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. Mad says

    DON’T do this. Amazing show, extraordinary plot, gorgeous actors. Brilliant montage. The show is more and more popular in another countries. It will be such a pity if they cancel the series.

  2. says

    Hannibal is an excellent drama with psychologically twisted scenes that are intelligently written .My husband and I are fans of the characters Hannibal and Will Graham from the books and Movies(especially “Manhunter”) and previous shows of Bryan Fuller and are excited each week to see the next episode.The acting is bone chilling and this show makes the other one- hour dramas look pale!

  3. Tay says

    NBC would be crazy to cancel this show. I’m sure if they do AMC will snatch it up, one can hope. This is the best new show on a major network. Regular viewing audiences are not worthy. If this was on HBO, Showtime, AMC it would have some of the highest ratings. The acting is superb, and every week it sucks you in even further. The one thing I would like to see is the back story to how Hannibal got to be such a pshycho, maybe that is coming in future episodes? DO NOT CANCEL!!!

  4. Marie D. says

    The show is simply fantastic. It’s dark, its edgy but it’s provoking. The the three leading actors are brilliant, the filing is gorgeous, and sticks to the themes of Harris’ novels beautifully. The internet adores this show and I suspect the best thing that NBC could do for it is switch it to a better night. There’s a lot of overlap of the fans from Elementary in the Hannibal series and after a night of comedy, the last thing most fans want is drama. Move Hannibal to a better night. Give it a chance.

    NBC, this could possibly be the drama akin to Community. Give the show one more season at the least. The production values and the acting put it on par with film. You guys haven’t had a prestigious show in a while. Stick to Hannibal over Chicago Fire.

  5. M says

    It would be wise to give it chance. Mikkelsen is spot on as Hannibal, he’s a joy to watch. The story is getting better. I vote for a season 2!

  6. John Edwards says

    This is such an amazing show

    Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelson, Laurence Fishburne are all great in this show

    But it’s NBC so I think I will probably be adding it to list of shows on NBC I liked but they were given a can before they could truly blossom

  7. DT says

    DO NOT CANCEL!!! This is the best primetime drama on any major network. I think it’s a bit too graphic or just over most people’s heads, if it gets canceled. I wish it was on FX or AMC or some other cable powerhouse. NBC is infamous for flubbing a good thing. I’m sure they’ll screw this one up, too.

  8. MJ says

    Hannibal is too easy to overlook as a descendant of the movies, which sequel after sequel went into decline. The truth however is that the writing, Dancy and Mikkelson, make this show something extraordinary. I will tune in every week, until TPTB screw it up like everything else.

  9. Lulu says

    Wonderful and amazing show. Its the only show I look forward to each week. Please RENEW RENEW RENEW it!!!!

  10. ML says

    It’s brilliant, far too intelligent to last. Hugh Dancy is extraordinary, Mads Mikkelsen is compelling. The dialogue is smart and challenging, the plot twists and turns are extremely clever.

    Too bad. Nothing that requires this much brain power ever survives on network TV.

  11. says

    LAME, BRAIN HORRID SHOW. The worst on TV ever. The two main character absolutely suck. Boring and can’t act. LF as Jack is the only one that can. He’s so out of him environment, and so far superior over the other two losers. Far-fetched and dreary, dark and dismal.. PLEASE GET RID OT THIS STUPID SHOW..

    • AD says

      This show is the most intelligent, compelling, well-acted, disturbing, and challenging drama to air on network tv in quite some time.

      • YY says

        This show is fantastic. It is wrought with tension and is an intense psychological thriller. I pity the people who are unable to appreciate the breath of fresh air that this captivating and ingenious television show offers.

        • eugenie says

          Mads Mikkelsen is one of the best actors I have EVER SEEN. What a sublime talent! This show is gorgeous and smart. DON’T CANCEL !

  12. Linda says


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