‘The Bachelorette’ Finale Gets Ratings Love From Viewers

The Bachelorette season 20 finale (Credit: ABC)

Charity Lawson’s journey to find love on The Bachelorette ended with a marriage proposal watched by millions of viewers.

Monday night’s season 20 finale of the ABC dating series saw Charity choose Dotun Olubeko from two dozen suitors.

Viewers watched in droves to find out who she would ultimately select.

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The three-hour finale scored a ratings win on Aug. 21, after bringing in 2.99 million viewers and a 0.53 rating in the advertiser coveted 18-49 demographic, according to Nielsen figures obtained by TheWrap.

NBC’s American Ninja Warrior was the second most popular show of the night with a 0.35 demo rating and 3.04 million viewers.

On The Bachelorette, Charity and Dotun made history as the first monoracial Black couple to get engaged on the hit show. In 2021, Michelle Young and Nayte Olukoya became the first Black couple to get engaged on the series. Olukoya is biracial and of Nigerian-Swedish descent. The two have since broken up.

Charity shed tears when Dotun got down on one knee and presented her with a ring.

“You’ve inspired me, you’ve taught me, you’ve shown me that a good thing can really be a good thing,” Dotun said.

He then asked for her hand in marriage.

“A million times yes… I love you so much,” she replied.

The 27-year-old child and family therapist from Columbus, Georgia, chose Dotun from a field of 25 men.

She said at the end of the episode, “I’m ready to take on the world with him by my side.”

Dotun, 31, is an integrative medicine specialist from Brooklyn, New York, according to his ABC bio. The Nigerian-American moved to the U.S. as a child. He was 30 when The Bachelorette premiered on June 26, and turned 31 this month.

Charity will next compete on season 32 of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars.