The Good Doctor (1.6 demo rating, 9.4 million viewers) closed out its season Monday night with the 10 PM win, becoming ABC’s biggest freshman crowd-getter in 13 years.
NBC’s The Voice (2.0, 10.37M) continued to dominate the night, taking each half hour between 8 and 10 PM in both metrics. But the singing competition gave up ground, slipping 3/10th in the demo compared to previous week, while ABC’s American Idol reboot (1.6, 7.68M) stayed steady, and bested Voice in the younger 18-34 age bracket. It marked the first time this season Idol held week to week on a Sunday or Monday.
The Voice drowned out a staying-steady crowd that included CBS comedies Kevin Can Wait (0.9, 5.68M), Man with a Plan (09, 5.44M), Superior Donuts (0.8, 4.64M) and Living Biblically (1.0, 4.28M), as well as Fox’s Lucifer (0.8, 3.16M) and The Resident (0.9, 4.21M), and CW’s Legends of Tomorrow (0.4, 1.31M) and iZombie (0.2, 710K).
The Good Doctor (1.6, 9.39M) took over both top spots at 10, powering past NBC’s Good Girls (1.0, 4.28M) and CBS’s Scorpion (0.8, 4.84M). The Good Doctor rose 4%, week to week in total viewers and held even in the demo. The doc drama closed out as ABC’s most watched freshman series in 13 years with an average of more than 15.4 million viewers with the add-in of delayed viewing.