Just in case you were worried that The Good Doctor was losing a big chunk of its audience with the season 2 premiere, think again. The latest live+3 numbers tell a very specific tale when it comes to the series, and it’s one where it has found a great deal of success via DVR recordings.
With this live+3 viewership factored in, the season 2 premiere for the Freddie Highmore series has officially posted a 2.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic. Basically, it came close to doubling the performance that it had in the live+same-day numbers. A part of this may because of the rising trend of DVR viewership; meanwhile, another part may just be that there were so many viewers who watched Manifest on Monday night.
To go along with this demo surge, in total viewers (via Deadline) the premiere episode “Hello” added another 5.1 million viewers to finish with over 12 million people watching through three days. This is easily enough to consider The Good Doctor still one of the biggest hits that ABC has and it already feels like a near-lock for a third season. Unless the ratings just crater in throughout the coming weeks, it’s going to be hard for the show to avoid that.
In the long-term, the larger questions that you’re going to be asking with The Good Doctor is if there is any way that it can boost the ratings again to what they once were at the start of season 1. That feels unlikely on the surface, but also possible if the series does find a way to secure some sort of enormous guest-star or individual who can bring some level of serious attention to the show that it did not have beforehand.
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