Mumbai: The latest results of the Nielsen Galaxy television measurement system in the US are out and it brings excellent news for the soon to launch BIG CBS Channels in India.
The three hottest new chart toppers on US television namely Hawaii Five-0, Blue Bloods and The Defenders – all successfully during the first two weeks of the broadcast season topping the charts in the US. The most recent episodes of these shows, which rank as the three top new dramas on U.S. television this season, will soon hit Indian television screens to entertain the burgeoning English entertainment seeking audiences, exclusively on the BIG CBS Networks platform.
This is the first time in the history of English Indian television entertainment, that the top international shows will telecast almost concurrent to the US broadcast. The carefully crafted FPC promises to attract relevant eyeballs with the blockbusters of U.S., which promise to work excellently with the audiences in India too. The Channels will launch in India, beginning October 2010.
Said Aparnaa Pande, Business Head, BIG CBS, “The fabulous performance of the shows, in the highly competitive US market, demonstrates the quality and superiority in entertainment . The ratings only re-affirm our belief in the programming line-up that BIG CBS has put together.
The Indian upwardly mobile, English entertainment seeking audiences look for latest entertainment and we will serve them the freshest, hottest and latest seasons of the internally top rated shows, concurrent to the US. As we gear for launch, India can look forward to the best entertainment mix in English entertainment.”
HAWAII FIVE-0 currently ranks as the season’s top new series/drama in US, averaging 13.5 million viewers. The series is a contemporary take on the classic series about a new elite federalized task force whose mission is to wipe out crime that washes up on the Islands’ sun-drenched beaches. Detective Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin), a decorated Naval officer-turned-cop, returns to Oahu to investigate his father’s murder and stays after Hawaii’s Governor persuades him to head up the new team: his rules, her backing, no red tape and full blanket authority to hunt down the biggest “game” in town.
Joining McGarrett is Detective Danny “Danno” Williams (Scott Caan), a newly relocated ex-New Jersey cop – a working man in paradise who prefers skyscrapers to the coastline – but who’s committed to keeping the Islands safe for his 8-year-old daughter; and Chin Ho Kelly (Daniel Dae Kim), an ex-Honolulu Police Detective, and former protégé of McGarrett’s father, wrongly accused of corruption and relegated to a federal security patrol.
Chin’s cousin, Kono Kalakaua (Grace Park), is a beautiful and fearless native, fresh out of the academy and eager to establish herself among the department’s elite. McGarrett, repairing his relationship with his estranged sister Mary Ann, vows to bring closure to their father’s case, while the state’s brash new FIVE-0 unit, who may spar and jest among themselves, is determined to eliminate the seedy elements from the 50th state.
BLUE BLOODS is the #2 new series/drama on U.S. television and is a drama about a multi-generational family of cops dedicated to New York City law enforcement. Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck) is the New York Police Commissioner and heads both the police force and the Reagan brood. He runs his department as diplomatically as he runs his family, even when dealing with the politics that plagued his unapologetically bold father, Henry, during his stint as commissioner.
A source of pride and concern for Frank is his eldest son Danny (Donnie Wahlberg), a seasoned detective, family man, and Iraqi War vet who on occasion uses dubious tactics to solve cases. The sole Reagan woman in the family, Erin (Bridget Moynahan), is a N.Y. Assistant D.A. and newly single parent, who also serves as the legal compass for her siblings and father. Jamie (Will Estes) is the youngest Reagan, fresh out of Harvard Law and the family’s “golden boy;” however, unable to deny the family tradition, Jamie decided to give up a lucrative future in law and is now a newly minted cop. Jamie’s life takes an abrupt turn when he’s asked to become part of a clandestine police investigation even his father knows nothing about, and one that could impact the family’s legacy.
THE DEFENDERS, the number 3 new drama on US television, is a comedic drama about two colorful Las Vegas defense attorneys who go all-in when it comes to representing their clients. Nick (Jim Belushi) and Pete (Jerry O’Connell) are the local go-to guys with an eclectic client list who are still looking to hit their own jackpot.
Leading the law firm of Morelli & Kaczmarek are Nick Morelli, an earnest, hard-charging attorney who represents his clients to the best of his ability, no matter how big or small the case; and his partner, Pete Kaczmarek, whose passion for the law is matched only by his love of fast cars, beautiful women and expensive clothes. Joining them in their growing law practice is new associate Lisa Tyler, an enthusiastic young attorney looking to put her exotic dancing days behind her; and their young assistant, Sophie, a spunky and sweet ingénue who is eager to please her bosses.
While Lady Luck shines on their legal careers, the partners have their hands full when it comes to their personal lives. With Pete busy cruising the Vegas Strip for his latest romantic conquest, Nick is focused on repairing a fractured marriage to his estranged wife and remaining present in the life of their young son. No matter the offense, Nick and Pete aim to prove that when the stakes are high, they’re willing to bet the house on the clients they defend in Sin City.
With exclusive rights to telecast the latest seasons of the super-successful shows, India can look forward to fresh and blockbuster entertainment served fresh from the US.