The Good Doctor is not going anywhere.
In the least surprising news of the season, ABC has renewed the show for another season.
The Good Doctor stars Freddie Highmore as Dr. Shaun Murphy, an autistic surgeon who moves to California to work at one of the biggest hospitals in the state.
It follows Shaun's unique way of helping his patients, but he also goes up against some of the other characters because they look down on the way he treats his patients.
“‘The Good Doctor’s’ message of inclusiveness resonates with our viewers and is a hallmark of what we aim to accomplish here at ABC,” Channing Dungey, president of ABC Entertainment, says in a statement.
“This series has quickly joined the zeitgeist and broken records in the competitive television landscape. We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Shaun Murphy will be back for another season.”
The talented cast includes the likes of Nicholas Gonzalez, Antonia Thomas, Chuku Modu, Beau Garrett, Irene Keng, Hill Harper, Richard Schiff.
The series launched back in September to 11.2 million viewers and a 2.2 rating among adults 18-49 and has remained relatively stable since.
In most recent averages, The Good Doctor Season 1 is pulling in 9.8 million viewers and a 1.8 rating every Monday night in live ratings.
Those numbers swell to 17 million viewers and a 3.8 rating when DVR viewing is factored in. It has become ABC's second highest rated series behind only Grey's Anatomy.
Yes, it sure seems like ABC fans like medical dramas.
The series launched to average reviews, but the reception has improved in the months since it debuted.
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