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Help build a Five-0 episode at cbs.com

October 11th, 2013 by

Take part in the Fan-Built Five-0 event at CBS.com!
(Image courtesy of CBS.com)

Remember last year’s “pick the killer” Five-0 event, when viewers got to vote for their favorite suspect in the episode “Kapu”? CBS is taking that concept and running for the goal posts with it in a new “Fan-built Five-0″ promotional event. Instead of just voting for the killer, fans will get to vote for a whole range of story elements — the suspects, the victim, the locale, the weapon, the evidence, the wardrobe, the music, and even the episode title. Think of it as the old board game “Clue,” only with a lot more excitement and options than “Miss Scarlet, in the drawing-room, with the lead pipe.”

The CBS website introduces the concept like this: “We’ll shoot HAWAII FIVE-O your way! You pick the elements, then later this season watch the episode you created!”  Fan are then presented with a series of multiple-choice questions divided into four main categories.  Voting on each of the categories runs for two weeks, from October to March, and are as follows:

Phase 1: Story Element Vote — Oct 10-31, 2013
Phase 2: Prop and Wardrobe Vote — Jan10-17, 2014
Phase 3: Music Vote — Feb 14-21, 2014
Phase 4: Episode Title Vote — Mar 7-14, 2014

 

Phase One of the Fan-Built Five-0 event invites you to help pick key players, places, and evidence.
(Photo courtesy of CBS)

 

Phase one gets right into the meat of the story, asking you to pick the scene of the crime, the victim, the murder weapon, the evidence, the suspect, and the takedown. The options run the gamut from the sublime to the slightly ridiculous, which only adds to the fun. Where else but Hawaii could you legitimately pick a Macadamia Nut Tycoon as your victim,  a Luau as your crime scene,  a Tiki Torch as your murder weapon, a jellyfish as your evidence, a Hula Dancer as your suspect, and a Giant Maze (like the one at the Dole Plantation) as  the scene of the take-down?

Here, then , are the categories and your options:

1) Scene of the Crime
- Chin Ho’s High School Reunion
- Volcano
- Skydiving Lesson
- Motocross Race
- Luau
- Helicopter Tour
- Yoga Retreat
2) The Victim
- Ancient Hawaiian Healer
- Pro Golfer
- Celebrity Matchmaker
- Cabana Boy
- Astronaut
- Sumo Wrestler
- Macadamia Nut Tycoon
3) The Murder Weapon
- Five Inch Stiletto
- Flame Thrower
- Poisoned Jacuzzi
- Snow Shovel
- Poisonous Toad
- Tiki Torch
- Spear Gun
4) The Evidence
- Body Drained of Blood
- Jelly Fish
- Kitty Litter
- Toy Rocket
- A Missing Eyeball
- Sumarian Tiger
- A Bag of Teeth
5) The Suspect
- Hula Dancer
- Spring Breaker
- Synchronized Swimmer
- Aging Rockstar
- Personal Chef
- Race Car Driver
- Struggling Illusionist
6) The Takedown
- Sniper Hunter Robot
- Rappelling
- Scuba Diving
- ATV Chase
- Giant Maze
- Base Jumping
- Spelunking

 

Later phases will once again present a selection of options for you to vote on, with major sections devoted to the props and wardrobe to be used by the characters, the choice of music — possibly both instrumental and Top 40 — for the episode, and finally, the title of the episode.

When you’re ready to cast your votes and to watch the explanatory Five-0 video, go to the CBS Hawaii Five-0 Fan Built Five-0 page!

Up Next on Hawaii Five-0 – “Ka ‘oia’i'o ma loko”

October 9th, 2013 by

The island isn’t done with him yet!

Lost fans will recognize the lovable Hurley (Jorge Garcia)  in Friday’s episode. Garcia’s appearance is the lastest in Lost alumni that have returned to Hawaii to guest star in Hawaii Five-0. Rumour has it that his conspiracy theorist character will be returning in future episodes. I hope that is true!

