via press release:
SEASON FINALES OF CBS TUESDAY DRAMAS END THE SEASON ON THE UPSWING AS ALL THREE PROGRAMS GROW
“NCIS” Sweeps Time Period and is Tuesday’s Top Program in Viewers and Adults 18-49
“NCIS: Los Angeles” First in Viewers and Demos, With Across-the-Board Growth From Last Week
“Person of Interest” Places First in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS Wins Tuesday in Viewers and Key Demos
The season finales of NCIS, NCIS: LOS ANGELES and PERSON OF INTEREST all posted solid week-to-week growth in viewers and key demographics, leading CBS to a Tuesday win in viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for May 13.
The NCIS season finale was first in viewers (16.77m), adults 25-54 (3.7/11) and adults 18-49 (2.6/09). NCIS finished ahead of “The Voice” in adults 18-49 (vs. 2.5) for the first time this season. NCIS posted its best delivery in adults 18-49 since April 8, and was the night’s #1 program in viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.
The season finale of NCIS: LOS ANGELES was first in viewers (14.77m), adults 25-54 (3.4/09) and adults 18-49 (2.5/07). NCIS: LOS ANGELES posted its best adults 18-49 rating since Feb. 4. Compared to last week, NCIS was up +14% in adults 18-49 (from 2.2/06), +6% in adults 25-54 (from 3.2/08) and added +660,000 viewers (from 14.11m (+5%).
At 10:00 PM, the PERSON OF INTEREST season finale was first in viewers (10.83m) and adults 25-54 (2.7/07) and was tied for first in adults 18-49 (1.9/06, with NBC). Compared to last week, PERSON OF INTEREST was up +12% in adults 18-49 (from 1.7/05) and added +330,000 viewers (from 10.50m, +3%).
For the night, CBS was first in viewers (14.12m), adults 25-54 (3.3/09) and adults 18-49 (2.3/07). CBS beat second-place NBC by +6.06m viewers (vs. 8.06m, +75%), +22% in adults 25-54 (vs. 2.7/07) and +15% in adults 18-49 (vs. 2.0/06).