Australia, I have a bone to pick with you: Why are you not watching this season of The Bachelorette?
A mediocre 655,000 tuned into the premiere Bachelorette episode. Meanwhile, a staggering 882,000 watched Richie hand Alex that fateful white rose in late July.
Confusingly, the same trend has followed for episodes two and three. On Wednesday night, numbers slipped to 570,000, making The Bachelorette place 14th in the overall ratings.
As someone who has watched every episode of both seasons (and written 29529739 articles about them), let me share this undeniable fact with you: Georgia’s season is exponentially better than Richie’s.
I know that’s a piece of qualitative, unmeasurable information that shouldn’t in any way be considered an “undeniable fact”, but I stand by it.
I went into this season of The Bachelorette with incredible doubt. From the promos, I was concerned Georgia, an experienced journalist and news anchor, would be overly professional and slightly stilted.