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[10/17/17 - 08:34 AM]
ABC Tops Monday with Disney Night on "DWTS" and Healthy Results for "The Good Doctor"
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, October 16.

[via press release from ABC]

ABC Tops Monday with Disney Night on DWTS and Healthy Results for The Good Doctor

ABC Monday Prime (8-11pm - 10.1 million and 1.7/6 in AD18-49): Featuring "Disney Night" on DWTS and another strong turnout for The Good Doctor (TV's #1 freshman drama and top 10 o'clock show), ABC finished as the most watched broadcaster for the 3rd straight Monday (10.1 million) and ran a strong second with Adults 18-49 (1.7/6), coming within 2-tenths of NBC (1.9/7), while beating CBS by 42% (1.2/5) and Fox by 70% (1.0/3). The Network delivered a Monday season high in viewers and equaled a season best with young adults.

Please note: ABC's Monday lineup was preempted in Nashville and Indianapolis for local NFL coverage (1.829% U.S.).

Dancing With the Stars (8-10pm - 9.8 million and 1.5/5 in AD18-49): From 8-10pm, ABC's "Disney Night" on Dancing with the Stars boosted the series' results week to week by 7% in Total Viewers (9.8 million vs. 9.2 million) and by 15% in Adults 18-49 (1.5/5 vs. 1.3/4). On "Disney Night," Dancing ranked #1 in its 2-hour time period with Women 18-34 and set a new season high with Kids 2-11.

The Good Doctor (10-11pm - 10.9 million and 2.1/8 in AD18-49):

Growing over its Dancing lead-in for the 4th week in a row at 10pm (+11%/+40%), ABC's The Good Doctor beat its combined drama competition on NBC (The Brave) and CBS (Scorpion) to stand as the #1 series hour for the 4th consecutive week this season in Total Viewers (10.9 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.1/8). The ABC freshman drama grew week to week by 2% in viewers and 5% in young adults

· ABC's The Good Doctor has firmly established itself as the season's #1 new drama as well as TV's strongest 10pm series in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. The new show is delivering triple-digit time period increases year to year for ABC on Monday at 10pm in Total Viewers (+136%) and Adults 18-49 (+179%).

The Good Doctor Scores Season's Biggest-Yet Live + 3 Viewer Lift: For last week's telecast, ABC's The Good Doctor scored its strongest L+3 gains yet, skyrocketing over its L+SD numbers (10.7 million and a 2.0 rating) by +5.6 million Total Viewers and +1.6 rating points or +80% with Adults 18-49. In fact, its +5.6 million viewer L+3 increase is the biggest of the season and TV's largest for any single telecast on any network since January 2014 - since the 1/27/14 telecast of NBC's The Blacklist.

Quick Take for Monday, October 16, 2017 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC Is Monday's Most Watched Broadcaster for the 3rd Week Running

Disney Night on 'DWTS' Builds Week to Week in Viewers and Young Adults

ABC's 'The Good Doctor' Grows and Improves Its Time Slot by Triple Digits

Monday Night (10/16/17) - ABC Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections Plus MP+35 Day

"Dancing": L3 = 10.9 million/1.8 rating, L7 = 11.1 million/1.8 rating and MP+35 = 2.5 rating

"The Good Doctor": L3 = 19.8 million/4.1 rating and L7 = 22.7 million/4.9 rating

Live + Same Day Results:

ABC Monday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. - 10.1 million and 1.7/6 in AD18-49):

Featuring Disney Night on "DWTS" and another strong turnout for "The Good Doctor" (TV's No. 1 freshman drama and top 10 o'clock show), ABC finished as the most watched broadcaster for the 3rd straight Monday (10.1 million) and ran a strong second with Adults 18-49 (1.7/6), coming within 2-tenths of NBC (1.9/7), while beating CBS by 42% (1.2/5) and Fox by 70% (1.0/3). The Network delivered a Monday season high in viewers and equaled a season best with young adults.

Please note: ABC's Monday lineup was preempted in Nashville and Indianapolis for local NFL coverage (1.829% U.S.).

"Dancing with the Stars" (8:00-10:00 p.m. - 9.8 million and 1.5/5 in AD18-49):

From 8:00-10:00 p.m., ABC's Disney Night on "Dancing with the Stars" boosted the series' results week to week by 7% in Total Viewers (9.8 million vs. 9.2 million) and by 15% in Adults 18-49 (1.5/5 vs. 1.3/4). "Dancing"'s Disney Night ranked No. 1 in its 2-hour time period with Women 18-34 and set a new season high with Kids 2-11.

"The Good Doctor" (10:00-11:00 p.m. - 10.9 million and 2.1/8 in AD18-49):

Growing over its "Dancing" lead-in for the 4th week in a row at 10:00 p.m. (+11%/+40%), ABC's "The Good Doctor" beat its combined drama competition on NBC ("The Brave") and CBS ("Scorpion") to stand as the No. 1 series in its hour for the 4th consecutive week this season in Total Viewers (10.9 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.1/8). The ABC freshman drama grew week to week by 2% in viewers and 5% in young adults

· ABC's "The Good Doctor" has firmly established itself as the season's No. 1 new drama as well as TV's strongest 10:00 p.m. series in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. The new show is delivering triple-digit time period increases year to year for ABC on Monday at 10:00 p.m. in Total Viewers (+136%) and Adults 18-49 (+179%).

"The Good Doctor" Scores Season's Biggest-Yet Live + 3 Viewer Lift:

For last week's telecast, ABC's "The Good Doctor" scored its strongest L+3 gains yet, skyrocketing over its L+SD numbers (10.7 million and a 2.0 rating) by +5.6 million Total Viewers and +1.6 rating points or +80% with Adults 18-49. In fact, its +5.6 million viewer L+3 increase is the biggest of the season and TV's largest for any single telecast on any network since January 2014 - since the 1/27/14 telecast of NBC's "The Blacklist."

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, 10/16/17.





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