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NBC to Give New Show a Second Premiere Deadline

Following a less-than-spectacular ratings debut for a new drama series, NBC will try again. The network will repeat the premiere of "Hannibal" April 10, giving audiences another chance to catch the new gothic drama, reports Deadline.com.

As previously reported, "Hannibal’s” debut Thursday wasn't exactly the ratings draw that NBC may have been hoping it would be. The show averaged a 1.6 rating in the key 18-49 demo, finishing third in its 10 p.m. time period.

The series will temporarily take "Chicago Fire’s” time slot Wednesday at 10 p.m. for the repeat broadcast. The show's second episode will air the following night in its regular time period, Thursday at 10 p.m.