The Good Doctor continues its winning streak, cracking 1m metro viewers

The Good Doctor has proven a win for yet again for Seven, with the critically acclaimed show clocking in 1.005m metro viewers on Thursday night, according to Oztam’s overnight preliminary ratings.

The drama, which has topped the evening ratings charts since its premiere last Tuesday, tells the story of a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome.

The show also managed to top the key advertising demographics 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s.

Seven continued its dominance in the 7.30 slot, with reality show Instant Hotel winning the second most-watched entertainment program of the night with 687,000 metro viewers.

Competing against Instant Hotel in the same time slot was Ten’s new game show CRAM, which premiered last Thursday with 558,000 metro viewers. The show fell to 363,000 metro viewers, putting it at the 18th most-watched program of the night.

Nine’s RBT managed 681,000 metro viewers in the same timeslot, while ABC’s 7.30 clocked 493,000 metro viewers.

The 6pm news battle was also won by Seven, with 846,000 metro viewers compared to Nine News’ 788,000.

Gogglebox, Ten’s most-watched program of the night, was narrowly beaten by Seven’s Home and Away with 588,000 and 657,000 viewers respectively.

Despite being beaten by Home and Away, Gogglebox achieved the second-place slot across key advertising demographics 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s.

In the earlier slot, Seven’s The Chase achieved 436,000 metro viewers, while Ten’s Eyewitness News First at Five managed 406,000.

Over on Nine, Millionaire Hot Seat achieved 430,000.

The success of Good Doctor and Instant Hotel helped Seven to an evening average audience share win of 33.2%, ahead of Nine’s 24.2% and Ten’s 19.4%.

ABC’s average audience share was 15.5%, while SBS’ share was 7.7%.


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