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Friday Final Ratings for Hawaii Five-0′s “Ho’onani Makuakane”

December 22nd, 2013 by

Aex O’Loughlin, left, with James Saito, right.
Photo: Norman Shapiro/CBS

Hawaii Five-0′s December 13th installment, titled “Ho’onani Makuakane (Honor Thy Father),” commemorated Pearl Harbor Day with a story blending present-day events and the aftermath of the December 7th, 1941 attacks. The story was as emotionally moving as it was informative, focusing on a shameful chapter of Hawaii’s WWII history — the internment of islanders of Japanese descent in places like the Honouliuli internment camp.

With the holiday season upon us, it seems many folks were apparently busy elsewhere, so this extraordinary episode did not score as well in the overnight ratings as it most likely would have at a less frantic time of year.  Nonetheless, it handily won the time-slot in with viewers overall, but not with the youth demographic.

Five-0 scored a 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demo with 9.13 million viewers, down by three tenths of a ratings point and 1 share point compared to November 22nd’s 1.5 and 9.92 million viewers. Given the time of year, perhaps we can expect to see a considerable jump in all three ratings areas once the seven-day DVR viewership figures are factored in.



(Ratings chart courtesy of Zap2it.com’s TV by the Numbers)

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, December 13, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 PM CBS Undercover Boss 1.4 5 7.34
ABC Last Man Standing 1.2 5 6.27
NBC Dateline 1.1 4 6.19
FOX Bones -R 0.8 3 3.49
CW The Carrie Diaries 0.2 1 0.70
8:30PM ABC The Neighbors 0.9 3 4.04
9:00 PM ABC Shark Tank 2.0 7 7.17
NBC Grimm (9-11PM) 1.2 4 4.88
CBS Hawaii Five-0 1.2 4 9.13
FOX Raising Hope 0.7 2 2.10
CW Nikita 0.2 1 0.64
9:30PM FOX Raising Hope 0.6 2 1.91
10:00 PM ABC 20/20 1.4 5 5.91
CBS Blue Bloods 1.2 4 10.94

Up Next on Hawaii Five-0 “Pukana” with preview clip!

December 19th, 2013 by

After last week’s solemn Pearl Harbor episode, I am hoping for some levity in the midst of murder and mayhem on Hawaii Five-0 this week. Of course, Max and Kamekona will bring the chuckles.


Two over sized elves on the shelf will bring the comic relief


The gang is all together for this Christmas episode but you can bet that not all is well for the Five-0 team. Chin finds himself in peril once again just as his romance with with Leilani starts to heat up. That guy just doesn’t have any luck.


Looks like trouble for Chin


The Hawaii Five-0 writers once again tease about the contents of a mysterious box, in this case, a safe. Other boxes of note – the CHAMP box (contents included clues to Doris McGarrett’s non-murder) and the box with a HEAD!

Which leaves the question….




From CBS


Heather Dubrow (“Real Housewives of Orange County”) Guest Stars

“*Pukana” – Chin’s life is put in danger when a murder investigation reveals that the person behind the crime may be a serial killer.  Meanwhile, Danny and Grace find a mysterious puzzle box washed up on the shores of Oahu, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Dec. 20 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Heather Dubrow (“Real Housewives of Orange County”) guest stars.

(*Pukana is Hawaiian for “Keepsake”)



Alex O’Loughlin     (Steve McGarrett)

Scott Caan     (Danny “Danno” Williams)

Daniel Dae Kim     (Chin Ho Kelly)

Grace Park     (Kono Kalakaua)

Masi Oka     (Dr. Max Bergman)

Michelle Borth     (Catherine Rollins)



Taylor Wily     (Kamekona)

Chi McBride     (Captain Lou Grover)

Teilor Grubbs     (Grace Williams)

Paige Hurd     (Samantha Grover)

Brian Yang     (Charlie Fong)

Lindsay Price     (Leilani)



James Urbaniak     (Gary Nathan)

Shiro Kawai     (Mitsue Tanaka)

Monique Curnen     (FBI Special Agent Rebecca Conway)

Heather Dubrow     (Emily)

Melanie Melnar     (Tamara’s Mom)

Scott Subiono     (Tim Sapoli)


WRITTEN BY:     Bill Hayes

DIRECTED BY:     Bryan Spicer

TV Fanatic gets scoop on Pearl Harbor episode and Grace Park’s return

December 13th, 2013 by

Executive producer Peter Lenkov and Co-Executive producer, Ken Solarz tell TV Fanatic how it was to craft tonight’s Pearl Harbor episode. Not only was the attack on Pearl Harbor re-created for the small screen but also the controversial use of internment camps for the Japanese that lived in Hawaii during that time.

