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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.

Want to know why adjustments occur to the preliminary ratings? Read this.

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.

 
  • Alex

    @JONNYSBRO
    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.

    So you’re advising they kill off Chicago Code to strengthen Hannibal? And make no mistake about it I’m fairly certain that Chicago Code would get eaten alive Thursday 9PM.

    Why do people have this obsession with moving shows around the schedule? Particularly on a network like NBC which has so few bright spots to begin with. At this stage I really cannot understand the logic of any NBC schedule that doesn’t have Parenthood at 10PM Tuesday and Chicago Code 10PM Wednesday next season. There really is just no reason for NBC to mess with what’s actually sort of working for them. The one exception to that would be Revolution but that’s something of an exceptional circumstance given that it frees up The Voice lead-in and I can understand the logic behind doing that.

  • Alex

    @The End
    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.

    And I suppose he would have a point if you ignore the multi-million selling books from which Hannibal draws its inspiration and the multi-million dollar grossing films that have also taken inspiration from said books. Also I’m really glad that AMC found that really happy go lucky and ever so light show The Walking Dead. God knows how badly it would rate if it were a rather bloody series about a zombie apocalypse. It would just be far too niche to attract big audiences…

  • Dave S.

    You have to ask yourself why anyone would listen to someone with these kind of communication skills.

    “halloween: “TVD drops about 1.0 in demo in reruns…while batb only falls .2 in reruns”

    Because BATB doesn’t have that far to drop…and half its fans are probably too stupid to know it’s a repeat.

    Death to BATB!”

    A quote, an insult, and a curse–not really an appropriate, or logical response to the observation.

  • Fynn

    Wooh Hannibal!

  • The End

    @Alex
    @And I suppose he would have a point if you ignore the multi-million selling books

    Perhaps he didn’t ignore the fact they were multi million selling books worldwide, and not just in the United States. And with a limited amount of Nielsen boxes available in homes in the United States, there is no way to know how many of those 20,000 ish households are into a dark, depressing kind of show. Which was mostly my point.

    @Also I’m really glad that AMC found that really happy go lucky and ever so light show The Walking Dead.

    What point are you trying to make here? You’re trying to compare a drama show based in a zombie apocalypse to the Hannibal series, this show even, are you genuinely for real?

    Nice attempt at trying to make a snarky response.

    @God knows how badly it would rate if it were a rather bloody series about a zombie apocalypse. It would just be far too niche to attract big audiences…

    Huh? Again, are you for real? No kidding The Walking Dead has blood and gore, but the drama, the talking, the relationships takes a more important role in the TV series, to compare the shows is just foolish as they appeal to completely different audiences.

    The Walking Dead had a large fanbase prior to being adapted into a TV series, to compare them both is foolish at best, the only thing they have in common is the blood, and the gore, and both shows have them at different levels.

    What was with your kneejerk reaction that came across as trying too hard to make a point anyway?

  • Bizarro

    Wow, I’m surprised that a B&TB rerun beat TVD!

  • alvar

    HANNIBAL is not a hit. It should easily have notched a 2.0 up against repeat programming. Elementary whipped it in total viewers and not far off in the demo either.

  • omabin

    Wow at Hannibal. I was not expecting this. I thought it beat expectations last week and now it certainly did it again. I haven’t seen it yet because I thought for sure it would be DOA in the timeslot, but maybe I was wrong after all. And a 0.6 jump from 9h30 to 10pm is incredible. Retentionistas surely have to be loving this show

  • theCroup

    @alvar

    Elementary is on CBS. Hannibal is on NBC. They have incredibly different standards for a “hit.” Fact is NBC would take most of CBS’s cast off show ratings in a heart beat.

    That being said, I agree Hannibal is not a hit. But it could grow into a very solid performer, and if it ever gets a 2.0, then we could call it a hit for NBC.

  • Oliver

    It’s really strange how young Hannibal skews for a 10pm crime drama, especially considering it’s based on a 30-year-old book made famous by a 20-year-old film.

  • The End

    @theCroup
    @But it could grow into a very solid performer

    Indeed, we’re all in agreement there. I personally see the show having a future on Friday when paired with Grimm. Perhaps next season.

  • Oliver

    America loves depressing shows.

    Criminal Minds got 3.0 yesterday and SVU has been a solid performer for NBC for over a decade.

