ABC Delivers Its Most-Watched Monday of the Season

ABC Delivers Its Most-Watched Monday of the Season

March 16, 2020

Quick Take for Monday, March 9, 2020

(National Live+3 Day Program Ratings)


ABC Delivers Its Most-Watched Monday of the Season

ABC’s ‘The Good Doctor’ Emerges as Monday’s No. 2 Show 

and No. 1 Scripted Show Outright in Adults 18-49

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ABC Monday Prime Time (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 9.0 million and 2.2/11 in AD18-49): 

With Part 1 of “The Bachelor’s” live 2-night finale event leading into “The Good Doctor,” ABC ranked as Monday’s No. 1 network in Adults 18-49, widening its winning lead over its nearest competition to 8-tenths of a rating point in the L+3 numbers (2.2/11 vs. 1.4/7 for NBC and Fox tied) versus a 7-tenths advantage in L+SD and standing as the night’s highest-rated broadcast network for the 10th time in 10 weeks. In addition, ABC tied NBC as Monday’s most-watched network (9.0 million). ABC claimed the Top 2 programs of the night in Adults 18-49 with “The Bachelor” and “The Good Doctor.” ABC grew over the  prior week by 10% in Total Viewers (9.0 million vs. 8.2 million) to draw its largest Monday audience of the season and by 10% with Adults 18-49 (2.2/11 vs. 2.0/10) to hit a 9-week high on the night – since 1/6/20.


“The Good Doctor” (10:00-11:00 p.m. – 9.4 million and 2.6/13 in AD18-49): 

ABC’s “The Good Doctor” emerged as Monday’s No. 2 show in Adults 18-49 in the L+3 numbers (1.6/8), tying NBC’s “The Voice” and moving up from No. 3 in L+SD. “The Good Doctor” also stood as the night’s No. 1 scripted show outright in L+3, moving out of a tie with Fox’s “9-1-1: Lone Star” in L+SD to lead by 14% (1.6/8 vs. 1.4/7) after three days of TV playback. In addition, “The Good Doctor” scored its largest advantage yet over NBC’s competing 10:00 p.m. drama, dominating “Manifest” by 45% (1.6/8 vs. 1.1/6). “The Good Doctor” held even week to week in Adults 18-49, tying its highest-rated telecast of the year.


“The Good Doctor” was Monday’s No. 1 gainer in TV playback in Total Viewers (+3.67 million) and Adults 18-49 (+0.7 rating points).

Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live+3 Day Program Ratings, 3/9/20.


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