Mesnick then asked for and received a second chance with Malaney during a subsequent After the Final Rose Part 2 special.
The Bachelor's thirteenth-season finale averaged 15.5 million viewers and a 5.4/13 rating/share in the Adults 18-49 demographic, while the first After the Final Rose special averaged 17.5 million total viewers and a 6.7/16 rating/share among Adults 18-49 and its second After the Final Rose special averaged 10.9 million total viewers and a 4.0/11 rating/share among Adults 18-49 -- the reality franchise's bst ratings performances in years.
ABC also announced former bachelorette Jill Harris would serve as the star of a new The Bachelorette edition that will premiere on May 18 at the conclusion of The Bachelor: After the Final Rose Part 2 special.
The Bachelor was part of an ABC early renewal announcement for the 2009-2010 primetime programming season that also included Dancing with the Stars, Supernanny, Wife Swap, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, America's Funniest Home Videos, Brothers & Sisters, Desperate Housewives, Grey's Anatomy, Lost, Private Practice, and Ugly Betty.
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