On Person of Interest, Jim Caviezel and Michael Emerson work to track down potential criminals and victims. It’s too bad that they couldn’t track down a few more viewers for the first episode.
Per the fast affiliate numbers, Person of Interest registered a 3.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 13.22 million viewers. It was in fourth place for the timeslot, and only beat The CW’s Secret Circle.
Compared to last year’s CSI season premiere in the same timeslot, Person of Interest underperformed in the demo by 9% (3.4) and in total viewers by 10% (14.69 million).
While this wasn’t a bad premiere, especially considering the stiff competition, CBS execs were no doubt disappointed that Person of Interest didn’t perform better right out of the gate. We’ll have a better idea of the show’s future in the coming weeks as we see what percentage of viewers return episode after episode.
What do you think? Did you watch Person of Interest last night? Will you be back? What’s your gut instinct? Should the series continue or should it be cancelled instead?
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