The Bachelor season 26 consistently ranked no. 1 in its time slot for adults age 18-49. The Bachelor recently hit its 20-year anniversary, premiering March 25, 2002
Last season was a reset for the series, which had been historically hosted by Chris Harrison. After defending controversial contestant Rachel Kirkconnell from Matt James' season,
Mike Fleiss is the creator behind The Bachelor, as well as The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise. Season 19 of The Bachelorette will premiere on July 11, 2022.