  • The End

    @America loves depressing shows.

    There’s depressing, then there’s Hannibal level depressing and dark. The show is much darker than The Following, or anything on TV even. Past or present, anything even premiering this season.

    I think the numbers reflect the kind of audience this genre appeals too.

  • ryan

    @ RSH

    ”Because BATB doesn’t have that far to drop…and half its fans are probably too stupid to know it’s a repeat.

    Death to BATB”

    k that’s just a new level of stupidity :)
    man do you see what you are typing that was nt an even an answer
    hate to tell you but whether you like or not BATB is here to stay and the fact that the R got 0.3 is great news for the show :)
    and as i remember you saying ..

    ”your butts are mine when this show got canceled”

    it’s just a matter of time until we see who’s gona be right
    but plz promise us you will be here when we know BATB got renwed :)

  • Anthony

    @alvar Not in the Thursday 10pm death slot on NBC. It would work better anywhere else, but there. A 1.7 is good for that slot. If it stays above a 1.3 or 1.4 it should be renewed and moved to Friday at 10pm. SVU should take the 10pm slot on Thursday cause it repeats well in that slot, even Saturday at 10pm would work for SVU cause it repeats well anywhere. Anyways Hannibal should stay the same or go up next week without competition.

  • BigBrotherFan

    Can’t wait to see the SOUR GRAPES when Hannibal falls to LOW 1’s like..1.2’s, 1.1’S when SCANDAL comes back and crushes it ALONG with the medicore ELEMENTRY! SCANDAL will be the cause of HANNIBALS death if NBC doesnt move it!

    Thursdays are boring withOUT Scandal.

    I wish GLEE would just die, PLEASE!!!!!!!! I hate this show so much! Agh. It’s the TV version of a COCKROACH! AHH!

    HOPING FOR AN UPWARDS TREND AGAIN FOR HAPPY ENDINGS TONIGHT! TOO BAD I WATCH NOTHING LIVE ON FRIDAYS AND VEGAS TOO PLEASE VEGAS WE NEED SARAH JONES ON TV WEEKLY!

  • Dan S

    By NBC standards Hannibal can be considered a hit. How often has Chicago Fire topped 2.0 ? At any rate Hannibal like Grimm is a self starter but grateful it has P&R next week as its lead in hopefully boosting its demo even higher. When you see successes like Dexter, Criminal Minds & The Following it doesn’t surprise me Hannibal has found an audience. Personally I’d leave it on Thur assuming it does return for a 2nd season which is looking really good right now.

  • BigBrotherFan

    alvar

    Voice of reason here!

  • Alex

    @The End
    Perhaps he didn’t ignore the fact they were multi million selling books worldwide

    Yes because obviously nobody brought them in the US. Nor did they watch the films.

    And with a limited amount of Nielsen boxes available in homes in the United States, there is no way to know how many of those 20,000 ish households are into a dark, depressing kind of show. Which was mostly my point.

    Good job we don’t have any other ‘dark depressing’ shows on television to compare it to then. Its a genre that television never touches after all.

    What point are you trying to make here?

    That thankfully AMC had the sense to make The Walking Dead a bright happy go lucky series that shied away from anything dark, gory or depressing because God knows audiences hate that kind of thing.

    No kidding The Walking Dead has blood and gore, but the drama, the talking, the relationships takes a more important role in the TV series..

    Good job you didn’t suggest that Hannibal was a niche show because it was ‘dark and depressing’ and completely ignore aspects like the character relationships and interaction then. That would just have been insanity.

    The Walking Dead had a large fanbase prior to being adapted into a TV series

    As opposed to Hannibal Lecter a character people have never heard of? You’re right the independent comic book upon which The Walking Dead is based obviously amassed a much bigger audience than the books and films that feature Hannibal Lecter.

    What was with your kneejerk reaction that came across as trying too hard to make a point anyway?

    That your entire point was nonsensical given the huge success of the Hannibal Lecter character/franchise. And that the huge success of a dark, gory series about a zombie apocalypse based on an independent comic book (and on a network few people had actually watched before to boot) probably puts to bed this idea of shows being ‘too niche’ to find big audiences.

  • rob60990

    @ryan, why didn’t you mention Nikita pulled a .3 for an original episode last Friday? You do know RSH is a fan of that loser show right? :D

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