Serial killer, party of two?
The change, first reported on Twitter by Wall Street Journal media reporter Joe Flint, makes sense in the case of the recently cancelled Hannibal: NBC essentially is burning off the remaining episodes of the Hannibal Lecter thriller’s third and final season, like it did with Smash.
But less than a month ago, the Charles Manson drama Aquarius was (surprisingly) renewed for a second season — a status that makes its weekend move puzzling. Flint reports that the change is to “appease [NBC] affiliates not happy with their numbers.”
Aquarius‘ May premiere averaged 5.7 million total viewers and a 1.0 rating; by its July 3 episode, those numbers had sunk to 2.4 mil/0.4.
Dateline Thursday Mysteries will fill the 9-11 pm block left open by the dramas’ departures, starting this Thursday. Aquarius will air Saturdays at 9/8c followed by Hannibal at 10.