ABC’s ‘The Good Doctor’ Premiere Ranks No. 1 in Monday's 10 p.m. Hour, Beating its NBC and CBS Drama Competition

ABC’s ‘The Good Doctor’ Premiere Ranks No. 1 in Monday's 10 p.m. Hour, Beating its NBC and CBS Drama Competition

Quick Take for Monday, Sept. 23, 2019
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC’s ‘The Good Doctor’ Premieres at No. 1 in Monday’s 10 p.m. Hour,
Beating Its NBC and CBS Drama Competition

ABC Monday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 6.6 million and 0.9/4 in AD18-49):  
Featuring “Dancing with the Stars” and the 3rd season premiere of “The Good Doctor,” ABC took 2nd place on Monday night in Total Viewers (6.6 million) to NBC, outdrawing CBS by 10% (6.0 million) and Fox by 18% (5.6 million). ABC attracted its largest Monday night audience with entertainment programming in over 6 months – since 3/11/19.

Please note: ABC’s Monday lineup was preempted in Washington, D.C., for local NFL coverage in 2.252% of the U.S.

“The Good Doctor” (10:00-11:00 p.m. – 6.6 million and 1.0/5 in AD18-49):
ABC’s “The Good Doctor” premiered as the No. 1 program in Monday’s 10:00 p.m. hour in Total Viewers (6.6 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.0/5), beating NBC’s debut of “Bluff City Law” (4.7 million and 0.8/4) and CBS’ season opener of “Bull” (6.3 million and 0.7/3). Standing as the only program of the night to build over its lead-in with Adults 18-49, “The Good Doctor” grew over its “DWTS” lead-in by 25% (1.0/5 vs. 0.8/4).

  • 2018-2019 Live+7 Day playback: ABC’s “The Good Doctor” ranked as Monday’s No. 1 broadcast gainer in delayed viewing last season among Adults 18-49, soaring by +127% from its initial Live+SD rating to its final Live+7 rating. “The Good Doctor” also picked up a massive +5.96 million Total Viewers after seven days of delayed viewing last season, virtually tying NBC’s “Manifest” (+6.12 million) as the season’s No. 1 gainer among Total Viewers.


Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 9/23/19.

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