TV ratings: 'Hannibal' slides; 'Community' and 'Parks and Rec' up slightly

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hannibal-hugh-dancy-mads-mikkelsen-episode-3-potage-nbc.jpgFast National ratings for Thursday, April 18, 2013

"Glee" held on to most of its increased audience from last week's (supposed) school shooting episode, while "American Idol" saw a backslide after its best Thursday numbers in a month a week ago. It was the biggest show of the night, though CBS and ABC were airing mostly reruns.

Over on NBC, "Hannibal" also saw a drop in ratings, going from a 4.37 million average over its first two episodes to 3.5 million for its third episode, but both "Community" and "Parks and Recreation" saw an uptick of a couple hundred thousand viewers.

CBS' reruns were good for a win, just edging out FOX. The Eye averaged 9.2 million viewers and a 5.9 rating/9 share in households, while FOX was at 9.1 million viewers, a 5.8/9. ABC trailed at third with 4 million viewers and a 2.7/4, followed by NBC at 3.2 million, 2.0/3 and the CW at 1.9 million, 1.2/2.

In the adults 18-49 demo, FOX won with a 2.5, followed by CBS (2.3), NBC (1.4), ABC (1.2) and the CW (0.7).

Thursday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

"American Idol" (11.9 million viewers, 7.5/12 households)
CBS: "The Big Bang Theory" rerun (11.2 million, 7.9/12)/"Two and a Half Men" rerun (8.7 million, 5.5/9)
ABC: "Wife Swap" (4.7 million, 3.1/5)
NBC: "Community" (3.2 million, 2.0/3)/"The Office" rerun (2.3 million, 1.5/2)
The CW: "The Vampire Diaries" (2.1 million, 1.4/2)

18-49 leader: "American Idol's" second half-hour (3.2)

9 p.m.

"Big Bang Theory" rerun (10.8 million, 6.7/10)/"2 Broke Girls" rerun (7.7 million, 4.9/8)
FOX: "Glee" (6.4 million, 4.1/6)
ABC: "Grey's Anatomy" rerun (3.98 million, 2,7/4)
NBC: "Parks and Recreation" (two episodes) (3.3 million, 2.0/3)
The CW: "Beauty and the Beast" (1.6 million, 1.0/2)

18-49 leader: "Big Bang Theory" (3.2)

10 p.m.

"Person of Interest" rerun (8.6 million, 5.5/9)
NBC: "Hannibal" (3.5 million, 2.3/4)
ABC: "Scandal" rerun (3.37 million, 2.3/4)

18-49 leader: "Person of Interest" (1.7)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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