Anonymous said: I don't think you give enough credit to NBC. They put it on Friday because it got terrible ratings on Thursday and they don't want to waste a valuable timeslot. The Following gets more promotion but it's also a fundamentally different show. I found Sepinwall & Fienberg insightful when they compared Hannibal to Louie and Rectify, essentially art-film tv. Those also get terrible ratings on cable networks. Matthew Barney or Peter Greenaway + promotion != Michael Bay, financially speaking.
You talk like moving the show’s air time to the Friday night death slot was a gift. It’s not. It’s a stopgap measure at best, and an example of NBC playing it safe with a property that poses little financial risk at worst. So, no: NBC does not deserve credit for making that decision.