Ratings: Person of Interest Returns Up From Year Ago, Bests Limitless Finale

Person of Interest Final Season Ratings

CBS’ Person of Interest opened its fifth and final season on Tuesday night with 7.4 million total viewers and a 1.2 rating (per finals), up in the demo from both its Season 4 finale (8.2 mil/1.1) and Limitless‘ week-ago freshman finale (5.6 mil/1.1), and off just a tenth from Limitless‘ Season 1 average (7.1 mil/1.3).

That said, POI was down 30 and 33 percent from its previous premiere and off 22 and 20 percent from its Season 4 average.

TVLine readers gave the long-awaited Season 5 opener an average grade of “A.”

Opening the Eye’s night, NCIS (14.9 mil/1.9) was steady with FLOTUS’ drop-by, while New Orleans (12.6 mil/1.8) hit three-week highs.

Elsewhere in the ratings….

ABC | Fresh Off the Boat (4.2 mil/1.1) slipped two tenths to match its season low, while Real O’Neals (3.3 mil/0.9) and Agents of SHIELD (2.9 mil/0.9) each dipped a tenth, with the latter returning to its all-time low.

THE CW | The Flash (3.34 mil/1.3) and Containment (1.4 mil/0.5) were steady.

NBC | The Voice (8.6 mil/1.6) slipped 15 and 20 percent to Tuesday lows for this cycle. Chicago Med (7.6 mil/1.5) was down 15 and 16 percent, while Fire (7.8 mil/1.6) dipped one tenth.

FOX | New Girl (2.3 mil/1.0) matched last week’s 8 o’clock outing, while Grandfathered (1.8 mil/0.7) ticked up. Leading out of a second New Girl (1.9 mil/0.9), The Grinder (1.5 mil/0.5) dipped a tenth to a series low in the demo.

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