L+3 Mon Ratings: With a +95% Jump in AD18-49, ABC's The Good Doctor Premiere is Monday's #1 Playback Gainer
Live + 3 Day Data for Monday, 9/24/18
After just 3 days of TV playback, the second season premiere of ABC's The Good Doctor jumped +95% over its L+SD Adult 18-49 rating to rank as Monday's #1 gainer in TV playback, topping the L+3 lifts of NBC's Manifest debut (+68%) and CBS' The Big Bang Theory premiere (+50%) and Magnum P.I. debut (+44%). In addition, ABC's sophomore drama picked up another +5.08 million viewers after 3 days of playback and stood as the night's #1 overall gainer in Total Viewers with a +69% increase from L+SD to L+3. In fact, this year's gains in delayed viewing outdelivered last year's debut (+70% and +49%) to stand as the show's 2nd-largest-ever L+3 lift among Adults 18-49 and biggest-ever in Total Viewers.
Growing to 12.43 million Total Viewers and a 2.52 rating with Adults 18-49 in L+3 (from 7.35 million and a 1.29 rating in L+SD), The Good Doctor emerged as Monday's #2 drama, leapfrogging over Magnum P.I. (10.98 million and 1.67 rating) and Fox's 9-1-1 (9.78 million and 2.47 rating). Additionally, the ABC drama moved up from #6 in L+SD to finish as the night's #3 TV series among Adults 18-49 in the L+3 numbers (2.52 rating), behind only Big Bang and Manifest and ahead of CBS' Young Sheldon (2.49 rating) and NBC's The Voice (2.47 rating).
Source: The Nielsen Company, Live+3 Day Program Ratings for 9/24/18.