ABC’s ‘The Good Doctor’ Is the Season’s No. 1 New Drama and Top 10 p.m. Show

ABC’s ‘The Good Doctor’ Is the Season’s No. 1 New Drama and Top 10 p.m. Show

October 10, 2017

Quick Take for Monday, October 9, 2017
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC Is Monday’s Most Watched Broadcaster for the 2nd Straight Week

ABC’s ‘DWTS’ Beats Fox’s Dramas From 8-10 p.m. in Viewers and Young Adults

ABC’s ‘The Good Doctor’ Is the Season’s No. 1 New Drama and Top 10 p.m. Show

Monday Night (10/9/17) – ABC Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections Plus MP+35 Day
“Dancing”: L3 = 10.1 million/1.5 rating, L7 = 10.4 million/1.5 rating and MP+35 = 2.1 rating
“The Good Doctor”: L3 = 19.2 million/3.8 rating and L7 = 22.1 million/4.6 rating

Live + Same Day Results:

ABC Monday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 9.6 million and 1.5/5 in AD18-49):
Featuring “DWTS” and “The Good Doctor” (both the season’s No. 1 freshman drama and TV’s top 10 o’clock show), ABC repeated as the most watched broadcaster on Monday night (9.6 million) and ran No. 2 with Adults 18-49 (1.5/5-tie).

Please note: Unlike the past two Mondays, ABC had no local NFL preemptions inflating its early numbers for last night.

“Dancing with the Stars” (8:00-10:00 p.m. – 9.1 million and 1.3/5 in AD18-49):
From 8:00-10:00 p.m., ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” took second to NBC’s “The Voice” in Total Viewers (9.1 million). In addition, “DWTS” beat out Fox’s dramas in the 2-hour time period (“Lucifer”/”The Gifted”) by 5.5 million viewers (9.1 million vs. 3.6 million) and by 18% in Adults 18-49 (1.3/4 vs. 1.1/4). “Dancing” held even week to week in viewers.

“The Good Doctor” (10:00-11:00 p.m. – 10.6 million and 1.9/7 in AD18-49):
Jumping over its “DWTS” lead-in for the 3rd straight weekat 10:00 p.m. (+16%/+46%), ABC’s “The Good Doctor” dominated its NBC and CBS drama competition to rank as the No. 1 series hour for the 3rd time in as many telecasts, doubling NBC’s freshman drama “The Brave” in Total Viewers (+100% – 10.6 million vs. 5.3 million) and leading by 58% in Adults 18-49 (1.9/7 vs. 1.2/4).  ABC “The Good Doctor” is the season’s No. 1 new drama as well as the top 10:00 p.m. TV series in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. The new show is delivering triple-digit time period increasesyear to year for ABC on Monday at 10:00 p.m.

“The Good Doctor” Scores Season’s Top Live + 3 and Live + 7 Day Playback Lifts: 
ABC’s “The Good Doctor” claims the new season’s 2 largest Total Viewer L+3 increases on any network with a +5.1 million viewer spike for the previous week’s episode on the heels of a +5.5 million viewer jump for its debut telecast the prior week. And the debut of “The Good Doctor” delivered TV’s largest-ever Total Viewer L+7 increase for any single telecast on any network with a +7.9 million viewer lift(the previous record holder was the debut telecast of ABC’s “Designated Survivor” last season with a +7.7 million viewer gain). ”The Good Doctor” pilot episode attracted an average audience of 19.2 million Total Viewers(up from 11.3 million in L+SD) after 7 days of TV playback.

Projections Rationale: 
Lifts vs. L+SD are based on the 2016-17 season for premiere telecast or an average for originals (excluding the premiere).
Returning shows: Profile based on same show (either premiere or averages for originals).
New Series: Based on similar series.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 10/9/17.  

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