Following an impressive Live+same day debut, ABC’s new medical drama The Good Doctor, from House creator David Shore and executive producer Daniel Dae Kim, was even more impressive in its Live+3 delivery.

After three days of playback, The Good Doctor‘s L+SD viewership increased bya whopping  +5.5 million viewers (from 11.4 million to 16.9 million, +48%). That was the second largest absolute gain for a broadcast series premiere ever, behind only ABC’s How To Get Away with Murder (+5.9 million on 9/25/14). It was above the L3 lifts of such recent standouts as the debuts of ABC’s Designated Survivor (+5.3 million) and NBC’s This Is Us (+3.5 million) last fall and Fox’s Empire two years ago (+3.2 million).

In adults 18-49, The Good Doctor jumped by a +1.5 rating (from 2.2 in L+SD to 3.7 in L+3, +68%), tying the absolute lifts of Designated Survivor and Empire as second largest behind HTGAWM (+1.9)

With comps like this, The Good Doctor, produced by Sony TV and ABC Studios, is looking very good to follow CBS’ Young Sheldon with a very early Season 2 renewal.

The Good Doctor posted the top absolute total viewers and 18-49 lifts among any series — new or returning — on Premiere Monday.

Courtesy of CBS

It was followed by the debuts of CBS’ breakout Young Sheldon (+4.3 million and +1.4 rating points) and juggernaut The Big Bang Theory (+4.4 million and +1.4 rating points). Both BBT and Young Sheldon crossed the 20+ million viewer mark in L3, an impressive feat in today’s fragmented TV universe.

NBC’s new drama The Brave was solid, with lifts over +40%.

The largest percentage L+3 gains belonged to the season premiere of CBS’ Scorpion, which rebounded somewhat after hitting a L+SD demo series low on Monday as fans of the show may have sampled the new 10 PM offerings before catching up on Scorpion the following days. The action drama went from a 1.0 to 1.7 (+70%) in 18-49 and from 5.8 million to 8.9 million (+54%) in total viewers, both the highest marks for the night.

Here are the L+3 gains for all Monday series on ABC, CBS and NBC (Fox aired the season finale of So You Think You Can Dance, the CW is still in repeats):

network…………………….adults 18-49 rating…………….total viewers (in millions)

ABC………………………….L+SD….L3…..Lift… %Lift……L+SD…L3……Lift… %Lift

Dancing w/the Stars      1.4         1.7     +0.3      +21%     8.7     10.1      +1.4    +16%

The Good Doctor             2.2       3.7     +1.5       +40%     11.4    16.9     +5.5     +48%

CBS…………………………..L+SD….L3…..Lift… %Lift…….L+SD…L3……Lift… %Lift

Big Bang Theory             4.1        5.5     +1.4     +34%     17.7      22.0   +4.5   +25%

Young Sheldon                3.8       5.2      +1.4     +37%     17.2      21.5   +4.3    +25%

Kevin Can Wait               2.3       2.9       +0.6    +26%    10.3      12.0    +2.2   +17%

Me, Myself & I                 1.6       2.0       +0.4    +25%     7.5        8.8      +1.4   +18%

Scorpion                           1.0        1.7       +0.7     +70%     5.8       8.9      +3.1    +54%

NBC………………………….L+SD…L3…….Lift…..%Lift…..L+SD…L3……Lift… %Lift

The Voice                          2.6       3.3      +0.7     +27%     10.6     12.7    +2.2   +20%

The Brave                          1.3       1.9       +0.6    +46%      6.0       8.5     +2.6   +43%