CBS Friday Posting Across-the-Board Growth With Successful 'Hawaii Five-0' & 'Blue Bloods' Crime Bock

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October 17th, 2013

Hawaii Five-0 October 11

via press release:


Both Series Notching Time Period Increases in Viewers and Key Demos


"Five-0" Also Up in Viewers Over its Year-Ago Monday Performance


            CBS's Friday lineup is posting across-the-board growth paced by its new 9:00-11:00 PM crime block of HAWAII FIVE-0 and BLUE BLOODS, according to Nielsen most current ratings through the first three weeks of the season.


            At 9:00 PM, the newly relocated HAWAII FIVE-0 has boosted the year-ago time period by +27% in viewers (10.54 from 8.28m), +64% in adults 18-49 (1.8 from 1.1) and +63% in adults 25-54 (2.6 from 1.6).  HAWAII FIVE-0 is also up +14% in viewers versus its year ago Monday average (from 9.25m).


At 10:00 PM, BLUE BLOODS is posting year-to-year growth of +8% in both viewers (12.40m from 11.44m) and adults 25-54 (2.6 from 2.4) and +13% in adults 18-49 (1.8 from 1.6).


At 8:00 PM, UNDERCOVER BOSS is winning its time period in viewers (8.24m) and adults 25-54 (2.1).


Compared to Friday last year, CBS is up +9% in viewers (10.39m from 9.57m), +21% in adults 18-49 (1.7 from 1.4) and +25% in adults 25-54 (2.5 from 2.0).


  • Hugo

    So Hawaii Five-0 performs better than Made in Jersey in that time slot.
    No shocker.

  • Chrissy

    Friday was a good move for Hawaii Five-0! Keep it away from the Monday implosion!

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Crime Bock

    Go Friday Amber Bock!

  • Kitsune

    Bock bock bock bock

  • Dan

    H50 and BB are a good combo. After The Good Wife and The Mentalist are cancelled next year my guess is that Hawaii 5-0 will move to Subdays, CSI to Fridays at 9 and new drama at Wed at 9.

  • LOL

    OMG. I can see a Hawaii 50 spin off soon. Of course with the same talented cast.
    Such a success. It has improved the slot owned once for the mega hit Made in Jersey.
    They forgot to mention the gigantic success the show has been for TNT.

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    50 and BB are a good combo

    It’s such a synergistic combination that they’ll want to split them up next year?

    I wish they’d give The Mentalist a try on a better night (like Monday in place of Hostages) as it consistently grows out of The Good Wife every week.

  • Jlopie1

    Congrats to H50 and BB. They both deserve a little love from CBS.

  • Mon

    CBS is kind of desperate this fall, no? Comparing H50 to Made in Jerey. And how’s that 1.8? It includes the DVR ratings and they never mention. We can’t really blame them since their Monday, Thursday and Sunday are getting worse vs last year.


    What a spin! What couldn’t do better than MIJ? Where was CSI NY in its 3rd wk @ 9:00! Think the “old folks” follow where the shows go, so no news here.

    Like the uptick of the 18-49 Demo, though.


    WAY TO GO 5-0 and Blue Bloods – LOVE FRIDAY NIGHT CRIME BLOCK !!

  • Heather

    Way to go CBS, H50 & BB and to all the naysayers @LOL @Mon when you have your own network (not going to happen) you can put whatever spin on your shows as you want, until then I will listen to the people who actually know what they are doing. Do I blindly follow, no, not at all, but if I had to pick a side I would rather follow someone who actually has the final say, but you gave your opinion and now I have given mine.

  • dan

    Sunday @10pm is the kiss of death. See CSI Miami. With all the football overruns
    they don’t start till 11pm

  • Barbie

    Hawaii Five-0 isn’t going anywhere any time soon <3

  • anna g

    H50 is currently CBS strongest show on Friday. It rises over miserable Undercover boss in demo and viewers. It also makes good combo wih Blue bloods. I do hope it will hold its own against Grimm/ Dracula shows. As for naysayers – well Chicago Fire has Dante who rants each time how badly the show is doing, Revenge had Max and H50 has Randy. I guess Freud would love to analyze these guys.

  • Randy

    Where did CBS (this is a CBS news release) come up with a 1.8 demo for H50 and BB? In last Friday’s ratings:

    H50 was a 1.5 and BB is a 1.4

    The week before:
    (H50 1.5 and BB a 1.4)

    And the week before (premiere week):

    (H50 a 1.6 and BB a 1.7)

    AND of course the 25-58 demo and total viewership means NOTHING to a show’s renewal chances.
    Looking at what I just posted, H50 and BB DROPPED from premiere weeks demos of 1.6 and 1.7 respectively to 1.5 and 1..4 respectively.

    Well, CBS , talk about trying to spin the numbers. LOL

    3 twists of the info:
    1) CBS cleverly says H50 is winning its time slot and it is BUT only for number of viewers which means nothing. It is losing to ST in what really counts; the 18-49 demo
    2) I don’t know where they get an average of 1.8 for the shows when neither show ever reached 1.8 in the demo.
    3)Outside of the 18-49 demo; all the other info is irrelevant to the shows renewal; the 25-54 demo and #of viewers.

    Shark Tank is winning the time slot in what counts, the 18-49 demo, not H50. And of course Grimm still isn’t there; or the comedies on FOX.
    I love their propaganda. LOL

  • Randy

    As for naysayers – well Chicago Fire has Dante who rants each time how badly the show is doing, Revenge had Max and H50 has Randy. I guess Freud would love to analyze these guys.

    I already asked you and your fangirl friends to please not tag me in your posts. You keep doing it anyway. Why are YOU trying to compete with me? Freud would be asking that question. So am I? STOP TAGGING ME.

    Slobber over your show all you want but leave me out of your posts.

  • Randy


    Love your post. So true.
    The only thing keeping H50 alive is that CBS is building episodes for syndication. That’s it.Period.If it does make a season 5 that will definitely be its last. If The Mentalist and The Good Wife go this year first, H50 is next year’s cancellation.

  • tad

    Love H 5 O. It’s great show and got list in the shuffle on Monday night. Also being on TNT will def get a lot of younger viewers caught up . Great show .

  • Cam

    Great news. H50 is one of the few shows I like.

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