Pin It
TV shows on DVD
   

Person of Interest: Season Two Ratings

CBS TV show Person of Interest ratingsLast season, Person of Interest actually grew in the ratings. After looking like it was headed for cancellation, the numbers came back up and even hit a series high in March. Will the ratings keep growing or will they fall again? We’ll have to wait and see.

The second season of Person of Interest typically airs on Thursday nights at 9pm on the CBS network. The cast includes Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson, Kevin Chapman, and Taraji P. Henson.

Below are the TV show’s ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if Person of Interest is going to be cancelled or renewed for season three.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Final season averages: 2.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 14.41 million total viewers.

Episode 02-22: Thursday, 05/09/13
2.4 in the demo (0% change) with 13.16 million (+2% change).
Season averages: 2.90 in the demo with 14.41 million.

Episode 02-21: Thursday, 05/02/13
2.4 in the demo (0% change) with 12.96 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 2.92 in the demo with 14.47 million.

Episode 02-20: Thursday, 04/25/13
2.4 in the demo (-11% change) with 13.22 million (-9% change).
Season averages: 2.94 in the demo with 14.54 million.

Episode 02-19: Thursday, 04/04/13
2.7 in the demo (-7% change) with 14.57 million (+2% change).
Season averages: 2.97 in the demo with 14.61 million.

UPDATE: Person of Interest has been renewed for a third season by CBS.

Episode 02-18: Thursday, 03/14/13
2.9 in the demo (+4% change) with 14.34 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 2.99 in the demo with 14.62 million.

Episode 02-17: Thursday, 03/07/13
2.8 in the demo (-3% change) with 14.57 million (+3% change).
Season averages: 2.99 in the demo with 14.63 million.

Episode 02-16: Thursday, 02/21/13
2.9 in the demo (-3% change) with 14.22 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 3.01 in the demo with 14.64 million.

Episode 02-15: Thursday, 02/14/13
3.0 in the demo (-3% change) with 14.87 million (0% change).
Season averages: 3.01 in the demo with 14.66 million.

Episode 02-14: Thursday, 02/07/13
3.1 in the demo (-3% change) with 14.88 million (-5% change).
Season averages: 3.01 in the demo with 14.65 million.

Episode 02-13: Thursday, 01/31/13
3.2 in the demo (-3% change) with 15.71 million (0% change).
Season averages: 3.01 in the demo with 14.63 million.

Episode 02-12: Thursday, 01/10/13
3.3 in the demo (-3% change) with 15.67 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 2.99 in the demo with 14.54 million.

CBS TV show ratingsEpisode 02-11: Thursday, 01/03/13
3.4 in the demo (+17% change) with 16.23 million (+15% change).
Season averages: 2.96 in the demo with 14.44 million.

Episode 02-10: Thursday, 12/13/12
2.9 in the demo (0% change) with 14.08 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 2.92 in the demo with 14.26 million.

Episode 02-09: Thursday, 12/06/12
2.9 in the demo (0% change) with 14.18 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 2.92 in the demo with 14.28 million.

Episode 02-08: Thursday, 11/29/12
2.9 in the demo (-7% change) with 14.43 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 2.92 in the demo with 14.29 million.

Episode 02-07: Thursday, 11/15/12
3.1 in the demo (+7% change) with 14.57 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 2.93 in the demo with 14.27 million.

Episode 02-06: Thursday, 11/08/12
2.9 in the demo (0% change) with 14.87 million (+9% change).
Season averages: 2.90 in the demo with 14.23 million.

Episode 02-05: Thursday, 11/01/12
2.9 in the demo (0% change) with 13.66 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 2.90 in the demo with 14.10 million.

Episode 02-04: Thursday, 10/25/12
2.9 in the demo (+4% change) with 14.03 million (+1% change).
Season averages: 2.90 in the demo with 14.21 million.

Episode 02-03: Thursday, 10/18/12
2.8 in the demo (-7% change) with 13.93 million (-5% change).
Season averages: 2.90 in the demo with 14.26 million.

Episode 02-02: Thursday, 10/04/12
3.0 in the demo (+3% change) with 14.58 million (+2% change).
Season averages: 2.95 in the demo with 14.43 million.

Episode 02-01: Thursday, 09/27/12
2.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 14.28 million total viewers.
Season averages: 2.90 in the demo with 14.28 million.

Compared to its series premiere a year ago, the show was down by 7% in the demo (vs a 3.1 rating) but up by 8% in viewers (vs 13.33 million). This was Person of Interest’s best demo since April and best viewership since late March.


Reference point: The first season of Person of Interest averaged a 2.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 13.31 million viewers.

Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. 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 renewed for a third season?

