Tuesday, April 19, 2011


CBS Entertainment Releases


Both Freshman Series Post Week-to-Week Growth

MIKE & MOLLY and HAWAII FIVE-0 won their respective time periods in viewers and key demographics as both freshman series posted week-to-week increases, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Monday, April 18.

MIKE & MOLLY was first in households (6.2/09), viewers (9.74m), adults 25-54 (3.5/08) and adults 18-49 (2.5/06) at 9:30 PM. MIKE & MOLLY was up +27% in households (from 4.9/07), +6% in adults 25-54 (from 3.3/08), even in adults 18-49 and added +1.83m viewers (from 7.91m, +23%) compared to last week's 9:00 PM broadcast.

HAWAII FIVE-0 was first in households (6.9/11), viewers (10.90m), adults 25-54 (3.6/08) and adults 18-49 (2.6/07). Compared to last week, HAWAII FIVE-0 was up +17% in households (from 5.9/09), +9% in adults 25-54 (from 3.3/08), +4% in adults 18-49 (from 2.5/07) and added +1.36m viewers (from 9.54m, +14%).

Updated Monday ratings will be available later today.

HAWAII FIVE-0 “Ho’opa’i” Review

HAWAII FIVE-0 “Ho’opa’i” Episode 21 – Sean Combs (aka P. Diddy) did a bang-up job in this episode, portraying the pain and intensity of a man who goes on the hunt of those who killed his wife and threatened his son. He’s an FBI agent who was deep undercover with a major crime boss from the mainland and of course we’re supposed to assume that Cannon is the one who set up the hit.

But in true Five-0 style, the case takes some twists and turns. I had my doubts from the beginning that it was Cannon, but the killer turning out to be his son was one I didn’t see coming. So they got me there, no doubt about it.

As always, I appreciated the male bonding/bickering that happened in the car between Danny and Steve. It was all great – everything from Steve asking Danny what he would do if he were in Reggie’s shoes, to Danny saying that he would never risk going to jail and leaving his daughter (awww!) and then asking if the book Steve would go my was “Patriot Act for Dummies.” In fact, the only bad thing about it was it didn’t last nearly long enough. Then again, I doubt the rest of the audience would appreciate the entire episode taking place in the car between those two as much as I would so I guess I’ll let that slide.

My favorite bits..

Steve going surfing with a cast. He must really love surfing cuz I know that I had a heck of a time keeping mine dry in a shower, no way was I going swimming with one.

Cracking up at the kinds of bets that Steve and Kona make. A visit to a water park versus breakfast?

Cursing the fact that every time I tried to pause my DVR so I could see what it said on Steve’s cast, a mini menu popped up on my screen and blocked it. Grrr.

The unbelievably sweet way that Steve talked to Kevin and then carried him out, telling him to keep his eyes shut. I have no idea why, but that made me cry.

Steve reassuring Reggie that he and his team were going to go through any walls that Jimmy Cannon tried to put up.

Danny calling Kono “Spiderwoman” and telling her that she had been hanging out with McGarrett too long. Ha.

Cannon’s bodyguard putting money in Steven’s pocket. Oh dude, that is such a bad idea.

Danny knowing that something terrible was going to happen as soon as Steve put both hands on the wheel, and then taking a second to put his seatbelt on before it happened.

Rich: “Don’t try to tell me who my father is. He’s MY father.” Danny: “That’s deep.”

Danny telling Jimmy that he couldn’t wait to wipe that stupid smile off his face.

Danny and Steve debating whether or not Jimmy had quoted Capone or Gotti.

Steve showing up with a bag of shoes from Jimmy and all of his people.

Kono telling Kevin that she was the kind of police they send in to catch people who hurt moms. Aw.

Steve: “Lady, I answer to God and the government, neither of whom are going to help you right now.”

I think I watch too many of these types of shows, because I’m totally suspecting the agent who survived the shootout.

The way Danny licked his lips while concentrating on searching for what Reggie found in the police computer.

Danny pointing out that they were going to have a hard time getting any info out of the dead guy.

