[11/22/23 - 09:21 AM]
Premiere Episode of ABC's "The Golden Bachelor" Delivers Cumulative Audience of 13.9 Million Multiplatform Viewers
After 35 days of viewing across linear and streaming platforms, the premiere episode of "The Golden Bachelor" hit a combined cumulative multiplatform audience of 13.90 million Total Viewers for its debut telecast on September 28 and its rebroadcast on October 3.

[via press release from ABC]

Ratings Report for 'The Golden Bachelor' Series Debut

ABC Multiplatform+35 Day Ratings

Premiere Episode of ABC's 'The Golden Bachelor' Delivers Cumulative Audience of 13.9 Million Multiplatform Viewers

Series Debut Spikes +502% Among Adults 18-49 To Hit 3.73 Rating

Debut Marks Most-Watched Multiplatform Telecast in 'The Bachelor' Franchise in 3 ½ Years

Ranks as ABC's No. 1 Unscripted Series Episode Ever on Hulu and as Network's No. 1 Series Debut on the Platform

"The Golden Bachelor" (11.68 million Total Viewers and 3.73 rating in AD18-49 in MP+35):

After 35 days of viewing across linear and streaming platforms, the premiere episode of "The Golden Bachelor" hit a combined cumulative multiplatform audience of 13.90 million Total Viewers for its debut telecast on Sept. 28 and its rebroadcast on Oct. 3.

The September series debut of ABC's "The Golden Bachelor" alone skyrocketed to 11.68 million Total Viewers and hit a 3.73 rating among Adults 18-49. The debut telecast of the new ABC unscripted series gained more than +7.0 million viewers in delayed multiplatform viewing (4.36 million to 11.68 million) and shot up +502% among Adults 18-49 over its initial Live+Same Day rating (0.62 rating to 3.73 rating).

"The Golden Bachelor" delivered the most-watched multiplatform telecast for any series in "The Bachelor" franchise (i.e., "The Bachelor," "The Bachelorette," "Bachelor in Paradise") in 3 ½ years in Total Viewers (11.68 million) - since "The Bachelor: After the Final Rose" on 3/10/20. In addition, "The Golden Bachelor" series debut marked the highest-rated multiplatform telecast in "The Bachelor" franchise in more than 2 ½ years among Adults 18-49 (3.73 rating) - since the 2/1/21 telecast of "The Bachelor."

The debut of "The Golden Bachelor" marked ABC's No. 1 episode for any unscripted series ever on Hulu, based on views after its first 35 days of streaming (3.91 million views**). In addition, "The Golden Bachelor" stood as the No. 1 premiere for any series in "The Bachelor" franchise on the streaming platform, as ABC's No. 1 series premiere ever and as the most-watched episode for any ABC series (unscripted or scripted) in 2 years - since the 10/14/21 telecast of "Grey's Anatomy."

Source: The Nielsen Company, preliminary ABC Multiplatform+35 Day Ratings for 9/28/23. ABC Multiplatform+35 Day numbers begin with the 2018-2019 season. Source: Hulu internal data. **A view is defined as total stream time divided by runtime.

  [november 2023]  


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