The Bachelorette Australia has been one of the most talked-about television events of 2015 and Network Ten has this morning announced that they will be airing a second season of the hit series.
This year’s most successful new reality program will return in 2016 with a brand-new Bachelorette looking for love and another group of Bachelors competing to win her heart.
The first season of The Bachelorette Australia concluded last night with Sam Frost selecting Sasha Mielczarek as the man with whom she wants to spend the rest of her life.
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The Final Decision attracted 1.92 million capital-city and regional viewers, peaking at 2.13 million. In the capital cities alone, its audience was 1.52 million, with a peak of 1.67 million. Earlier last night, The Bachelorette Australia Finale had 1.55 million capital-city and regional viewers (peaking at 1.97 million), including 1.24 million in the capital cities (peaking at 1.53 million).
Network Ten Chief Programming Officer, Beverley McGarvey, said: “We are very pleased that so many Australians embraced The Bachelorette Australia and wanted to be part of Sam’s journey to find true love.
“The response from viewers to both the show and Sam’s story has been extraordinary. Like all Australians, we are delighted that Sam found Sasha and we wish them every happiness.”
“We are also thrilled to announce that The Bachelorette Australia will be back in 2016. We cannot wait to start production on the second series and give Australia another wonderful love story,” she said.”
Across the series, The Bachelorette Australia ranked #1 in its timeslot in total people, 25 to 54s and under 55s. On social media, the series generated 18.8 million Twitter TV impressions and 8.8 million video views on Network Ten’s industry-leading digital platform tenplay.
Every episode trended #1 on Twitter in Australia and three episodes trended in the top three worldwide. Ms McGarvey, said: “The Bachelorette Australia was a very special series and it clearly struck a chord with many people, across multiple screens.
“Thank you to our viewers, our sponsors, Endemol Shine Australia, Warner Bros, Network Ten’s Head of Entertainment and Factual Programming, Stephen Tate, and everyone at Ten.”