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Monday Overnights: ‘The Good Doctor’ Leads ABC to Overnight Victory

Respectable Start for Fox Medical Drama 'The Resident' Out of 'Lucifer'

MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2018

Household Rating/Share
ABC: 5.1/ 8, CBS: 3.9/ 6, Fox: 3.2/ 5, NBC: 2.9/ 5, CW: 1.2/ 2

-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening:

ABC: +31, Fox: +23, NBC: + 7, CW: – 8, CBS: -22

Ratings Breakdown:
Led by freshman hit “The Good Doctor,” ABC opened the week on a winning household overnight note with a 31 percent advantage over second place CBS. “The Good Doctor” topped the evening with a 6.3 rating/11 share in the 10 p.m. hour, which bested competing “Scorpion” on CBS (#2: 3.6/ 6) and struggling freshman NBC entry “The Brave” (#3: 2.3/ 4) by 75 percent and 174 percent, respectively. “The Good Doctor” also built from lead-in “The Bachelor” (4.5/ 7 from 8-10 p.m.) by 40 percent, and it was more than triple the overnight household rating of year-ago time period occupant “Quantico” (2.0/ 3 on 1/23/17).

In time period premiere news was Fox medical drama “The Resident,” which finished third in the 9 p.m. ET hour with a respectable 3.4/ 5. Comparably, that increased from lead-in “Lucifer” (#4: 2.8/ 4 at 8 p.m.) by 21 percent. It was 42 percent above the season-finale of former time period occupant “The Gifted” one week earlier (2.4/ 7 on Jan. 15). And “The Resident” was also 21 percent above former time period occupant “Lucifer” on the year-ago evening (2.8/ 4 on 1/23/17).

On CBS, sophomore sitcom “Man With a Plan” (#2: 4.4/ 7 at 8:30 p.m.) had its best overnight retention to-date, 94 percent, out of lead-in “Kevin Can Wait” (#2: 4.7/ 8 at 8 p.m.). That should certainly bode well for a third season renewal. Next was sophomore “Superior Donuts” at a 3.9/ 6 (#2) in the 9 p.m. half-hour, followed by one-the-fence freshman entry “9JKL” at a third-place 3.3/ 5 at 9:30 p.m.

On NBC, game show “The Wall” finished third in the 8 p.m. hour, with a 3.4/ 5. And it led into sophomore comedy/docuseries “Better Late Than Never” at a fourth-place 2.9/ 5 at 9 p.m. Over at The CW, “Supergirl” scored at typical 1.6/ 2 in the household overnights at 8 p.m., leading into a modest 0.7/ 1 for canceled military drama “Valor” at 9 p.m. (#5).

What follows is the half-hour breakdown for Monday, January 8, 2018:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelor”: 4.8/ 8 (#1)
CBS – “Kevin Can Wait”: 4.7/ 8 (#2)
NBC – “The Wall”: 3.4/ 5 (#3)
Fox – “Lucifer”: 2.9/ 5 (#4)
CW – “Supergirl”: 1.6/ 3 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelor”: 4.5/ 7 (#1)
CBS – “Man With a Plan”: 4.4/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “The Wall”: 3.5/ 5 (#3)
Fox – “Lucifer”: 2.8/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Supergirl”: 1.5/ 2 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelor”: 4.4/ 7 (#1)
CBS – “Superior Donuts”: 3.9/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “Better Late Than Never”: 3.0/ 5 (#4)
Fox – “The Resident” (time period premiere): 3.4/ 5 (#3)
CW – “Valor”: 0.7/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelor”: 4.5/ 7 (#1)
CBS – “9JKL”: 3.3/ 5 (#3)
NBC – “Better Late Than Never”: 2.8/ 5 (#4)
Fox – “The Resident” (time period premiere): 3.5/ 6 (#2)
CW – “Valor”: 0.7/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Good Doctor”: 6.3/11 (#1)
CBS – “Scorpion”: 3.7/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “The Brave”: 2.4/ 4 (#3)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Good Doctor”: 6.3/12 (#1)
CBS – “Scorpion”: 3.5/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “The Brave”: 2.2/ 4 (#3)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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