The Bachelorette Season 9 Premiere: Lowest Ratings of the Series
Bad news for The Bachelorette! After eight successful seasons on ABC, the popular dating show returned with dismal ratings on Monday, May 27. Unfortunately for ABC and show star Desiree Hartsock, few tuned in to see the 27-year-old bridal stylist meet her crop of suitors during the show's two-hour Season 9 opener.
Hartsock's first episode as the bachelorette attracted just 5.8 million viewers and scored a 1.9 rating in the adults 18-49 demo, down 27 percent from Emily Maynard's Season 8 debut in May 2012. NBC's The Voice was the most-watched show of the night on Memorial Day, nabbing 10.88 million viewers and a 3.1 rating in the adults 18-49 demo.
When Ali Fedotowsky's first Bachelorette episode aired in 2010, 9.08 million fans tuned in to see the former Facebook employee find love with Roberto Martinez. (The former fiances have since split.) Season 7, which starred dental school grad Ashley Hebert, kicked off with 9.02 million viewers in 2011. She married construction manager JP Rosenbaum the following year.
This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: The Bachelorette Season 9 Premiere: Lowest Ratings of the Series
Khloe Kardashian gets wild at a zoo in Sydney on today's Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
Chrissy Teigen cries over cheese, plus more of her funniest Instagram moments.Watch Video »
Check out Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady's cutest family moments on today's Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
Bad Summer Looks
From Miley Cyrus to Nicki Minaj, see some of the worst summer fashion in Hollywood.Watch Video »
Check out the Kardashians' best swimsuit moments during their family vacation in St. Barths on today's Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
From Jennifer Aniston to David Schwimmer, check out the cast of "Friends" then and now!Watch Video »