HANNIBAL NEEDS YOU - TAKIAWASE Episode Post
Great work Fannibals! Thanks to you we trended worldwide on Twitter with several hashtags last week!
In terms of ratings, we still have a bit of work to do! Why is that important again? Because advertisers pay networks to screen their ads - more viewers means more eyeballs seeing those ads and more $$$ for the networks. This increases the likelihood of a show like Hannibal being renewed for a third season. If we all pull together on this, I’m sure we can get a bump in ratings and an increase in new Hannibal fans :D
So how do we do this?
#1 - GROW THE AUDIENCE - FRESH MEAT
You love Hannibal, I love Hannibal, let’s all love Hannibal together! The work I’ve seen you all doing connecting with the other fandoms is AMAZING - if we can keep at it, hopefully we can Fannibalize everyone!
The Dino De Laurentiis Company (Hannibal’s producers) have a great initiative - #Fannibalized - whereby Fannibals can enter into a draw to win prizes by Fannibalizing their friends! You can find the details here at The Fannibal Feed.
#2 - WATCH TROUGH LEGIT CHANNELS to contribute to the ratings!
If you can’t watch live on NBC, NBC, Hulu Plus and Amazon all have options for viewing after the fact (NBC is free and Hulu Plus has a 30 day trial period). PLEASE NOTE - Watching in the first 72 hours is crucial, as ratings are still taken within this timeframe. This includes DVR!
#3 - LIVE TWEET ADVERTISERS to share the love!
Remember how I mentioned advertisers earlier? They are the network’s bread and butter. Only 25,000 homes in the U.S. are included in the Nielsen polling - BUT we do have a way of showing them we care, even if we aren’t one of the lucky few! Each week, fans are choosing one sponsor to tweet while the show airs live - this week is @Chase - using the #FreedomForWill hashtag. We had a great time chatting with sponsors last week, so drop them a line, say hi and thanks for supporting Hannibal!
LIVE TWEETING FAQ
Q: What time do I tweet?
A: Hannibal screens in the US at 10 PM EST every Friday. You can check your local equivalent time here - Time and Date Calculator - just scroll down to your city.
Q: What if I can’t tweet at the right time?
A: If you’d still like to be part of the conversation - you can prepare tweets in advance at HootSuite. Your tweets will go out at whichever time you nominate, so no need to miss out!
Q: Who should I tweet?
A: Apart from the sponsor of the week, the list below shows some of the most fun and amazing people to interact with on Twitter.
Bryan Fuller - Evil Genius and King Fannibal
Martha De Laurentiis - Exec Producer and Mama Hannibal
NBC Hannibal - ‘nuff said
Dino De Laurentiis Company - Behind the scenes goodies and gossip
David Slade - Director and photographer extraordinaire
Loretta Ramos - Producer and Girl Friday
Aaron Abrams - Zeller - Wisecracking tweet machine
Gillian Anderson - Bedelia - Need I say more?
Hettienne Park - Beverly - Social Justice Ultrababe
Lara Jean Chorostecki - Freddie - Flawless cat-enthusiast
It’s also a good idea to tweet whoever shows Hannibal in your country - here’s a list of International Hannibal broadcasters.
Q: Are there any Twitter rules I should know about?
A: Actually, yes! The main thing to do in order for your tweets to count towards a trend is to unlock your account if it’s set to private. You can always set your account back to private after you’re done but if you don’t unlock in the first place, your tweets won’t trend. Also, tweets with swears are void! That’s one I keep forgetting :D
Q: What else can I do?
A: Since you asked, when watching Hannibal, you can check in to TvTag - the site registers your viewing of Hannibal and you get a nifty sticker for checking in!
THANK-YOU so much for all your hard work. If there’s anything at all on this list you can help with, please do! We’ve done so much together already and I just know we can do great things for Hannibal again.
All my love,
- Kristy (@_Destati_) xx
P.S. This week’s .gif courtesy of Frekkenbok
This week’s trending pic courtesy of @Melsta17
P.P.S. Remember #DrGideonSentMe, last year’s Fannibal Blood Drive? In the same vein (heh) we have something AMAZING coming for the month of April which we hope you’ll all be happy to participate in. Watch this space.