The new broadcast season is barely a week old, but one rookie drama series is already being anointed as the season’s top new drama and has been rewarded with a full-season order. ABC announced the order today for “The Good Doctor.”
“Season to date, ‘The Good Doctor’ ranks as Monday’s No. 1 drama broadcast show in Adults 18-49 and in Total Viewers, improving the 10 o’clock hour for ABC by 50%,” the network says in today’s announcement. “The new ABC drama is also the biggest gainer in TV playback, with its debut telecast jumping by 5.5 million viewers making it the biggest debut for any new series on any network in 3 years. After 3 days of TV playback, ABC’s new drama grew to 16.9 million Total Viewers from the 11.4 million in Live + Same Day and a 3.7 rating with Adults 18-49 from a 2.2 in Live + Same Day.”
David Shore is writer and executive producer on the series, which comes from Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios.
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