HomeEntertainmentABC says ‘The Golden Bachelor’ premiere scored a three-year franchise highABC says ‘The Golden Bachelor’ premiere scored a three-year franchise highWed, October 4, 2023 by ABC News SHARE NOW Brian Bowen Smith The premiere episode of ABC’s The Golden Bachelor marked a three-year high for the franchise, drawing 7.7 million viewers after three days of streaming on Hulu — a gain of 3.34 million viewers, or almost 77% over its 4.36 million viewers for the show’s initial airing on September 28. The episode also more than tripled its adults 18-49 rating, rising from 0.62 for the initial broadcast to 1.9 after three days. Additionally, ABC says the premiere recorded the equivalent of 1.76 million complete showings on Hulu — the highest three-day total ever for a series premiere of an ABC show on the streamer. Hulu, like Netflix and Disney+, calculates “views” as total viewing time divided by running time, per the Writers Guild of America’s new contract to help determine a success-based residual for original streaming series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Copyright © 2023, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Get the top stories on your radio 24/7 on Finger Lakes News Radio 96.3 and 1590, WAUB and 106.3 and 1240, WGVA, and on Finger Lakes Country, 96.1/96.9/101.9/1570 WFLR.