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Thursdays episode of Person of Interest earned a 2.8 rating and 14.57 million viewers. Although these ratings are very good, it's kind of surprising when it turns out that Thursdays episode earned a season low rating, but it was far from a season low audience, which, for the record, occurred in episode 10, an episode that also earned a 2.9 rating
Furthermore, Thursdays episode was the sixth episode in a row that has seen a 0.1 ratings point decrease on the last episode. This trend began from the 11th episode of the season, which earned series high rating and audience numbers (3.4 rating, and 16.23 million viewers). Each episode since then has seen a 0.1 ratings point drop on the episode before it. The graph below demonstrates this:
The audiences for the last 6 episodes have also dropped from the series high 11th episode, but they haven't been so perfectly incremented, with a couple of increases on the previous episodes' audience numbers having occurred. The graph below shows this:
You can see the raw data, season averages, and quarter breakdowns of this season of Person of Interest, here
I'm picking the return of Sarah Shaw on next week's episode, with a phone call to Finch at the end of the episode sealing her tentative place on the team to make the vigilante duo a trio. Will that result in the first ratings increase in 6 weeks?? Time will tell. Nevertheless, Person of Interest isn't in any danger of being canceled, but the fact that we haven't had a ratings increase for 6 weeks is pretty surprising for a show of the quality and popularity of Person of Interest.
Cheers for reading. What are you hoping will happen in next week's episode??