Hawaii Five-0: Ratings Keep Falling, Beaten by Castle

Hawaii Five-0A couple weeks ago, we reported that the ratings for the new Hawaii Five-0 were not as good as the network would like you to believe. It may have started off as the season’s most popular new show but that’s not no longer the case.

Hawaii Five-0 got off to a strong start with a 3.9 in the 18-49 demographic and 14.2 million total viewers. In week two, they dropped 8% (not bad) and in week three they fell another 3% (still not bad).

For the fourth episode, the ratings dropped an alarming 11% to a 3.1 rating and 10.7 million viewers. We heard from several readers that all shows were down that night. Not so. ABC’s Castle was actually up by 4%. Still, if Hawaii Five-0’s steep decline was indeed an anomaly than you’d expect the numbers to bounce back the following week.

They didn’t. The numbers fell another 6.5% to a 2.9 in the demo and 10.94 million viewers. This week, they fell yet again — for the fifth week in a row — to a 2.8 rating and 10.23 million viewers. It’s only a 3.5% drop but, for the first time, Hawaii Five-0 was beaten by Castle. The ABC show’s its biggest competitor in the timeslot while NBC’s Chase is always a distant third. This week, Castle brought in a 2.9 rating and 11.32 million.

Hawaii Five-0 is still not in immediate danger of being cancelled. As expected, the network recently gave it a full season and ordered nine more episodes. The lower the ratings fall however, the less likely it is to be renewed for a second season. One has to wonder when the ratings will finally stop falling or maybe even start going back up.

What do you think? How low will the ratings fall? Are you still watching?

Canceled and renewed TV show

83 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. jo1959 says

    STOP showing reruns of a new show! give the show a chance! I watched the original back when I was a teen and never thought you could replace it, well it didn’t replace the original, but is just as good with a different updated twist! stop showing the pat me on the back award shows and give shows like this a chance! Castle is another good and different show! I for one don’t care about the stuffed shirt crowed and the exec’s don’t watch tv anyway! So stop messing with ours! do away with big brother or stupid stuff like that!

  2. Linda says

    I just started to watch it. I am a fan of both the classic and of the new one. I think that we need more advertising for this show. I don’t think people are aware that it is on. Please
    keep it on…Thanks

  3. leddy says

    I love hawaii five-o. Hope it does not get cancelled. Moving it to another time slot would be a good idea. Keeping my fingers crossed.

  4. says

    I am a great fan of Alex O, have faithfully followed him to now his 3rd show on CBS. I do not watch Hawaii anymore. Reason: He almost appears to play a supporting role to Danno, hate the banter between them. AND, there is little respect between them. Not at all like the classy original. Very disappointed. BTW Castle is an excellent show. Hawaii needs revamping or I fear it’s gotta go!

  5. five-ofan says

    Hawaii Five-O is the best show on TV now and within the last 20 years. It is the only show I watch on prime time and I watch it every week – even the reruns!! Everything about this show is genius and no other show (especially Castle) comes close!!
    It is ridiculous that any show would ever beat it!!!!!

  6. Heather says

    Great show! It’s a fun show thats a little more unique compared to other “crime dramas.” Love the casting! I hope the show does get renewed! The time slot does not effect me because I watch all my tv online but if changing the time helps, I’m all for it!

  7. pam murphy says

    Awesome show!!! Great cast and the eye candy is nice too:) I look forward to it everyweek It’s the best thing about Mondays:) one of the few enjoyable shows on the major networks. cbs can get rid of Charlie sheen and give the five o cast a raise:)

  8. tbourne says

    We watch it regularly every week, and like it
    immensely, but the time slot is bad.
    Change it to a new slot and it will go back to

Leave a Comment

Your comment may need approval from a moderator before it appears. We review comments to weed out spam, duplicate postings and personal attacks. We welcome constructive discussion.