TV Ratings Report: Hungry for Hannibal?

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Hannibal debuted on NBC last night to very strong reviews... and very poor ratings.

The drama earned a 1.6 in the 18-49-year old demographic, which is below the opening figures for both Awake and Prime Suspect, two previously failed programs that aired at 10 p.m. on Thursdays for the network...

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8 p.m.
American Idol: 11.2 million viewers
The Vampire Diaries rerun: 1.1 million
Community: 2.4 million/Parks and Recreation: 2.9 million
Wife Swap: 4.1 million
The Big Bang Theory: 16.8 million/Two and a Half Men: 13.5 million

9 p.m.
Person of Interest: 14.3 million
Grey's Anatomy: 8.3 million
Beauty and the Beast rerun: 750,000
The Office: 3.4 million/Go On: 2.4 million
New Girl: 4.8 million/The Mindy Project: 3.5 million

10 p.m.
Scandal: 8.1 million
Elementary: 10.3 million
Hannibal: 4.3 million

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