Seven’s US drama The Good Doctor leads Tuesday evening entertainment

Seven’s US drama The Good Doctor was the most viewed non-news program last night, attracting a bigger audience than all programs in the 7:30pm time slot.

The show, which ran from 9:00pm, pulled in a metro audience of 629,000 metro viewers – its biggest audience coming from Melbourne. Nationally, The Good Doctor achieved 968,000 viewers.

The Good Doctor out-did the 7:30pm offerings on Seven, Nine and Ten

And although it isn’t attracting the same ratings as last year, it was enough to beat 7:30pm commercial free to air shows, Ten’s Ambulance Australia, Seven’s Bride and Prejudice and Nine’s Family Food Fight.

Ten’s new program Ambulance Australia led the 7:30pm slot with 613,000 metro viewers, beating Seven’s Bride and Prejudice, which averaged 583,000 and Nine’s Family Food Fight, which pulled just 359,000.

When adding in regional viewing, Ambulance Australia gained more than 200,000 viewers – to 899,000. Seven’s Bride and Prejudice averaged 854,000 nationally and Nine’s Family Food Fight managed 500,000.

The 7:30pm programs performed among the key advertising demographics, with Ten’s Ambulance Australia leading the 16-39s, and Seven’s Bride and Prejudice topping the 18-49 and 25-54 demographics, according to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary figures.

Over on Nine, its late evening offering, The Big Bang Theory, pulled a higher audience than 7:30pm show Family Food Fight, attracting 446,000 metro viewers. On Ten in the later time slot was FBI, which averaged 335,000 metro viewers.

Seven’s news and current affairs offering delivered a higher audience than Nine’s last night, with the 6pm bulletins managing 895,000 and 851,000 metro viewers respectively. The ABC’s most watched program of the night was its news offering, with 655,000 metro viewers.

The Good Doctor and Seven News helped the channel to a Tuesday night win, with a 21.2% share. Seven beat Nine’s 16.3% share, Ten’s 13.2%, ABC’s 11.6% and SBS’ 5.8%.

From a network perspective, Seven also nabbed a win, at 30.4%, ahead of Nine Network’s 26.6% and Network Ten’s 18.3%. ABC Network and SBS Network’s shares were 16.4% and 8.3% respectively.


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