Scoop: ABC Leads Monday With CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS and THE GOOD DOCTOR
"The Good Doctor": L3 = 14.4 million/3.1 rating and L7 = 16.1 million/3.6 rating Live + Same Day Results: ABC Monday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. - 8.6 million and 1.4/6 in AD18-49): With its annual telecast of "CMA Country Christmas" and "The Good Doctor," ABC was Monday's most watched broadcaster (8.6 million) and ran a strong No. 2 in Adults 18-49 (1.4/5) to "The Voice"-led NBC. ABC's "The Good Doctor" stood as Monday's No. 1 scripted TV show in Total Viewers (9.5 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.8/7).
Please note: ABC's Monday lineup was preempted in Houston for local NFL coverage (2.200% U.S.). "CMA Country Christmas" (8:00-10:00 p.m. - 8.2 million and 1.2/4 in AD18-49): From 8:00-10:00 p.m., ABC's annual broadcast of "CMA Country Christmas" took 2 nd place and surged over its year-ago telecast (on 11/28/16) by 19% in Total Viewers (8.2 million vs. 6.9 million) and by 20% in Adults 18-49 (1.2/4 vs. 1.0/3) to earn 3-year highs on both measures - best since 12/1/14.
"The Good Doctor" (10:00-11:00 p.m. - 9.5 million and 1.8/7 in AD18-49):
Shooting up from its lead-in at 10:00 p.m. (+16%/+50%), ABC's "The Good Doctor" dominated NBC's special "A Very Pentatonix Christmas" in the hour by 64% in Total Viewers (9.5 million vs. 5.8 million) and by 50% in Adults 18-49 (1.8/7 vs. 1.2/5). "The Good Doctor" has delivered the Top 6 biggest Live + 7 Day lifts for any show this season in Total Viewers, adding +7.3 million viewers on average from L+SD to L+7.
Season to date in Nielsen's Most Current data stream (includes available TV Playback), ABC's "The Good Doctor" is TV's most watched drama (over CBS' "NCIS" and NBC's "This Is Us") as well as the season's No. 1 10 o'clock series in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. "The Good Doctor" is delivering triple-digit time period improvement year to year for ABC on Monday at 10:00 p.m. in Total Viewers (+164%) and Adults 18-49 (+200%), representing the largest increases for any network in any hour this season.
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).