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. Patty says

    Please do not cancel this show. It is the only reason I go back to NBC as well. I have been watching NBC since I was a little kid, and now I can’t except for Hannibal! Please please do not cancel this show. It is intelligent and beautifully shot! As opposed to The Following which is totally stupid on Fox and has been renewed! Thank you

  2. Robert says

    Yeah, this show is very similar to the books and the films. I’m not really shocked, as it IS based off of Harris’ Red Dragon characters. So, I love it, Mikkelson is nothing short of phenomenal, and the take on Graham is incredibly interesting. This show has a solid fan following and should be allowed to push through.

  3. Tess says

    MIND CHALLENGING, intense psychological thriller, compelling, extraordinary plot, and MUCH MORE. renew! ReNeW! rEnEw! RENEW, PLEASE!!

  4. LG says

    I love this show, it keeps you interested till the end and also it keeps you wanting more. DO NOT CANCEL THIS SHOW!!

  5. Harriett says

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this show. Extraordinarily intelligent for network tv. Powerfully entertaining. Very talented cast.

  6. Edgar says

    How can the best thing on TV get canceled? This show is ground breaking awesome….please cancel everything else

  7. Nicole says

    I cannot express how much I love this show. I think that the fans are loyal enough to keep this show going. For all those who love this show like I do, encourage your friends to watch it. I believe we can keep it alive. PLEASE DON’T CANCEL THIS GEM.

  8. marta says

    loved the show. mads mikkelson makes a perfect cannibal. I hope it’ll go on for many series more.

  9. Michele says

    I watched the show to give it a chance.I’m really not impressed with how much it differentiates from the books and previous movies.

  10. Roxy D. says

    I love the show, it’s everything I love rolled up in one!!! Please DO NOT CANCEL!!! It would really suck if it did, if people don’t like the show then DON’T WATCH IT…let the people that do like it enjoy it. I give this show a 10/10 star rating!

  11. Robb says

    This show is unlike any I have ever seen. There a such a strong focus on the artistic and sensational, yet human drama and interaction has not been sacrificed. It is an exquisite balance. I sincerely hope they keep it on the air.

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