Lenkov also teased about what to expect in the New Year: Grace Park’s return to set, Catherine’s backstory, the three episode arc with Danno’s parents (played by Melanie Griffith and Tom Berenger) and more bromance from McGarrett and Danno!

Excerpts from: Hawaii Five-0 Scoop: Pearl Harbor, Grace Park’s Return & More!
by Jim Halterman

 Executive Peter Lenkov and Co-Executive Producer Ken Solarz wrote the episode and talked to me about it earlier this week.

Remembering Pearl Harbor

TV Fanatic: For being such a hardcore cop show in some ways, then I watch an episode like this and see that you guys are so sentimental over there.

Peter Lenkov: [laughs] Well, you know, we wear our hearts on our sleeves. It comes with age.

TVF: Tell me about the opening of the episode because it was quite epic. I felt like I was watching a movie!

PL: I think, like you said, for a high-octane show we’re very sentimental. I think what we wanted to do was really come out of the gate with a bang. We wanted to tell the story. We thought if we could recreate the moment of the attack of Pearl Harbor that would probably be our biggest stunt or action sequence to date.

Part of that was us being selfish as writers wanting to write something big, wanting to recreate Pearl Harbor for the small screen, and challenging our cast and our crew doing something we’ve never done before. Also, it’s in context with the story telling because it was a great way to get into the story and sort of ease the audience into the device of the story, which was going to be flashbacks.

TVF: Since you’ve been doing this show for several years now, have you found that Pearl harbor is still very present with many people that live there in Hawaii?

Ken Solarz: Absolutely. Case in point, when we were shooting there – we have a wonderful crew down there, everybody from actors to crew people – there was this reverential silence because we were actually on the spot where the attack took place. We were recreating that. When you go there,you feel the pull of history. You feel the weight of what happened there. I think that everyone in Hawaii does to some extent, especially if you’re there and you’re on hallowed ground recreating this attack. It’s really quite memorable.

PL: Just to go back, after four years of doing this show I’m always getting calls from people asking me where to stay, where to eat, and they always bring up when they’re going to Oahu making a trip to, making a pilgrimage to Pearl Harbor. I think it is still relevant. I think we’re real history buffs here, but I think everybody knows the importance of that place and we’re hoping they also learn something in our episode that you’re not going to learn when you go to Pearl Harbor.

TVF: Tell me about the research you guys did, because there were things I learned that I didn’t know.

KS: We did quite extensive research. Peter had this thought when he created the show, when he was immersing himself in all things Hawaii. Peter brought up the fact that there were internment camps there…that’s pretty fertile ground for us so we just started digging into it and there are a lot of survivors of those camps still around. You can find oral history, you can find documentation, there’s lots to read on it, but we thought that it would fit into our show because of what Hawaii’s been through specific to Hawaii. That’s what made it attractive to us.

TVF: Did you guys actually get some of the actual veterans there for that scene at Pearl Harbor? I kept thinking that a lot of the older faces we saw were probably real veterans.

PL: Yes. In fact, one of them is the father of one of our CBS executives. We put him in just really to honor these guys. That’s really what it is, I mean, we have a very close relationship with the military and every now and then when we see them we do one or two episodes that are really a valentine to the military and pay tribute to the military. This is just one of those episodes.

TVF: What’s coming in the New Year on the show?

PL: Well, we’re just starting to shoot a three-episode part for Melanie Griffith who plays Danny’s mother. Tom Berenger is going to play his father in the last episode, so we’re excited about that. Three really fun episodes for Scott and his mom to play around.

We have a great episode every year where really we cement the blood brother aspect or the bromance between McGarrett and Danny. Last year was them stuck on a raft and the year before was the bomb. We always do one of these episodes, we just do one of these episodes that put Danny and McGarrett together for most of the episode and put them in some kind of jeopardy to show that they are true blood brothers.

We’re getting to find out a little bit of Catherine’s back story, Grace is back in the picture full time starting in the New Year, Kono is back full-time. She’s back from searching for Adam. So it’s the family back together. Grover is going to be a bigger part of our family [Chi McBride was recently made a series regular], there’s still going to be that animosity, but they’re going to learn to love each other, these two guys. They both have a very similar experience and they’re going to bond over that. Then we’re going to get this big revelation from McGarrett. There’s going to be a lot of great character stuff and I actually think some of our better stories are coming up.


