Ratings: ‘Person of Interest’ series finale steady; ‘Uncle Buck,’ ‘America’s Got Talent,’ and more fall

POIWhile we spent much of last Tuesday singing the praises of some of the primetime TV ratings, we do regrettably have to do a little bit of an about-face after looking at some of the numbers this time around.

Let’s start with arguably the number the most people would be curious about, and that is the series finale of “Person of Interest.” The show ended up drawing a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic for the last episode, and while that’s far from terrible, at the same time we’re sure that there are some out there who were hoping for a little bit of a bump for the very last episode. Was that really too much to ask for? We don’t quite think so, but we also understand since it’s summer, and CBS didn’t really do a great job promoting the final season — though, to be fair, they didn’t have much incentive at all to be invested in this.

Meanwhile, elsewhere on the night we had a chance to see “Uncle Buck” sink pretty¬†far down to a 1.0 after getting off to a particularly good start last week. Clearly, not everyone out there enjoyed the comedy remake quite like what ABC was hoping for.

Even “America’s Got Talent” was impacted in some way by the ratings decline, sinking down to a 2.3 rating, which was still easily enough to be #1 on the night. Another bit of good news is that this show remains the #1 network program (aside from the NBA Finals, of course) for the week.

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