The Bachelorette (Australian TV series)

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The Bachelorette Australia
The Bachelorette Title Card.jpg
Genre Reality
Presented by Osher Günsberg[1]
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 38 (as of 18 October 2018)
Production
Production location(s) Oxford Falls, New South Wales
Running time 60-90 minutes
Production company(s) Shine Australia (season 1)
Warner Bros. International Television Production (season 2 – present)
Release
Original network Network Ten
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV) (2016- )
Audio format Stereo
Original release 23 September 2015 (2015-09-23) – present
Chronology
Related shows The Bachelor Australia
Bachelor in Paradise Australia
External links
Website
Production website

The Bachelorette Australia is an Australian reality television adaptation of the U.S. series of the same name, and a spin-off of The Bachelor Australia.[2] The series premiered on 23 September 2015 on Network Ten.[1] The show is premiered 7:30pm twice a week every Wednesdays and Thursdays on Network Ten.

The Bachelorette Australia was renewed for a second season,[3] which premiered on 21 September 2016.[4] In addition, it was announced in November 2015 that unlike season one which was produced by Shine Australia, season two would be produced by Warner Bros. International Television Production.[5] A third season premiered on 20 September 2017.[6]

Plot[edit]

The series revolves around a single bachelorette and a pool of romantic interests, which could include a potential husband. The conflicts in the series, both internal and external, stem from the elimination-style format of the show. Early in the season, the bachelorette goes on large group dates with the men, with the majority of men eliminated. As the season progresses, men are also eliminated on single dates and on elimination two-on-one dates. The process culminates with hometown visits to the families of the final few men, overnight dates, should they choose to accept, at exotic locations with the final three men, and interaction with the bachelorette's family with the final two men.

Elimination process[edit]

Single Date[edit]

The bachelorette and one man go on a date. The bachelorette is given a chance to get to know the man on a more personal level, and the dates are usually very intimate. If the date goes well and the bachelorette wishes to spend more time with the man or get to know them further, she may present them with a rose at the date. This means that during the rose ceremony at the end of each episode, he will be safe and there will be no chance of him going home.

Group Date[edit]

The bachelorette and a group of men participate in an activity. Sometimes the activity takes the form of a competition, with the winner or winners spending more time with the bachelorette. The bachelorette typically presents a rose to the man who makes the best impression during the group date.

Rose Ceremony[edit]

The men who have not been eliminated stand in rows at one end of the room, and the bachelorette faces them. The bachelorette has a tray with roses. The bachelorette takes a rose and calls a man by name. The man steps forward, and the bachelorette asks, "Will you accept this rose?" The man accepts, takes the rose, and makes his way to the other side of the room (where all the men who have been given a rose are required to stand.) When there is one rose remaining, host Osher Günsberg tells the bachelorette, "When you're ready." After all roses are distributed, the host tells the men who did not receive a rose to "please take a moment now to say your good-byes."

Hometown Visits[edit]

After the final group date and cocktail party. The bachelorette visits the home towns and families of each of the four remaining men. At the rose ceremony, one man is eliminated, leaving three. Another episode airs before the final rose ceremony, leaving two men.

The Finale[edit]

The two remaining men separately meet with the bachelorette's family. At the end of the episode, the bachelorette will reveal their true love to the man of her choice. That man is said to be the winner of The Bachelorette Australia.

Seasons[edit]

Season Original run Bachelorette Profile Winner Runner-up Proposal Still Together
1 23 September – 22 October 2015 Sam Frost[7] Age: 26
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Profession: Marketing Manager
Sasha Mielczarek Michael Turnbull No No
Frost chose to enter into a relationship with Mielczarek in Auckland, New Zealand.[8] However they announced their breakup on 27 December 2016.[9][10]
2 21 September – 27 October 2016 Georgia Love[11] Age: 27
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Profession: Journalist
Lee Elliott Matty Johnson No Yes
Love chose to enter into a relationship with Elliott in Singapore.[12] They are still together as of October 2018.[13]
3 20 September – 26 October 2017 Sophie Monk[14] Age: 37
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Profession: Radio and TV Personality
Stu Laundy Jarrod Woodgate No No
Monk chose to enter into a relationship with Laundy in Fiji.[15] In January 2018 she broke off the relationship by announcing it on Instagram.[16]
4 10 October 2018 — 2018 Ali Oetjen[17] Age: 32
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Profession: Healthy Lifestyle Motivator

