SAM FROST MAKES SOME BIG CHANGES
DESPITE the success of Channel 10’s recent season of The Bachelor, the general consensus was that there was no way they could strike gold twice with The Bachelorette.
Not only were the naysayers wrong, they were gobsmacked to see Sam Frost and her coterie of eligible men (of whom one will emerge the victor this week) increase the giant ratings achieved by The Bachelor.
Despite having belief in the program, Ten’s head of entertainment and factual programs, Stephen Tate, was among those taken by surprise.
“Throughout the world The Bachelorette series haven’t rated as well as The Bachelor,” he says.
“I think producers around the world will be looking at the way Australia has done it.”
While this season The Bachelorette was only five weeks long, Tate promises fans will get a longer stint next year.
“Absolutely we would make it longer,” he says. “It all comes down to casting, but this season has given us great confidence.”
Also on the way next time will be the After The Final Rose special which is popular in the US. Ten are also considering another Bachelor spin off.
“Osher (Gunsberg) is one of the most capable hosts live and we definitely want to do that next year,” Tate says. THE BACHELORETTE, CHANNEL 10, WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY, 7.30PM