By Shive Prema For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 03:02 BST, 1 August 2019 | Updated: 03:02 BST, 1 August 2019
It may have been a controversial premiere, but Thursday night's Bachelor launch suffered its lowest ratings in five years.
Wednesday night's premiere was viewed by the smallest audience since Blake Garvey's season in 2014.
However, it wasn't all bad news for the Channel 10 show, as it was still the most watched entertainment program in its prime time spot.
Is The Bachelor in trouble? The show's launch suffers from lowest ratings in FIVE YEARS despite dominating prime time television
The Bachelor attracted 828,000 viewers in the five-city metro, crowned fifth best performing show on the night after Seven and Nine news programs.
However, last year's premiere with Nick 'Honey Badger' Cummins drew a