NBC Renews Hannibal and About a Boy

Hannibal Renewed Season 3NBC will be serving a third helping of Hannibal during the 2014-15 TV season, the network announced on Friday.

On the decidedly lighter side, the freshman comedy About a Boy will be back for Season 2.

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The oh-so-dark, oh-so-delicious and breathtakingly filmed Hannibal has been averaging a 1.4 rating among Adults 18-49 and 3.6 million viewers overall, while ranking as the youngest 10 pm drama on ABC, CBS or NBC (with a median age of 48.2). It also enjoys a beefy 72 percent bump in the demo from Live+7 DVR playback, while increasing its total weekly audience by more than 1.2 million people (3.9 million vs. 2.7 million).

Episode 11 of Hannibal‘s 13-episode sophomore run airs tonight at 10/9c.

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About a Boy has improved the Tuesdays-at-9 time slot for NBC by 20 percent year-over-year, where it regularly beats sitcom rivals on ABC and Fox in the demo.