Despite Buzz, 'The Bachelor' Fails to Nail Top Spot
Glenn Diaz
Glenn Diaz
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
House and 24 teamed up for Fox to beat ABC's two-hour special The Bachelor: The Women Tell All Monday night, even with the explosive twists that will allegedly surround the final few episodes of the show.  Eleven million tuned in to see the suitors of Jason Mesnick, well, tell all. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie) reeled in 14.6 million viewers on the first hour, while Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) attracted 11.6 million.  The Bachelor's ratings, in fact, was a mere million over a repeat of CSI: Miami.

If reports are to be believed, Jason will propose to Melissa on the final rose ceremony, but only to retract the proposal, dump her, and end up with Molly.  In fact, right after the ceremony, Jason was reportedly having weekend trysts with Molly while Melissa's thinking that the two were still together.

ABC announced mid-February that a special episode called The Bachelor: After the Final Rose, Part 2 was added to the initial line-up, to check on the happy couple and the women that Mesnick didn't choose.  The season finale will air March 2 with a two-hour show to be immediately followed by The Bachelor: After the Final RoseThe Bachelor: After the Final Rose, Part 2 will air the following day March 3 at 10pm.

- Glenn Paul Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: New York Times, ABC
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