By Wayne Harada
Christmas came early for “Hawaii Five-0,” with Monday (Dec. 12) ratings walloping ABC’s “Castle.”
Was it Chin Ho Kelly’s wedding storyline that finally put “Five-0” in the bride’s role, not the often-time bridesmaid?
The wedding hubbub sandwiched the crime-solving, with preparations opening the CBS show, when a body found by kids intruding a wartime bunker, with the I do’s capping the episode. Before the final credits, Steve McGarrett was frowning and fumbling wonderment and intrigue about the suspicious actions of his pal Lt. Cmdr. Joe White.
It wasn’t the best of episodes, but preliminary Nielsen ratings indicate that “Five-0” attracted 10.93 million viewers, with a 3.6 rating in the key 18 to 49 demographics.
It swamped its usual competitor, ABC’s “Castle,” which had no reason to party, with its 4.2 million viewership and 1.0 rating in the demographics ... with NBC’s “Rock Center With Brian Williams” at 4.0 million viewers and 1.1. in demos.
Now that’s a Christmas present that should make everyone happy.