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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  1. arman says

    there is a tiny mistake in this show’s ratings. there is two episode 14 and the last episode should be 22 . this season is over but you havn’t cocluded it yet .

    • louise says

      Not to worry, Vicki, Person of Interest was renewed in March for its third season. It will be back in September. :-)

  2. cmaglaughlin says

    Just finished watching the season finale. It was so disappointingly terrible I’m not sure I’ll EVER watch my all-time favorite show again. The gun violence was a terrible substitute for creativity and intrigue. The plot had to have been only understood by the moron who wrote it. The tone of the new twist on Nathan and Finch’s history was so diametrically opposed to what had been presented the first two years, it was deplorable. If the show had gotten rid of all these background characters, especially Root, and stuck to what the show had excelled in that made it so popular in the first place, I wouldn’t have to be writing this personal death knell, and I’d be praising it again for being the best show on TV. Now, it’s become a cancer, and I’m seriously ready to pull the plug. Jim Caviezel can’t be pleased about the direction Nolan has taken. It was like watching the Titanic sink, only WORSE! So far, three of my favorite shows have bombed on their season finale stages…”The Mentalist,” “Castle,” and “Person of Interest.” I hope “Nashville” and “Vegas” don’t follow in their quicksand! Thanks for letting me rant. And, YES, I DO need a life!

    • says

      Favorite show of all time, huh? Yeah, right! Cancer??? You are either a complete fraud or one of those gun control nut jobs! The fact that you’re willing to ditch this great show just because one episode happens to disappoint you proves to the rest of us here you never really were a fan at all! Ok, so you didn’t like the direction the writers took in one episode is that any reason to now condemn it and throw it under the bus! No, I don’t believe you ever really were a real fan of this show. No real fan would have written that nonsense you just did just because they didn’t like an episode. That sounds more like the act of a crazy person or an idiot!

    • says

      Favorite show of all time, huh? Yeah, right! Cancer??? You’re either a complete fraud or one of those gun control nut jobs! The fact that you’re willing to ditch this great show just because one episode happens to disappoint you proves to the rest of us here you never really were a fan at all! Ok, so you didn’t like the direction the writers took in one episode is that any reason to now condemn it and throw it under the bus! No, I don’t believe you ever really were a fan of this show. No real fan would have written that nonsense you just did just because they didn’t like an episode. That sounds more like the act of a crazy person or a dingbat!!!

  3. says

    This is the best darn show on tv bare none! Anyone who isn’t watching it is out of their freaking mind! This tv show has everything that makes a show GREAT: it has humor, action, suspense and drama. The cast is fantastic! Mr Caviesel rocks and the rest of his team are all great! I hope this show remains on the air for many years.

  4. Dmashburn says

    I watch 3 things on tv.2 daily news cast,and Person of Interest.Please keep it on.We need heroes .Why are there so many re-runs?

  5. says

    LOVE this show sooo much! Never missed an episode. Love the actors, the plots, the humour and we adore Bear. The fact that we find out each week, a little bit more about the characters and where they’re coming from, makes it that much more interesting to watch. P-l-e-a-s-e do NOT cancel this show. Kudos to the cast: YOU ARE ALL TERRIFIC!!
    Cristina Castel

  6. julieta santini says

    love this show, not to mention the actors, who are perfect for the role. Jim Caviezel is spectacular,, I mentioned to friends of mine that he will be the perfect James Bond. His countenance and action is terrific. I have to cancel appointments of mine,, if this show is on. The episodes leaves you, wanting for more. Jim Caviezil’s role, reminds me that he is vulnerable, but at the same time,, allows him to be the that hero on the show. while Finch is that character, somewhat interesting.. All the actors are terrific.

  7. Graeme says

    Excellent series, a continuation similar to Smallville would be great. looking forward to series 3 through 10 lol

  8. Tranquility7 says

    I love the show! Please do NOT cancel. Wouldn’t change a thing. I also like the nice touch of humor at times and the addition of the cast member “Bear.” Really enjoy. I hate when it is interrupted by other events though, sports, etc. Look forward to seeing more. Thank you!

  9. Frank Parseliti says

    One of, if not the best on T.V.

    Acting is excellent, plot and themes very interesting and involving.
    Do NOT cancel.

    Thank you.

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