 

Daniel Dae Kim, Alex O’Loughlin and guest star Jorge Garcia
Photo courtesy of Daniel Dae Kim

 

From CBS

A CONSPIRACY THEORIST HELPS FIVE-0 WHEN A MISSING ARTIFACT IS THE KEY TO SOLVING A DOUBLE MURDER, ON “HAWAII FIVE-0,” FRIDAY, OCT. 11 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Jorge Garcia Guest Stars as The Conspiracy Theorist

“Ka ‘oia’i’o ma loko*” – A conspiracy theorist helps Five-0 when a missing artifact is the key to solving a double murder, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Oct. 11 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Jorge Garcia (“Lost”) guest stars as the conspiracy theorist.

(*Ka ‘oia’i’o ma loko is Hawaiian for “The Truth Within”)

SERIES REGULARS:

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)

 

RECURRING CAST:

Taylor Wily     (Kamekona)

Dennis Chun     (Sgt. Duke Lukela)

Justin Bruening     (Lt. Commander Billy Harrington)

 

GUEST CAST:

Jesiree Dizon     (Kaylea Van Horn)

Jared Ward     (Phillip Van Horn)

Jake Lockett     (Hewitt Van Horn)

Jenn Boneza     (Alani)

Loretta Ables Sayre     (Mrs. Ortega)

Jorge Garcia     (Jerry Ortega)

Adam Leadbeater     (Foley)

Will Oak Wild     (Ellis Gregory)

Aaron Madriaga     (HPD Uni)

Esera Tuaolo     (Civic Center Employee)

 

WRITTEN BY:     Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt

DIRECTED BY:     Duane Clark

Jorge Garcia escapes from Alcatraz (SPOILERS)

October 8th, 2013 by
Jorge Garcia and Scott Caan in Hawaii Five-0

Jorge Garcia’s Jerry takes a shining to Lt. Catherine Rollins until Danny warns him off. “Listen, her boyfriend is a complete animal; you wanna’ stay away from that one. Trust me.”
(Image courtesy of CBS)

Based on the latest CBS promo for “Ka ‘oia’i’o ma loko,” Jorge Garcia’s Jerry Ortega goes on a trip to conspiracy theorist wonderland when the Five-0 boys take him to the Cryptology department at Naval Intelligence HQ.

Check the promo out at the 50undercover Facebook page!

Jorge Garcia comes back to the Island as Five-0 conspiracy guru (SPOILERS!)

October 8th, 2013 by
Five-0 meets their new conspiracy guru

LOST’s Jorge Garcia joins the Five-0 extended family as conspiracy theorist Jerry Ortega in “Ka ‘oia’i’o ma loko”
(Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)

When you consider all the plots, schemes, capers and conspiracies Steve McGarrett and his Five-0 Taskforce must deal with, it’s no wonder they’d eventually find themselves in need of a good old-fashioned, basement-dwelling conspiracy theorist. Enter LOST alum Jorge Garcia as Hawaii Five-0′s new — and potentially recurring — conspiracy theorist Jerry Ortega!

Jerry makes his debut in this week’s “Ka ‘oia’i’o ma loko (The Truth Within).”  The CBS press release gives the following episode summary:

“Ka ‘oia’i’o ma loko*” – A conspiracy theorist helps Five-0 when a missing artifact is the key to solving a double murder, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Oct. 11 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Jorge Garcia (“Lost”) guest stars as the conspiracy theorist.

Hawaii Five-0 executive producer pleased with Friday night ratings

October 6th, 2013 by

Peter Lenkov and Alex Kurtzman
Photo: Undercover Agent Beachbum

The Star Advertiser’s Mike Gordon recently got to chat with Hawaii Five-0′s executive producer Peter Lenkov about the show’s new Friday timeslot, ratings, and the increasing importance of DVR viewing. Turns out the move to Friday nights isn’t the nightmare some viewers were fearing; Lenkov told his cast and crew that the Nielsen ratings for the Five-0 season premiere were “excellent.”

Mike Gordon’s article is also available at the Star Advertiser website.

 


DVR viewership ensures strong ratings for ‘Five-0′
By Mike Gordon
POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 05, 2013 — LAST UPDATED: 04:21 p.m. HST, Oct 05, 2013

The Nielsen ratings for the season premiere of “Hawaii Five-0,” which aired on a new day and time, were good. In fact, executive producer Peter Lenkov told his cast and crew they were “excellent.”

