The Bear

FX’s ‘The Bear’ Has Solid Season Three Premiere

FX’s The Bear continues to be popular with viewers. Anticipation for the series was high and led to the series having 5.4 million views for the premiere globally in its first four days of streaming on Hulu and also Hulu on Disney+. These numbers came from the U.S. and some international markets. This was a 24% increase in views over The Bear’s second season 2023 premiere.

The series continues to see its audience grow after winning multiple Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Awards. It is the most watched FX season premiere ever on Hulu. It also is the most watched scripted season premiere ever. On top of all of that, it is the third most watched season premiere ever. Ahead of the arrival of season three, audiences binge watched The Bear’s first two seasons which also drove viewership up.

Jeremy Allen White, who stars as Chef Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto in the series, shared some thoughts ahead of the 10 episode season 3 debut. He shared about the high expectations that he and the cast felt. “We were just coming off the success of awards season, so I was very anxious,” he said. “I knew the scripts were strong… but the pressure is very real. After a couple of weeks of being around [the cast] and our beautiful crew, everything fell back into place.”

“It all felt fun again,” White added. “It felt possible again.”

The Bear is created and executive produced by Christopher Storer. In the third season, The Bear follows Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto (White), Sydney Adamu (Ayo Edebiri), and Richard “Richie” Jerimovich (Ebon Moss-Bachrach) as they do what it takes to elevate The Bear. The series also stars Abby Elliott, Lionel Boyce, Liza Colón-Zayas, and Matty Matheson, with Oliver Platt and Molly Gordon in recurring roles.