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.

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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?

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116 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. jerry Krznaric says

    (Please read in a whispering voice) It is one of my favorite shows. I enjoy the chemistry and the storylines each week. The fight scenes are well done.

  2. Ms. A says

    POI is the best show. I started from day 1 and can’t wait for Thursday night. Even the repeats are worth watching. Excellent cast and writing. So glad it was renewed.

  3. Deb Car says

    My husband and I just started watching Person of Interest this season and we really like it. A great chemistry of cast. Please keep it. Love the suspense of the show every week.

  4. john says

    person of interest is a great show! I look forward every week to the next episode. Please keep this show !

  5. Gloria says

    Love this show I record episodes and we sometimes watch them over the same with Revenge & Once upon a Time !!

  6. J. Hill says

    I just started watching this show . I now have seen the last 3 episodes & I can’t wait for more. So I ordered season 1 on DVD through Amazon. I Vote to keep PERSON of INTEREST on the air. A VERY GOOD SHOW !!!

  7. Robert Weeks says

    Bought first season on dvd and love it. Cant wait to by second season and hope the show stays on..

  8. says

    Renew! I agree with Jane T – lose the reality shows and KEEP Person of Interest! It has a unique angle on crime that no other show has. Please let us keep something great to watch besides mindless TV!

  9. Jane T says

    Renew Person of Interest. Great writing, interesting characters. So far above the reality shows, dance contests and singing contests that infest TV airwaves.

    • says

      Please do not cancel Person Of Interest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is one of the best on t.v. today, from the acting to the intire concept of the show. How refreshing for people working together to save people instead of killing them. Thank you

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