Golden Boy: Season One Ratings

golden boy cbs tv show ratingsVegas hasn’t been a ratings hit for CBS. Will Golden Boy preform better or will it be cancelled after one season, like so many others TV shows? We’ll have to wait and see.

Golden Boy revolves around an ambitious young cop who goes on to become New York’s youngest police commissioner. The show typically airs on Tuesday or Friday nights on CBS. The cast includes Theo James, Chi McBride, Kevin Alejandro, Bonnie Somerville, Holt McCallany, and Stella Maeve.

Below are the TV show’s ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if Golden Boy will be cancelled or renewed for season two.

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Final season averages: 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 8.19 million total viewers.

Episode 01-13: Tuesday, 05/14/13
1.2 in the demo (0% change) with 6.91 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 1.42 in the demo with 8.19 million.

UPDATE: CBS has cancelled Golden Boy after one season of 13 episodes.

Episode 01-12: Tuesday, 05/07/13
1.2 in the demo (-8% change) with 6.99 million (-9% change).
Season averages: 1.43 in the demo with 8.30 million.

Episode 01-11: Tuesday, 04/30/13
1.3 in the demo (-7% change) with 7.64 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 1.45 in the demo with 8.42 million.

Episode 01-10: Tuesday, 04/23/13
1.4 in the demo (-7% change) with 7.94 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 1.47 in the demo with 8.50 million.

Episode 01-09: Tuesday, 04/16/13
1.5 in the demo (0% change) with 8.07 million (+2% change).
Season averages: 1.48 in the demo with 8.56 million.

Episode 01-08: Tuesday, 04/09/13
1.5 in the demo (+15% change) with 7.89 million (+1% change).
Season averages: 1.48 in the demo with 8.62 million.

Episode 01-07: Tuesday, 04/02/13
1.3 in the demo (-7% change) with 7.83 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 1.47 in the demo with 8.72 million.

Episode 01-06: Tuesday, 03/26/13
1.4 in the demo (-18% change) with 8.07 million (-13% change).
Season averages: 1.50 in the demo with 8.87 million.

Episode 01-05: Tuesday, 03/19/13
1.7 in the demo (+13% change) with 9.26 million (+9% change).
Season averages: 1.52 in the demo with 9.03 million.

Episode 01-04: Tuesday, 03/12/13
1.5 in the demo (+50% change) with 8.53 million (+15% change).
Season averages: 1.48 in the demo with 8.97 million.

Episode 01-03: Friday, 03/08/13
1.0 in the demo (-38% change) with 7.41 million (-21% change).
Season averages: 1.47 in the demo with 9.12 million.

Episode 01-02: Tuesday, 03/05/13
1.6 in the demo (-11% change) with 9.40 million (-11% change).
Season averages: 1.70 in the demo with 9.98 million.

Episode 01-01: Tuesday, 02/26/13
1.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 10.46 million total viewers. (These are fast affiliate numbers and will be updated to reflect the national ratings when they are available.)

Compared to the series premiere of Vegas, CBS was down by 25% in the demo (vs a 2.4 rating) and down by 30% in viewers (vs 14.85 million). Not a good start.


Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.

What do you think? Do you like the Golden Boy TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season?

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161 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. says

    Why is it when you get a good storyline you cancel it CBS? Why not cancel shows like Big Brother which no grown up would want to watch? You should not cancel Golden Boy!

  2. Anonymous says

    One of the best shows I have seen in a long time. Please, another network? Put Golden Boy back on for another season!!

  3. Pat sheffield says

    Please don’t cancel golden boy. Love the actors & the storyline. Can’t believe u keep how I met your mother for sooooo
    Long and cancel. Golden boy. Just like u did without a trace!!!

  4. michele johnson says

    liked golden boy, at least get some closure on what and how he got to be police commissioner.

  5. imran magaji says

    C’mon really you are even thinking of canceling. Stop thinking and renew it, it’s soo nice

  6. Anonymous says

    Golden boy is one of mine my husband’s and numerous friends favorite shows we call each other all the time and discuss it why do u always take off the good shows and leave some that r so lousy keep golden boy pleeeeease!

  7. Rosie says

    I LOVE ‘Golden Boy’! I’m having a terrible time w/one-season shows. I thk the public needs more shows 2 last longer! Everytime I get n2 a really good show; it gets canceled! I’m really angry abt this one! I’m leaning towards documentaries; at least I won’t b let down AGAIN there! Lov u, Walter; u r the finest thng on tv! Lov u, Chi; u da man!

  8. Rocki says

    Golden Boy is the best new show on TV. The concept is brilliant, the acting first-rate, the story lines riveting and clever, and the clues given each week to how he becomes police commissioner keep you guessing. How can CBS leave us hanging?

  9. Jan Murphy says

    I haven’t missed a single episode of this outstanding drama! PLEASE don’t cancel this show!!!!!!!

  10. Lori Stiles says

    Please don’t cancel Golden Boy! This has a fantastic storyline, great characters, and one of the best shows I have seen in a while. Come on CBS, please keep this one.

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