Last week, Disney released the third season of the FX’s “The Bear” on Hulu and Hulu on Disney+ in the U.S. and on Disney+ in select markets internationally.

The series is about food, family and the insanity of the grind. It’s a losing battle every day in the restaurant business, and as Carmy pushes himself harder than ever and demands excellence from his crew, they do their best to match his intensity. Their quest for culinary excellence propels them to new levels and stresses the bonds that hold the restaurant together.

Disney has announced that over the first four days, the third season picked a record 5.4 million views globally on Hulu and Hulu on Disney+ in the U.S. and on Disney+ internationally.  This marks a 24% increase in views over the debut of the second season of “The Bear” in 2023.  However, it’s important to note that the second season didn’t debut on Disney+ internationally on the same day, and there was a delay.  Viewership might have also increased following the availability of the show on Hulu On Disney+.

It was also revealed that on Hulu, it now holds the title as the most-watched FX season premiere ever, the most-watched scripted season premiere ever, and the third most-watched season premiere ever. Fans looking to catch up with the show ahead of the premiere, and those bingeing for the first time, also helped drive increased viewership of the first two seasons of “The Bear” in the weeks prior.

Created and executive produced by Christopher Storer, The Bear’s third season follows Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto (White), Sydney Adamu (Ayo Edebiri), and Richard “Richie” Jerimovich (Ebon Moss-Bachrach) as they do what it takes to elevate The Bear. The half-hour comedy series also stars Abby Elliott, Lionel Boyce, Liza Colón-Zayas, and Matty Matheson, with Oliver Platt and Molly Gordon in recurring roles.

Roger’s Take: It’s great to see lots of people have been checking out the third season of “The Bear” on Hulu and Disney+. It’s even better that Disney is releasing some information on the viewership, which continues the trend of whether it’s good news or bad news: We hear about the ratings, and if it’s bad, it’s radio silence from Disney!  

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Roger Palmer

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