ABC Turned "The Bachelorette" Into Lord Of The Flies Last Night, And It Didn't Even Help Ratings (VIDEO)

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ABC is having a rough time with its usually-reliable “Bachelorette” this go-round — and it’s starting to show.

They’ve already been running its protagonist, Ashley Hebert, through an amped-up press wringer (though the show is still underway, she’s popped up on as many late-night shows and magazine covers as most “Bachelorette” stars do after the fact).

Last night’s episode indicated that producers might have been bracing for a boring season even as they filmed.

In the episode, contestants were pitted against each other in Muay Thai boxing matches for the enjoyment of Hebert.

One of them got a concussion — video below.

And after all that pummelling, ratings still fell. (To be fair, the show still won the night.)

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