‘Hannibal’ Season 3, Episode 5 ‘Contorno’ US Ratings Are In

Despite Fannibals’ efforts, the ratings for Hannibal once again fell to a series low.

Another week, another drop in Hannibal‘s ratings. According to TV by the Numbers, with last night’s episode (“Contorno”) the series hit a viewership low of 1.29 million last night, while remaining steady at the previous week’s .4 million in the 18-49 range.

Let’s take a look at how the series has been doing so far (in millions):

3.01 (“Antipasto”): 2.57
3.02 (“Primavera”): 1.66
3.03 (“Secondo”): 1.69
3.04 (“Aperitivo”): 1.46

As you can see, with the exception of a slight jump in the third week, Season 3’s ratings have suffered a steady decline.

But why? Fannibals are more ravenous than ever, pushing the series on social media in hopes of not only showing cable networks and streaming sites (namely Amazon) that Hannibal is worth picking up, but spreading the word about the series and possibly boost viewership as well. (To be honest, I thought the inclusion of Mads Mikkelsen, who plays Hannibal himself, in Rihanna’s video for “B*tch Better Have My Money” might generate some curiosity among the general public and at least keep ratings at a standstill last night.)

Whatever the reason, it’s not exactly encouraging to see Hannibal‘s numbers continue to drop — even if they above average by cable standards — but we’ll have to wait for the official word from showrunner Bryan Fuller to know whether it’s time to pour one out for the series.