ABC announced the pickup of a popular unscripted series for a fourth season. The network announced that “Bachelor in Paradise,” which features “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” alumni exploring new relationships and living together in Mexico, was renewed.
“Despite competing against the 2016 Summer Olympics during its run on Monday and Tuesday nights, ABC’s ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ grew its average overall audience by 9% year to year (6.2 million vs. 5.7 million) and held even with Adults 18-49 (2.0/8), marking its most watched season yet,” the network noted in its announcement.
“The ABC unscripted series was also up from last year by double digits with Men 18-34 (+13%), Men 18-49 (+22%), Men 25-54 (+18%) and Teens 12-17 (+29%),” the announcement notes. “During its 2016 run, ABC’s ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ ranked as Monday’s No. 1 TV series in Adults 18-34, while also standing as the top-rated show on both Monday and Tuesday with Women 18-34.”
The show is hosted by Chris Harrison and produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television.
The announcement adds: “Over the course of six weeks, ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ features shocking twists, surprises, unexpected guests and some of the most unlikely relationships in ‘Bachelor’ history. There’s no telling who will find love this season, just like Jade and Tanner did last year with their engagement and subsequent wedding.”