Hawaii Five-0 blends past and present in WWII-themed episode (SPOILERS)

December 9th, 2013 by

Chin Ho (Daniel Dae Kim), McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin), and Danno (Scott Caan) sift through WWII-era evidence to solve a decades-old murder case.
(Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)

This week’s episode of Hawaii Five-0, “Ho’onani Makuakane (Honor Thy Father),” gives us a present-day attempted murder case with roots in the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack and its profound effects on the people of Hawaii. Making an event as pivotal as the December 7th, 1941 attacks on Hawaii  a part of a modern-day TV show can be a tricky proposition, but no show is in a better position to make such a story work than O’ahu-based Hawaii Five-0. From the looks of the following promo video, Five-0 is going to give us a moving and thought-provoking experience.



CBS Press Release for 4.10, “Ho’onani Makuakane (Honor Thy Father)”


Scenes Filmed at the Historic Battleship Missouri Memorial and Outside the USS Arizona Memorial

Actual World War II Veterans Were Extras in the Filming of a Remembrance Ceremony at The Battleship Missouri Memorial

“*Ho’ onani Makuakane” – The attempted murder of a Pearl Harbor veteran leads Five-0 to use decades old evidence to investigate a deadly crime committed within the internment camps on Oahu during World War II, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Dec. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Actual World War II veterans were extras in the filming of a remembrance ceremony at the Battleship Missouri Memorial.

(*Ho’ onani Makuakane is Hawaiian for “Honor Thy Father”)

CHEAT TWEET: #H50 fans, b prepared, this episode will move u… #ADateWhichWillLiveInInfamy #PearlHarborDay #4theVeterans 12/13 9PM ET/PT http://bit.ly/1arKvCF

Alex O’Loughlin (Steve McGarrett)
Scott Caan (Danny “Danno” Williams)
Daniel Dae Kim (Chin Ho Kelly)
Grace Park (Kono Kalakaua)
Masi Oka (Dr. Max Bergman)
Michelle Borth (Catherine Rollins)

Brian Yang (Charlie Fong)

Jack Axelrod (Ezra Clark)
James Saito (David Toriyama)
Hira Ambrosino (Martha Toriyama)
Arnold Chun (James Toriyama)
Joshua Macy (Soldier #1)
Donovan Smith (Soldier #2)
Jared Broxterman (Soldier #3)
Eric Manke (Thomas Archer)
Miki Asahi (Linda)
Jarod Einsohn (Young Ezra Clark)
Gaelen Lowers (Fed #1)
Jason New (Fed #2)
Chuck McCollum (Admiral)
Marshall Magnan (Soldier)
Mary Gutzi (Dawn Rigby Burnette)
Conrad Pratt (Kenji Toriyama)
Luke Hagi (Young David Toriyama)

WRITTEN BY: Peter Lenkov and Ken Solarz

Source: CBS

Five-0 premieres WWII-themed episode aboard USS Missouri (SPOILERS!)

December 6th, 2013 by

While Hawaii Five-0 has premiered each new season at Waikiki’s Sunset On The Beach, this is the first time CBS has previewed a first-run episode of the show mid-way through the season and almost a week in advance of its national airdate.

“Ho’onani Makuakane,” which will premiere nationally on Friday, December 13th, is being played aboard the USS Missouri from December 7th – 13th. The episode blends a present-day attempted murder with the ultimate cold case, featuring flashbacks to the December 1941 attacks on Pearl Harbor and the experiences of Japanese-American internees at the Honouliuli internment camp.

Stephanie Silverstein of Pacific Business News details the week-long episode preview aboard the USS Missouri in the following article.



Actor Alex O’Loughlin, right, who plays Steve McGarrett on “Hawaii Five-0,” is seen with guest star James Saito in a scene from the Dec. 13 episode of the show filmed at the Battleship Missouri Memorial at Pearl Harbor.
Courtesy Norman Shapiro/CBS

Dec 6, 2013, 11:00am HST

CBS to preview episode of ‘Hawaii Five-0’ aboard the Mighty Mo

Stephanie Silverstein — Reporter- Pacific Business News

Visitors to the Battleship Missouri Memorial will have the opportunity to see a sneak preview of next week’s “Hawaii Five-0” World War II remembrance episode when they visit the battleship any day starting Saturday, the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, until the episode’s scheduled air date on Dec. 13.

