The new season of The Bachelor has been a ratings disaster for Channel 10, delivering a record-low metro audience of just 360,000 viewers on Wednesday.
And as network executives struggle to keep the flagship dating show afloat amid cancellation rumours, Jimmy Nicholson's contestants are 'desperately worried' about what it all means for their career prospects.
Many of the women only applied for the show in order to become influencers or start podcasts - which the likes of Abbie Chatfield and Brittany Hockley have done in the past - and now they're panicking because no one is watching.
'Since making their social media accounts public some girls have had less than one hundred new followers,' a source told Daily Mail Australia on Friday.
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Not impressed! Fame-hungry Bachelor contestants are reportedly 'panicking' that they won't ever become influencers after Jimmy Nicholson's ratings plunge to new record lows
'Steph [Lynch] has only had just over 1,300 followers, while Jacinta [Boys] has picked up less than one hundred.'
'The girls are panicking that they won't get many followers or even their blue tick,' the insider added, referring to Instagram's verification badge for 'public figures'.
According to another source, Jimmy's girls are particularly worried because only five contestants from last year's season - which delivered far better ratings than Jimmy's season has so far - got blue-tick verification
'Since making their social media accounts public some girls have had less than one hundred new followers,' a source told Daily Mail Australia on Friday. Pictured the contestants
A third insider said: 'They don’t understand why people are not watching the show.
'They are p**sed off that nobody is following them. They were hoping the show would be as good as