Palmer revealed that his wife is at home expecting their child at any moment and it could happen while he is live at the nuptials!

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ABC’s The Golden Bachelor was a rating success through its entire season, showing that you can find love a second time and in the latter years of life. It offered many heart-tugging moments between Gerry and the women vying for his heart.

The payoff all culminated with the live ‘Golden Wedding’.  Fan favorite, Susan served as the officiant while mouthy Kathy Swartz from the season worked the room as a correspondent. Even Leslie, who was most hurt by Gerry picking Theresa over her, showed up to wish all good things on the happy couple.

Gerry and Theresa’s children and grandchildren were in the wedding party, and the vows were emotional and touching and at times, a bit clumsy, but that’s what made it feel so real, against the backdrop of reality television.

Inside the two-hour wedding special, there were two other ‘Bachelor Nation’ bombshells … Brayden proposed to Christina, and Charity Lawson and her man, Dotun revealed they plan to get hitched in the fall of 2025.

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After the “I do’s”, Theresa threw the bouquet, which came a part into multiple ladies hands, Gerry addressed the attendees, and then in the reception that followed, ‘Bachelor’ alum Ben Higgins took to the dance floor with a stunning array of ‘Bachelor Nation’ alums to get the party started.

Gerry and Theresa’s love story gave hope to millions at home that you can find love again, and that you’re never too old to find someone to share the rest of your life with.

What did you think about The Golden Wedding? Comment below.

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