Entertainment The Bachelorette hits new low as it loses 52,000 viewers
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Ratings forhave gone from bad to worse.
After a disastrous premiere on Wednesday night, the second episode has become the lowed rated in the history of the dating franchise.
The show drew in a dire 345,000 viewers - 52,000 less than the opener.
The Bachelorette was beaten in the TV ratings by Home and Away, Seven's The Chase Australia and Nine's gaming and reality shows including RBT, Hot Seat and Paramedics.
It was easily outnumbered by 10's other primetime program Gogglebox, which notched almost double The Bachelorette's figures with 596,000 viewers.
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The Project also beat the reality dating program, but also had a paltry audience of 394,000.
The only saving grace for The Bachelorette last night was that it managed to place second in the 16-39 key demographic and fourth in the 18-49 category.
Results taken from the key demographics imply that the program is being watched by younger viewers.
Channel 10 took in a low audience share of 13.7% and 20.4% for the network for Thursday.
It comes as the station revealed in their upfronts earlier this week that both The Bachelorette andwould be renewed for 2022.
That's despite both programs recording their worst TV ratings of all time in their respective seasons this year.
Daily Mail Australia has reached out to the 10 Network for comment.
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