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HAWAII FIVE-0‘S ORIGINAL DANNO DIES

October 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

James MacArthur, best remembered for his role as Detective Dan Williams on the original Hawaii Five-0 (“Book ‘em, Danno”), has died in Florida at age 72. MacArthur, who had an 11-year-run on the show, mostly in the ’70s, never escaped identification with the character. Likewise he was perpetually identified as the “scion of theatrical royalty” […]

CBS EXTENDS LIFE OF ALL ITS NEW SHOWS

October 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

New series introduced by its competitors this season may be struggling, but CBS’s are doing, well, just all right. Although none is a breakout hit, CBS indicated on Thursday that it’s going to give them a reasonable amount of time to prove themselves. It gave each of the five new shows a full-season order. The […]

DANCING DANCES AWAY WITH HONORS AGAIN

October 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Dancing with the Stars continued to dominate Monday night’s ratings on broadcast TV, attracting 19.29 million viewers for the evening, peaking in the final half-hour with 20.55 million. The show faced strong competition, including ESPN’s Monday Night Football on cable, whose ratings will be released later today (Tuesday), but which has been averaging 15 million […]

HAWAII FIVE-0 OVERTAKES CASTLE IN FINAL RATINGS

October 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS and the producers of the revived Hawaii Five-0 series were no doubt “stoked,” as surfers say, to learn on Tuesday that final figures of Monday night’s episode put it ahead of ABC’s Castle, which had appeared to beat it in the overnight ratings. Nielsen explained that when it counted all of the viewers who […]

HAWAII FIVE-0 RAPIDLY LOSING VIEWERS

October 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Uh-0 — CBS’s Hawaii Five-0, which started out the season looking like a bona fide hit, now looks like it has encountered some rough seas. After attracting more than 14 million viewers when it premiered on Sept. 20, it has been shedding viewers ever since, dropping to 10.52 million on Monday night. ABC’s Castle took […]

CBS ACCUSED OF USING LOCAL NEWSCASTS TO HYPE NEW SERIES

September 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS-owned stations in major markets last Monday devoted part of their early-evening newscasts to promoting the premiere of the new Hawaii Five-0 that night in what veteran TV critic Robert Feder called “a well-coordinated plan to prostitute the newscasts of CBS-owned stations nationwide.” On his blog at Vocalo.org, Feder, who for 28 years was the […]

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