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%.

What do you think? Do you watch Person of Interest? Do you think the show has improved?

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  1. MK says

    Hooray! Thrilled that Michael’s show is a success. Always a bit of a risk for nets to take a character actor (even a multi Emmy winning one) and give him a lead role on a series. The chemistry of the cast is jelling nicely – I am really liking Lionel too; hope he gets some redemption one day.

  2. adam says

    This show actually is getting better and better. I was iffy at first, but they’ve upped the action quotient.

  3. Why says

    I was not a fan of this show at first and didn’t follow it weekly. But I picked it up again this winter and must say it has gotten better and now tape it to be sure I don’t miss a show. This doesn’t happen often.

  4. Anonymous says

    I didnt want to get hooked on another tv show so initially I passed on watching this. Then, they re-aired the first episode the Saturday after and we decided to watch it.. GREAT SHOW. Can’t believe I almost passed it up…

  5. Mike says

    I watch the show and it has improved. They finally stopped the nonsense of Carter trying to catch our hero. Hope it continues to improve.

  6. Rebelkah says

    CBS needs to give this show a second season pick-up now! And Warner Brothers needs to realize that the 22% uptick in ratings was due a a number of people picking up the show after Number Crunch – and they caught up on episodes ON LINE.

  7. SavhCaro says

    LOVE reading good news about POI! Great show! Best on TV! Love Jim Caviezel & Michael Emerson! Bring us Season 2 CBS!

  8. Craig says

    I am glad CBS is showing support for the show considering its place in the report cards presented here.

  9. Kat says

    Great news, I hope this means it’s a shoo-in for renewal. If not, they’d look pretty dumb cancelling it after going to all the trouble of releasing this press release.

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