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Person of Interest: Season Three Ratings

Person of Interest season three ratingsThis season, CBS has moved Person of Interest to Tuesday nights. Will the ratings fall off as a result or will they grow because of a stronger lead-in? Let’s wait and see.

On Person of Interest, former CIA officer John Reese (Jim Caviezel) and billionaire Harold Finch (Michael Emerson) continue to work together to prevent violent crimes in the Big Apple. Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman, Sarah Shahi, and Amy Acker round out the cast.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.

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3/13 update: This show has been renewed for the 2014-15 season by CBS.

Final season averages: 2.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 11.82 million total viewers.

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For comparisons: The second season of Person of Interest averaged a 2.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 14.41 million total viewers.

Note: These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.

What do you think? Do you still like the Person of Interest TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or be renewed for a fourth season?


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Elizabeth Katz August 28, 2014 at 10:15 am

I just read an article that suggested Person of Interest episodes to be watched in order to “catch up” with the drama. Therein lies one of the fundamental problems with how this once promising offering has devalued itself. How many people are going to take the time to figure out a way to watch numerous episodes of a television show, from the beginning, just to have a glimmer of an idea what might be transpiring in the fourth season? Why should television viewers invest their time in such a nebulous investment? This entire debacle is an example of a plan that was not clearly devised and one of the reasons Person of Interest will continue to fail, miserably. Fisrt graders are not required to pass calculus!


Daniel Dickens August 25, 2014 at 1:35 pm

Questions about Person of Interest:
1. Why is the show not being widely promoted, and why is there not a more noticeable fan following for cast members?
2. How would someone viewing the drama for the first time find it engaging without any prior knowlwdge or understanding about the backstory or character histories?
3. Why is it acceptable for a show to have extremely high ratings and viewership, make extreme changes to its storylines, premise and cast, and experience a catastrophic decline in ratings and audience participation?
4. If high ratings and viewership are an indication that a television following is highly receptive to a creative offering and wanting of continued contributions, why would writers and producers think it better to insist on unwelcome changes that made a drama less succesful and less viable, financially?
5. When will CBS and Warner Brothers understand the mistakes made with this show can never be resolved?


Carmen August 25, 2014 at 12:34 am

Love this show! Keep it!!!


Carmen August 25, 2014 at 12:31 am

I really like this show. I was shocked when Carter was killed off but the show still has a lot of potential. Keep it!!!


Mike August 21, 2014 at 10:56 pm

Person of Interest is terminal and requires life support. Unfortunately, there will not be enough lives who care sufficiently about its terrible writing and disastrous casting decisions to watch it and impact ratings, positively. Viewers are selective, these days, and many have no qualms about expressing their displeasure. It is the quiet ones, however, who may have the most impact as they vote with their remote controls and forego the pain of witnessing creative mayhem presented as legitimate television drama. This former fan looks forward to never watching Person of Interest again with exhilarating anticipation, and will cheer its cancellation.


Diane Jorgensen August 21, 2014 at 6:08 pm

I sure hope that they do not cancel this program. It is one of the best shows that has been put on of late. They are always taking off the good shows and leaving the garbage on. No way!


Judyeann August 19, 2014 at 5:03 pm

Today, I watched the last two episodes of Person of Interest just to see how the season ended. I deleted 2-3 episodes I had saved. Once Root and Sam was added to the show and all that talk about “her”, I lost interest. The original format is what caught my attention and what would have kept me watching.


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