9:03am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Hannibal' Moves to Friday, 'Shark Tank' Rises
Hannibal returned for its second season last night, shifting from Thursdays to NBC's genre-friendly Friday block. First time at bat in the 10 p.m. hour, the drama averaged a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49. That falls short of last season's inaugural 1.5 rating on Thursday but improved from its performances later in the season.
Hannibal did lose some of its Grimm lead-in. The 9 p.m. drama averaged a 1.4 rating in the demo, down a tenth of a point from its last original, following Dateline (1.2 adults). NBC came in third for the night in the broadcast race, averaging a 1.2 rating with adults 18-49 and 4.9 million viewers.
ABC topped the pack with all new episodes. And though Last Man Standing (1.2 adults) and The Neighbors (1.0 adults) shed a respective three-tenths and one-tenth of a point, Shark Tank (2.1 adults) and 20/20 (1.8 adults) were both improved. The latter two were both up four-tenths of a point after going against the Olympics last week. ABC averaged a 1.7 and 6.9 million viewers.
Winning the night among total viewers, with an average 9.97 million, CBS saw both Undercover Boss (1.3 adults) and Hawaii Five-0 (1.4 adults) drop four-tenths of a point in the demo. Blue Bloods, down just two-tenths, brought a 1.4 rating -- for a nightly average of a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49.
On Fox, both Enlisted and Raising Hope averaged a 0.6 rating with adults under 50. Enlisted shed a tenth of a point, with no original lead-in from Bones, while Raising Hope held even. The network averaged a 0.7 in the demo and 2.6 million viewers.