TV Ratings: The Good Doctor Returns to Record Lows With Pandemic-Themed Opener

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Looks like viewers forgot all about The Good Doctor or they were not interested in watching COVID-19 play out on the small screen. 

The Good Doctor Season 4 launched Monday night to mark series lows in both total viewers and the demo. 

The pivotal episode delivered 4.7 million total viewers and a 0.6 rating among adults 18-49. 

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The Good Doctor Season 3 averaged 5.8 million viewers and a 0.9 rating among adults 18-49. 

This is not a good start, but it could be that the lack of fresh offerings on the broadcast networks has made people rethink how they watch TV. 

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Did you dig the premiere or did you avoid it for a specific reason?

Before that, Dancing With the Stars was down a tick to 5.3 million viewers and a 0.7 rating. 

Over on NBC, The Voice was steady with 7.5 million viewers and a 1.0 rating, while a SNL election special did 3.3 million viewers and a 0.6 rating. 

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Over on FOX, LA's Finest dipped to 1.5 million viewers and a 0.3 rating coming out of a hiatus. 

Filthy Rich, which was canceled by FOX just a few days ago slumped to an appaling 1.1 million viewers and a 0.2 rating. 

CBS went with The Price Is Right at Night, which posted 4.1 million viewers and a 0.6 rating -- off a bit from week's premiere, but still solid for an unscripted offering. 

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What did YOU watch on the night?

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Paul Dailly was an Associate Editor for TV Fanatic.Follow him on X.

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