Danny telling Reggie that he needed to think like a father and that he wouldn’t be able to raise his son from a prison cell.

Aha! I knew it! It was the agent who got shot.

Steve threatening the guy by telling him that he would just leave him alone with Reggie.

Danny warning Reggie that working with the team came with the added perks of getting shot at, and never being able to drive your own car. LOL.

Kevin asking if his mom could see the seashell cloud, too.

What did you think of this episode of Hawaii Five-0? Got any favorite bits or least favorite bits of your own? I’d love to hear from you!

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

EXCLUSIVE: TNT Snaps Up 'Hawaii Five-0' From CBS

EXCLUSIVE: TNT Snaps Up 'Hawaii Five-0' From CBS: "CBS Television Distribution has sold rookie drama Hawaii Five-0 to cable net ..."
EXCLUSIVE: TNT Snaps Up 'Hawaii Five-0' From CBS
Cabler pays more than $2 million per episode for run beginning in 2014; deal includes rights for TV Everywhere
By Paige Albiniak -- Broadcasting & Cable, 4/14/2011 5:46:54 PM

CBS Television Distribution has sold rookie drama Hawaii Five-0 to cable net TNT.

The market for the show was opened by a preemptive bid by an unidentified cable network, which immediately set prices at $2-plus million per episode. In the end, Hawaii Five-0 sold in the mid-$2 million range, on par with what two of the last big dramas - Warner Bros' The Mentalist and CBS' NCIS: Los Angeles - each received.

The off-net deal begins on TNT in fall 2014. The deal also includes digital rights so that TNT can provide the show on demand and online to its subscribers via Time Warner's TV Everywhere initiative.

"Hawaii Five-0 is a top-notch procedural drama that has already built a strong following," said Michael Wright, executive vice president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). "With its great characters, intriguing stories, smart sense of humor and explosive action, Hawaii Five-0 is an ideal fit for TNT's lineup."

Hawaii Five-0 is the latest of a string of deals in which young, successful dramas are sold to cable networks for high prices. In fall 2009, TNT bought The Mentalist during its second year on CBS for approximately $2.5 million per episode, and USA purchased NCIS: Los Angeles for a similar price after it aired on CBS just seven times. In many cases, cable networks are trying to snap up the hottest primetime shows by making preemptive bids for them, and that practice is speeding sales and driving up prices.

All three shows have strong procedural elements that repeat well, and fit the formats that have worked well for both cable networks. Prior to acquiring NCIS: LA, USA has had success with repeats of NCIS, Law & Order: SVU and House; while TNT built its brand airing such shows as Law & Order, ER and many other hour-long off-nets.

Hawaii Five-0 airs on CBS on Monday nights at 10 p.m. ET, and is the top-rated rookie drama among adults 18-49. Among viewers, it trails only CBS' Blue Bloods and ABC's Body of Proof, which has only aired twice so far. Overall, Hawaii Five-0 is ranked 22nd, averaging 12 million viewers. Among adults 18-49, Hawaii Five-0 ranks 32nd, with a 3.3 rating/9 share average.

Hawaii Five-0 is an update of the original, which aired on CBS from 1968 to 1980. The show stars Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park. It's produced by K/O Paper Products and 101st Street Television in association with CBS Productions, and it was created, developed and executive produced by Alex Kurtzman, Peter M. Lenkov and Roberto Orci.

Scott Koondel, president of distribution for CBS Television Distribution and senior vice president of licensing and distribution for CBS Corp., brokered the deal for CBS. He could not be reached for comment.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

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Friday, April 1, 2011

Legislators honored members of the “Hawaii Five-0” cast and crew

Legislators honored members of the “Hawaii Five-0” cast and crew yesterday at the state Capitol, congratulating them on a successful first season. Daniel Dae Kim, left, who plays Chin Ho Kelly, Alex O’Loughlin, who plays Steve McGarrett, and Al Harrington, who appeared both in the original series and the current one, flashed shaka signs before hitting the House floor.

source: Honululu Star-Advertiser