The Good Doctor doubles Big Bang Theory, triples NCIS.

Ratings: Freddie Highmore drama overshadows his competition, but the battle is closer at 7:30pm.

Freddie Highmore continues to deliver for Seven with The Good Doctor again topping the night in total people and demos.

At 1.13m viewers it was twice the size of The Big Bang Theory‘s 516,000 then NCIS, Keeping Australia SafeInsight.

At 7:30 it was a closer battle but Instant Hotel‘s 633,000 bettered Family Food Fight‘s 584,000 with 7:30, Jamie Oliver, Screen Time & SBS trains to follow.

Seven News, ACA and The Chase won their usual spots.

Seven network won Tuesday with 32.2% then Nine 26.7%,  TEN 17.1%, ABC 15.6% and SBS 8.4%.

The Good Doctor was #1 for Seven with 1.13m then Seven News (948,000 / 908,000), Home and Away (663,000), Instant Hotel (633,000), The Chase (583,000 / 371,000) and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (300,000).

Nine News (861,000 / 858,000) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (769,000), Family Food Fight (584,000), The Big Bang Theory (516,000 / 260,000), Hot Seat (443,000 / 239,000) and Kath & Kim (341,000).

The Project (456,000 / 304,000) led a quiet night for TEN followed by TEN Eyewitness News (422,000), Jamie’s Quick & Easy Food (397,000), NCIS (364,000) and NCIS: LA (301,000). Family Feud was just 269,000.

ABC News (727,000), 7:30 (539,000), Screen Time (356,000), Keeping Australia Safe (287,000), Grand Designs (221,000) and The Go Betweens: Right Here was just 169,000 on ABC.

On SBS it was Great American Railroad Journeys (342,000), Insight (274,000), Dateline (162,000) and SBS World News (145,000).

Shaun the Sheep showed off with multichannels at 213,000.

The Morning Show: 124,000 / 75,000
Today Extra: 92,000 / 53,000
Studio 10: 78,000 / 68,000 / 52,000

OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 21 November 2017

38 Responses

  1. Well Im a good doctor viewer. I wonder if the numbers have surprised 7 as well.
    What I like about the Good Doctor is watching an episode can make you smile, laugh or cry. I like how as the season has gone on the writers have given Shaun a dry sense of humour and he will come out with these 1 liners.

    But I would like to see some back story of where his parents are. I know he and his brother ran away but his parents must be somewhere. But Freddie Highmore is excellent in the role.

    David that question you asked, the board was arguing because they were worried about how he would communicate with patients, staff and families and he could freeze up during surgery.

    I have watched a few eps of FFF. I enjoyed the lamington challenge the other night. I was a bit surprised when the I found out the prize is $100,000. Maybe people are just over cooking shows at the end of the year.

    1. Thanks. I know that was the argument in the scene. I just found it a bit of a stretch. Those concerns would surely have been addressed before passing exams. He’s either passed / failed medical school so hire accordingly. Just a personal view.

  2. You’d think by now Sunrise (or Morning Show) would do a live interview with Freddie Highmore. They have no interview platforms in prime time, so morning TV is it these days. Speaking of Sunrise, this morning at the very same time Sunrise had a live in-studio segment with Rita Ora, Today show aired a pre-recorded interview by Richard Wilkins.

  3. So enjoyed the Go-Betweens doco, “Right Here”, on the ABC last night.
    An intimate and frank portrayal of the band dynamics and a fascinating snapshot of the Brisbane music scene in the late 70’s.

    1. Most scripted shows are repeated these days, usually later in the week. Foxtel repeats almost everything 2 hours later for people who were watching something else earlier. TBBT has lost hundreds of thousands of viewers to The Good Doctor. Nine have decided Tuesday is the best time to repeat TBBT, and it seems to be working because they are getting 260k of them back.

    1. You may be on to something, if only because it is not another crime/violence show. Tv is also overloaded with 30-something central characters (women) who spend their whole time navel-gazing to try to “find themselves”. If you eliminate these two types of shows, there is not much else to appeal to a lot of women.

  4. In my opinion the good doctor is nothing special but still worth a look. Will be interesting to see whether the ratings hold or start to decline. Still feel greys anatomy is the best medical drama currently screening. Hopefully channel 7 will air the new series soon.

    1. Critics have been scratching their heads over TGD in the US too. As a medical drama it’s over top with 1st year residents pulling of things that are still highly experimental. And the writing isn’t consistent, in one ep Sean is highly autistic and unable to hold a simple conversation or answer a single question. In the previous episode he was joking with strangers, answering questions, he just won’t look anybody in the eye. But it’s a feel good drama that suits the times and is one of the few new dramas of recent years to have succeeded.

      1. “he just won’t look anybody in the eye”.
        “A defining characteristic of autism spectrum disorder is a difficulty in making or maintaining eye contact, a behaviour that makes social interactions harder.” (sciencealert.com)

  5. The ABC would, and should be bitterly disappointed with the numbers for Keeping Australia Safe. It looked as if they put a lot of money into the production, so the return on investment is poor.

    1. Keeping Australia Safe sounded like a good idea on paper, but the execution has been awful. Terrible name as well, it sounds like some Government scaremongering campaign,rather than something you might watch for entertainment on a Tuesday night

      1. Similar to Australian Survivor holding its loyal audience across this season, on 600k? Only that’s 100k higher than Food Fight’s average, which makes Survivor look good in comparison (when everybody slammed it earlier this year).

    1. I enjoy the show. Bit disappointed it isn’t doing better. Maybe everyone’s just tired after having so much reality throughout the year. I do wonder if it would have rated better at a different time of year. So many people had already committed to various reality formats throughout the year. Maybe everyone was just over it all after The Block finished. Just a thought…

    1. I’ve watched it a couple of times now. It’s not too bad but no where near as entertaining as what Grey’s Anatomy was in it’s first few seasons. Still, at least viewers are watching a quality drama in large numbers instead of some trashy reality show.

      1. Because the ability to work under stress, communicate, deal with patients and bedside manner will be important selection criteria for any doctor’s job advertised. The fact that he got his first patient so mad they threatened to sue until the Hospital president stepped in would be a good clue. It’s a fantasy not a realistic drama.

        1. Don’t think that scene was in first ep. I’m sure dealing with patients is part of medical training, which he obviously passed. Disagree it is fantasy, I turn to Game of Thrones for that. Dramas need to be rooted in some kind of credibility. Numbers suggest audience is buying it, so good luck to it.

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