 

Newer and/or Related Articles

{ 110 comments… read them below or add one }

Troy February 11, 2013 at 6:58 am

Why on gods green earth would they even contemplate canceling one of the biggest ratings juggernauts on TV? This article is pretty much a farce if you ask me, It doesn’t even make sense to be talking about whether this show will be canceled or not, common sense states it won’t. End of discussion

Reply

TTMT February 8, 2013 at 8:46 pm

My husband and I enjoy every episode of Person of Interest. I’m thankful for the writers, directors and actors for developing a show that allows me to sit down with my 9 year old son to watch a show that shows the good in strangers. Even though it has violence it isn’t glorified and in my opinion doesn’t desensitizes him to the world around us. This is his first tv show aside from cartoons that he watched and I’m glad it can be together. It would be a shame not to renew POI for a third season.

Reply

Chanel February 7, 2013 at 1:10 am

Person of Interest is fantastic show, excitement every episode. Great writhing and cast. My husband and I enjoy very much this show. Thumbs up all the way! Please don’t cancel!

Reply

Irrelevant February 2, 2013 at 7:43 am

Best show since 24! please renew for third season( and more!!!)

Reply

Anonymous February 2, 2013 at 7:42 am

The best show since 24! please renew for third season! (and more!!!)

Reply

molly February 1, 2013 at 5:54 pm

Love Person of Interest which has a great cast (Bear is my favorite after Finch) and really interesting plots. You actually have to pay attention and think! What a concept. Only show that we watch on CBS. Do not cancel this winner.

Reply

Maureen Pailer January 28, 2013 at 2:36 pm

Our entire family loves Person of Interest. With so much junk on TV, it’s nice to have a show parents can watch with teens. Great story line, intelligent, likeable characters that are so well cast — definitely one of the best shows on TV. Please renew for 3rd season!

Reply

Marv January 26, 2013 at 12:07 am

This stellar show has ZERO chance of being cancelled anytime soon!!

Why on earth would CBS cancel the number FOUR scripited show on television, trailing NCIS, NCIS/Los Angeles, & ‘The Big Bang Theory’, another white-hot show which keeps posting highest in series history ratings numbers, including TWICE this month?

This show is no more likely to be cancelled than Modern Family, Two And A Half Men, criminal Minds or any other current TV ratings powerhouse.

It was also a mortal lock NOT to be cancelled after last year, since it finished the year in the top 20, again excluding reality shows.

Reply

G. Pattison January 25, 2013 at 11:49 pm

Best show on CBS

Reply

Megan January 25, 2013 at 12:57 am

Person of interest is an excellent show and don’t really want to hear it will be cancelled what is CBS thinking it’s an excellent premise and exciting to think about –so to people who say computers can’t think maybe it is they who can’t think it’s called imagination and makes for edge of your seat moments with. Terrific cast and spots of certain humor sprinkled lightly into each episode this show gets a true thumbs up

Reply

Linda January 25, 2013 at 12:02 am

We love Person Of Interest! It’s the one show my husband and look forward to every week. Please renew it! Thanks for the opportunity to comment.
Linda Cox
Nevada

Reply

Gareth Lewis January 18, 2013 at 6:58 pm

This is a very well written, and executed series. I look forward to Season 3with anticipation.

The interaction between characters is great, and I think the casting choices were truly inspired.

Regards
Gareth

Reply

Judy January 18, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Thank you, Samara….my thoughts indeed! I’m waiting for the day when the media, all the award shows, and writers/critics wake up and give Person of Interest the credit it so deserves…the actors are absolutely amazing and the whole series, from episode 1, has been completely mesmerizing….not another show on TV like it. Can’t wait for Season 3. :)

Reply

Sonja Randall January 12, 2013 at 12:57 pm

Agreed with Samara….its FICTION. Hospitals don’t run like ER and Grey’s Anatomy yet they are wildly long running enjoyable shows. 90% of television is fiction including REALITY TV!! Personally I LOVE THIS SHOW and truly hope it gets renewed ASAP for the 14 million+ watchers who just want to be entertained, not watch a documentary!

Reply

a January 11, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Oh, I also forgot to add that my relatives work/worked with computers (one worked for the government and wasn’t allowed to talk about his job); One of the things they told me were that computer programs aren’t infallible once they’re programmed by a human- errors happen and humans are always needed to program them and fix them, so I’m annoyed by Person of Interest’s premise of a machine that knows everything.

The protagonists in Spooks more accurately resemble my uncle’s (the one who worked for the government) personality- educated, but with vices, namely smoking and anger problems.

Reply

Samara January 11, 2013 at 6:50 pm

No one cares about your “relatives”! It’s a fictional show! It has tremendously talented actors and crew, and was created by J.J. Abrahms, who is a gifted and extremely successful person! If I wanted to watch something that was meant to be real, I’d be one of those idiots who watches reality TV (and pretends it’s not fake) – which I am definitely not!
Your annoyance at one series for not being enough like another series is laughable! The differences are kinda the point, ya know! I’m sorry for you if you can’t appreciate a show simply because it does not remind you of your uncle! Get real!

Reply

Leave a Comment

{ 6 trackbacks }