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Hannibal: Season Two Ratings

Hannibal season two ratingsLast season, NBC renewed Hannibal for a second season — despite poor ratings. This time around, it’s on Friday nights. Will the ratings be good enough for it to be renewed for a third season or, will it be cancelled instead. Stay tuned to find out.

Based on the Red Dragon novel by Thomas Harris, Hannibal revolves around the early relationship between FBI investigator Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen), a forensic psychiatrist who becomes an infamous cannibalistic serial killer. Others in the cast of this thriller series include Caroline Dhavernas, Hettienne Park, Laurence Fishburne, Scott Thompson, and Aaron Abrams.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.

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5/9 update: Hannibal has been renewed for a third season by NBC.

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These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). 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.

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Lisa February 17, 2015 at 8:19 pm

TV is sooooooooooo boring anymore…..then comes Hannibal, exciting…..and it gets cancelled….porobably because of all the STUPID STUPID sitcoms, which are all exactly the same except for the actors.


Lisa December 31, 2014 at 12:17 am

One of a few worth watching. Cancel this and I’m done with weekend tv… boring! Keep Mads/Hannibal, plz, damn it! lol


dji May 25, 2014 at 10:36 am

it was renewed a couple weeks ago. c’mon man. what is with this site?


Michelle May 24, 2014 at 7:18 pm

I love Hannibal. It’s actually one of the only great shows the past 2 seasons. I am 45 so maybe I am not the right demographic. The younger generation is out boozing every chance they get and are broke by Monday. If anything just change the night but please don’t cancel it.


Richard May 19, 2014 at 1:50 pm

Curious how the “only” comments I have seen, are, “positive” ones – maybe this can be attributed to being a Canadian? I will leave, hesitantly, a comment in “complete” disagreement – After only viewing a couple episodes near the end of S2 – I have come to realize how desensitized our society has gotten.

I’ll confess, I have started to “somewhat” enjoy watching another sick & twisted series, “Dexter” on Showcase. actually missed the last couple seasons, and i do NOT really miss it – But, when having “actually” had to close my eyes during a segment where the one character is feeding the agent’s dogs, his own face? that’s when I said to myself, WOW, “this is what i’m watching”?

I mean I can understand the comments on the other positives sides to this new series, but I highly doubt I could ever start enjoying this one – and it took quite a few episodes to even start liking, Dexter.

So, I guess its a respective, “thumbs down” – prob because , in my heart, I suspect some people have suffered in “real” life, with similar fates, as a result of being in the hands of these SICK , DERANGED, individual – sadly!


666 April 22, 2015 at 2:20 am

How can you criticize something you haven’t tasted? That’s dumb. Hannibal’s violence is treated very aesthetically in a way to show us the beauty and ugliness of our actions.

Next time watch the show before complaining. When you’re done with S1 and S2, you’re going to understand.


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