ABC’s ‘Dancing’ and ‘The Good Doctor’ Score Gains on Monday Night

ABC’s ‘Dancing’ and ‘The Good Doctor’ Score Gains on Monday Night

Quick Take for Monday, Oct. 8, 2018

(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC’s ‘Dancing’ and ‘The Good Doctor’ Score Gains on Monday Night

Please note: ABC’s Monday lineup was preempted for local NFL coverage in 2.222% of the U.S.

“Dancing with the Stars” (8:00-10:00 p.m. – 7.6 million and 1.1/4 in AD18-49):

From 8:00-10:00 p.m., ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” grew week-to-week in Total Viewers (+7% – 7.6 million vs. 7.1 million) and Adults 18-49 (+38% – 1.1/4 vs. 0.8/3), currently at a season high with young adults. In fact, “DWTS” marked its closest finish this season with NBC’s “The Voice” in Adults 18-49 (-0.9 rating points).

“The Good Doctor”
(10:00-11:00 p.m. – 7.4 million and 1.2/5 in AD18-49):

Building on its “Dancing” lead-in among young adults at 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “The Good Doctor” narrowed the gap for its closest finish yet with NBC’s “Manifest (coming within 400,000 viewers and 5-tenths in Adults 18-49) and beat out CBS’ “Bull” by a best-yet 1.0 million viewers (7.4 million vs. 6.4 million) and by 71% in young adults (1.2/5 vs. 0.7/3). “The Good Doctor” improved over the prior week (7.2 million and 1.1/5 on 10/1/18) in Total Viewers (+3%) and in Adults 18-49 (+9%), drawing its biggest audience this season.


·       Live + 3 Day Rankings Week 1Based on the first complete week of L+3 data for the new season’s prime-time programming, ABC’s “The Good Doctor” was the 2nd highest gainer on broadcast for premiere week with a +92% spike in Adults 18-49, trailing only the +100% jump by ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder.” The ABC sophomore drama also added over 5.0 million viewers in its first 3 days of playback for the week’s 2nd biggest increase, behind only NBC’s “Manifest.”

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 10/8/18.

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