But if the past three seasons are an indication, they’ll get much better once everyone who recorded the show finally hits the “play” button. The CBS crime drama experienced a hefty “lift” — that’s the term the industry uses — during each of its first three seasons, according to ratings information provided by Nielsen.

Last season, “Five-0″ averaged a 44 percent increase in viewers after ratings were tallied for people who watched it during its scheduled air time or over the course of the next seven days. That was up from the 36 percent lift during the second season and a 32 percent lift during the debut season.

Conversely, the average number of people who watched the show at its scheduled time dropped each year: from 9.1 million in the first season to 8.8 million in the second season to 7.4 million last season, according to Nielsen.

The DVR ratings were good enough last season to push “Five-0″ to a No. 14 ranking out of 191 prime-time shows, CBSsaid.

The show’s Sept. 27 premiere won its time slot by drawing 9.46 million viewers. Additionally, its three-day lift produced an additional 2.65 million viewers, according to CBS, which felt the number would grow once the full seven days were tallied. (The seven-day number and ratings for Friday’s episode were not available at press time.)

The numbers are a reflection of changing viewing habits. More and more viewers are choosing to use their digital video recorders to watch shows at their convenience.

Lenkov said the DVR numbers for “Five-0″ are important because they represent “a very healthy audience” watching the show on different days.

And while the increased use among “Five-0″ fans is due in part to more people having the devices, the numbers can’t be denied, he said.

“Nielsen overnight ratings are really sort of antiquated,” Lenkov said. “The viewing habits have changed so drastically that you have to look at DVR use as being the future of television.”

Syracuse University professor Robert Thompson, director of The Bleier Center for Television and Popular Television, said the viewer lift “Five-0″ gets from DVR use means CBS executives do not have to worry as much about what day and time the show airs.

DVRs will likely help the show in its new time slot of 8 p.m. Fridays, he said.

“If you are getting a 44 percent bump from people who are watching ‘Hawaii Five-0′ on a DVR, then one has to rethink the whole idea of scheduling,” Thompson said. “You can feel a little less vulnerable by putting it in a less desirable time slot.”

Although Friday night has long been viewed as television’s scheduling graveyard, it has been host to successful shows such as the CBS hit “Dallas” and NBC’s “Miami Vice,” Thompson said.

When shows failed on Fridays it was often because viewers were not home to watch them, but also because the shows were seen as a network’s weaker product.

“It is a self-fulfilling prophecy,” Thompson said. “If you put on the right kinds of shows, you can get really big audiences on the weekends. But it is a bigger challenge.”

Lenkov said Mondays offered plenty of challenges: Monday is a school night. It’s the start of the workweek. And “Five-0″ aired at 9 p.m. in what Lenkov called the most competitive hour of the week, going against NBC’s “Revolution” and ABC’s “Castle.”

“It was like a 15-round slugfest every week,” he said. “It was brutal.”

Friday nights may be less of a battle. The show easily beat up on ABC’s “Shark Tank” (6.94 million viewers), NBC’s “Dateline” (6.5 million) and an encore of the new Fox supernatural drama “Sleepy Hollow” (2.71 million).

Lenkov believes “Five-0″ will do well on Fridays, and he’s always thought of the show as better suited to the earlier, family-friendly time slot it now has.

“At the end of the week, if you’ve had a rough week, it would be nice to escape to Hawaii for an hour,” he said.

But whether people watch it Friday night or days later, Lenkov really doesn’t care. “For me, at the end of the day, I just want people to watch the show,” he said. “There is a lot of great effort put into making this thing that I want people to watch it.”

AND that’s a wrap …

Hawaii Five-0 surfs past Shark Tank, wins timeslot

October 6th, 2013 by

Danny, Chin Ranger Ray (Tim Daly) and Steve ready to move in on the bad guys in “A’ale Ma’a Wau.” Danny’s sleek and sexy new Camaro also shows off her curves.
(Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro / CBS)

Friday night’s episode of Hawaii Five-0, “A’ale Ma’a Wau,” won the hour in total viewers with 9.56 million and came in second behind Shark Tank in the 18-49 demo with a 1.5 rating and a 5 share. For the evening as a whole, the CBS lineup won the evening in total viewers with Hawaii Five-0, Blue Bloods, and Undercover Boss all winning their timeslots. Blue Bloods won the night with 11.09 million viewers, followed by Five-0, with 9.56 million.

