The premiere of The Golden Bachelor on ABC delivered a good sized viewers on Thursday — one bigger than the latest version of its mother or father collection, in reality. Thursday Night time Soccer, in the meantime, continued its sturdy early-season outcomes for Amazon’s Prime Video.
The Golden Bachelor, by which 72-year-old widower Gerry Turner seems for love amongst a gaggle of age-appropriate girls, drew 4.36 million viewers for its collection premiere Thursday. That’s 47 p.c larger than the premiere of the twenty seventh version of The Bachelor in January (same-day Nielsen rankings don’t embrace streaming), and the largest same-day viewers for any iteration of the Bachelor franchise for the reason that After the Closing Rose episode in March 2022.
What’s extra, regardless of that includes an older solid, The Golden Bachelor drew practically as many youthful viewers as The Bachelor did eight months in the past: Thursday’s present averaged a 0.62 ranking amongst adults 18-49, nearly equaling the 0.65 for the season 27 Bachelor premiere.
The Golden Bachelor was the highest present on the printed networks Thursday night time in each complete viewers, beating out the three.9 million for NBC’s Folks’s Alternative Nation Awards, and adults 18-49, topping the 0.5 ranking for Large Brother on CBS.
Thursday Night time Soccer averaged 13.48 million viewers for Prime Video (and native stations in dwelling markets for the Detroit Lions and Inexperienced Bay Packers), a 15 p.c enchancment on the identical week a 12 months in the past. The primary three telecasts of the season have recorded the three greatest audiences of TNF‘s streaming period, which started final 12 months.