'The Bachelor: After the Final Rose' takes a bite out of 'Survivor's ratings, draws 9.2 million viewers
By Reality TV World staff, 11/22/2003
According to the Fast Affiliate Ratings, ABC's November 20 The Bachelor: After the Final Rose special fared well in the highly competitive Thursday 8PM ET/PT time slot, placing a distant third to NBC's Friends and CBS' Survivor: Pearl Islands, but managing to steal viewers from Survivor and deliver ABC's largest entertainment programming audience and highest Adult 18-49 rating in the hour since February 20, 2003.
The Bachelor: After the Final Rose special attracted an average audience of 9.2 million viewers and delivered a 3.2 rating, 9 share among Adults 18-49. In the process, the special managed to account for Survivor's lowest ratings since the mid-October fifth episode of the series that aired versus FOX's telecast of the Game 7 of the dramatic Red Sox/Yankees American League Championship Series.
After The Final Rose's performance was well above the 7.5 million viewers and 2.0/5 rating/share that the network's Threat Matrix freshman drama drew in the time slot during the previous week and topped Fox's Tru Calling (3.8 million & 1.4/4) by 5.4 million viewers and by 129% in Adults 18-49.