Friday ratings: Hawaii Five-0, The Blacklist, Magnum PI stay steady

Hawaii Five-0Last night was the final Friday of new episodes for a number of shows in 2019, so of course with that, we had questions about the ratings. How well did all of these shows perform?

Well, within this article, we’ve got a handful of different subjects worth discussing, and they begin with the one-two punch of Hawaii Five-0 and Magnum PIBoth shows came up pretty even in the numbers last night, with them each generating around a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic and over 6.4 million live viewers. There’s no denying that it’s hard for shows to keep generating viewers in 2019, an era where a lot of people would rather just stream stuff and watch via their DVR. It says a lot that both of these shows are doing as well as they are, and Magnum PI has shown especially that it works well on this night. While it may be down in the demo versus season 1 (understandable, given that there are fewer young people watching on Fridays), it is actually up so far in total viewers! Pretty impressive, no?

Meanwhile, Hawaii Five-0 is down only 11%, give or take, from last season in the demo, and down less than 5% in viewers from season 10. In this era, any show that can maintain at least 80% of its viewership from one season to the next is doing something right.

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Finally, let’s turn to another favorite in The Blacklist, as last night ended up generating 3.84 million viewers and a 0.5 rating in the demo. That’s pretty in line with recent episodes and like Hawaii Five-0, it’s got a very nice retention rate.

In the case of both Hawaii Five-0 and Magnum PI, you’re going to have a chance to see new episdoes come early January. Meanwhile, for The Blacklist you’ll be forced to wait a little while longer. Think March…

Related News Be sure to get some other news when it comes to the next Hawaii Five-0 episode! (Here’s a hint — it’s the crossover)

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