I watch 'Hannibal' and, even though it's on at 10 pm, I'm still shocked at what NBC, a broadcast network, allows to air.
Agreed. I mean, it's filmed outrageously beautifully, but it's still pretty gruesome. (And some of it isn't technically visually gruesome, but... that last Hannibal/Gideon scene? OH VOMIT.)
It's definitely the violence that the broadcast networks are loosening up on though, not the sex or nudity. There was a lot of heavy breathing and blurred writhing on the last Hannibal sexytimes scene but nothing terribly explicit.