Cancellation Watch: Hannibal’s Slipping Numbers Not Helping Its Cause

By | May 28, 2013

Last Thursday’s airing of NBC’s Hannibal saw the show slip to a 1.0 rating with 2.7 million viewers.  That’s a drop of one tick from the 1.1 score it posted the week prior and not necessarily good news for the show.  The network has yet to announce whether the series will return for a second season, and a drop in its already low numbers definitely won’t help its cause.  But if NBC chooses to pass on the show, there is still hope that another network might pick it up.

Below are the numbers from last week for the sci fi/fantasy shows still airing new episodes.  All but Hannibal have already received their renewal notices.  Keep an eye on the Cancellation Watch Twitter Site for the early returns from this week’s shows and, you can see the Cancellation Alert status of all the shows currently airing plus the final results from prior seasons at my Cancellation Watch page.  And for questions on how the ratings work and my Cancellation Alert statuses, you can see the Cancellation Watch FAQ.

Ratings Results for the Week of May 19:  
Game of Thrones (HBO Sun 9 PM) Rating: 2.6 | Trend: Up | Cancellation Alert: Renewed
Defiance (Syfy Mon 9 PM) Rating: 0.8 | Trend: Up | Cancellation Alert: Renewed
Warehouse 13 (Syfy Mon 10 PM) Rating: 0.4 | Trend: Steady | Cancellation Alert: Renewed
Bates Motel (A&E Mon 10 PM) Rating: 1.2 | Trend: Up | Cancellation Alert: Renewed
Revolution (NBC Mon 10 PM) Rating: 1.9 | Trend: Steady | Cancellation Alert: Renewed
Grimm (NBC Fri 9 PM) Rating: 1.7 | Trend: Steady | Cancellation Alert: Renewed
Hannibal (NBC Thu 10 PM) Rating: 1.0 | Trend: Down | Cancellation Alert: Elevated

Ratings Source: TV by the Numbers

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


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