ABC’s “The Good Doctor” looks to have avoided the second week drop that so often plagues new series.
Preliminary data suggests that Monday’s “The Good Doctor” essentially matched last week’s premiere episode in adults 18-49 and overall viewership.
According to fast national data posted by Showbuzz, Monday’s episode drew a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating and averaged 11.49 million overall viewers.
As “The Good Doctor” was pre-empted for Monday Night Football in DC and Kansas City, those fast national figures are likely inflated.
But the forthcoming adjustments to those numbers will doubtfully bring the show too far below last week’s premiere, which posted a 2.2 in the demo and 11.22 million in viewership.
It is also a virtual-lock to rank as the night’s #3 network show in adults 18-49 (below only “The Big Bang Theory” and “The Voice”)
— Like last week, “The Good Doctor” built comfortably on its “Dancing With The Stars” lead-in (currently a 1.5 rating and 9.52 million viewers in the fast nationals).