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...
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
Scandal: 8.1 million
Elementary: 10.3 million
Hannibal: 4.3 million