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. CAROL says


  2. michele donahoe says

    I’M 57 years old and I can’t wait each week for this show. It is no different impact wise as Silence of the Lambs. Everyone loved that movie, and I believe that there is still a DVD copy in at least 87% of homes today. And I’m certain that all the children of the families have watched it multiple of times. Most children are on computers and phones these days, so it must be the weaker adults that are having nightmares. Come on people it’s a tv show.And a Damn good one. Please renew.

  3. Amanda says


    I love watching Hannibal. Mads as Hannibal is superb. Makes me feel awkward for thinking he’s good looking, considering the character, but alas, just don’t care. I crave more. I want the backstory for Hannibal. I love Will and his love for stray dogs!

    If NBC cancels, I won’t have anything left to watch on their network.

  4. bob waldrop says

    Lawrence and Mads are Super-Some of the rest of the cast-Emhh-?-Storyline/Plot-GOOD-Maybe a little cast update or more/less emphasis on some-LOVE The Moose-RENEW!

  5. Heather says

    Do NOT cancel HANNIBAL. NBC don’t even think about it. It’s a small movie weekly. You have a gem. Good writing and acting. Don’t be STUPID. RENEW.

  6. no one says

    keep Hannibal. nothing else on TV comes even close to it. Everything else imaginative has been cancelled. We’re left with warmed up leftover sitcom story lines or reality drivel. Others comments are right on…if NBC plays it safe, someone else will pick it up and I’ll keep watching elsewhere!

  7. Goat$moke13 says

    The Walking Dead, Hannibal and Dexter the only shows worth watching in a long list of S**T on T.V. NBC would be ignorant to cancel Hannibal. Network television sucks, Hannibal changed my mind.

  8. andre says

    Thinking about killling Hannibal’s series? Are u mad? That series is a work of art, it falls of the stupid guided usual tv series police/drama/unreal type show

  9. muriah says

    Lollipops it, it’s amazing. If they cancel it, I will never watch this station again!!!!!!!! IM not joking

  10. karen phillips says

    history may repeat itself… remember when The Office got low ratings and NBC cancelled it, and so many people downloaded it they realized their mistake? there are others waiting in line to grab this jewel if they cancel. it will be such a loss….people are not going to stop watching it as long as it is available SOMEWHERE. if NBC cancels it will be their loss.

  11. Karina says

    PLEASE DO NOT CANCEL THE SHOW!!! We are a lot of Danish People who LOOOOVE this show, especially because our fantastic MADS MIKKELSEN is doing a incredible job!

  12. Jenny says

    HANNIBAL is the best show on television right now and I would be crushed if it were not picked up for a second season! PLEASE RENEW HANNIBAL!!!

  13. XA74 says

    If I’m reading it right, the number of viewers has risen over time. This is one of the best shows on television. Absolutely fantastic with excellent casting, clever writing, & stunning cinematography. The shots are absolutely beautiful & convey so much meaning, emotion, & added insight to the overall plot. It’s the only show on NBC that I watch.

  14. Darian says

    To cancel a show that is better than anythinn NBC has would screw up their dream of higher ratings in my opinion. The 3 million people who watch Hannibal would probably stop watching NBC shows all together and that would really mess them up. Well, I would stop watching their shows anyways…

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