The episode, titled “Hoonani Makuakane” and translated as “Honor Thy Father,” will be projected onto a large video screen in the Missouri’s educational classroom on board the battleship. Paid admission to the Battleship Missouri Memorial is required for access to the screening.

According to the USS Missouri Memorial Association, “the episode focuses on the attempted murder of a Pearl Harbor veteran that led Five-0 to use decades-old evidence to investigate a deadly crime committed within the internment camps holding Americans of Japanese ancestry on Oahu during World War II. A remembrance ceremony using actual World War II veterans was filmed at the Battleship Missouri Memorial.”

The screening at the Battleship Missouri Memorial marks the first time CBS has released a “Hawaii Five-0” episode six days in advance of the national air date; the season premiere has been screened the night before the air date for the past couple of years at “Sunset on the Beach” in Waikiki.

The Battleship Missouri Memorial was featured on another episode of “Hawaii Five-0” earlier this season, which filmed scenes on the deck of the “Mighty Mo.”

Hawaii Five-0 has much to be thankful for

November 28th, 2013 by

Although many viewers were sounding the death knell for Hawaii Five-0 after the CBS show was moved to Friday nights, it seems that move is paying off.  The Eye network has argued for a while now that it’s not only viewers in the 18-49 age group that should determine the success or failure of a show.  Putting their money where their mouth is, they’ve kept alive such series as  ”Blue Bloods,” and “The Good Wife,” which don’t score so high in the youth demo, but which have loyal viewerships.

After two seasons of declining ratings, and with two of the stars taking personal time off this season, Hawaii Five-0 fans have been understandably concerned about the relocation to Friday, since that night has the reputation for being the “death slot.”   Many believed the show starring Alex O’Loughlin, Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park, and Scott Caan, was being written off and that this would be the final season.  Personally, I thought the new time-slot might be a good strategy, since Five-0 would be paired with “Blue Bloods,” which is a numbers hit, but which scores lower in the industry-desired demographic. Although it’s too early to make a prediction for a fifth season, the show’s new berth combined with improved writing, and memorable guest stars is bringing in viewers.  And most importantly, CBS seems quite pleased with the continued climb in ratings.


Alex O’Loughlin as Steve McGarrett

Press release                                                                                               11.27.2013


This Just In…

 …From CBS Entertainment

 “Hawaii Five-0″ Also Notches Largest 3-Day Friday Lift in Viewers, Matches Highs in Adult 18-49 and Adults 25-4

             HAWAII FIVE-0 and BLUE BLOODS delivered their largest Friday live plus 3-day audiences while HAWAII FIVE-0 also posted its largest Friday viewer lift and matches highs in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54, according to Nielsen ratings for Nov. 22.

 HAWAII FIVE-0 posted its largest Friday live plus 3-day viewer delivery (12.92m) and matched season highs in both adults 25-54 (3.3) and adults 18-49 (2.3).  HAWAII FIVE-0 also posted it largest Friday live plus three day lift in viewers (+3.00m) and matched Friday highs in both adults 25-54 (+1.1) and adults 18-49 (+0.8).

BLUE BLOODS posted its largest live plus three day audience (15.08m) of the season , best adults 25-54 delivery (3.2) since the September 27, 2013 season premiere and matched the season’s second best adults 18-49 (2.1)  live plus three day ratings.

Hawaii Five-0 Final Friday ratings for November 22nd’s “Hau’oli La Ho’omaika’i”

November 25th, 2013 by
Steve catches up with Aunt Deb

Steve (Alex O’Loughlin) catches up with Aunt Deb McGarrett (Carol Burnett) before his Thanksgiving plans take a turn into the typical Five-0 danger zone.
(Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)

Hawaii Five-0′s Thanksgiving-themed “Hau’oli La Ho’omaika’i” saw the show pull its highest Season 4 viewership figures to date — 9.92 million, up from the previous week’s 9.90 million. Only CBS stablemate Blue Bloods pulled higher total viewer figures — 11.90 million, which was also a season high for that show. Five-0′s demo rating and share, at 1.5/5, was only 1/10th of a point off the show’s season high of 1.6/5.

