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Alex O’Loughlin awarded the Breakthrough Award from AIF

October 25th, 2013 by

The Hollywood spotlight shone on Aussies last night, as Alex O’Loughlin was awarded one of three Breaktrough Awards during the second annual Australians in Film Awards dinner. Other recipients this year were Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook) and Sullivan Stapleton (Strike Back and 300: Rise of an Empire). Australians in Film is an industry guild for Australian filmmakers and performers in the United States.

Now in his fourth year with Hawaii Five-0, which airs in multiple countries around the world, we can most certainly say that Alex has broken through and made it.

Congratulations on your award!

(Click on the image below to see the gallery of photos from the awards night).

CBS riding the ratings wave with Five-0 Fridays

October 23rd, 2013 by

Scott Caan (Danny Williams) and Alex O’Loughlin (Steve McGarrett) in the upcoming Halloween episode of Hawaii Five-0.
(Photo courtesy of CBS)

Looks like viewers still concerned about Hawaii Five-0′s move to Friday nights can rest a little easier. Based on the latest press release, CBS is pleased with the performance of its new Friday night lineup.

 


CBS FRIDAY POSTING ACROSS-THE-BOARD GROWTH WITH SUCCESSFUL NEW “HAWAII FIVE-0″ AND “BLUE BLOODS” 9:00-11:00 PM CRIME BLOCK CBS Ratings Extra…

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).

Up Next on Hawaii Five-0 – “Kupu’eu”

October 23rd, 2013 by

Looks like we are in for a ride on the emotional roller coaster in this week’s episode.  If you haven’t seen the previews yet, there may be spoilers below.

Here is what we know about this episode so far:

  • the title of the episode loosely translates to “Fallen Hero”.
  • Peter Lenkov tweeted a teaser picture from the editing room of McGarrett and other Navy personnel in their dress white uniforms looking somber and saluting.
  • Terry O’Quinn also returns as Joe White.

We see Catherine in a gunfight and she takes a bullet.  Does the title refer to her?  Or could it be that our fallen hero is Joe White? Although, if you notice, there is another character listed with the last name of Harrington. Could that be Billy’s father? Was he in the Navy? Would a death in his family bring him and Cath closer together?

Regardless of who the fallen hero may be, you can be sure that Alex O’Loughlin will shine in this episode. He is outstanding in portraying McGarrett’s heartbreak and emotional turmoil.

From CBS

CATHERINE’S SEEMINGLY HARMLESS SURVEILLANCE JOB TAKES A DEADLY TURN, WHILE ADAM CONSIDERS MAKING THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE TO SAVE KONO, ON “HAWAII FIVE-0,” FRIDAY, OCT. 25 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Terry O’Quinn Returns as Joe White

“Kupu’eu*” – As Catherine’s seemingly harmless surveillance job takes a deadly turn, Adam considers making the ultimate sacrifice to save Kono, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Oct. 25 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Terry O’Quinn returns as Joe White.

(*Kupu’eu is Hawaiian for “Fallen Hero”)

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:

Terry O’Quinn  (Joe White)

Dennis Chun     (Sgt. Duke Lukela)

Ian Anthony Dale     (Adam Noshimuri)

Justin Bruening     (Lt. Commander Billy Harrington)

 

GUEST CAST:

Monica Lacy    (Sandra Cutler)

Logan Fahey   (Andrew Burns)

Lacey Beeman  (Abby Maxwell)

Larry Poindexter (Lee Benner)

James Brennan   (Sam)

Thomas Allen   (Tom Harrington)

Chad Takesue   (Morgue Attendant)

Taylor King          (Teen Driver)

Paul Bauer            (John Cutler)

John Mark Harmon (Jason Kroll)

James Ireland          (Ed Doctor)

 

WRITTEN BY:     Moira Kirland and Eric Guggenheim

DIRECTED BY:     Jeffrey Hunt

Up Next on Hawaii Five-0 – “A ia la aku”

October 16th, 2013 by

Looks like the theme for this week’s episode is relationships.

Autumn Reeser returns as Danny’s love interest Gabby. Will Danny finally say the “L” word to her? Based on the preview clip, we know that Danny does not have much good to say about marriage.

After last week’s episode, it was quite obvious that McGarrett is starting to have doubts about Cath working with her old flame, Billy. With both Michelle Borth (Cath) and Justin Bruening (Billy) in this episode, I suspect McGarrett will be feeling further insecurity. I kind of like this vulnerable side of him.

Interesting note – the actor that plays the best man in this episode, Raleigh Craighead, was also the stunt man for Robbie Amell who played Billy Keats in Season 3 Episode 4 “Popilikia”.

From CBS

FIVE-0 INVESTIGATES THE MURDER OF A WEDDING CRASHER AND THEIR PRIME SUSPECT IS THE RUNAWAY BRIDE, ON “HAWAII FIVE-0,” FRIDAY, OCT. 18 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

 

Rebecca De Mornay Guest Stars

“A ia la aku*” – Five-0 investigates the murder of a wedding crasher, and their prime suspect is the runaway bride.  Meanwhile, Danny makes a big decision regarding his relationship with Gabby, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Oct. 18 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Rebecca De Mornay guest stars.

