ABC's ‘American Idol-Monday’ Posts Its Top Performance Since May 2018 / Part 1 of the ‘The Good Doctor’ Season Finale Scores Highs

ABC's ‘American Idol-Monday’ Posts Its Top Performance Since May 2018 / Part 1 of the ‘The Good Doctor’ Season Finale Scores Highs

March 30, 2020

 

Quick Take for Monday, March 23, 2020

(National Live+3 Day Program Ratings)

 

‘American Idol-Monday’ Delivers Its Strongest Performance Since May 2018

 

Part 1 of the ‘The Good Doctor’ Season Finale Scores Highs

 

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“American Idol-Monday” (8:00-10:00 p.m. – 8.4 million and 1.7/7 in AD18-49):

ABC’s “American Idol-Monday” grew over the prior week’s time period premiere by 8% in Total Viewers (8.4 million vs. 7.8 million) and by 13% in Adults 18-49 (1.7/7 vs. 1.5/7) to deliver its strongest performance on the night since May 2018—since the season 1 finale on 5/21/18. For the 2nd week in a row, “American Idol-Monday” posted gains over its comparable year-ago telecast (7.8 million and 1.5/7 on 3/25/19) in both Total Viewers (+8%) and Adults 18-49 (+13%).

 

“The Good Doctor” (10:00-11:00 p.m. – 10.9 million and 1.8/9 in AD18-49):

Returning from the prior week’s pre-emption for a “20/20” special, part 1 of the 2-part season finale of “The Good Doctor” soared over its most-recent telecast by 16% in Total Viewers (10.9 million vs. 9.4 million) to draw its largest audience of the season and by 13% among Adults 18-49 (1.8/9 vs. 1.6/8) to match its season high. “The Good Doctor” dominated Monday’s 10:00 p.m. hour in Adults 18-49, widening its lead over runner-up NBC’s “Manifest” to 4-tenths of a rating point in the L+3 numbers (1.8/9 vs. 1.4/7) compared to 3-tenths in L+SD and winning the hour for its 8th straight telecast. In addition, with 10.9 million Total Viewers, “The Good Doctor” emerged as Monday’s most-watched scripted show, leapfrogging over Fox’s “9-1-1” to lead by 15% (9.5 million).

 

·       “The Good Doctor” was Monday’s No. 1 gainer in TV playback in Total Viewers (+4.06 million) and Adults 18-49 (+0.8 rating points). In fact, the ABC drama matched its biggest playback lift of the season in Adults 18-49.

 

Please note: Part 2 of the 2-part season finale of “The Good Doctor” airs Monday, March 30.

 

Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live+3 Day Program Ratings, 3/23/20.

 

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