Matty J and Laura Byrne shadow The Bachelors for dropping four episodes a week amid dismal ratings

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Matty ‘J’ Johnson and Laura Byrne cast shade on The Bachelors for dropping four episodes a week amid the show’s dismal ratings

Former Bachelor stars Laura Byrne and Matty “J” Johnson have cast shade on the series’ final season for showing double the usual number of episodes per week.

Laura, 36, told her husband Matty, 35, she was shocked to discover Channel 10 was now airing four episodes a week of the series, retitled The Bachelors.

“This week we thought we were unpacking three episodes. But now it’s four and we were watching until 3am,” she joked to Matty on her Life Uncut podcast.

“What are they doing?” a frustrated Matty asked.

Laura said the increased number of episodes meant they wouldn’t have time to recap the show in detail on her podcast, and would instead provide an abridged version.

“Jesus Christ, no one can unpack that much Bachelor and no one can watch that much Bachelor,” Laura joked.

She added that at this rate the show would be done in two weeks and Channel Ten would be done with it.

It comes after the series premiered on January 9 to catastrophic ratings.

This led to speculation that Channel 10 was trying to quickly screen the season so it could focus on other programmes.

“This week we thought we were unpacking three episodes.  But now it's four and we were watching until 3am,

“This week we thought we were unpacking three episodes. But now it’s four and we were watching until 3am,” she joked to Matty on her Life Uncut podcast. (photo)

The Bachelors launched to just 309,000 subway viewers, 18,000 fewer than the low-rated new look The Project, which aired immediately beforehand.

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The prime time show once attracted around a million viewers per night in its heyday in 2018, when the NRL’s ‘Honey Badger’ Nick Cummins attracted 940,000 fans in the capitals alone.

But the franchise and Ten have since declined rapidly. Last year’s premiere was labeled a disaster when it drew just 482,000 subway viewers.

But the recent figure of 309,000 may well prove terminal, as they dropped even more on the second night, to just 273,000.

It comes after the show premiered on January 9 to catastrophic ratings

It comes after the show premiered on January 9 to catastrophic ratings

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