The Event and Hawaii-Five-0 open well in US
No blockbuster hit, but the premiere numbers are good for The Event and Hawaii Five-0 in the US.
New dramas The Event and Hawaii Five-0 have debuted well with US audiences.
The Event scored NBC’s highest non-Olympic rating in the hour since February last year, up 68% from the underwhelming premiere of Trauma in the same period last Fall.
CBS’s Hawaii Five-0 won its hour but was down 12% from the season premiere of CSI: Miami in the time slot last Fall.
The new Chuck Lorre comedy Mike and Molly on CBS did far better than Worst Week did in the same slot last year.
Lone Star on FOX was the lowest-rated program on the big 4 networks by a mile, losing 69% of its House lead-in.
Deadline Hollywood reports there was no blockbuster hit despite heavy promotion for new titles. A rival network exec also says of The Event,”It was a solid opening for them, but several similar shows have opened well and faded quickly.
“It’s ultimately not how many you get; it’s how many you can keep.”
The Event airs on Seven in Australia next week while Nine has Mike and Molly and TEN has Hawaii Five-0 and Lone Star.