‘Golden Girls’ tops Nielsen’s highest-rated shows after Betty White’s death


Fans of the late Betty White are collectively grieving her death — by rewatching “Golden Girls” and sending the sequence to the highest of Nielsen’s charts, 30 years after its sequence finale.

The sitcom following a gaggle of older girls as they take pleasure in their fabulous and unapologetic lives in Miami continues to be broadly being streamed immediately on Hulu, the place viewers can watch your complete seven-season present that aired between 1985 and 1992.

The present has now capped Nielsen’s Top 10 Streaming Acquired Programs listing at No. 8, beating out “Shameless” and “The Thundermans,” and in need of “Supernatural,” within the week after star Betty White’s passing.

White’s death on the age of 99 on Dec. 31 got here amid buzz of her upcoming milestone birthday celebrations on each silver and small screens.

”The Golden Girls” aired on NBC for seven seasons from 1985 till 1992.
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About 41% of people that watched the basic present throughout the first week of 2022 had been aged 35-49, reported the Wrap. From Jan. 3 till Jan. 9, all 180 episodes of the sequence had been streamed for 384 million minutes on Hulu. The rankings company stated the bereaved bingeing introduced the present to No. 8 on the acquired streaming shows chart.

On Monday, NBC aired “Celebrating Betty White: America’s Golden Girl,” lauding the life and career of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” actress. The star-studded doc introduced in 4.3 million views. President Joe Biden, Drew Barrymore, Cher, Goldie Hawn, Jay Leno, Tina Fey, Jimmy Fallon and Tracy Morgan had been among the many many different A-listers who paid tribute to the long-lasting comic throughout the particular.

The “Mary Typer Moore” star handed away on Dec. 31, a number of weeks shy of her a centesimal birthday on Jan. 17.

Nielsen’s newest experiences are proof that White’s legacy will stay on via the generations of TV viewers. As her longtime agent Jeff Witjas stated in a assertion on the day of her death, “Even though Betty was about to be 100, I thought she would live forever.”

White additionally recorded a sentimental message for her fans simply 11 days earlier than her passing. The video was shared on her official Facebook page and was taped in anticipation for what would have been her a centesimal birthday.

“I just want to thank you all for your love and support over the years,” White stated. “Thank you so much, and stick around!”