TV Ratings: ‘Hannibal’ sees improvement, March Madness still wins night

While NCAA Tournament action controls the night for CBS, NBC’s drama Hannibal continues to see improvement and tied its season premiere.

For Friday night, CBS averaged 9.855 million viewers and a 3.1 in the 18-49 demographic, reports HitFix. The 9 p.m. timeslot was when demo numbers were their strongest with a 3.3 rating.

In a distant second, NBC averaged a 1.3 in the advertiser-important demo and 6.55 million viewers. Dateline was steady with a 1.4 in the demo, while Hannibal improved to a 1.1 rating, to tie a season high.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, ABC was right behind NBC with a 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demo. Last Man Standing remained even with a 1.3 in the demo and The Neighbors ticked up to a 1.0 rating. 20/20 slipped to a 1.3 in the demo following a Shark Tank encore.

Fox saw mostly drops for the night, with an average of 1.7 million viewers and a 0.4 in the demo. Both Rake and Enlisted slipped to series lows with a 0.4 in the demo. Raising Hope did improve slightly to a 0.5 demo rating.

The CW tied Fox in the demo with a 0.4 and averaged 1.38 million viewers.Whose Line Is It Anyway dropped to a 0.5 in the demo. Hart of Dixie did tick upwards slightly, to a 0.4 rating.

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