Locky Gilbert Rejected By His Own State! Viewers in Perth tune in to new season of The Bachelor as show premieres to LOWEST audience ever in Australia
Its season premiere of The Bachelor drew 681,000 metro viewers on Wednesday night, the lowest audience ever for a debut.
And it seems that even viewers in Locky Gilbert’s own state weren’t interested in seeing one of their own love on the screen.
Only 71,000 people in Western Australia agreed to see the handsome Locky from Perth meet his 23 suit dresses.
Locky Gilbert Rejected By His Own State! Viewers in Perth embark on new season of The Bachelor as show premieres to LOWEST audience ever in Australia
Shamefully, Highway Patrol and The Chase drew more viewers, with 88,000 and 86,000 tunings, respectively.
In fact, the premiere wasn’t even in the top ten shows of the evening.
The Bachelor attracted just 681,000 metro viewers on Wednesday, the lowest audience ever for a season premiere.
Regional figures increased this figure to 872,000 nationwide, but the debut episode still lagged ABC’s Hard Quiz in the ratings.
Fortunately, The Bachelor topped all the major demographics, meaning Channel 10 will likely still consider the show a success.
Daniel Monaghan, the network’s head of programming, said: ‘The new season of The Bachelor Australia has gotten off to a strong start across all platforms.
It was the number one show on TV under 50 last night and all major demographics, number 1 in live streaming and number 1 entertainment show on social media.
“We are happy with how Australians have responded to Locky’s journey to find his one true love.”
“It’s going to be a great season with lots of fun, laughter, romance, tears and, of course, more than one curveball as the participants search for love in a global pandemic,” concluded Monaghan.
Numbers game: Regional numbers increased this figure to 872,000 nationwide, but the debut episode still lagged ABC’s Hard Quiz in the ratings
While The Bachelor wasn’t the most watched entertainment show on Wednesday, it was an improvement on last week’s Bachelor in Paradise.
Paradise only had 490,000 metro viewers in the same 7:30 pm time slot last week.
During the premiere of The Bachelor, Locky Gilbert was no doubt spoiled for choice when he met a bevy of flirty women who went out of their way to impress him.
The episode was not without drama, however, as contestant Zoe-Clare McDonald had a bizarre breakdown for being the ‘only redhead’ in the mansion.
At least the kids are watching! Fortunately, The Bachelor topped all the major demographics, meaning Channel 10 will likely still consider the show a success
In a franchise first, Locky got to hand out a ‘triple threat rose’, guaranteeing a lucky lady a single date, a group date and an invitation to the exclusive ‘Bachelor pad’.
During the rose ceremony at the end of the episode, the former Australian Survivor star sent two girls home, Paige Royal and Nadine Kodsi.
The Bachelor continues on Thursday at 7.30pm on Channel 10
Do not miss it! The Bachelor continues on Thursday from 7.30 pm on Kanaal 10