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Lots of people are still interested in CBS' Person of Interest.
Despite competing against the World Series and the usual Thursday-night fare, the CBS drama drew 14 million viewers and rose 7 percent in the adults-18-to-49 demographic to score a 3.0, according to early Nielsen numbers. That was good enough to beat out ABC's Grey's Anatomy, which was down 12 and 15 percent, respectively, to 8.5 million viewers and a 2.9 in the demo.
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Coupling Person's good night with a steady The Big Bang Theory (15.4 million viewers, 4.8 in the demo) and Two and a Half Men (12. 9 million viewers, 3.7 in the demo), CBS won the night. Fox's coverage of the World Series came in second, according to early numbers, averaging 9.9 million viewers and a 2.7 in the demo.
Perhaps the most damaged by baseball was ABC's male-skewing Last Resort, which tumbled 24 percent to 6.5 million viewers and a series-low 1.3 in the demo.
NBC's comedy block was up across the board, though the numbers may be adjusted down because of local market NFL pre-emptions.
CBS: The Big Bang Theory 15.4 million (4.8); Two and a Half Men 12.9 million (3.7)
ABC: Last Resort 6.5 million (1.3)
Fox: World Series Game 2 9.9 million (2.7) [8-11 p.m.]
NBC: 30 Rock 3.6 million (1.3); Up All Night 3.9 million (1.6)
CW: The Vampire Diaries 2.7 million (1.2)
CBS: Person of Interest 14 million (3.0)
ABC: Grey's Anatomy 8.5 million (2.9)
NBC: The Office 4.7 million (2.1); Parks and Recreation 4.1 million (1.9)
CW: Beauty and the Beast 1.9 million (0.7)
CBS: Elementary 10.2 million (2.2)
ABC: Scandal 6.3 million (2.0)
NBC: Rock Center with Brian Williams 4.3 million (1.3)