Before long, we will be saying “aloha” to the latest season of “Hawaii Five-0,” but will we be saying something similar to the overall series not too long after that? This is certainly a fair question at present. Just look at the evidence.
First things first, let’s talk about ratings. While they’ve not necessarily plummeted year-to-year since moving to Fridays, it has been a steady decline. This show may be relatively consistent, but it’s not a warrior for CBS anymore. You also have to think about cost, given that once you get past season 6 or 7, it often costs a good bit more to pay everyone to stay on board. We’re also talking about a show that spends a lot of time out on location, and far removed from many other popular filming locations and production houses.
As for what it has going for it, think along these terms.
1. A never-ending story – This is not the Danny and McGarrett Show. Meanwhile, it’s also not a serialized format. You can always plug in new characters and stories long enough to keep things running.
2. Syndication – There are, after all, so many different ways for it to make money. It can stream, it can generate DVR viewership, and repeats can air on cable or other broadcast networks for some extra income. It’s the sort of show that works for that network.
3. A risk-averse network – CBS does not like big moves. It never has. While this show is not a ratings warrior, do you want to throw another show to the wolves on Fridays, not knowing what that could mean? It is something that you have to start thinking about.
Should “Hawaii Five-0” season 7 be the show’s last? We’d personally like at least one more beyond this upcoming one, but we want to hear from you in the poll below!
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