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[09/26/17 - 08:43 AM]
ABC's "The Good Doctor" Surges Over "Dancing" to Open at #1 - ABC's Top Monday Debut in 8-1/2 Years
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, September 25.

[via press release from ABC]

ABC's The Good Doctor Surges Over Dancing to Open at #1 - ABC's Top Monday Debut in 8-1/2 Years

Please note: ABC's Monday lineup was preempted for local NFL coverage in 2.366% of the U.S.

The Good Doctor (10-11pm - 11.8 million and 2.4/9 in AD18-49):

Surging over its Dancing lead-in at 10pm and holding steady throughout its premiere, ABC's The Good Doctor debuted at #1 in its hour, dominating NBC's series debut of The Brave by 90% in Total Viewers (11.8 million vs. 6.2 million), by 71% in Adults 18-49 (2.4/9 vs. 1.4/5) and by 67% in Adults 25-54 (3.0/9 vs. 1.8/5).

· In Adults 18-49, The Good Doctor opened as ABC's top Monday drama debut in 8-1/2 years, respectively - since Castle 3/9/09. In fact, The Good Doctor outdelivered the year-ago debut of Conviction (on 10/3/16) on the night by triple-digit percentages in Total Viewers (+127%), Adults 18-49 (+167%) and Adults 25-54 (+150%).

· In Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, ABC's The Good Doctor stands as the biggest non-NFL-led drama debut on any network on any night in 1 year - since 9/20/16 with CBS' Bull and NBC's This is Us, respectively.

· The Good Doctor was ABC's most watched series debut on any night and its top rated drama debut with Adults 18-49 in 3 years - since How to Get Away with Murder on 9/25/14.

Nielsen Social Highlights:

· 178,300 people generated 284,900 social media interactions across Facebook and Twitter during the premiere of The Good Doctor on ABC on

Monday 9/25/17 (Source: Nielsen, Social Content Ratings data).

· The premiere of The Good Doctor was the #1 most social drama series episode across broadcast and cable on Monday 9/25/17.

Source: Nielsen, Social Content Ratings data, ranked on total uniques and interactions.

Quick Take for Monday, September 25, 2017 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

'The Good Doctor' Opens at No. 1 in Its Slot With Adults 18-49, Standing as ABC's Top-Rated Monday Drama Debut Since 'Castle' Over 8 Years Ago

Live + Same Day Results:

Please note: ABC's Monday lineup was preempted for local NFL coverage in 2.366% of the U.S.

"The Good Doctor" (10:00-11:00 p.m. - 11.8 million and 2.4/9 in AD18-49):

Surging over its "Dancing" lead-in at 10:00 pm and holding steady throughout its premiere, ABC's "The Good Doctor" debuted at No. 1 in its hour, dominating NBC's series debut of "The Brave" by 90% in Total Viewers (11.8 million vs. 6.2 million), by 71% in Adults 18-49 (2.4/9 vs. 1.4/5) and by 67% in Adults 25-54 (3.0/9 vs. 1.8/5).

· In Adults 18-49, "The Good Doctor" opened as ABC's top Monday drama debut in 8 � years - since "Castle" on 3/9/09. In fact, "The Good Doctor" outdelivered the year-ago debut of "Conviction" (on 10/3/16) on the night by triple-digit percentages in Total Viewers (+127%), Adults 18-49 (+167%) and Adults 25-54 (+150%).

· In Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, ABC's "The Good Doctor" stood as the biggest non-NFL-led drama debut on any network on any night in 1 year - since 9/20/16 with CBS' "Bull" and NBC's "This Is Us," respectively.

· "The Good Doctor" was ABC's most watched series debut on any night and its top-rated drama debut with Adults 18-49 in 3 years - since "How to Get Away with Murder" on 9/25/14.

Nielsen Social Highlights:

· 178,300 people generated 284,900 social media interactions across Facebook and Twitter during the premiere of "The Good Doctor" on ABC on Monday, 9/25/17.

· The premiere of "The Good Doctor" was the No. 1 most social drama series episode across broadcast and cable on Monday, 9/25/17.

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, 9/25/17. Nielsen, Social Content Ratings data, ranked on total uniques and interactions.





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