The Good Doctor is winning over fans and pulling in more viewers with each airing, and this week, the show has the numbers to prove it.
After its fifth week on the air, The Good Doctor has officially surged to the top of the pack as the most-watched show on TV in the United States, Digital Spy reported. This week the drama had 18.2 million viewers, which is huge, especially for a freshman series.
With its newest chart-topping numbers, The Good Doctor, beat out The Big Bang Theory, which is consistently at the top when it comes to viewership. It also beat out The Orville, The Gifted and Seal Team, according to Digital Spy, making it ABC’s most-watched Monday drama in 21 years. Talk about winning numbers!
The Good Doctor follows the life of a young surgeon named Dr. Shaun Murphy, who is played by Bates Motel alum Freddie Highmore. Dr. Shaun Murphy is not only young, and in a new city, but he has autism and Savant syndrome, which causes him to be both brilliant in the OR, but unable to connect socially to a lot of his peers outside the hospital.
Although these are new numbers, The Good Doctor already impressed ABC right out of the gate with its positive response from fans. In fact, after two weeks the network picked up the new drama for a full-season order.
With so much success early on, and so many positive reviews by its viewers, it’s looking like The Good Doctor could be on track to be picked up for a season 2 well before its freshman run is over.
The Good Doctor airs on Mondays at 9 p.m. on ABC.
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