Following its cancelation by NBC, Hannibal‘s ratings have fallen to an all-time low.
If you thought Hannibal‘s cancelation and subsequent shopping around for a new home might see a well-intentioned surge in viewership, you were, well, wrong. According to TV by the Numbers, last night’s episode, “Aperitivo,” brought in just .4 million viewers in the coveted age 18-49 range, totaling in at 1.46 million viewers. (The previous episode, “Secondo,” came in at .5 and 1.69 million, respectively.)
We’ve already gone over the reasons people aren’t watching Hannibal — as well as what fans can do to improve the show’s chances of being picked up — and we hope whichever networks and streaming services might be interested aren’t overly concerned with current viewership. Still, it’s a bit disheartening to see Hannibal‘s ratings continue to fall.
It’s hard to pinpoint why exactly this season in particular is doing so poorly. Perhaps more casual fans of the show are losing interest now that the police procedural aspect of the story and weekly murder tableaux have been put on pause. Or perhaps they’re simply not keen on the European setting.
Either way, we’re interested to see whether ratings pick up once the Red Dragon arc starts up and the series (somewhat) gets back to its roots.
Tune into the remaining Season 3 episodes of Hannibal Thursdays at 10 p.m. on NBC.
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