'The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart': Show's poor run continues and here's why fans feel it's a dud

Though the series consists of drama that usually gains the attention of fans and viewers, there is no solid reason as to why the series isn't doing well


                            'The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart': Show's poor run continues and here's why fans feel it's a dud
Mel, Jamie, Trevor (ABC/John Fleenor)

'The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart' aired its second on Monday night. Though the spin-off series comes from a fan-favorite franchise, the recently premiered show isn't a big yet like the other series the franchise airs. 

The series has been witnessing lackluster ratings since its premiere last week. The show airs the same time as NBC's hit reality TV competition series, 'The Voice' Season 18 that recently entered its Knockout Rounds. Airing at the same time, 'The Voice' has been getting high ratings; however, it's just the opposite for 'The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart.'

When 'The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart' premiered, it received a 0.7 in the 18-49 age group with a total of  2.95 million viewers. As for week 2, we did see a little drop. The series received a 0.6 in the 18-49 age group with just 2.88 million viewers. 

Though the series consists of drama that usually gains the attention of fans and viewers, there is no solid reason why the series isn't doing well. Fans on Reddit speculate the series isn't resonating with them because they are no backstories that usually get them invested in the show.

Some also shared that they are used to getting connected with some of the contestants on the show, unlike 'The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart' that introduced us to new contestants. 

"I mean, the fans of the franchise clearly hate people like Jed who solely go on the show to promote their career. I’m not sure why the producers thought we would want to see an entire show of Jeds? There is also no one we know to be invested in. No backstories," a fan wrote, while another said, "I feel like the airwaves are already saturated with singing shows. Not really my thing. I watch the Bachelor/Bachelorette for a love story. My growing peeve with the shows is that it’s too obvious that most folks are there for insta fame. The point of being on LTYH are looking to garner fame. So to me LTYH combines my least favorite sector of TV with my biggest Bachelor pet peeve." 

"I think the concept is confusing / not compelling. The most successful seasons of the bachelor/ette are ones where you buy the love story. Having people date each other with the purpose of getting their big break in music ruins the illusion. Nobody is there “for the right reasons”, therefore no one is root-able. The veil is pulled back just a little too much and it loses the usual appeal of the franchise," a fan shared. 

"We’re used to having some connection with people on the shows. The lead has been picked from a previous season for years and the spinoffs always have someone we know from a previous season. Winter Games likely wouldn’t have done as well if it was exclusively international contestants. But when we have a couple familiar faces, we’re more likely to tune in and then connect with the newcomers. LTYH is a bunch of people I don’t know or care about, to be quite frank. It doesn’t feel like a Bachelor show to me," a fan said. 

Adding to that another said, "Idk but I feel disconnected from it. I tried an hour the first night and then just didnt care...and I was open to it going it but they all just seemed like strangers to me trying to fit into a bachelor show. no hate to them but I just didnt vibe with it. I guess there's something to be said about BIP being people we already know." 

"It's so low budget- they're literally having dates in a Guitar Center. What did they expect? They need to reduce the number of contestants. I would love if we had fewer contestants to keep track of so we could actually get invested in them," a fan shared. While another wrote, "There’s also the fact that LTYH is going up against an actual singing competition with actual good singers (the voice) who wants to watch a bunch of decent at best singers act a mess when you could be watching a singing show with actual celebs on it." 

'The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart' airs every Monday night only on ABC. Check your local listings for more information. 

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