‘The Good Doctor’ Season 4 Premiere Doesn’t Do So Great in Ratings

ABC finishes second to NBC and “The Voice”

THE GOOD DOCTOR – "Frontline Part 1" – In part one of the two-part season premiere of ABC's "The Good Doctor," Dr. Shaun Murphy treats a patient with an illness that is not only unpredictable in nature, but also unlike anything he or the team at San Jose St. Bonaventure has ever seen before. As safety protocols and quarantines increase due to the global pandemic, Lea and Shaun's new relationship will become tested; and Dr. Alex Park gets ready to move back to Phoenix, Arizona, to be closer to his family. Meanwhile, Dr. Morgan Reznick navigates her way around the clinic following her departure from the surgery team and unknowingly puts herself and several members of the staff in danger. Finally, Dr. Claire Brown continues to work through her grief, still reeling from the sudden death of Dr. Neil Melendez, on all-new "The Good Doctor," MONDAY, NOV. 2 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (ABC/Jeff Weddell) FREDDIE HIGHMORE

We’re not saying ABC’s “The Good Doctor” did bad in TV ratings with Monday’s Season 4 premiere — especially considering the overall trends these days — but it wasn’t great either.

NBC was first in ratings with a 0.9 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 6.1 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Voice” from 8 to 10 p.m. averaged a 1.0/6 and 7.4 million viewers. At 10 p.m., the “2020 SNL Election Special” drew a 0.6/4 and 3.2 million viewers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 0.7/4 and in viewers with 5.1 million. “Dancing With the Stars” from 8 to 10 p.m. averaged a 0.7/4 and 5.3 million viewers. At 10 p.m., “The Good Doctor” got a 0.6/4 and 4.7 million viewers, which was down 45% in the demo from the Season 3 finale’s 1.1 rating (and -38% in total viewers).

On the bright side, “The Good Doctor” won the 10 o’clock hour in total viewers and tied the “Saturday Night Live” special for No. 1 in the key demo.

On the not bright side for CBS and Fox: Univision was third in ratings with a 0.4/2, but fifth in total viewers with 1.2 million.

CBS and Fox tied for fourth in ratings, both with a 0.3. CBS had a 2 share, Fox got a 1. CBS was third in total viewers with 2.7 million, Fox was fourth with 1.3 million.

For CBS, a “Price Is Right” primetime special at 8 p.m. had a 0.6/3 and 4.1 million viewers. Reruns followed. For Fox, “L.A.’s Finest” at 8 p.m. got a 0.3/2 and 1.5 million viewers. “Filthy Rich” at 9 p.m. settled for a 0.2/1 and 1.1 million viewers.

The CW and Telemundo tied for sixth in ratings, both with a 0.2./1. The CW was sixth in total viewers with 960,000. Telemundo was seventh in total viewers with 828,000.

For The CW, following repeats, “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” at 9 p.m. received a 0.2/1 and 971,000 viewers. The CW stations in the New York City and Tampa Bay markets carried last night’s “Monday Night Football” game last night. It was a good one, with the Buccaneers outlasting the Giants for the “W.”


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