It’s no secret that I haven’t been the biggest fan of “The Bachelorette” so far this season.
But guess who else is on my team? As it turns out: Chris Harrison.
"It's a little slow, huh?" the host told me on Wednesday. (We connected via telephone because he was promoting At First Sight, a dating app he just launched with show creator Mike Fleiss. More on that here.)
Ratings have reflected that sentiment, dipping to series lows in the coveted demographic of viewers ages 18 to 49 over the last couple of weeks.
“We premiered on
K, but for real: What’s wrong with Des? Is she too boring? Fake? Why aren’t viewers connecting with her? Harrison said he’s perplexed, calling Des genuine and sweet, but then surmising that perhaps she doesn’t have the “edge” fans often gravitate toward.
I suggested Harrison speak to the powers that be and implore them to mix it up next season -- casting someone new instead of a reject from a previous show.