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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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Faby May 14, 2013 at 8:33 pm

I just love it. Please renew it!


Kim Currie May 14, 2013 at 6:23 pm

This show is the best I have seen in a long time!
Great actors and I definately think cancelling it would be a BIG mistake!!!!!
Please renew it!!


eugenie May 14, 2013 at 6:17 pm


PLEASE RENEW !!!!!!!!!!!


Spring May 13, 2013 at 10:42 pm

This show is great! The actors are exceptional in their portrayal of their characters, the overall casting is flawless, the story lines superb and the cinematography is wonderful. To cancel this show would be a mistake. Should this happen, I hope that HBO, Starz Cinema, or Showtime would pick it up. NBC, please keep this show on the air.


Claire May 13, 2013 at 6:31 pm

This show is absolutely incredible and I am begging them to keep it! I might even go as far as to say that I like Hannibal better than Silence of the Lambs. Everything about the show it me is amazing even down to the set design! Please don’t cancel it!


Martin May 13, 2013 at 12:06 am

well here u go good show and it looks like cancel what a shame


Wilma Sussi May 12, 2013 at 11:45 am

Now that its getting interesting how can it get cancelled. I vote renew.


Karen W. May 13, 2013 at 4:50 am

EXACLTY! I stuck with it, hoping it would get better and have been rewarded.



TLOW May 12, 2013 at 11:19 am

Love the show. I’m a big Criminal Minds and CSI fan, but here lately they are getting predictable. I needed a change and Hannibal has done it. The only thing negative I can say about the show is that it has failed to keep my husbands attention. He wanted more Hannibal much sooner. Oh well, his loss! Please RENEW!!!!!


jay May 12, 2013 at 7:26 am

Hannibal must stay on it’s exciting and intriguing!


H May 12, 2013 at 5:11 am

I love Hannibal.Please renew it.


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Deb May 11, 2013 at 2:51 pm

Great show please renew it. Do not cancel another great show and leave the boring reality shows on.


TLOW May 12, 2013 at 11:20 am

Totally agree. They get you hooked and then cancel it.


Joanna May 11, 2013 at 1:30 pm

I think this show is amazing and it should not be cancelled.


EN May 11, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Renew, for certain.
I may not be correct in saying that the fault is in advertising, but it feels as though publicity is unfortunately low. The show is very well crafted – and the scenes are beautiful, from an aesthetic sense, not just a writer’s perspective.
This show is based on a book. Because it is a series of episodes, it is far more detailed than a movie based on the same book. It is quite faithful to the characters. It is not for the squeamish: it is for the curious.


Nic May 11, 2013 at 5:41 am

Huh? Is the series going to be cancelled..? Until now it feels like the beginning of a whole big interessting story with complexed characters. Like i’m just diving into it. It was and is brilliant from the start! Has to stay obviously…


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