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Person of Interest: CBS Touts Ratings and ‘Rising Interest’

Person of Interest ratingsCBS has issued a special press release touting the performance of Person of Interest for the recently concluded February sweeps. The freshman TV show’s audience has grown in 2012 when compared to the ratings for 2011. Some episodes actually surpassed the series premiere.

To see the week-to-week ratings trends, averages, rankings, and more (without any spin), check out our Person of Interest: ratings page.

CBS Ratings Extra…


February Broadcasts Included Largest Audience and Highest Adult 18-49 Ratings To-Date and Best DVR Lift

February broadcasts of television’s #1 new drama/series PERSON OF INTEREST included its largest audience, highest adult 18-49 ratings and its best-ever live plus 7-day DVR lift, according to Nielsen most current ratings through March 4.

In live plus same day ratings, PERSON OF INTEREST delivered 15.14 million viewers on Feb. 16, its largest audience ever, while among adults 18-49, the Thursday drama maintained a series-high 3.3/09 in three consecutive first-run broadcasts (Jan. 19, Feb. 2 and Feb. 9).

The Feb. 16 episode of PERSON OF INTEREST also delivered the series’ biggest live plus 7-day DVR lift in viewers (+3.55m) and matched its best-ever lift among adults 18-49 (+1.2 rating points).

Compared to its season-to-date averages of 13.90 million viewers and 3.3/08 in adults 18-49, PERSON OF INTEREST’s most current February ratings averaged 17.00 million viewers, up +22% and 4.0/10 in adults 18-49, an increase of +21%.

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Gay Williams June 23, 2012 at 1:37 am

Great series. Good stories and lots of action. Keep up the good work.



Rochelle Demo: 18-49 May 17, 2012 at 9:23 pm

I am glad to know that my favorite show is going to be continuing for next season! It is such a refreshing show! It is original, suspenseful, well written, great characters and a real treat! POI is one of only four shows I choose to watch a week (the rest are lame), so I would totally upset to lose this quality show. I can’t wait to see what next season brings!


Irene March 13, 2012 at 11:50 am

I love this show. It’s one of the best I’ve seen in a while. Please don’t cancel it!


deborah saunders March 10, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Person of Interest is a fabulous show. I love the actors, the writing and everything about it including the music used on the show. Jim Caviezel and Michael Emerson are fantastic and have great chemistry together on screen. Renew, Renew.


leslie March 9, 2012 at 3:00 pm

love it–gets better all the time & more intriguing–one of my very favorites


Yvonne C March 9, 2012 at 8:32 am

Person of Interest is an amazing show and keeps growing strong. I know so many people who have become huge fans. The cast is absolutely fantastic. Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson and the rest of the crew just a perfect match . Jim Caviezel is divine and like a magnet! Keep this show alive and going for many more Seasons to come!


Linda March 9, 2012 at 5:48 am

I really enjoy Person of Interest. It just keeps getting better. Thanks for that!


Donnie M March 9, 2012 at 1:36 am

Person of Interest is one of the BEST new series on TV, please keep it on!


Hannah Rush March 8, 2012 at 10:34 pm

POI continues to deliver week aFter week. It IIs with out a doubt aFavorite. Tonights was another A plus. I hope the fan base grows. Mr. Reese, a very handsome guy, with a great voice. Michael Preston. The whole cast. Better than any new show. Breaking Bad will always be in a
Class above and beyond any show. While waiting for it to start 5th season POI is a great television show.


Bob March 8, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Just keeps getting better. Please don’t cancel.


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