Shock Bachelor finale pulls 1.2 million viewers

Lindsay Bennett
By Lindsay Bennett | 5 October 2018

Ten is the only winner in last night’s Bachelor finale episode with an audience of 1.2 million metro viewers tuning in as Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins made Australian history and walked away from the series alone.

In the episode, which aired over two parts last night, Cummins rejected both Brittany and Sophie, leaving the nation in shock but delivering strong ratings for Ten.

Rumours had been circulating that Cummins didn’t find love on the popular series for weeks which heightened when the ex-Wallabies player left the country last week.

While Brittany and Sophie have been rolled out on all major radio stations this morning, Cummins has shirked his press tour and will only be giving one interview on Ten’s The Project this Sunday.

A trailer for the upcoming interview shows Lisa Wilkinson questioning Cummins why he’d gone on the show if he had no intention finding love.

The Bachelor finale was the most watched program in all key advertising demographics and topped Nine’s The Block in the ratings race.

In the last episode Brittany referred to the process as a "giant waste of time" and the lack of true love also seemed to upset viewers who took to Twitter to criticise Cummins' choice:

Twitter was also alight with many humourous reactions

https://twitter.com/gaelic_princess/status/1047805841431126017 

https://twitter.com/mckinnon_a/status/1047806056108158976

The finale did not quite break the ratings record of Sophie Monk’s finale episode that pulled in 1.6 million viewers for Ten last year. 

Bachelor fans will no doubt now be reading for Ten's Bachelorette.

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