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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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Lisa May 26, 2013 at 7:25 pm

Dont cancel it please i love it


April May 26, 2013 at 4:48 am

I posted a comment and it seems like it was never posted. Hannibal I hope you be renew but I know better. Another well written show gone again. I think I stop watching television for a while if the show is not renew because television shows are so boring these days.


Kasten May 25, 2013 at 9:59 am

Roxanne is right on target. This show is brilliantly written; brilliant in its acting and layered and complex and nourishing to the intelligent people that we are — we demand more than cookie cutter, predictable drivel like Once Upon a Time.
Do not kill a brilliant masterpiece!


AMD May 24, 2013 at 7:45 pm

All about the ratings? What happen to telling a story? You focus so much on ratings and keep forgetting it take time to wheel in the viewers. Scandal on ABC was about to be cancel then it blossom. But whoever runs ABC realize they had a following and gave the show more time to develop. NBC please do the same with Hannibal or move the show to a different time slot. I have to admit going up against Scandal and Elementary it’s hard to compete with. The reason I watch Hannibal because it shows a different side of Lecter never before seen. The actor who plays Lecter is perfect. Anthony Hopkins will always be number one in the movie version but this guy is the best. NBC please give the show a little more time, order more episodes please NBC staff. I am a faithful Scandal viewer but I DVR the last few new Scandal episodes just to watch Hannibal. Whoever have the final say in NBC look at the previous shows that did great on your network and there first season rating were not so great either.


Wilhelmina May 24, 2013 at 11:57 am

Keep it! I don’t care for most shows, but I love Hannibal.


Roxanne May 24, 2013 at 7:57 am

If this show gets cancelled like every other show I have loved over the past years, I just don’t think I will watch shows on tv anymore. Why do layered, elegantly acted and wickedly funny shows get axed over slight slumps in ratings? Remember when well-made shows were given more than half of a season to hit their stride (sometimes not even half before you get yanked and exiled to *gasp* Friday nights). Imagine if some of your favorite shows were released now!

Bring back Awake, Terriers (on separate running seasons, with the casting overlap), and Happy Endings. Put Grey’s Anatomy and Two and a Half Men out of their misery (and ours). And for god’s sake, just get rid of all this mindless drivel you call reality tv. If you don’t, I will have to resign myself to just streaming reruns of BSG for the rest of my life (another show that the networks passed on when it was being pitched out…great decision, huh?).


jenesais May 24, 2013 at 7:33 am

RENEW !!!!!

Or be DEAD to me, NBC. This is the best television show by FAR I have ever seen on network tv. I cannot believe how great Mads Mikkelsen is. Dancy is good, and Fishburn is OK. But with Mads, you have Denmark’s leading man and official “Sexiest Man Alive”, a MOVIE STAR. Don’t blow this !!!!!


Jimbojam May 23, 2013 at 11:36 pm

Supurb character development and story line. The Hannibal actor is perfect for the part as is the empathic FBI profiler. One of my favorites along with Dexter, Bates Motel, The Americans Breaking Bad. NBC PLEASE KEEP THIS FINE SHOW ALIVE!!!


Andrea May 23, 2013 at 10:49 pm

Please dont cancel this show! I love it so much, and its one of the few things i look forward too on thursdays!


Keirstin May 23, 2013 at 9:15 pm

This is my all time favorite show! Please do not cancel! I have not missed an episode!


Carl May 23, 2013 at 1:10 pm

I didn’t have the opportunity to let NBC know that they should not cancel Homicide: Life On the Street. So NBC – DO NOT Cancel Hannibal……


Susan May 23, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Fun show to watch! Really enjoy it!


Laila Elichai May 23, 2013 at 3:23 am

Please renew. Best show on television! Bravo!


Erica May 21, 2013 at 11:03 pm

DONT CANCEL!!! This is by far my favorite show on regular T.V.!!!! It ‘s smart, gory and keeps me wanting more!


Lesley May 21, 2013 at 9:53 pm

Please don’t cancel, this show has grown on me and has become one of my favorites!! Give it a chance, it has been along time since I have enjoyed one of NBC’s shows. Love this show!!


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