Trista's wedding was also taped, no way they will ever air one live. Really, how could ABC produce anything without the benefit of EDITING???Originally Posted by norealityhere;3851312;
I think the difference in the ratings is due to Trista and Ryan being a more popular, scandal-free couple, whose show was also promoted much more and given a 3 episode arc leading up to the wedding. Also those were the glory days of the franchise, when viewers were far less jaded than they are now, as a result of repeated break-ups and "never was" endings, as well as obvious producer manipulations. In those days, most everyone watched for the fairy tale, now some just watch for the drama, and they may also have tuned out the wedding.