(*A ia la aku is Hawaiian for “From This Day Forward”)

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:

Ian Anthony Dale     (Adam Noshimuri)

Teilor Grubbs     (Grace Williams)

Autumn Reeser     (Gabby Asano)

Justin Bruening     (Billy Harrington)

 

GUEST CAST:

James Adam Lim     (Yori)

Briana Lane     (Dahlia Swain)

Alex Asbaugh     (Nathan Cotchin)

Rebecca De Mornay     (Barbara Cotchin)

Bruce Nozick     (Allen Kingston)

Greg Collins     (Victor Wyatt)

Lawrence Kao     (Ty Amano)

Shelbie Koch     (Maid of Honor)

Raleigh Craighead     (Best Man)

JT Netterville     (Security Guard)

Ray Oda     (Chaplain)

Manoa Strings     (Wedding Quartet)

 

WRITTEN BY:     Christina M. Kim and David Wolkove

DIRECTED BY:     Bryan Spicer

Live+7 ratings bring big gain for Hawaii Five-0

October 13th, 2013 by
Henry Ian Cusick and Alex O'Loughlin

Terrorist Ernesto (Henry Ian Cusick) believes he’s outsmarted McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin). To steal a line from Bugs Bunny, he don’t know him very well, do he?
(Image courtesy of CBS)

Contrary to the expectations of the “glass half empty” contingent, Hawaii Five-0′s Season 4 premiere episode, “Aloha. Kekahi I Kekahi,” won its new timeslot in total viewers and took second place for the night behind CBS stablemate “Blue Bloods” with 9.46 million viewers.

Final 7-day DVR uplift figures for the week of  the September 27th premiere are now available at Zap2it.com’s TV by the Numbers. Hawaii Five-0 gained just shy of a full ratings point — 0.9, up from 1.6 to 2.4 — for a 56% increase in the 18-49 demo.  While not tracked in 7-day figures, the Live + 3-day DVR stats showed a substantial gain in the 25-54 demo, adding 1.1 ratings points for a 50% increase — up from 2.2 to 3.3. The total viewer count saw a similar boost from 7-day DVR figures, increasing by 33% from 9.46 to 12.625 million.

 

Largest 18-49 Percentage Increase From DVR Viewing for Broadcast TV Shows:

Rank Programs Net 18-49 Live+SD (rating) 18-49 Live+7 (rating) Post Airdate 18-49 Rating Absolute Increase From DVR Viewing Post Airdate 18-49 Rating % Increase from DVR Viewing
1 SLEEPY HOLLOW FOX 3.1 5.3 2.2 70%
2 PARENTHOOD NBC 1.6 2.7 1.1 67%
3 Elementary CBS 2.1 3.5 1.4 66%
4 New Girl FOX 2.1 3.4 1.3 65%
5 HOSTAGES CBS 1.8 3.0 1.2 65%
6 Glee FOX 2.0 3.2 1.2 62%
7 REVOLUTION NBC 1.8 2.9 1.1 59%
8 PARKS AND RECREATION NBC 1.3 2.0 0.7 57%
9 Nashville ABC 2.0 3.2 1.1 57%
10 Hawaii Five-0 CBS 1.6 2.4 0.9 56%
11 Mentalist, THE CBS 1.6 2.5 0.9 56%
12 MASTERCHEF JUNIOR FOX 1.6 2.5 0.9 55%
13 MINDY PROJECT FOX 1.5 2.2 0.8 53%
14 Castle ABC 2.2 3.4 1.2 53%
15 BROOKLYN NINE-NINE FOX 1.8 2.8 1.0 53%
16 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 3.4 5.1 1.7 51%
17 CSI CBS 2.0 3.1 1.0 51%
18 Modern Family ABC 4.1 6.2 2.1 50%
19 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D ABC 4.7 7.0 2.3 49%
20 REVENGE ABC 2.3 3.5 1.1 47%
21 Criminal Minds CBS 2.8 4.1 1.3 47%
22 Last Man Standing ABC 1.2 1.8 0.6 46%
23 MICHAEL J FOX SHOW NBC 2.2 3.1 1.0 45%
24 Person Of Interest CBS 2.3 3.3 1.0 45%
25 Once Upon A Time ABC 2.6 3.8 1.2 45%

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Largest Viewership Increase From DVR Viewing for Broadcast TV Shows:

Rank Program Net Viewership Live+SD (000) Viewership Live+7 (000) Post Airdate Absolute Viewership Increase From DVR Viewing (000) Post Airdate % Viewership Increase from DVR Viewing
1 BLACKLIST NBC 12583 18279 5696 45%
2 Big Bang Theory, THE CBS 18994 24158 5164 27%
3 SLEEPY HOLLOW FOX 8586 13543 4957 58%
4 Elementary CBS 10183 15101 4918 48%
5 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D ABC 12121 17011 4890 40%
6 NCIS CBS 20020 24667 4647 23%
7 Castle ABC 11459 15916 4457 39%
8 Person Of Interest CBS 12436 16762 4326 35%
9 Modern Family ABC 11655 15936 4281 37%
10 CRAZY ONES, THE CBS 15515 19733 4218 27%
11 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 9275 13162 3887 42%
12 Criminal Minds CBS 11265 14865 3600 32%
13 Blue Bloods CBS 11695 15269 3574 31%
14 HOSTAGES CBS 7410 10971 3561 48%
15 Chicago Fire NBC 8899 12420 3521 40%
16 CSI CBS 9118 12498 3380 37%
17 Hawaii Five-0 CBS 9461 12625 3164 33%
18 Mentalist, THE CBS 9697 12854 3157 33%
19 REVENGE ABC 8106 11045 2939 36%
20 MICHAEL J FOX SHOW NBC 7503 10398 2895 39%
21 Nashville ABC 6499 9350 2851 44%
22 Law And Order:SVU NBC 9584 12433 2849 30%
23 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 16353 19170 2817 17%
24 REVOLUTION NBC 6807 9603 2796 41%
25 Two and a Half Men CBS 11594 14361 2767 24%

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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 …