The Alphabet Network wants to make more house calls to your place. ABC has given The Good Doctor TV show a full season one episode order. Although the network did not announce a specific episode count, a full season, while usually about 22 episode, can range from around 20 to 25.
An ABC medical drama, The Good Doctor stars Freddie Highmore, Antonia Thomas, Nicholas Gonzalez, Chuku Modu, Beau Garrett, Hill Harper, Tamlyn Tomita, and Richard Schiff. The series comes from from House creator David Shore and Lost vet Daniel Dae Kim and is based on a South Korean series of the same name.
The Good Doctor: A Look at the Ratings
The Good Doctor TV series premiere, on September 25, 2017 earned a 2.20 rating in the 18-49 year old viewer demographic and drew 11.216 million viewers. Episode 1.02, which aired on October 2nd, garnered another 2.20 in the demo and a total audience of 10.925 million.
After two weeks, The Good Doctor is averaging a 2.20 and 11.071 million, respectively. Compared to the other scripted ABC TV shows in the 2017-18 television season, it ranks second, just behind Greys Anatomy in terms of its demo ratings. Where total viewership is concerned The Good Doctor is currently the most watch scripted ABC TV series.
Learn more from this ABC press release.
ABC Gives Full-Season Order to Television’s No. 1 New Drama, ‘The Good Doctor’
ABC GIVES FULL-SEASON ORDER TO TELEVISION’S NO. 1 NEW DRAMA,
‘THE GOOD DOCTOR’
Television’s No. 1 new drama, “The Good Doctor,” has been given a full-season order, Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment, said today.
“We are thrilled to announce that we are giving our viewers additional episodes of ’The Good Doctor,’” said Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment. “We have an amazing team in front of and behind the camera, led by Freddie Highmore’s incredibly nuanced performance as Dr. Shaun Murphy, and we’re confident the show will continue to captivate our audience.”
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 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.
“The Good Doctor” is about Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore), a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, who relocates from a quiet country life to join the prestigious St. Bonaventure hospital’s surgical unit. Alone in the world and unable to personally connect with those around him, his only advocate, Dr. Aaron Glassman (Richard Schiff), challenges the skepticism and prejudices of the hospital’s board and staff when he brings him in to join the team. Shaun will need to work harder than he ever has before, as he navigates his new environment and relationships to prove to his colleagues that his extraordinary medical gifts will save lives.
“The Good Doctor” airs Mondays at 10:00 p.m. ET on The ABC Television Network.
The series stars Freddie Highmore as Dr. Shaun Murphy, Antonia Thomas as Dr. Claire Browne, Nicholas Gonzalez as Dr. Neil Melendez, Chuku Modu as Dr. Jared Kalu, Beau Garrett as Jessica Preston, Hill Harper as Dr. Marcus Andrews, Richard Schiff as Dr. Aaron Glassman and Tamlyn Tomita as Allegra Aoki.
The series is from Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios. David Shore is writer and executive producer. Daniel Dae Kim, David Kim and Sebastian Lee are also executive producers.
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