Repost from Hot Off the Press ThreadTV Notes'Person of Interest': An apt descriptionInterest in this new CBS drama has grown since fall
By Louisa Ada Seltzer, Media Life Magazine
- May 3, 2012
CBS's "Person of Interest," about two men who try to fight crimes before they happen, launched with a good amount of buzz last fall, but its numbers weren't that impressive.
The show, which airs tonight at 9 p.m., debuted to a solid 3.1 adults 18-49 rating, well below the debuts for surprise hits "2 Broke Girls," "New Girl" and "Once Upon A Time."
Still, CBS shows have a way of gaining momentum. Now, more than six months later, "Person" may well be this season's best success story.
Its most striking feat is actually seeing its viewership rise as the season went on. The show hit a series high, a 3.3, a month ago, at a point where "Girls," "Girl" and "Time" had all dipped by nearly a third from their premieres.
It was no doubt helped by the strong ratings at midseason for CBS's "The Big Bang Theory," which leads off the network's Thursday lineup and has given all the shows following it some momentum.
"Interest" is the season's No. 1 new show among total viewers, averaging 13.3 million per week.
With that strong base and its improvement in 18-49s, it's not surprising that CBS has already renewed "Interest" for a second season. It was picked up along with 17 other shows in March, although just two new shows were on that list, "Interest" and "Girls."http://www.medialifemagazine.com/art...escription.asp