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‘Hulu’s “The Bear” Debuts to Record Viewership Numbers’

“The Bear” has garnered significant success on Hulu with its latest season premiere. According to Hulu, the third season of the Emmy-winning show attracted 5.4 million views globally within the first four days of its release in late June. It is important to note that the series streams on Disney+ internationally and has not yet premiered in all territories.

The viewership of 5.4 million for the season three premiere marks a 24% increase compared to the season two opener in June 2023, indicating a growing audience for the show. This milestone also represents the highest viewership for an episode over a four-day period in the history of the series. Additionally, “The Bear” achieved the largest viewing figures ever for an FX season premiere on Hulu and for a scripted season debut from any source. The show now ranks third among all original season premieres on Hulu based on internal data from the streaming platform.

Past seasons of “The Bear” have also enjoyed success on Hulu, with the show consistently ranking among Nielsen’s top 10 original streaming series. Following the debut of season two, the series spent five weeks in the rankings and made a return in January after winning multiple Emmy Awards.

In season three, viewers can expect to follow chef Carmy Berzatto, portrayed by Jeremy Allen White, as he navigates the challenges of maintaining the high standards of his Italian beef shop-turned-fine dining restaurant while balancing his relationships with colleagues and his own well-being. The ensemble cast includes Ayo Edebiri, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Lionel Boyce, Liza Colon-Zayas, Matty Matheson, and Abby Elliott, with Oliver Platt and Molly Gordon in recurring roles.

The series is created by Christopher Storer and executive produced by Josh Senior, Joanna Calo, Cooper Wehde, Tyson Bidner, Matty Matheson, and Hiro Murai. Courtney Storer serves as co-executive producer and culinary producer, contributing to the show’s continued success and engaging storytelling.