why isn’t The Bachelor 3 popular?

why isn’t The Bachelor 3 popular?
Although The Bachelor 3 stars an actual multimillionaire from a famous family, and 11.5 million viewers watched last week, the show premiered in fourth place and is doing poorly among 18- to 49-year-olds. USA TODAY examines the reasons why the show might not be doing that well, and they include its “stale premise.” One ad buyer suggests that “[a]udiences connect with people like them–and I’m not sure [Andrew] Firestone is even particularly likable.”

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

Related: The unwatchable cast of Fox's Utopia keeps yelling and screaming.

Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.