Ratings[edit]

Season Episodes Premiere Finale Ref
Premiere date Premiere
ratings
Rank Finale date Finale ratings
(Finale)
Rank Finale ratings
(Final decision)
Rank
1 10 23 September 2015 (2015-09-23) 0.875 8 22 October 2015 (2015-10-22) 1.241 2 1.520 1 [18][19]
2 12 21 September 2016 (2016-09-21) 0.655 14 27 October 2016 (2016-10-27) 0.790 6 0.972 1 [20][21]
3 12 20 September 2017 (2017-09-20) 0.951 2 26 October 2017 (2017-10-26) 1.316 2 1.640 1 [22][23]
4 12 10 October 2018 (2018-10-10) 0.631 11 TBC [24]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipients and nominees Result Refs.
2016 Logie Awards of 2016 Best Reality Program The Bachelorette Australia Nominated [25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Knox, David (7 September 2015). "Airdate: The Bachelorette". TV Tonight. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  2. ^ Knox, David (29 April 2015). "Sam Frost returns as TEN's Bachelorette". TV Tonight. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  3. ^ Knox, David (21 October 2015). "TEN looks to more Bachelor franchise". TV Tonight. Retrieved 22 October 2015.
  4. ^ Knox, David (5 September 2016). "Returning: The Bachelorette". TV Tonight. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  5. ^ Knox, David (29 November 2015). "Warner Bros to now produce The Bachelor franchise". TV Tonight. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  6. ^ "The Bachelorette Australia Season 3: Coming In 2017". Ten Darwin. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
  7. ^ Caines, Kimberley (24 September 2015). "Bachelorette Sam Frost's first impressions lead to first rose for Camden hopeful Sasha Mielczarek". Macarthur Chronicle Campbelltown. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  8. ^ Caines, Kimberley (23 October 2015). "Sam Frost finds soulmate in Sasha Mielczarek on The Bachelorette". Macarthur Chronicle Camden Edition. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
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  10. ^ Byrnes, Holly. ""There is no bitterness or scandal" - Sam Frost and Sasha Mielczarek confirm sad split". News Corp Australia. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  11. ^ Knox, David (20 June 2016). "TEN confirms next Bachelorette". TV Tonight. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  12. ^ Sams, Christine (28 October 2016). "The Bachelorette Australia: Lee Elliott wins Georgia Love's heart". Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  13. ^ "Georgia Love hits back at break up rumours: 'We are very much still together'". The Daily Telegraph. 9 February 2017. Retrieved 28 February 2017.
  14. ^ Moran, Jonathon (23 April 2017). "Sophie Monk is hoping to be lucky in love as Channel 10's new Bachelorette". NewsCorp. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  15. ^ Sams, Christine (27 October 2017). "Bachelorette finale recap: Sophie picks Stu, sacrifices Jarrod to the love gods". Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  16. ^ Coy, Bronte (29 January 2018). "Stu Laundy spills on split with Sophie Monk: 'I found out via Instagram'". NewsComAu. Retrieved 2018-02-04.
  17. ^ Marinkovic, Stephanie (30 April 2018). "The Bachelorette Australia: Ali Oetjen is the new leading lady". Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  18. ^ Knox, David (24 September 2015). "Wednesday 23 September 2015". TV Tonight. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  19. ^ Knox, David (23 October 2015). "Thursday 22 October 2015". TV Tonight. Retrieved 23 October 2015.
  20. ^ "Wednesday 21 September 2016". TV Tonight. 22 September 2016. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  21. ^ "Thursday 27 October 2016". TV Tonight. 28 October 2016. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
  22. ^ Knox, David (21 September 2017). "Wednesday 20 September 2017". TV Tonight. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
  23. ^ Knox, David (27 October 2017). "Thursday 26 October 2017". TV Tonight. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  24. ^ Knox, David (11 October 2018). "Wednesday 10 October 2018". TV Tonight. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
  25. ^ Knox, David (3 April 2016). "Logie Awards 2016: nominations". TV Tonight. Retrieved 3 April 2016.