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Seven’s The Good Doctor mid-season finale achieves 1.123m

The mid-season finale of Seven’s The Good Doctor provided some strong competition to Nine’s Ashes coverage, attracting 1.123m metro viewers on its final night.

Seven’s most popular show of the year – which has averaged more than 1m each week – placed third across all key advertising demographics – 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s and won its time slot. It’s national audience was 1.684m.

Competing against Seven’s The Good Doctor was Ten’s NCIS, with 356,000 metro viewers while Nine continued its coverage of The Ashes into the evening.

NCIS’ total audience when combining regional with metro, was 527,000.

The final session of The Ashes, which commenced at 7:30pm (AEST), achieved 1.273m across Australia’s five metro cities while nationally, 1.743m tuned in.

Also running at 7:30pm was Seven’s Border Patrol (594,000) and Ten’s Jamie Oliver’s Christmas Cookbook repeat (401,000).

National audiences for the shows were 955,000 and 570,000.

On the news front, Nine News collected another win with 1.155m metro viewers over Seven News’ 1.135m.

ABC News managed an audience of 677,000 across the metro cities.

Ten’s most watched program was its alternative news show The Project 7pm with 426,000 metro viewers.

Looking to the average audience shares, Nine captured the largest audience (29.4%) ahead of Seven’s 22% share and Ten’s 9.7% share.

ABC had an average metro audience share of 8.6% while SBS’ was 4.5%.

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