Last week, “Hannibal” returned not as a hit but as a seemingly competent performer in its unappealing Friday at 10PM timeslot.

This week, it took a tumble in the ratings.

Friday’s “Hannibal” posted a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating with 2.64 million viewers. Dead last in its timeslot, the episode fell short of the 1.1 with 3.35 million viewers posted by last week’s broadcast.

Earlier in the night, NBC’s “Dateline” delivered a 1.5 with 7.46 million viewers. “Grimm” followed with a 1.5 and 5.64 million.