The Bachelor: How are ratings for Colton Underwood’s season?

THE BACHELOR - "2302" - ColtonÕs search for love starts with laughs, surprises and intense face-offs between the women. The first date of the season has eight hopeful bachelorettes sharing personal stories about their "firsts" - with Colton and a live audience Ð and coached by happily married masters of comedy Megan Mullally ("Will & Grace") and Nick Offerman ("Parks and Recreation"). Hannah B. scores the first one-on-one date on her birthday, including dinner on The Queen Mary. Twelve eager women attend "Camp Bachelor" with a decidedly unorthodox camp counselor, actor and comedian Billy Eichner, who oversees three challenging contests. However, some ill-timed drama the night of the rose ceremony might lead to certain ladies being left without a rose on "The Bachelor," MONDAY, JAN. 14 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Rick Rowell)COLTON UNDERWOOD
THE BACHELOR - "2302" - ColtonÕs search for love starts with laughs, surprises and intense face-offs between the women. The first date of the season has eight hopeful bachelorettes sharing personal stories about their "firsts" - with Colton and a live audience Ð and coached by happily married masters of comedy Megan Mullally ("Will & Grace") and Nick Offerman ("Parks and Recreation"). Hannah B. scores the first one-on-one date on her birthday, including dinner on The Queen Mary. Twelve eager women attend "Camp Bachelor" with a decidedly unorthodox camp counselor, actor and comedian Billy Eichner, who oversees three challenging contests. However, some ill-timed drama the night of the rose ceremony might lead to certain ladies being left without a rose on "The Bachelor," MONDAY, JAN. 14 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Rick Rowell)COLTON UNDERWOOD /
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It’s hard to believe that Colton Underwood’s season of The Bachelor is over halfway done. How are the show’s ratings doing this year?

To read the comments on The Bachelor-related news or Twitter threads, Colton Underwood has been far from the most popular leading man. Many have called him “boring” and some fans have even questioned whether or not he is telling the truth about his virginity.

Love him or hate him, though, numbers don’t lie: this season of The Bachelor is doing great,

Ratings are up! ABC’s Senior Vice President, Alternative Series, Specials & Late-Night Programming Robert Mills recently sat down with ET to talk about the uptick.

He called the season ratings a “monumental accomplishment” and admitted that it’s easy to feel like The Bachelor doesn’t exactly get the credit it deserves. He argues that, despite fan outcry, Colton’s season really is entertaining. He attributes the watchability factor to his unique qualities, like being a virgin, a former football pro and a notable philanthropist.

The best part of Mills’ interview? He promises that Colton’s season finale is truly something insane. “It’s like nothing we’ve ever seen,” he says. . . and that’s taking into account the madness that was Arie Luyendyk’s season finale!

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This interview fills us with hope! Cancellation isn’t ever something we focus on with The Bachelor, but the threat is always there. It’s such a relief to hear that ratings are up and that the drama will likely continue for another day.

We won’t all be on the same page as Robert Mills. Again, the comment sections have consistently proven that Bachelor Nation will never be universally happy with any season of The Bachelor. But hey, numbers don’t lie: this interview proves that things are still largely going well back at the mansion.

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What do you think? Will you tune in to another season of The Bachelor? Did they lose you with Colton’s season? For the sake of our favorite show returning: please, don’t give up!