Hannibal Begins Chewing Up the Ratings

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Hannibal Begins Chewing Up the RatingsWith its second episode NBC’s “Hannibal” is beginning to gain ground in the ratings. If you’re not watching this, to say that you’re missing out is a bit of an understatement. Thankfully everyone’s catching on to this superb series.

According to Variety the show held up wonderfully in its second week. Preliminary national estimates from Nielsen say that “Hannibal” averaged a 1.6 rating/5 share in adults 18-49 and 4.3 million viewers overall in the 10 o’clock hour, topping in demos the encores of both CBS’ “Elementary” (1.4/4 in 18-49, 7.3 million viewers overall) and ABC’s “Scandal” (0.9/3 in 18-49, 3.6 million viewers overall). The new Bryan Fuller-created drama matched its week-ago averages and grew from its first half-hour to its second (1.6 to 1.7). And since these prelim “Hannibal” numbers include a 1-minute runover from low-rated comedy “Go On,” the drama’s demo score could round up to a 1.7 in the nationals.

There’s a reason for this, kids! Get on board and see what all the fuss is about!

“Hannibal” airs Thursday nights at 10pm on NBC and stars Hugh Dancy as Will Graham and Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal Lecter. Laurence Fishburne and Caroline Dhavernas co-star.

Related Story: Check out our “Hannibal” archive”

“Hannibal” Episode 1.03 – “Potage” (airs 4/18/13)
Jack (Laurence Fishburne) theorizes that Abigail (Kacey Rohl) may have aided her father, Garret Jacob Hobbs (Vladimir Cubrt), in his serial killings. Against Dr. Alana Bloom’s (Caroline Dhavernas) advice, but at Hannibal’s (Mads Mikkelsen) behest, Abigail is escorted back to Minnesota, where she discovers much violent hostility against her and her family. Things go from bad to worse when a copycat killer murders a friend of Abigail. Hannibal suggests they hide the body to protect Abigail — but secrets come at a cost.

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  • Sirand

    I’m floored by how good it is. Network television is all dog shit…but this is one that managed to slip through the cracks.

    • Matt Serafini

      It’s amazing.

      Ep 2 was just as good as the first.

      • Uncle Creepy

        I’m still seriously creeped out by that whole mushroom thing.

        • Matt Serafini

          No kidding.

          I’m trying to compose my thoughts for a review but it gives me the willies each time to think about it.

          • The Woman In Black

            Wusses. I’m enjoying some shitakes right now!

          • Uncle Creepy

            Reason number 7878 why I WILL NOT eat mushrooms!