The Bachelor tanks in overall TV ratings

Despite its contestants making constant headlines due to their spicy off-screen antics, it appears this season of The Bachelor isn't faring well in overall ratings.

The Channel 10 reality show ranked well below the Nine Network's The Block and Channel Seven's Border Security in free-to-air shows on Wednesday night.

The dating contest also had a smaller viewership than the ABC program Shaun Micallef's Mad As Hell, which airs one hour later. 

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Tanking? Despite its contestants making constant headlines due to their spicy off-screen antics, it appears this season of The Bachelor isn't faring well in overall ratings

Tanking? Despite its contestants making constant headlines due to their spicy off-screen antics, it appears this season of The Bachelor isn't faring well in overall ratings

Despite narrowly beating The Block in the important 18-49 demographic within the five metropolitan cities, it appears The Bachelor isn't winning new fans this season.

This is despite a number of the contestants becoming known for their colourful backgrounds which include entertainment and unabashed party girls.

In Simone Ormesher's case, she's also hobnobbed with celebrities like Shane Warne and appeared in promotions for a Melbourne strip club.

Spicy: This is despite a number of the contestants becoming known for their colourful backgrounds which include topless entertainment and unabashed party girls

Spicy: This is despite a number of the contestants becoming known for their colourful backgrounds which include entertainment and unabashed party girls

Adventurous: In Simone Ormesher's case, she's also hobnobbed with celebrities like Shane Warne and appeared in promotions for a Melbourne strip club

Adventurous: In Simone Ormesher's case, she's also hobnobbed with celebrities like Shane Warne and appeared in promotions for a Melbourne strip club

Channel 10 appears to also be losing steam with another of its reality shows.

In just its third episode on Tuesday, Survivor Australia suffered lower ratings in some cities than Channel Nine's 15-year-old re-run of Kath and Kim.

Following the embarrassment, it appears the network has dropped the program from Tuesday nights altogether.

Cast away! In just its third episode on Tuesday, Survivor Australia suffered lower ratings in some cities than Channel Nine's offering: a 15-year-old re-run of Kath and Kim

Cast away! In just its third episode on Tuesday, Survivor Australia suffered

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