We’ve been following and praising The Good Doctor ratings for some time, but there’s even something more to celebrate today.
With a 1.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic the Freddie Highmore series conquered for the first time The Voice over on NBC to become the top-rated show of Monday night! That’s a huge achievement, especially since the singing show has been by and large so dominant almost the entirety of the show’s run. This is also another reminder that for all of the metrics / analytics / stuff that gets discussed in terms of why people watch and don’t watch shows, if you are a good enough show viewers will find a way to check you out live. The Good Doctor is doing something similar to what This Is Us did last year — it’s convincing viewers that they need to watch it live in a way that few other shows are. The Good Doctor is also pulling in an impressive total of more than 10 million viewers a week, and that is absolutely something that you don’t often get to see from new shows in 2017.
While it’s possible that final adjustments could mess with the ratings somewhat, The Good Doctor has such an advantage over The Voice (1.7) that it’s hard to see the singing show overtaking it when some of the last ratings come out.
In general, the Monday before Thanksgiving is a tough night since there are families who have other priorities and things that they would rather be doing as opposed to just watching television — you saw that with shows like Lucifer and The Gifted each falling to around a 0.9 rating while The Brave finished with a 0.9 rating of its own. Most of the other shows were fairly steady and we’re sure that they will be eternally grateful for that and not complain in the slightest.
Tonight there is going to be another full stable of programming — unfortunately, it just so happens to also be the last instance in which you’re going to get new programming across the board until Sunday. There are some shows that will still be airing some installments here and there, but we consider it for the most part to be few and far between and largely filler.
What do you make about the latest The Good Doctor ratings? Be sure to share now in the attached comments below!
Meanwhile, be sure to head over to the link here if you want to preview the next new episode of The Good Doctor. Meanwhile, like CarterMatt on Facebook to get some more news regarding this show plus some others we cover here at the site. (Photo: ABC.)