Golden Bachelor It lived up to its title with Thursday’s season finale, scoring the highest number of viewers of the season and the highest in nearly three years for an ABC unscripted series.
The more-than-two-hour finale, which saw 72-year-old widower Jerry Turner propose to Theresa Nest — a Jan. 4 wedding special on ABC — drew 6.07 million viewers, according to Nielsen’s national express ratings (which include out) from home viewing ). This is a 15 percent improvement over the previous same-day season high of 5.27 million viewers for the November 13 episode.
It’s also the best performance of any show on Bachelor’s Universe since March 15, 2021, Matt James’ season finale BSC.
The finale also reached a season high among adults 18-49, averaging a 0.8 rating in the key ad sales demographic. This is the series’ best same-day performance since the Season 19 finale And the bachelorette In September 2022.
Golden Bachelor It won praise from critics and viewers for modernizing the show’s format by focusing on people over 60 and seemingly more honest emotions throughout the season (though, Hollywood Reporter (It has been revealed that Turner’s novel is not as tidy as it was presented in the show). The series is ABC’s second-most-watched series of the fall in the seven-day Nielsen ratings, right behind it. Dancing with the stars.
Nielsen numbers do not include live streaming. So far this season, Golden Bachelor It grew by 3.8 million viewers and 1.48 rating points among adults 18-49 with a week of multiplatform viewing.
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