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The Bachelorette ‘sinks to the lowest ratings in the program’s history’

The Bachelorette ‘sinks to the lowest ratings in the program’s history’ after premiering to dismal numbers

Sisters Elly and Becky Miles are the first sibling duo to appear on The Bachelorette together. 

But it seems the quirky twist hasn’t translated to bums on seats, with the show suffering it’s worst ratings in Bachelorette history last week. 

TV Tonight reports the show had just 464,000 metro viewers Wednesday, and a total of 610,000.

No reason to smile: Sisters Elly (right) and Becky Miles (left) are the first sibling duo to appear on The Bachelorette together. But it seems the quirky twist hasn’t translated to bums on seats, with the show suffering it’s worst ratings in Bachelorette history last week

Thursday was scarcely better, with a paltry 499,000 metro viewers, and 642,000 total viewers tuning in. 

It comes after a series of ratings lows for the dating reality show. 

Mid October saw saw Channel 10 lead the ratings for entertainment programs with Gogglebox becoming the top show of the night. 

Ouch: TV Tonight reports the show had just 464,000 metro viewers Wednesday, and a total of 610,000. Thursday was scarcely better, with a paltry 499,000 metro viewers, and 642,000 total viewers tuning in

Ouch: TV Tonight reports the show had just 464,000 metro viewers Wednesday, and a total of 610,000. Thursday was scarcely better, with a paltry 499,000 metro viewers, and 642,000 total viewers tuning in

Oh dear: It comes after a series of ratings lows for the dating reality show. The Bachelorette pulled just 534,000 viewers in mid October, falling behind Gogglebox

 Oh dear: It comes after a series of ratings lows for the dating reality show. The Bachelorette pulled just 534,000 viewers in mid October, falling behind Gogglebox

The reality series topped the demographics and pulled in 661,000 metro viewers.  

The figures put it ahead of the network’s hit dating series, The Bachelorette, which pulled 534,000 viewers.   

The Bachelorette also failed to deliver big ratings for its premiere in early October, despite revamping the format this season by casting two sisters in the lead role.

Gimmick: The Bachelorette also failed to deliver big ratings for its premiere in early October, despite revamping the format this season by casting two sisters in the lead role

Gimmick: The Bachelorette also failed to deliver big ratings for its premiere in early October, despite revamping the format this season by casting two sisters in the lead role

Eek! The first episode attracted the lowest ever premiere ratings in the franchise's history

Eek! The first episode attracted the lowest ever premiere ratings in the franchise’s history

The first episode attracted the lowest ever premiere ratings in the franchise’s history.

The broadcast was watched by just 628,000 viewers in the five-city metro market, putting it behind several other entertainment programs.

In previous years, The Bachelorette has fared much better.

Angie Kent’s season in 2019 launched to 716,000 metro viewers. 

No happy ending? The broadcast was watched by just 628,000 viewers in the five-city metro market, putting it behind several other entertainment programs

No happy ending? The broadcast was watched by just 628,000 viewers in the five-city metro market, putting it behind several other entertainment programs

Sophie Monk’s season in 2017 drew the franchise’s highest ever numbers, with 951,000 metro viewers tuning in to see the singer and actress meet her suitors.

In 2015, the inaugural series starring Sam Frost pulled in 875,000 metro viewers. 

About 655,000 people tuned in for the 2016 premiere of Georgia Love’s season, while 631,000 watched Ali Oetjen’s premiere in 2018.

The Bachelorette continues Wednesday at 7:30pm on Channel 10

Previous years: Angie Kent's (pictured) season in 2019 launched to 716,000 metro viewers

Top performer: Sophie Monk's (pictured) season in 2017 drew the franchise's highest ever numbers, with 951,000 metro viewers tuning in to see the singer and actress meet her suitors

Previous years: Angie Kent’s (left) season in 2019 launched to 716,000 metro viewers. Sophie Monk’s (right) season in 2017 drew the franchise’s highest ever numbers, with 951,000 metro viewers tuning in to see the singer and actress meet her suitors

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