Transcript for Forget March Madness, 'The Bachelor' Is Hottest Bracket Challenge
It's Monday night in a hit Brooklyn neighborhood and -- invited to myself -- Then in the -- me and her boyfriend Peter -- there are hosting the gathered around the television and discuss who things going home. Every game this is our pregame. Don't let the smiles fool you -- ninety is about some serious competition there you wanna be here yeah we don't think he -- Wings and pizza check. Up front row seat check but she's trying to -- aren't about to watch a football game and it's too early for March Madness. Instead they're betting on another venerable American institution. And bachelor who -- in this room. The veteran show where love is the ultimate competition. Each week women are eliminated until only one remains. Meg and Peter and friends -- Diana and Jeremy each filled out a bracket after that first episode this season choosing the women they think -- -- -- the candidates in their quest to win the -- of this year's lucky and controversial bachelor. Juan -- What's happening is Rene Clair and -- ask some of them spent hours analyzing the profiles of all 27 girls sort of the main things that you look at when -- going to -- a bracket issue usually isn't to make a difference in what way. Feel like the -- is usually ten younger for -- and play well their lifestyle mashup with him lifestyle on and -- I think he's going. Back to figure out what this former pro soccer player once had been the easiest. We noted 32 year old looking for a great step -- to his daughter could -- up. And perhaps someone who can help him translate from time to time if there's any kind of conflict they're bound to their Aaron. I would like bull. And only want. Bill when that means. The -- getting himself into some hot water after apparently telling a reporter. Why he thinks that gay bachelor and just wouldn't work a charge -- trying to -- explain on GMA. There was -- -- -- -- word in the English as retired you know because. To me when and speaking this had happened to me two months of filming sometimes there -- that I use where not interpret it that way that they should be in. But -- bachelor bettors are so worried about spoilers they -- -- headlines altogether. First is clear we brought along -- -- less to -- this. -- Nikki. And a. -- is ruining my bracket. Could these kind of boss screamed your competition to breathe new life into America I'm standing there with -- show. The bachelor now in its eighteenth season with a weekly audience of over nine million time -- on the rose ceremony. Even host Chris Harrison admits it's getting more challenging. It's tough to keep it fresh I mean how many different dates over twelve years can you -- I mean how many hot air balloons and diving off cliffs and bridges and there are only so many things you can do. My love the fact that we're starting to really embrace the fact that you know you talk about spoilers. Things are gonna get out you know we really like to keep the ending a secret -- early on that's fine embrace the fact that they're dating in public and and going out and so we are trying to be as creative as we can. But we also don't want to change our show. But the show is changing. Unlike seasons past this year -- two of the women left voluntarily. With the third place contestant calling Juan Pablo out in front of millions. I just never honestly feel like you who were trying to get to know -- do you have any idea like. Religion I practice what my political views are what my -- what -- you know views on social issues things that matter did you have any idea. How I want to raise my kids. Do you have any idea -- in the back have no idea mind you. I think there has become a little bit of gamesmanship on the part of the producers where because they do -- that the spoilers are out there they may be playing in the audience a little bit and try to throw you off the trail so. Somebody who ordinarily would have been a front runner will be buried and sort of -- towards the end of the season to try to keep the audience guessing a little bad it's. This Brooklyn ritual began -- three seasons ago when they get invited boyfriend Peter plus software engineer to join bracket the current friends. Who -- -- bachelor bracket on mine and and and really find anything so. Just for the five of us I decided to make. A website for his web site the bachelor bracket dot com started with life growing to thirteen hundred users last season. And now we've had 181000 new people and growing. We showed -- the site. -- Players around the world can choose to play this standard game making their picks after the first episode or week to week. There even -- games allowing you to bet on everything from one wants to make out sessions. I keep waiting for to go to Vegas I can just go it. Bet the house but somehow and editing they might switch -- I would probably lose but -- I got to try to stay out of that only because I'm there at the actual time it's all taking place. Murray -- this gang is playing for bragging rights instead. -- doesn't just lose a lot of -- fans here but the pediatric nurse is showing us different side of herself. English threatened I immediately and immediately and not going to walk on and tells her Huard to be how you -- in the house around him think I don't. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- may not care for Claire but one -- -- can't seem to keep his hands off her. So far Megan's in the lead with Larry Magid and -- choosing -- to -- at all. Jeremy who says he followed his gut is in last place. Areas rock. As for who wins the bracket and who wins the final -- will find out next week. For Nightline I'm Lindsay Janice in New York.
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