“Hawaii Five-0” will end its 10-season run with a two-hour episode at 9 p.m. Friday evening on CBS, a week after its most-watched episode in two years.
The reboot of the 1968-80 police drama is the second most-watched Friday series during the 2019-20 prime-time television season, averaging 9.535 million viewers, according to live-plus-three-day figures released by Nielsen.
Last Friday’s episode averaged 8.437 million viewers, the most for the series since Feb. 2, 2018, first for the night and eighth among prime-time broadcast and cable programs airing between March 23 and Sunday, according to live-plus-same-day figures released by Nielsen.
“It’s never easy to say goodbye to a hit franchise that carried on the legacy of the original with such distinction, while establishing its own signature style,” CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl said. “From episode one, `Hawaii Five-0′ has been a huge success for us.
“Thanks to the amazing talents of the producers, writers, cast and crew, it has played a key role for a decade on our schedule and helped establish our powerhouse Friday night. We cannot be prouder of its quality and longevity and are thankful for the passionate fan devotion it inspired.”
In the finale, Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) finally solves the case his father left for him 10 years ago and Danny (Scott Caan) is abducted and badly wounded by Wo Fat’s wife (Eugenia Yuan), who is after the cypher Steve’s mother left him.
“Hawaii Five-0” will end its run with 240 episodes.
Another Hawaii-based series, “Magnum, P.I.” will replace “Hawaii Five-0” in the Friday 9-10 p.m. time slot. It went on broadcast hiatus following its Jan. 31 episode as part of a series of schedule changes.
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