Person of Interest Ratings Cancelled

Ratings: Person of Interest Steady With Series Finale, Uncle Buck Drops

CBS’ Person of Interest wrapped its five-season run on Tuesday with 6.5 million total viewers and a 1.0 demo rating, ticking up to a 3-week high in audience while steady in the demo.

TVLine readers gave the series ender (as well as Season 5 as a whole) an average grade of “A-.”

Elsewhere in the ratings….

NBC | America’s Got Talent led the night with 11.5 million viewers and a 2.3 rating, down three tenths in the demo week-to-week. Maya & Marty (4.4 mil/1.1, average grade “B”) slipped 15 percent and two tenths.

THE CW | Containment (1.2 mil/0.3) added some eyeballs while flat in the demo.

ABC | Uncle Buck (3.7 mil/1.0) dropped 27 and 33 percent from its solid premiere. To Tell the Truth (4.5 mil/1.0) slipped 14 percent and two tenths from its debut.

FOX | Hotel Hell (2.6 mil/0.8) dipped, Coupled (1.4 mil/0.5) ticked up.

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  1. iakovos says:

    POI got short shrift by CBS for Season 5. I feel bad for fans of the series. Why does a relatively strong performer suddenly fall out of favor with network brass? MIKE & MOLLY seemed to be kicked around, too.

    • David4 says:

      If Mike and Molly was owned by CBS it would have gotten more episodes / seasons.

      • Cat says:

        Person of Interest wasn’t owned by CBS either. Maybe Warner Brothers will bring back a rebooted incarnation of it and shop it to another venue…after all, the machine didn’t die…it just rebooted.

    • PatriciaLee says:

      They wouldn’t have been cancelled for the same reason, since her losing so much weight changed the dynamic of that show, or so I’ve read, somewhere.

  2. PatriciaLee says:

    CBS coffers and “international” are primary, now, not relationships with viewers. The husband woke up with, “It was so bleak. John was gone and no one said anything…like we miss him…he was the whole show…him and Herold…and they let Shaw live…it should have been John.”

    • PatriciaLee says:

      ooops…that was to you, iakovos

    • Mary Lynn says:

      I couldn’t agree more. But Shaw and Root were the main focus of this season, so naturally she and the voice of Root got to live.

      • PatriciaLee says:

        The same might have happened with Castle, liking certain actors and re-directing a show that way. We are human, after all, so nothing remains static. It’s just a bummer if you preferred it as originally focused. It would work if they brought back a spin-off, years down the line, with Reese and Elias being alive — that The Machine and they wanted Harold to have a life and tricked him into one.

  3. Mary Johnson says:

    Is the fact that CBS new director a Gay man Married to A Gay Man versus Jim Caveziel a Devout Christian could that be the reason they cancelled person of interest

    • Matt Webb Mitovich says:


    • PatriciaLee says:

      Not for a heartbeat…it’s like the conspiracy accusation against a county, a while back, when local gov has been using a huge amount of temp workers for 40 years now and there being no privacy in the workplace and offices..focus for success knows no gender or philosophy.

  4. betty willis says:

    Hotel hell is down because dish has turned Fox channels off. I love this show. Hope they show repeats after this mess is cleared up.