The season finale
of ABC's The Bachelor
attracted 18.2 million viewers Thursday night, beating NBC's combo of Will & Grace
and Just Shoot Me
. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that not only is the network gearing up for a Bachelor 2
, but it's also developing a Bachelorette
version. Despite ABC's Bachelor
boost, NBC has taken the early lead in the May sweeps derby, which began Thursday. CBS is tops among total viewers.