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.