The raw data behind the stories: "How To Spot A Front-Runner On The 'Bachelor' Or 'Bachelorette'" https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-bachelorette/, "Rachel's Season Is Fitting Neatly Into 'Bachelorette' History" https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/rachels-season-is-fitting-neatly-into-bachelorette-history/, and "Rachel Lindsay's 'Bachelorette' Season, In Three Charts" https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/rachel-lindsays-bachelorette-season-in-three-charts/.

bachelorette

Format

A data frame with 887 rows representing the Bachelorette and Bachelor contestants and 23 variables:

show

Bachelor or Bachelorette.

season

Which season?

contestant

An identifier for the contestant in a given season.

elimination_1

Who was eliminated in week 1.

elimination_2

Who was eliminated in week 2.

elimination_3

Who was eliminated in week 3.

elimination_4

Who was eliminated in week 4.

elimination_5

Who was eliminated in week 5.

elimination_6

Who was eliminated in week 6.

elimination_7

Who was eliminated in week 7.

elimination_8

Who was eliminated in week 8.

elimination_9

Who was eliminated in week 9.

elimination_10

Who was eliminated in week 10.

dates_1

Who was on which date in week 1.

dates_2

Who was on which date in week 2.

dates_3

Who was on which date in week 3.

dates_4

Who was on which date in week 4.

dates_5

Who was on which date in week 5.

dates_6

Who was on which date in week 6.

dates_7

Who was on which date in week 7.

dates_8

Who was on which date in week 8.

dates_9

Who was on which date in week 9.

dates_10

Who was on which date in week 10.

Source

http://bachelor-nation.wikia.com/wiki/Bachelor_Nation_Wikia and then missing seasons were filled in by ABC and FiveThirtyEight staffers.

Details

Eliminates connote either an elimination (starts with "E") or a rose (starts with "R"). Eliminations supersede roses. "E" connotes a standard elimination, typically at a rose ceremony. "EQ" means the contestant quits. "EF" means the contestant was fired by production. "ED" connotes a date elimination. "EU" connotes an unscheduled elimination, one that takes place at a time outside of a date or rose ceremony. "R" means the contestant received a rose. "R1" means the contestant got a first impression rose. "D1" means a one-on-one date, "D2" means a 2-on-1, "D3" means a 3-on-1 group date, and so on. Weeks of the show are eliminated by rose ceremonies, and may not line up exactly with episodes.