For some more evidence of that, just check out some of the latest info released now! (Note: Ratings are being released a little bit later than usual today, and is not available for all shows.) Per TVLine, Hawaii Five-0 ended up drawing a season-high 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic, while Magnum PI also improved upward to a 0.7. Blue Bloods tied its own season high with a 0.7, and then also drew the best total audience of the night.
What this information effectively means is that the Hawaii block established by CBS this fall is paying dividends. Magnum PI hit a couple of lower points this fall, but has recovered quite nicely and found more of a place for itself alongside Hawaii Five-0. One interesting ratings quirk for it: While it is down in the demo versus season 1, it’s actually up this season in total viewers.
It’s because of headlines like these that we have a hard time envisioning either show going anywhere moving forward … but that ball is going to be in CBS’ court. Another consideration here is the status of MacGyver, another show that has a loyal audience of its own that has yet to even premiere. There is a part of us that wonders if one of them could end up moving to another night in the end that they are all renewed, but that’s a question for another day. For now, let’s just go ahead and bask a little bit in the current ratings glory that we have for Five-0 and Magnum PI.
Remember this, though — it could take some time before all renewal decisions are made. Typically, CBS doesn’t figure this sort of thing out in full until we get around to the spring. That allows them to make some more informed decisions.
What do you think about the ratings for Hawaii Five-0 and Magnum PI?
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