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Thursday Final Ratings: 'Hannibal' & 'American Idol' Adjusted Up

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April 12th, 2013

American Idol April 11American Idol and HANNIBAL were each adjusted up one tenth among adults 18-49 versus the preliminary Thursday broadcast ratings.

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Broadcast primetime final ratings for Thursday:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX American Idol 3.2 10 13.19
CBS The Big Bang Theory -R 3.0 10 11.44
ABC Wife Swap 1.4 5 4.54
NBC Community 1.2 4 2.84
CW The Vampire Diaries -R 0.3 1 0.85
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8:30PM CBS Two and a Half Men -R 2.0 6 8.29
NBC Parks and Recreation 1.5 5 3.15
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9:00PM FOX Glee 2.4 6 6.67
NBC The Office 1.9 5 3.83
CBS Person Of Interest -R 1.8 5 10.11
ABC Grey's Anatomy -R 1.3 3 4.51
CW Beauty And The Beast -R 0.3 1 0.88
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9:30 PM NBC Go On 1.1 3 2.67
10:00 PM NBC Hannibal 1.7 5 4.38
CBS Elementary -R 1.4 4 7.32
ABC Scandal -R 0.9 3 3.530

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Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 
  • Ram510

    So Hannibal does about the same as Grimm but is in at 10. Is it enough for NBC on Thursday?

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “So Hannibal does about the same as Grimm but is in at 10. Is it enough for NBC on Thursday?”

    Are you joking?

    A 1.7 is enough for NBC ON ANY DAY. Since March 1, NBC has had 10 episodes of ANY scripted show get a 1.7 or better.

  • SP

    @Bill
    “Are you joking?

    A 1.7 is enough for NBC ON ANY DAY.”

    In fairness: Excep Monday and Tuesday.

  • John A

    The repeat rating from TBBT alone would get it renewed besides it originals. Its a beast.

  • Kyle R

    Happy for Hannibal! Some shows aren’t affected by whether their competition is in repeats or not, so hopefully it can stay around the 1.6 range.

  • Jim

    Finally something good for NBC

  • Andrea

    Interesting that both shows about serial killers (The Following, Hannibal) are the ones that have captivated the audience’s attention.

  • Kyle R

    @Andrea

    Not to mention, they cover both ends of the quality spectrum.

  • Alex

    @Chipiro
    Hannibal has a ceiling just like Grimm very limited appeal that’s not going anywhere but late week hell.

    I’m not convinced by the argument that Hannibal has limited appeal. Its on NBC so the audience is limited but that’s not really the same thing. In truth there’s not really anything within the DNA of the show to suggest that its a niche show with a limited audience. That’s not to say that I think its going to explode and become a major hit or anything.

  • Marcus

    I’ve been skeptical of any shows that NBC puts in the Thursday 10PM timeslot the past seasons, but I’m really liking Hannibal at I hope that this show will stick around.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    @SP, Perhaps I should have specified “for a scripted show”, but even on those days it’s “enough”.

  • Spencer

    LMAO a repeat of TBBT almost ties Idol.

  • Spencer

    Can someone tell me why NBC didn’t want to launch Hannibal after the Voice?? I mean if it pulls a 1.7 from a 1.1 lead in imagine what it could do with the Voice’s numbers. Instead they wasted the slot for Ready for Love which did horrible.

  • David

    Big bang theory repeat actually beat American Idol in the half hour 3.0 vs 2.9. That’s insane.

  • Claudia

    Im glad that BATB-R was .3/.88 it means new people are tuning in while in hiatus meaning probably ratings will not drop next week as many haters of the show keep predicting since one month ago.

  • JONNYSBRO

    Damn damn hannibal is a great little show. I hope NBC stays patient with it. I would love to see it paired after the voice. What NBC should do is break up this weak comedy Thursday and move Chicago fire to Thursday’s at 9pm leading into Hannibal. I really hoping NBC stays patient with this one.

    That’s a good number for idol I mean big bang was in repeat mode. Even with it being a drab season it’s down to five girls and they all somewhat talented. I am thinking a Candace and kree finale is going to happen this season.

  • theCroup

    Yay, Hannibal! I really want this show to grow more. I think it could do as well as The Following (well, maybe not on NBC and not at 10:00). I think next week is another set of reruns on the other networks? If so, Hannibal has a chance to really build a solid viewing base.

    And I agree with whoever above said the show is kind of a niche show, though I think that niche is fairly large. It’s a dark psychological drama within a large show with a lot of pre-set mythology. This show is all niche and probably would do better on cable. Regardless, NBC has it, so let’s see what they do with it.

  • Anthony

    Can someone tell me why NBC didn’t want to launch Hannibal after the Voice?? I mean if it pulls a 1.7 from a 1.1 lead in imagine what it could do with the Voice’s numbers. Instead they wasted the slot for Ready for Love which did horrible.

    Presumably NBC felt that the content was not appropriate for the 9:00 time slot. The Monday post Voice slot is already taken by Revolution. The Tuesday 10pm timeslot currently isn’t much better than the Thursday 10pm as far as lead in goes. Had NBC not premiered Ready for Love there, Hannibal would have had a lead in of The New Normal (~1.4) which while slightly better than it’s Thursday lead in, isn’t much better, plus the Tuesday comedies were originally scheduled to be finished this week, so who knows what NBC was planning to air in that slot going forward (it would certainly be some sort of schedule Spackle, dateline maybe?) and Spackle this late in the season usually isn’t very highly rated. Hannibal should have an original lead in every week for the remainder of the season on Thursdays however (once June hits though it’s a different story, but by then it’s fate will already be decided).

  • Alex

    @Spencer
    Can someone tell me why NBC didn’t want to launch Hannibal after the Voice??

    Because they didn’t have an open slot after The Voice.

    I’m sure NBC would love to run every show on the schedule with a Voice lead-in but that’s not logistically possible. When Hannibal was called off the bench the open slot was Thursday 10PM so that’s where it went. That they went onto rework the schedule after that is really neither here nor there. Additionally in interviews Bryan Fuller has been pretty consistent in saying that the show was created and written specifically for a 10PM slot which makes giving it a Voice lead-in even more challenging. After holding Revolution back for a few months they weren’t going to boot it from Monday 10PM.

    I mean if it pulls a 1.7 from a 1.1 lead in imagine what it could do with the Voice’s numbers. Instead they wasted the slot for Ready for Love which did horrible.

    Hindsight is 20/20.

    Although once again both the shows creator and the network have been very consistent in saying that they wanted the show to air at 10PM so I’m not sure why anybody thinks it would have landed Tuesday 9PM anyway. Nor am I sure why people think it would have automatically done any better in that slot. Yes it would have had The Voice lead-in but as we’ve seen that’s no guarantee of success. Its entirely possible it could have bombed Tuesday 9PM or 10PM because that’s not where the audience wanted it. For better or worse NBC felt that Ready for Love was the better fit for that slot (and actually its a calculation that I tend to agree with despite the not exactly stellar debut of Ready for Love).

    Also can I just point out that there’s another way entirely to look at this situation.

    Hannibal just did a 1.7 on Thursday night at 10PM. That’s more than a year long timeslot high for regular programming in that slot for NBC. What else does they have that’s likely to pull that kind of number in this slot?

  • The End

    @Alex

    He probably thinks that there isn’t a huge audience out there for a very dark, and somewhat depressing show, and to be fair, he has a point. By it’s very nature Hannibal would never be a 10 million rated show, not even a 6-7, but it’l certainly be a show that can survive on the numbers it’s recieving at the moment.

    I think you’d agree that it’s nothing to do with the quality of the show, but more the themes.

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