Aussies do not seem to be interested on who The Bachelorette 2016 Australia star Georgia Love will end up with.
The reality show ratings for its second season continue to drop, although Love is just halfway through in choosing her The One. The show premiered in September with only 655,000. By comparison, 875,000 people tuned in to The Bachelorette 2015 Australia Sam Frost’s season debut. The viewership for the first season of The Bachelorette Australia did not go below 850,000. Its season finale even recorded 1.5 million viewers.
Last week, only 561,000 people tuned in to The Bachelorette 2016 Australia Wednesday night. This made the show drop to 16th place, Sydney Morning Herald noted.
So what’s wrong with The Bachelorette 2016 Australia or with Georgia Love for that matter?
According to SMH, one factor is that the show premiered when the audience is furious of The Bachelor 2016 Australia star Richie Strahan. He was dubbed as “one of the most hated men in Australia” following his decision to chose Alex Nation over Nikki Gogan. Viewers took Nikki’s heartbreak heavily. Georgia Love was then introduced a week later.
Apparently, most of Love’s suitors are also intimidated of her, probably because of her strong personality as a journalist. This also pushes her audience away.
Moreover, Love’s predecessor is more popular than her. Sam Frost captured the heart of viewers after Blake Garvey dumped her. Aussies supported her quest to find love for the second time around. In the case of Love, the audience barely knows her.
Let’s see if The Bachelorette 2016 Australia will regain ratings dominance again before its season finale.
The Bachelorette 2016 Australia airs every Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pm on Channel Ten.
— #BacheloretteAU (@BacheloretteAU) October 6, 2016
Meanwhile, Love expressed her support to same-sex marriage in Australia.
In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, she said there is no need for a plebiscite and the government should sign a law legalizing same-sex marriage. “I don’t think there should even be a plebiscite. I think it should’ve been done and dusted well before now. It’s abhorrent that we don’t have gay marriage legalized in this country,” she said.