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Hannibal: Season One Ratings

Hannibal TV show ratingsNBC’s previous Thursdays at 10pm drama, Do No Harm, was quickly cancelled. Will the network have better luck with Hannibal? We’ll see.

This TV series revolves around the partnership of an FBI criminal profiler (Hugh Dancy) and Doctor Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen), a famed forensic psychiatrist (who’s secretly a cannibalistic serial killer). The cast also includes Laurence Fishburne, Caroline Dhavernas, Aaron Abrams, Hettienne Park, Scott Thompson, and Lara Jean Chorostecki. NBC has ordered 13 episodes.

Below are the TV show’s latest ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if Hannibal is going to be cancelled or renewed for a second season.

Episode 01-12: Thursday, 06/13/13
0.7 in the demo (-22% change) with 2.10 million (-11% change).
Season averages: 1.15 in the demo with 2.90 million.

Episode 01-11: Thursday, 06/06/13
0.9 in the demo (-10% change) with 2.36 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 1.19 in the demo with 2.98 million.

Episode 01-10: Thursday, 05/30/13
1.0 in the demo (0% change) with 2.40 million (-11% change).
Season averages: 1.22 in the demo with 3.05 million.

UPDATE: Hannibal has been renewed for a second season of 13 episodes.

Episode 01-09: Thursday, 05/23/13
1.0 in the demo (-9% change) with 2.69 million (+9% change).
Season averages: 1.25 in the demo with 3.13 million.

Episode 01-08: Thursday, 05/16/13
1.1 in the demo (0% change) with 2.46 million (-6% change).
Season averages: 1.29 in the demo with 3.19 million.

Episode 01-07: Thursday, 05/09/13
1.1 in the demo (0% change) with 2.62 million (0% change).
Season averages: 1.32 in the demo with 3.31 million.

Episode 01-06: Thursday, 05/02/13
1.1 in the demo (+10% change) with 2.61 million (+9% change).
Season averages: 1.36 in the demo with 3.45 million.

Episode 01-05: Thursday, 04/25/13
1.0 in the demo (-29% change) with 2.40 million (-32% change).
Season averages: 1.43 in the demo with 3.66 million.

Episode 01-04: Thursday, 04/25/13
Note: NBC opted to not air this episode and released it online as a web episode instead.

Episode 01-03: Thursday, 04/18/13
1.4 in the demo (-18% change) with 3.51 million (-20% change).
Season averages: 1.57 in the demo with 4.08 million.

Episode 01-02: Thursday, 04/11/13
1.7 in the demo (+6% change) with 4.38 million (+1% change).
Season averages: 1.65 in the demo with 4.37 million.

Episode 01-01: Thursday, 04/04/13
1.6 in the 18-49 demographic with 4.36 million total viewers.
Season averages: 1.60 in the demo with 4.36 million.

The show built on lead-in Go On by 45% and it’s the network’s best performance in that timeslot in over a year. Still, this can hardly be considered a winning performance overall.

Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.

What do you think? Do you like the Hannibal TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season?


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Bastet April 26, 2013 at 1:12 pm

It was good until they skipped an episode. The full course meal became a snack. I’ll just find another place to dine until my Walking Dead comes back. Thank goodness those creators & AMC know how to serve it up & dish it out like it’s supposed to be done WITH NO REGRETS!!!


Asashii Fustazi April 25, 2013 at 11:42 am

lets see how well you like the show, when they skip over episode 4, and go straight to episode 5 because of the Boston Bombings, its a serial that skips over an episode—-epic fail and good bye Hannibal it was nice not knowing you!!!!


Elizabeth Horrell April 25, 2013 at 2:04 am

It’s gets more intriguing each episode. Hope it’s not cancelled.


mummy as in mother April 21, 2013 at 10:28 pm

it is great you have to pay attention please keep it on tv


Jeanie April 21, 2013 at 5:36 pm

I agree that this seems to follow Red Dragon-I like it and it’s getting more intense! It’s not the typical T & A, girl on girl make out show that seems to be grabbing ratings.


Kim Cartwright April 21, 2013 at 1:26 pm

I’m a big Hannibal fan love the movies. This one seems like it’s based on the Red Dragon. It’s just starting to get intense. Luv it, keep up the good work! Can’t wait to watch nxt episode. Must say I am a fan!


Linda Johnson April 21, 2013 at 10:57 am

I’m horrified that this show is even on TV. The writing is atrocious, the characters Will and Lecter are dark, dreary and dismal. And so BORING and ugly. The only one that is plausible is Laurence Fishburne. He’s great as always, why he’s on here is a mystery. I hope they cancel it sucks..


eugenie May 14, 2013 at 6:27 pm

Then don’t watch!

It’s by FAR the best thing on tv, including cable shows.


somnambulist melatonin May 31, 2013 at 3:46 am

I agree. I’m bored to tears everytime I watch.


T.J. Snider April 19, 2013 at 10:31 am

This show is amazing. Thursdays have become my favorite night of the week


Ferry April 15, 2013 at 10:31 am

We loved it! cant wait to watch next episode :)


Barbara April 12, 2013 at 7:03 pm

Absolutely riveting! I cannot wait for Thursday nights to come around. You know a show is doing its job well when it gives you nightmares! Really hoping this lasts a few seasons!


twintosser April 12, 2013 at 4:44 pm

love it already and all its little secrets. 4 million viewers isnt bad!
Ew needs to stop lovingon the stupid Following and give Hannibal
its love!


L West April 11, 2013 at 11:49 pm

Keep it. Already hooked.


Lance Miller April 8, 2013 at 8:45 am

Took me a while to get over this first episode. I’m not sure my nerves can handle a tv show this intense for a whole season. I kept waiting for some comedy relief but there was none. Talk about a plot so thick you could cut it with a knife.!!


Suzanne April 6, 2013 at 9:33 am

Watched first episode of Hannibal tonight. Love it! Millennium feel with Silence of the Lambs connection. Hugh Dancy for Lance Henrickson and Mads Mikkelson for Anthony Hopkins. Skeptical at first but they won me over immediately. Bonus is Gillian Anderson from X-Files as Hannibals Psychiatrist. Curious how they will develop character Will Graham after labeling him with asbergers/autism and Narcissistic/Sociopathic tendencies with an altruistic empathetic heart. High level of antisocial personality characteristics, heightened with genius intelligence but softened with a natural, unforced capacity for empathy. I think this show is onto something! Looking forward to 13 straight weeks of good tv.


Maya Brown April 6, 2013 at 1:00 am

This show is amazing. Finally a show that has well rounded characters, complex story lines and amazing production value. Keep it up!!!!


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