'Hannibal' renewed for third season

By Chelsea Lewis ,

NBC's Hannibal will be returning for a third season. The fate of the NBC drama was unknown with the show's renewal on the bubble of being renewed/cancelled.

However, the drama was renewed because of international success and a strong fan base. The renewal came through even after a decrease in ratings during Friday night airings, Entertainment Weekly reported.

NBC added that Hannibal attracts the youngest audience of any 10 p.m. broadcast drama. The show has also been performing well on DVR growing to 72 percent. Though even with strong DVR numbers, the show was only averaging 3.6 million viewers and 1.4 ratings on Friday night.

Variety also added that NBC has picked up the freshman comedy About a Boy. The show stars David Walton and Minnie Driver and has been averaging 8.3 million viewers and a 2.4 rating in the demo.

The fate of another popular NBC drama is not known. The show Revolution has yet to be picked up or canceled by the network.

Hannibal stars Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen.

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