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Hawaii Five-0: New CBS Hit or Disappointment? Cancel or Keep It?

Hawaii Five-0After months of anticipation, CBS’ remake of the Hawaii Five-0 series has finally premiered. All of the networks have tried to resurrect old shows in the past and they’ve usually been cancelled within one season. How will this one fare and what do you think?

Hawaii Five-0 revolves around Detective Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin), a decorated Naval officer-turned-cop. He returns to Hawaii to investigate his father’s death and ends up heading a federalized task force to fight crime. Co-starring on the show are Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park, and Jean Smart.

The debut attracted a very healthy 3.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 14.2 million total viewers. That was enough to put it in first place in both categories and it beat the number two show (ABC’s Castle) by more than 40% in the key demo.

What do you think of the new Hawaii Five-0?

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Though this is certainly positive, one year earlier, the eighth season premiere of CSI: Miami did better — and that’s an established show that had already seen some attrition. Last year’s CSI: Miami brought in a 4.3 rating in the all-important demo and also 14.2 million total viewers.

So, the execs over at CBS are no doubt happy with this performance, though perhaps not overjoyed. They’ve pumped a lot of money and promotion into this new series and were hoping for a bigger debut. Of course, the real test will be to see if people come back week after week.

So, what do you think? Does the new Hawaii Five-0 have what it takes to survive or will it burn out? Did the violence bother you? Cancel or keep it?

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bonga April 29, 2015 at 4:04 pm

keep it


Anonymous March 28, 2015 at 4:15 pm

Keep it


BRIan yonezaki May 1, 2014 at 10:24 pm

aloha my name is bRian Yonezaki.
I am japanese america. i like the Hawaii 5-0 tv show
thats my favrite tv show

Aloha to hawaii 5-0
bRIAN Yonezaki


Laura February 19, 2013 at 2:23 pm

Could we make another hawii 5 0. Well, no. With the disrespect to our military and the ovomit gun banning outburst by dano just proves this is another joke of a show.


Donna brown May 22, 2012 at 6:44 pm

I love Hawaii five-0,my dad had his generation& now I have mine,so don’t take this show off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


shelley May 12, 2012 at 12:57 pm

I love this show…remakes are not supposed to be exact, just resemble. Dont try too hard to compare to the old when these days the old show would have been canceled. I am a loyal fan of the show and I say RENEW!!!


mel December 14, 2011 at 7:33 pm

cancel it..and replace it with Oprah. Why not ?.
After being told as an extra on their show by a production crew member that I sucked…
and then, find they had trampled upon the graves of the fallen hero’s . Who really sucks now ?…and the excuse of we hire 80% hawaiian’s , I am hawaiian and was told that by one of their production crew members is a disgrace to my native hawaiian background, I come from a family with respect to others. That has changed since that last incident while being an extra for them and being told loudly by the arrogant member in front of all…now its my turn to tell them they all suck for the behavior at the Punchbowl Cemetery.


Malia October 25, 2011 at 8:06 am

I am a five o fan of the old version. The remake however, first season was great, lots of drama & action, but for some reason when it returned this fall 2011 something lost it’s flavor, spontaneity. Although the story line is different it seems repetitive in other areas, especially with McGarret and Danno’s constant bickering at each other, that’s getting old. I say sure keep it, but if it continues this way I highly doubt it will last.


L. Frederick August 18, 2011 at 9:03 am

Great show. I am glad to see it is back for another season


C. Gliszczynski July 18, 2011 at 4:12 pm

I Like Hawaii 5 0. I watched the original and now the remake and I think both were
great series. Keep the show on. Also I found csi Miami just as interesting but for now
I would rather see Hawaii 5 0.


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Cheryl O' Brien May 17, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Please keep this show on, I love it and my son loves it too, Give Alex a break and let him keep a show. I think it;s very good and can’t wait to watch it every week. I will be very very upset if it doesn’t return, and so will my son.


Pam Ridge May 17, 2011 at 9:35 am

Please keep it! I love the show never miss it. These actors are so engaging and believable. I know I would be very upset if it did not return next season. Please keep the show.


renee April 12, 2011 at 1:32 am

i know the show just started but i like it i seen alex on other show called moonlight i loved him on that show and was unhappy when it ended and the medical drama he was good in that enven though it was short lived give my boy alex a hit he deserves it let it stayyyyyyy.
love you alexxxxxxxxxxx


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