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Viewers stood up ABC's The Bachelor. Season two of the reality series debuted last night with a lackluster (and preliminary) 6.5 rating, placing it behind the season premiere of NBC's The West Wing and the conclusion of CBS's Big Brother 3. In other words, if ABC was banking on this show to pull them out of the Nielsen basement, they're in big trouble.

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Viewers stood up ABC's The Bachelor. Season two of the reality series debuted last night with a lackluster (and preliminary) 6.5 rating, placing it behind the season premiere of NBC's The West Wing and the conclusion of CBS's Big Brother 3. In other words, if ABC was banking on this show to pull them out of the Nielsen basement, they're in big trouble.