CBS was pleased enough with the viewership figures for Five-0 and Blue Bloods to issue a press release, which said:

“At 9:00 PM, HAWAII FIVE-0 delivered a season best 9.92 million viewers. Among adults 18-49, it averaged a 1.5/05, just -0.1 behind its season-best adults 18-49 performance.”

Beloved television legend Carol Burnett brought her A game to the episode, making Aunt Deb McGarrett a truly memorable addition to the Five-0 Ohana. Did her presence help bring new eyes to Five-0, or bring old eyes back? Tell us what you think!

Final Friday Ratings table for November 22nd courtesy of Zap2it.com’s TV by the Numbers.



Final broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, November 22, 2013:

Time  Net Show 18-49 rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 FOX Bones 1.5/5 5.78
CBS Undercover Boss (clip show) 1.4/5 6.77
ABC Last Man Standing 1.2/4 6.21
NBC Dateline 1.1/4 5.46
CW The Carrie Diaries 0.3/1 0.71
8:30 ABC The Neighbors 0.9/3 3.93
9:00 ABC Shark Tank (9-10:01PM) 1.8/6 7.06
  CBS Hawaii Five-0 1.5/5 9.92
NBC Where Were You the Day JFK Died? (9-11PM) 1.0/3 5.79
FOX Raising Hope 0.8/3 2.45
CW Nikita (Season Premiere) 0.2/1 0.74
9:30 FOX Raising Hope 0.8/2 2.25
10:00 ABC 20/20 (10:01-11PM) 1.6/5 6.54
CBS Blue Bloods 1.5/5 11.90

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.



CBS press release announcing the season-high viewership figures for Hawaii Five-0 and Blue Bloods.


Press Release


This Just In…

…From CBS Entertainment

HAWAII FIVE-0 and BLUE BLOODS delivered their largest audiences of the season, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Friday, Nov. 22.

At 9:00 PM, HAWAII FIVE-0 delivered a season best 9.92 million viewers. Among adults 18-49, it averaged a 1.5/05, just -0.1 behind its season-best adults 18-49 performance.

At 10:00 PM, BLUE BLOODS delivered its season’s largest audience, with 11.90 million viewers. BLUE BLOODS posted its highest adults 18-49 (1.5/05) and adults 25-54 (2.3/07) ratings since its season premiere.

Up Next on Hawaii Five-0 “Ha’uoli Lā Ho’omaika’i” with sneak peak clip!

November 21st, 2013 by

Hawaii Five-0 is pulling out the stops with guest stars this week in what is sure to be a ratings coup! The Grand Dame of television comedy, Carol Burnett, appears this week as McGarrett’s Aunt Deb.  The lovely Aunt Deb raised Mary on the mainland at John’s request, after the murder-but-not-a-murder of Doris McGarrett.

If you have never experienced the side splitting comedy of The Carol Burnett Show, I highly recommend checking out clips on YouTube.

Below is an interview that Burnett did on the CBS daytime show, The Talk about her Hawaii Five-0 experience.

Watch carefully during Aunt Deb’s singing performance for Burnett’s signature ear tug.  She’s said that it’s her way of sending a little hello to her now deceased grandmother and daughter.

Based on the short preview clip released by CBS, I already know that this is a character I want to see again and again.

From CBS


Carol Burnett Guest Stars as McGarrett’s Aunt Deb

“*Hau’oli Lā Ho’omaika’i” – As Thanksgiving approaches, Five -0 investigates the murder of a secret service agent just as the President travels to Oahu.  Also, McGarrett’s Aunt Deb visits, bringing with her a shocking secret, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Nov. 22 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Carol Burnett guest stars as McGarrett’s Aunt Deb.

(*Ha’uoli Lā Ho’omaika’i is Hawaiian for “Happy Thanksgiving”)


Alex O’Loughlin     (Steve McGarrett)

Scott Caan     (Danny “Danno” Williams)

Daniel Dae Kim     (Chin Ho Kelly)

Grace Park     (Kono Kalakaua)

Masi Oka     (Dr. Max Bergman)

Michelle Borth     (Catherine Rollins)



Taylor Wily     (Kamekona)

Dennis Chun     (Sgt. Duke Lukela)

Chi McBride     (Captain Lou Grover)

Taryn Manning     (Mary Ann McGarrett)

Teilor Grubbs     (Grace Williams)

Shawn Mokuahi Garnett     (Flippa)

Larry Manetti     (Nicky “The Kid” Demarco)

Al Harrington     (Mamo Kahike)



Carol Burnett     (Deb McGarrett)

