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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  1. Bastet says

    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!!!

  2. Asashii Fustazi says

    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!!!!

  3. Jeanie says

    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.

  4. Kim Cartwright says

    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!

  5. says

    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..fast.. it sucks..

  6. Barbara says

    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!

  7. twintosser says

    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!

  8. Lance Miller says

    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.!!

  9. Suzanne says

    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.

  10. Maya Brown says

    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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