NBC’s Hannibal opened Season 2 and christened its new Friday home with 3.4 million total viewers and a 1.1 demo rating — down sharply from the thriller’s series debut (4.4 mil/1.6, on a Thursday) but up 70 and 38 percent from its freshman finale (2 mil/0.8).
Hannibal‘s tallies also mark its best numbers since Season 1, Episode 3 (4/18/13). (Read Kim Roots’ recap.)
Leading into that, Grimm did 5.2 mil and a 1.4, down 12 percent and one tenth from its last fresh outing.
Over on CBS, Undercover Boss (7.7 mil/1.3) fell 16 and 23 percent, Hawaii Five-0 (10.4 mil/1.4) was down 7 and 22 percent and Blue Bloods (11.8 mi/1.4) slipped 9 and 12 percent.
Leading out of a Bones rerun, Fox’s Enlisted (1.8 mil/0.6) ticked down a tenth while Raising Hope (1.8 mil/0.6) was steady.
ABC’s Last Man Standing (6.6 mil/1.2) fell three tenths and The Neighbors (4.5 mil/1.0) dipped one tenth, but Shark Tank (7.8 mil/2.1) surged 26 and 23 percent, scoring its second-largest audience ever.