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ABC Wins Monday Night Among Adults 18-49: The Bachelor & The Good Doctor

The Bachelor (Photo Rick Rowell)

’The Bachelor’ Builds on Last Week’s Premiere and Beats It’s Year-Ago Telecast




‘The Good Doctor’ Return Is No. 1 at 10 p.m. With a Best-Since-Premiere Rating

The Good Doctor (Photo by Jeff Weddell)


ABC Monday Prime-Time (8:00-11:00 p.m.–5.8 million and 1.5/6 in AD18-49):

Featuring week 2 of “The Bachelor” and a strong return for “The Good Doctor,” ABC won Monday night in Adults 18-49 (1.5/6), beating an “America’s Got Talent”-led NBC (+7% – 1.4/6), Fox with its debut of “The Passage” (+25% – 1.2/5) and CBS’ all-original lineup (+67% – 0.9/4).

“The Bachelor” (8:00-10:00 p.m. – 5.6 million and 1.6/7 in AD18-49):

From 8:00-10:00 p.m. opposite NBC’s “America’s Got Talent: The Champions,” ABC’s “The Bachelor” built on its week-earlier season premiere by 10% in Total Viewers (5.6 million vs. 5.1 million) and by 7% Adults 18-49 (1.6/7 vs. 1.5/6), while also topping its comparable week 2 telecast last season by 14% with young adults (1.4/5 on 1/8/18). ABC’s “The Bachelor” stood as Monday’s No. 1 TV series for the 2nd week in a row with Adults 18-34 and key Women (W18-34/W18-49).

“The Good Doctor” (10:00-11:00 p.m.–6.2 million and 1.2/6 in AD18-49):

Returning for its first original airing in 6 weeks (since 12/3/18), ABC’s “The Good Doctor” won the 10 o’clock hour, beating NBC’s “Manifest” by a best-ever 33% in Adults 18-49 (1.2/6 vs. 0.9/4). It was the second straight original (just the second time ever) for “The Good Doctor” to beat “Manifest” in Adults 18-49.

  • Building on its last original telecast at the beginning of December (6.1 million and 1.1/5, respectively) by 2% in Total Viewers and by 9% Adults 18-49, ABC’s “The Good Doctor” came back with a best-since-premiere rating in Adults 18-49—since 9/24/18.Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 1/14/19.*COPYRIGHT ©2019 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. All photography is copyrighted material and is for editorial use only. Images are not to be archived, altered, duplicated, resold, retransmitted or used for any other purposes without written permission of ABC. Images are distributed to the press in order to publicize current programming. Any other usage must be licensed. Photos posted for Web use must be at the low resolution of 720dpi, no larger than 2×3 in size.