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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  1. Valja says

    A GORGEOUS show. Brilliant, awesome, what I’ve been waiting for all my life… So different from anything else you can find on TV. I’m so happy it’s been renewed :)

  2. says

    This is one that should be cancelled, bring back the good shows!!!!! Believe, star-crossed, the tomorrow people these are great shows that need to be renewed.

  3. rathomir says

    Criminal it this gets cancelled. It’s one of the best shows on TV.
    Every episode is compelling. I don’t think I’ve seen a filler episode yet.

  4. Jonas says

    Disappointing and surprising numbers, especially with this cast. Looking at where Hannibal falls in the overall ratings charts, it really shows where the median intelligence falls on the bell curve in this country. Apparently not many appreciate an intellectually stimulating story anymore. This show is a work of art; the production, direction, writing, and acting are top-notch and as good as anything currently airing on cable. I admit that season 1 demanded a commitment from the viewer, but season 2 has been the payoff, and the story has really hit its stride. It would be a tragedy for NBC to cut it loose now. Given similar decisions of the recent years past, however, I don’t expect good news for season 3. I truly hope the show lives on elsewhere.

  5. Harrison says

    I love the writing, the actors and elegance of show. It cost
    NBC very little to put this show on the air. I look at NBC’s
    Last 10 years of Friday night shows and none of these
    Have had the ratings of Hannibal. The show would be
    better on cable. Breaking bags subject matter would not
    have worked on NBC at 10pm. If NBC cancels the show AMC
    Turner, or HBO should pick it up. Hannibal will live on
    With or without NBC

    • Bob says

      The creators have actively explored those avenues and are very confident that there will be a third season, with or without NBC.

  6. Wayland says

    If they would properly promote this show, it would have the viewers it needs.

    If NBC drops the ball on this, someone else will pick it up.

    • Megan_B says

      This. They only started promoting the show a few weeks before it aired, and most of the promotion was done towards the fans. Despite how much I loved all the previews, they really need to aim promotion towards the people who aren’t fans of the show–they already have the Fannibal’s views. They need to create more fannibals.

      I hope you’re right about someone picking it up if NBC drops it. I do remember in an interview from before season 2 in which Bryan stated others were interested in picking Hannibal up in NBC dropped it. Though I’d prefer it greatly to remain on NBC (they’ve let them get away with so much also the NBC Hannibal tumblr is one of the greatest things ever), as long as Hannibal continues on for it’s (hopefully) 7 seasons, I will continue to watch the hell out of this show. It’s hard when they put a show with already low ratings into the Friday night deathslot, almost like they were *hoping* they could cancel it despite the outpouring of support from the hardcore fans for this show.


      And this is why this show (although not the only one on t.v.) should have never been put on the air in the first place.

  7. George says

    Probably my favorite show in many years…
    Great production values, great cinematography, great performances and a unique style.

    Would be very sad if this was cancelled.

  8. Rene says

    Its a great show that definitely test the limits on what you can show on network television. Sadly it doesn’t get the same fan base of Two and A Half Men so its future is in jeopardy. Reminds me of how 24 and X-Files started out. I would love to see the full 7 season story arc play its course.

  9. Duane says

    It’s an ok show. Last epy wasn’t on here in Ca. because of earthquake coverage. May have to catch on demand.

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