Paul Ben-Victor     (Agent Devin Campbell)

Marcia Zina Mager     (Sheila Hicks)

Alexandra Curran     (Andrea Hicks)

Brian Kamei     (Rafael Moreno)

Tom Hintnaus     (Dante Barkov)

Sam Choy     (Butcher)


WRITTEN BY:     Eric Guggenheim and Moira Kirland

DIRECTED BY:     Allison Liddi-Brown

Hawaii Five-0 final Friday ratings for November 15th’s “Akanahe”

November 19th, 2013 by
Alex O'Loughlin & Chi McBride are reluctant partners

Episode 4.08′s title, “Akanahe (Reluctant Partners),” refers to Alex O’Loughlin’s Steve McGarrett and Chi McBride’s Capt. Lou Grover, who are forced to work together and play nice by Governor Denning. Hilarity — and trademark Five-0 chaos — ensue as the pair chase pop heartthrob Nick Jonas across the island.
(Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)


Final Friday ratings for November 15th show CBS once again winning the night in total viewers, with Blue Bloods (11.79mil, 1.4/4), Hawaii Five-0 (9.90mil, 1.6/5), and Undercover Boss (8.60mil, 1.7/6) claiming the top three positions in the rankings.

Five-0 has maintained a 5 share seven of the past eight weeks and this episode’s 1.6 rating brings the show back up to its season premiere high. A total Live + Same Day viewer count of 9.90 million is the highest for the season thus far.

Was the presence of pop heartthrob Nick Jonas a factor in the viewership and demo bump for Akanahe? Time will tell. What do you  think?

Ratings figures courtesy of Zap2it.com’s TV by the Numbers

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, November 15, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 PM CBS Undercover Boss 1.7 6 8.60
FOX Bones 1.2 4 5.18
ABC Last Man Standing 1.2 5 6.15
NBC Dateline 1.1 4 5.89
CW The Carrie Diaries 0.3 1 0.78
8:30PM ABC The Neighbors 0.8 3 3.95
9:00 PM ABC Shark Tank 1.7 5 6.48
CBS Hawaii Five-0 1.6 5 9.90
NBC Grimm 1.6 5 5.81
FOX Raising Hope 0.8 3 2.38
CW America’s Next Top Model 0.5 2 1.29
9:30PM FOX Raising Hope 0.7 2 2.03
10:00 PM CBS Blue Bloods 1.4 4 11.79
ABC 20/20 1.3 4 6.41
NBC Dracula 0.9 3 2.99

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

Five-0′s Alex O’Loughlin takes local ladies to the mat for self-defense seminar

November 18th, 2013 by

Hawaii Five-0′s Alex O’Loughlin joined Mixed Martial Arts champion Egan Inoue for a weekend double hitter at Inoue’s new Egan’s Training Center — two women’s and children’s self-defense seminars held on Sunday, November 17th. The Star-Advertiser’s Honolulu Pulse team and photographer Bruce Asato were on hand to cover the event, which raised a tidy $10,000-plus for the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children.

Visit the Honolulu Pulse website to see additional photos of Alex O’Loughlin and Egan Inoue leading the self-defense seminar.



O’Loughlin joins Inoue to teach self-defense

Nov. 18, 2013


Egan Inoue and Alex O'Loughlin lead self-defense seminar

Former mixed martial arts champion Egan Inoue, left, looks on as Alex O’Loughlin — Steve McGarrett from hit CBS television show “Hawaii Five-0″ — instructs Heather Wong, on back, during a women’s self-defense seminar at Egan’s Training Center in Moiliili. The two-day seminar was a fundraiser for the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. (Star-Advertiser photo by Bruce Asato)



HONOLULU PULSE STAFF / honolulupulse@staradvertiser.com

“Hawaii Five-0” star Alex O’Loughlin joined fitness trainer and former MMA champion Egan Inoue to present two self-defense seminars for women and children on Sunday, Nov. 17.

The sessions, held at the new 3,000-square-foot Egan’s Training Center at 2700 S. King St., also served as a fundraiser for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. Participants paid $300 per person, with the proceeds to be donated to the hospital.

The 90-minute sessions focused on a form of “nonstriking self-defense” based on Inoue’s martial arts training. Participants received a certificate, T-shirt and autographed photograph of O’Loughlin, who trains with Inoue.

Last weekend’s seminars raised $10,500, according to a post on Inoue’s Facebook page.