Viewers turn on Matt Agnew as show ratings PLUMMET during the usual peak period

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() Bachelor fatigue? Viewers turn on Matt Agnew as show ratings PLUMMET during the usual peak period - with Nick Cummins proving more popular

By Shive Prema For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 05:07 BST, 6 September 2019 | Updated: 05:07 BST, 6 September 2019

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Viewers appear to be losing interest in this year's Bachelor Matt Agnew during the crucial lead-up to the finale. 

Thursday night's episode attracted 633,000 metro viewers, barely beating out Channel 10's lower-budget Gogglebox.   

The same episode during Nick Cummins' season last year attracted 882,000 viewers - a quarter of a million viewership difference.

Bachelor fatigue? Viewers turn on Matt Agnew (pictured) as show ratings PLUMMET during the usual peak period - with Nick Cummins proving more popular

Bachelor fatigue? Viewers turn on Matt Agnew (pictured) as show ratings PLUMMET during the usual peak period - with Nick Cummins proving more popular

This 249,000 viewer drop from last year suggests franchise fatigue may have kicked in for The Bachelor's seventh season.

The show was the sixth most-watched program of the night, while the same episode in 2018 came in at impressive third.

The Bachelor series never attracts the sheer quantity of viewers as shows like Married At First Sight, which regularly draws over two million viewers.

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