ABC Wins Monday With Gains for DANCING WITH THE STARS and THE GOOD DOCTOR
With week-to-week gains for "Dancing" and "The Good Doctor," ABC ran as Monday's most watched broadcaster for the 5th consecutive week (10.3 million) and also finished No. 1 with Adults 18-49(1.7/6), beating runner-up NBC by 13% (1.5/5). Outdelivering NBC's "The Voice" on the night for the first time with young adults, ABC's "The Good Doctor" was Monday's No. 1 TV series in both Total Viewers (10.9 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.0/8), while "Dancing" was the night's 2nd most watched show overall, behind only the ABC freshman drama.
Hitting a season highon the night, the Net scored its most watched non-sports Monday in more than 1 year - since 9/26/16.
Please note: ABC's Monday lineup was preempted in Kansas City for local NFL coverage (0.801% U.S.).
"Dancing with the Stars" (8:00-10:00 p.m. - 10.1 million and 1.5/5 in AD18-49):
From 8:00-10:00 p.m., ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" grew by double digits week to week in Total Viewers (+11% - 10.1 million vs. 9.1 million) and Adults 18-49 (+15% - 1.5/5 vs. 1.3/4) to deliver best-since premiere numbers on both counts - since 9/18/17. "Dancing" won its 2-hour time period with Total Viewers and came within a best-of-season 4-tenths of "The Voice" in Adults 18-49.
"The Good Doctor" (10:00-11:00 p.m. - 10.9 million and 2.0/8 in AD18-49):
Building on its "Dancing" lead-in on all 6 telecasts so far at 10:00 p.m. (+8%/+33%), ABC's "The Good Doctor" continued to beat its combined drama competitionon NBC ("The Brave" = 4.7 million and 0.8/3) and CBS ("Scorpion" = 4.8 million and 0.7/3) to stand as the top series in the hour for the 6th time in as many airings with Total Viewers (10.9 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.0/8). "The Good Doctor" advanced week to week in Total Viewers (+5%) and Adults 18-49 (+11%) to draw its biggest audience in 4 weeks - since 10/2/17.
Season to date through 5 weeks in Nielsen's Most Current data stream (includes available TV Playback), ABC's "The Good Doctor" remains TV's most watched drama(over CBS' "NCIS" and NBC's "This Is Us") as well as TV's biggest 10:00 p.m. series in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. The new show is producing triple-digit time period increasesyear to year for ABC on Monday at 10:00 p.m. in Total Viewers (+161%) and Adults 18-49 (+200%).
For the first time, "The Good Doctor" is the Most Watched TV Show in L+7: During the most recent week of L+7 ratings for Week 3 of the season (w/o 10/9/17), ABC's "The Good Doctor" shot up by 7.5 million viewers over L+SD to emerge as the week's most watched TV show for the first time, with 18.2 million Total Viewers.
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, 10/30/17.