Disney has announced that “The Golden Bachelor” has been a huge hit for ABC and Hulu as the show pulled in a cumulative audience of over 13.9 million viewers across Linear and Hulu.

After more than 20 years of fostering young love on “The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette”, and “Bachelor in Paradise,” “The Golden Bachelor” showcases a whole new kind of love story – one for the golden years. On this all-new unscripted series, one hopeless romantic is given a second chance at love in the search for a partner with whom to share the sunset years of life. The women arriving at the mansion have a lifetime of experience, living through love, loss and laughter, hoping for a spark that ignites a future full of endless possibilities. In the end, will our Golden man turn the page to start a new chapter with the woman of his dreams?

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 28th 2023, and its rebroadcast on October 3rd 2023.

This makes “The Golden Batchelor” the most watched multiplatform telecast of ‘The Bachelor’ Franchise in three and a half years.  It’s also ABC’s number one unscripted series episode ever released 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.”

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).

ABC will no doubt be happy with the result of this new version of the classic unscripted reality series and, no doubt, will make it much more likely to return for another season.   It also shows how audiences also want to love stories for every age, not just focusing on those in their early 20s or 30s. 

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Roger Palmer

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