ABC’s The Golden Bachelor enjoyed a first date with 4.4 million total viewers on Thursday while scoring a 0.6 demo rating — leading the night in both measures.
Golden Bachelor 4.4 million viewers marks the Bachelor franchise’s largest audience since March 2022, the most-watched premiere for any series in the franchise since January 2021, and the most-watched unscripted series debut on any network in nearly five months (since ABC’s own Jeopardy! Masters this past May).
Leading out of TGB, Bachelor in Paradise‘s season opener retained… just 2.2 mil/0.3.
FOX | Hell’s Kitchen returned to 2.6 mil/0.4, followed by LEGO Masters‘ 2.1 mil/0.5.
NBC | The inaugural People’s Choice Country Awards did 4 mil and a 0.3.
CBS | Buddy Games (1.8 mil/0.2), Big Brother (2.7 mil/0.5) and The Challenge USA (1.5 mil/0.2) all dipped week-to-week.
THE CW | Fight to Survive‘s season finale (230K) and FBoy Island (190K) both added a few eyeballs.
Golden Bachelor Tops Thursday, Draws Franchise’s Best Audience Since March 2022. Golden Bachelor Tops Thursday, Draws Franchise’s Best Audience Since March 2022