HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The series premiere of the new "Hawaii Five-0" easily won its time slot last night attracting more than 14 million viewers across the country according to overnight Nielsen ratings released by the network today.
CBS executives believe the estimated households will increase to nearly 16 million once viewers with DVRs watch the show.
"Five-0" easily beat out "Castle" on ABC (11.2 million viewers), and the premiere of "Chase" on NBC (8 million viewers).
The pilot episode also received a 3.9 rating among the coveted 18-49 year old viewers.
The new "Hawaii Five-0" stars Alex O'Loughlin as Steve McGarrett, Scott Caan as Danny "Danno" Williams, Daniel Dae Kim as Chin Ho Kelly and Grace Park as Kono.