While the 18-49 ratings were off by a tenth of a point compared to last week, this was not unexpected, as season premiere and finale episodes often score slightly higher compared to other episodes.

Ratings table courtesy of Zap2it.com’s TV By The Numbers.


 

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, October 4, 2013

 

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 PM ABC Last Man Standing 1.4 5 6.22
CBS Undercover Boss 1.4 5 7.63
FOX MasterChef Jr 1.3 5 3.92
NBC The Michael J Fox Show -R 0.8 3 3.29
CW The Originals -R 0.3 1 1.01
8:30PM ABC The Neighbors 1.0 4 4.16
NBC Sean Saves the World -R 0.8 3 3.25
9:00 PM ABC Shark Tank 1.8 6 6.35
  CBS Hawaii Five-0 1.5 5 9.56
NBC Dateline NBC 1.2 4 5.77
FOX Sleepy Hollow -R 0.7 2 2.23
CW America’s Next Top Model 0.4 1 1.09
10:00 PM ABC 20/20 1.6 5 5.89
CBS Blue Bloods 1.4 5 11.09
NBC Elizabeth’s Story: A Meredith Viera Special 1.2 4 5.55

 

Hefty DVR bump for Hawaii Five-0 premiere

October 2nd, 2013 by
Danno and McGarrett to the rescue

Danno and McGarrett retrieve a banged-up Cath Rollins from Kaena Point.
(Image courtesy of CBS)

Hawaii Five-0′s move to Friday nights looks to be a good thing for the CBS weekend lineup. Three-day DVR uplift figures added 2.65 million viewers to Five-0′s Friday night count of 9.46 million, for a total of 12.11 million — a 28% increase.  The ratings demographics figures also saw substantial increases, with the 18-49 demo rising by 44% from 1.6 to 2.3 and the 25-54 demo climbing by 50%, from 2.2 to 3.3.

The CBS press release figures come from Zap2it.com’s TV By The Numbers.

 

CBS LIVE +3-DAY DVR PLAYBACK LIFT FOR PREMIERE FRIDAY

“Blue Bloods” Posts Night’s Biggest Viewer Lift With +3 Million Viewers

“Hawaii Five-0″ Gains +50% in Adults 25-54 and +44% in Adults 18-49

The season premiere of Blue Bloods added +2.97m viewers (14.67m from 11.70m, +25%), +0.9 rtg pt in adults 25-54 (3.3 from 2.4, +38%) and +0.6 in adults 18-49 (2.3 from 1.7, +35%). Blue Bloods posted the night’s top lift in viewers.

The Friday premiere of Hawaii Five-0 added +2.65m viewers (12.11m from 9.46m, +28%), +1.1 rtg pts in adults 25-54 (3.3 from 2.2, +50%) and +0.7 in adults 18-49 (2.3 from 1.6, +44%).

Undercover Boss (P) added +906,000 viewers (9.13m from 8.22m, +11%), +0.4 rtg pt in adults 25-54 (2.5 from 2.1, +19%), +0.2 in adults 18-49 (1.8 from 1.6, +13%).

 


 

Final live + Same Day ratings table for Friday, September 27th courtesy of  TV By The Numbers

Undercover Boss, Shark Tank and Hawaii Five-0 were each adjusted up a tenth while 20.20 was adjusted down a tenth among adults 18-49 versus Friday’s preliminary ratings.

