Watching oneself on television can’t always be easy, and “The Bachelorette” star Connor Saeli is no different. When talking with Saeli, he mentioned not only how he felt about watching himself, but also his thoughts on why some people may have stopped watching the franchise’s shows. “Interestingly enough, there’s a weird thing when you go on the show, maybe this is just me, but I almost find it traumatic to watch it,” Saeli said. When he did watch it, Saeli admitted he “had to watch it alone” because he “couldn’t bear to watch it with anyone else.”
According to Saeli, his own experience on “The Bachelorette” has opened his eyes as to why viewership could be down for the franchise. “So there’s a different perspective now [after being on the show], but I feel like when I watch it, it’s like I just don’t believe in the story anymore,” he said. “And I don’t know what the reason for that is, but I feel like you can see that’s why a lot of viewership has gone down a lot over the last couple of years. And I think it’s just … I don’t know what the reason is, but it seems like very predictable sometimes, like what’s going to happen.”
This is an issue with all reality television series, especially when they’re on the air for so long. “There’s the virgin, the villain … Everyone talks about how they don’t get enough time the first night,” Saeli added. “It’s just the same stuff. I don’t know what it is. It’s tough to find different things to do.”
So, what do you think about “The Bachelor” franchise’s viewership and formula?
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