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"Person of Interest" ranks as fifth-most-watched primetime show

Melissa Hayer Published: April 24, 2013

Jim Caviezel, left, and Michael Emerson, right, star in “PERSON OF INTEREST,” on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Michael Muller/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved

CBS has announced its drama “Person of Interest” is ending its second season with year-to-year growth in viewers and demos and ranks as primetime’s fifth-most-watched show, according to Nielsen most current ratings.

Emmy Award winner Michael Emerson, Jim Caviezel, Academy and Emmy Award-nominated Taraji P. Henson and Kevin Chapman star in the series, which airs at 8 p.m. Thursdays.

More details on the ratings of “Person of Interest,” provided by CBS, are as follows:

This season, “Person of Interest” is television’s fastest-growing drama, gaining +1.88 million viewers from last season.  Among adults 18-49, “Person of Interest” is averaging 3.5/10, up +3% from last year.

With an average audience of 16.15 million viewers, “Person of Interest” places ahead of both editions of “American Idol” and “The Voice,” “Dancing with the Stars” and “Modern Family,” among others.  The only non-CBS program with more viewers is “Sunday Night Football.”

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