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, September 27, 2013:

Time  Net Show 18-49 rating/Sh Viewers (000s)
8:00 CBS Undercover Boss – Season Premiere 1.6/6 8.22
FOX MasterChef Jr. – Series Premiere 1.6/6 4.29
ABC Last Man Standing 1.2/5 5.73
NBC The Michael J. Fox Show – R 0.8/3 4.07
CW Perfect Score 0.2/1 0.65
8:30 ABC The Neighbors 1.0/4 4.06
CW Perfect Score – R 0.2/1 0.49
9:00 ABC Shark Tank (9-10:01PM) 2.0/7 6.94
CBS Hawaii Five -0 – Season Premiere 1.6/5 9.46
NBC Dateline (9-11PM) 1.3/4 6.49
FOX Sleepy Hollow – R 0.9/3 2.71
CW America’s Next Top Model 0.4/1 1.02
10:00 CBS Blue Bloods – Season Premiere 1.7/6 11.70
ABC 20/20 1.2/4 4.44

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

Up Next on Hawaii Five-0 – “A’ ale Ma’a Wau”

October 2nd, 2013 by

Looks like McGarrett is going to have his hands full this week. Not only will he be helping Tim Daly’s character find his missing daughter, but Catherine’s ex, Billy Harrington, will make an appearance in this episode. Perhaps we will get to see how McGarrett reacts to Catherine reconnecting with her past love.

I’d like to see Billy make a play for Catherine. With McGarrett’s good looks and charm, he has gotten away with taking advantage of Catherine and her Navy contacts for too long. It would be a nice change to see him have to fight for her affection.

 

Saddle – Navy SEAL meets Texas Ranger

 

From CBS

A FIVE-0 MURDER INVESTIGATION LEADS THE TEAM TO HELP A TEXAS RANGER WHO COMES TO THE ISLAND TO FIND HIS MISSING DAUGHTER, ON “HAWAII FIVE-0,” FRIDAY, OCT. 4 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Tim Daly Guest Stars as a Texas Ranger

“A’ ale Ma’a Wau*” – A Five-0 murder investigation leads the team to help a Texas Ranger who comes to the island to find his missing daughter.  Meanwhile, Kono and Adam fight to stay alive when their hidden location is discovered, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Oct. 4 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Tim Daly guest stars as a Texas Ranger.

(*A’ ale Ma’a Wau is Hawaiian for “Fish Out of Water”)

SERIES REGULARS:

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)

 

RECURRING CAST:

Taylor Wily     (Kamekona)

Teilor Grubbs     (Grace Williams)

Ian Anthony Dale     (Adam Noshimuri)

Dennis Chun     (Sgt. Duke Lukela)

Shawn Mokuahi Garnett     (Flippa)

Justin Bruening     (Lt. Commander Billy Harrington)

 

GUEST CAST:

Tim Daly     (Ray Harper)

Bobby Foley     (Michael Maki)

Marcus Natividad     (Tom Akuna)

Brando Eaton     (Carl Jacobson)

Ajax Maharlika     (Frankie Choi)

Kristi Lauren     (Amanda Harper)

Jon Michael Zimbrich     (Shrimp Player)

Tia Morales     (Looky-Loo #1)

 

WRITTEN BY:     John Dove

DIRECTED BY:     Joe Dante

Tim Daly joins the Five-0 posse! (PROMO)

September 30th, 2013 by
Tim Daly, Texas Ranger

Texas Ranger Ray Harper (Tim Daly) comes to town to look for his missing daughter in “A’ale Ma’a Wau,” airing Friday, October 4th.
(Image courtesy of CBS)

Saddle up, y’all! Tim Daly’s comin’ to town in next week’s episode of Hawaii Five-0!

From the CBS press release:

“A’ale Ma’a Wau*” – A Five-0 murder investigation leads the team to help a Texas Ranger who comes to the island to find his missing daughter. Meanwhile, Kono and Adam fight to stay alive when their hidden location is discovered, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Oct. 4 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Tim Daly guest stars as a Texas Ranger.

Daly’s character is named Ray Harper.

 


 

Alex O’Loughlin on being grateful and baby Lion

September 29th, 2013 by

Did you miss the premiere of Hawaii Five-0 at Sunset on the Beach?  No worries; there are videos and photos galore, and we’ll be sharing some of the best with you.  If you’re a fan of Alex O’Loughlin as Steve McGarrett, you’ll enjoy these two.

 

 

Alex O’Loughlin and Sangita Patel of ET Canada