Seven’s US drama The Good Doctor out rates local reality shows Date Night and Hughesy, We Have a Problem

American drama The Good Doctor attracted more viewers than locally produced programs in the later time slot of last night’s TV ratings, achieving 838,000 metro viewers at 9:00pm.

Seven’s program tells the story of a young autistic surgeon with Savant Syndrome, dominated the later time slot, while Ten’s Hughesy, We Have a Problem, which ran at 8:30pm and Nine’s Date Night, which ran at 9pm, attracted 459,000 and 442,000 metro viewers respectively.

The biggest audiences for Seven’s The Good Doctor and Nine’s Date Night were in Sydney, but Ten’s Hughesy, We Have a Problem, attracted more Melbourne viewers.

Despite Seven’s strong ratings numbers later in the evening, Nine’s Married at First Sight conquered Seven’s My Kitchen Rules once again, leading the key advertising demographics (16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s), and posting an overall OzTam overnight preliminary metro audience of 1.267m.

Seven’s My Kitchen Rules managed 1.013m metro viewers.

Ten’s I’m A Celebrity plateaued with 569,000 metro viewers tuning in for the episode, and 556,000 for the elimination which saw Jackie Gillies leave the show.

Seven’s main channel share of 23.8% was boosted by a strong news offering, with Seven News the only news and current affairs above 1m last night, raking in 1.001m metro viewers.

Nine News pulled 864,000 metro viewers, contributing to a 23.1% main channel share and ABC News’ metro audience was 765,000.

Of the other main channels’ shares, Ten was ahead of ABC at 12.1% and 11.5%, while SBS concluded the evening with a 4% of the audience.


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