‘9-1-1’: ‘Bachelor’ Crossover Episode Nabs Best Seven-Day Rating in Nearly a Year

The 100th episode of “9-1-1,” which guest starred Joey Graziadei and Jesse Palmer as a crossover with “The Bachelor,” reached a rating of 0.91 among adults age 18-49 according after one week of delayed viewing.

Up from a 0.59 according to same-day data, that marks show’s best Live + 7 rating in the key demo since the Season 6 finale in May 2023, per Nielsen. And after incorporating Disney’s proprietary data via streams on Hulu and other digital platforms, the 18-49 rating comes out to a 2.2, up from the 2.18 achieved the week before when “9-1-1” hit a season high of 10.7 million viewers according to Multiplatform + 7 data.

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In total viewers, the crossover saw just under 4.8 million viewers when it aired on April 4 before increasing by 111% to 10 million viewers, not far behind the record set by the March 28 episode.

According to Nielsen’s most current data, “9-1-1” is the top-rated primetime drama of the season among adults 18-49.

“9-1-1” was renewed for an eighth season just before the crossover aired. Along with appearances by Graziadei and Palmer, the 100th episode drew buzz for revealing that Buck, played by Oliver Stark, was bisexual. “I think it’s deserved and I think it’s earned — and I am excited to to get the chance to tell it,” Stark said in an interview with Variety, later adding on his own social media that he “couldn’t be prouder” of the storyline.

Along with Stark, “9-1-1” stars Angela Bassett, Peter Krause, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Kenneth Choi, Aisha Hinds, Ryan Guzman and Gavin McHugh. The series hails from creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and showrunner Tim Minear. 20th Television produces in association with Ryan Murphy Television and Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision. Executive producers include Bassett, Krause, John J. Gray, Brad Buecker, Kristen Reidel, Juan Carlos Coto and Lyndsey Beaulieu.

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