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April 6, 2021

ABC Claims Week’s No. 1 Gainer in Adults 18-49 with ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and in Total Viewers with ‘The Good Doctor’

April 6, 2021


Live+7 Day Ratings for the Week of March 22, 2021 (Week No. 27):


ABC Claims Week’s No. 1 Gainer in Adults 18-49 with ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

and in Total Viewers with ‘The Good Doctor’


‘The Good Doctor’ Scores Its Biggest Percentage Lift This Season


‘The Good Doctor,’ ‘The Rookie’ and ‘A Million Little Things’

All More Than Double in L+7 Playback


‘The Conners’ Ranks as Week’s No. 1 Comedy


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During the week of March 22, 2021, “Grey’s Anatomy” was the No. 1 gainer in TV playback among Adults 18-49, as ABC claimed 3 of the week’s Top 5 biggest gainers: “Grey’s Anatomy” (+0.8 rating points) – No. 1 (tie), “The Good Doctor” (0.7 rating points) – No. 3 and “A Million Little Things” (+0.6 rating points) – No. 4 (tie).


ABC also delivered the week’s No. 1 playback gainer among Total Viewers and 2 of the Top 5: “The Good Doctor” (+3.90 million) – No. 1 and “The Rookie” (+3.35 million) – No. 4.


“The Good Doctor” soared by +140% among Adults 18-49 from its Live+Same Day rating to Live+7 Day (0.5/4 to 1.2/8) to stand as the week’s No. 1 percentage gainer on the major networks and to score its largest playback lift so far this season.


ABC had 3 of the week’s 6 programs on the major networks to more than double their initial Live+Same Day ratings with “The Good Doctor” (+140%), “The Rookie” (+125%) and “A Million Little Things” (+120%).


ABC had 5 of the week’s Top 10 entertainment programs in Adults 18-49, marking the most for any network (NBC – 3, CBS – 2 and Fox – 2): “Grey’s Anatomy” (1.7/12) – No. 2 (tie), “Station 19” (1.2/8) and “The Good Doctor” (1.2/8) tied for No. 5 and “A Million Little Things” (1.1/9) and “American Idol” (1.1/7) tied for No. 8.


ABC’s “The Conners” was the No. 1 comedy of the week in both Total Viewers (5.2 million) and Adults 18-49 (0.9/6). 



Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live+7 Day vs. Live+Same Day Program Ratings, week No. 27 = 3/22-3/28/21, excludes repeats and programs < 5 minutes. Beginning 8/31/20, National Program Ratings also include Out of Home (OOH) viewing.


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