‘Hannibal’ Ratings Surge 22%, Gets Boost Out Of Strong Lead-In ‘Dateline NBC’

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‘Hannibal’ Ratings Surge 22%, Gets Boost Out Of Strong Lead-In ‘Dateline NBC’

The following are primetime ratings notes from NBC’s Friday line-up of “Dateline NBC” from 8:00-10PM EST and “Hannibal” from 10:01-11:00PM:

At 10:01, “Hannibal” (1.1/3 in 18-49, 3.6 million viewers overall) jumped 22% week to week in 18-49 to match its season high (its best rating since the Feb. 28 season premiere also did a 1.1). The 1.1 equals “Hannibal’s” best rating since April 18, 2013, when the show’s third episode ever earned a 1.4.

In total viewers, the 3.6 million is a season high and best “Hannibal” since the show’s second episode ever, on April 11, 2013, averaged 4.376 million. In the time period, “Hannibal” tied for #2 among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-34 (with a 0.8 rating) and was #2 outright among those nets in men 18-34 (0.7). “Hannibal” has now held steady or grown week to week in adults 18-49 for three weeks in a row.

“Dateline NBC” (1.4/5 in 18-49, 8.0 million viewers overall from 8-10:01 p.m. ET) generated its biggest total-viewer result for a Friday edition in three years (since averaging 8.150 million on March 25, 2011).

In 18-49, “Dateline” matched last week’s rating and equaled its high since March 7. “Dateline” is the #1 non-sports choice in the slot among ABC, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and total viewers. “Dateline” grew steadily throughout its two hours, with this half-hour track in 18-49: 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 1.7. From its first half-hour to its fourth, “Dateline” grew by 42%.

LAST WEEK’S TOP 10 BROADCAST SERIES

SeriesNet.A18-49Viewers
Source: Nielsen Media Research // 11/27/17 - 12/03/17
Sunday Night FootballNBC6.4019.69 million
Thursday Night FootballNBC4.7015.60 million
Ohio St./WisconsinFOX3.6012.92 million
The OTFOX3.3010.19 million
Football Nt. in America: Pt. 3NBC3.109.71 million
This Is UsNBC2.8010.94 million
The Big Bang TheoryCBS2.5013.84 million
Young SheldonCBS2.1012.11 million
Rudolph the ... ReindeerCBS1.908.07 million
The Voice (Mon.)NBC1.909.60 million

TV WATCH TOP 10: 2017-18 SEASON AVERAGES

SeriesNet.A18-49Viewers
Sunday Night FootballNBC6.7719.04 million
Thursday Night FootballCBS4.7314.75 million
Young SheldonCBS3.8015.86 million
The Big Bang TheoryCBS3.2514.48 million
This Is UsNBC3.1811.42 million
The Voice (Mon.)NBC2.5010.72 million
The Voice (Tues.)NBC2.4010.62 million
Will & GraceNBC2.137.69 million
Grey's AnatomyABC2.178.07 million
The Good DoctorABC2.1010.86 million