EW Inside TV:
What a nifty slow-growth hit Person of Interest turned out to be.
The J.J. Abrams’-produced crime series launched this fall to fairly decent debut. Then it slipped into the ratings doldrums. In the past couple months, however, the show has seemed to find its legs, even as most shows on Thursday nights have slipped. Last night POI, aided by a repeat of Big Bang Theory as a lead-in instead of Rob, drew 15.8 million viewers and a 3.4 rating in the adult demo — all-time highs in both metrics. (And, yes, a Big Bang repeat does better than a Rob original). ABC being in repeats helped too.