NBC has opted to banish its low-rated Thursday drama duo of “Aquarius” and “Hannibal” to the quieter timeslots on Saturday night effective immediately.
“Aquarius” has been renewed for a second season and “Hannibal” has been effectively cancelled but will air out the remainder of its thirteen episode third season. Both shows, which have been pulling in just a 0.4 rating, will now air from 9-11pm on Saturdays.
The show’s are taking over for the network’s popular “Dateline Saturday Mystery”, which does double those ratings in that timeslot. NBC has had a habit for using Saturdays as a final resting place for shows such as last summer’s pirate drama “Crossbones”.