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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., Oct. 2) -- The Good Doctor medicates ABC

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Bumped from its scheduled 9 p.m. Monday premiere last week by TEGNA8’s simulcast of the Dallas Cowboys-Arizona Cardinals game, ABC’s The Good Doctor bounced back big time with its second episode.

Improving on the network’s Dancing with the Stars lead-in, Good Doc comfortably won its 9 p.m. slot in both total D-FW viewers (263,518) and with advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds (90,497).

NBC’s 7 to 9 p.m. edition of The Voice was Monday’s top prime-time draw in total viewers (363,227) and tied for first in the 18-to-49-year-old demographic (112,342) with ESPN’s down to the last seconds Monday Night Football matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and Washington Redskins. The game averaged 263,518 total viewers.

Among the Big Four broadcast networks, Fox’s 8 p.m. premiere of The Gifted finished third in total viewers with 178,053 while moving up to a solid second among 18-to-49-year-olds (84,256).

The night’s other new broadcast net premiere, CBS’ 9JKL, ran third in its 7:30 p.m. slot in both total viewers (163,808) and 18-to-49-year-olds (46,809). CBS’ once potent 9 p.m. attraction, Scorpion, fell to fourth place in total viewers among the Big Four broadcasters and tied NBC’s new The Brave for third place with 18-to-49-year-olds.

Note to readers: This is our first use of the new Nielsen population estimates for D-FW, which are revised each fall. The number of total viewers per rating point has declined from 72,711 to 71,221 while the 18-to-49-year-old value has slipped from 32,071 per rating point to 31,206. No local station is happy with such downsizing.

Meanwhile, here are Monday’s local news derby results.

TEGNA8 had a nice time at 10 p.m., winning in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

NBC5 in turn ended Fox4’s lengthy, two-pronged 6 a.m. winning streak by sweeping those competitions.

The Peacock also ran the table at 5 p.m. and drew the most 25-to-54-year-olds at 6 p.m. TEGNA8 ran first in total viewers at 6 p.m.

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