Looks like Hannibal Lecter has a few more dinner parties to look forward to.
The Bryan Fuller blood-splattering series, based on the famed characters from the Thomas Harris novel "Red Dragon," made its debut in the troubled Thursday at 10 p.m. slot to a promising 3.4 million viewers — the slot's best performance for the network in more than a year, and a welcome distraction from the disastrous performance of its predecessor "Do No Harm."
It’s currently averaging 4.7 million total viewers and a 2.0 rating in the advertiser-desired 18-49 demo, according to Nielsen. The midseason replacement, which stars
"We're so proud of Bryan's vision for a show that is richly textured, psychologically complex, and very compelling," NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke said in a statement. "There are many great stories still to be told."