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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.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

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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Mimi May 17, 2013 at 9:47 pm

Please, Please, DO_NOT CANCEL This show. It is one of the BEST I have watched in a long time. Great casting and writing. I have not missed a show. You are making a BIG MISTAKE…


fran May 17, 2013 at 2:53 pm

One of the most interesting of the new shows. Never miss it, but must admit to using DVR and not watching til its a good time for me. Give it a chance…I want to know how the story goes!!!


Gwendolyn Haney May 17, 2013 at 3:34 am

I think Golden Boy should be renewed it was very well done and very exciting to watch.


Gary May 16, 2013 at 4:22 pm

I can’t believe CBS is cancelling this show. I’ve watched since day one and the finale was incredible. A great show!! Please don’t cancel it!


Joy May 17, 2013 at 12:59 am

Please reconsider the decision to cancel Golden Boy..! This is a great show and millions will be disappointed if season 2 isn’t aired.


Mariane Tomer May 15, 2013 at 11:06 am

Golden Boy is one of the few good shows on TV. I can’t believe they would cancel that and renew trash like “Two and a Half men. It just goes to show you where the morals lie.


Broomell16 May 16, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Should be saved Great show wanna see how it all ends


Laura May 15, 2013 at 1:31 am

Please save golden boy great showp


Kathy May 14, 2013 at 11:28 pm

Love this show ! Please dont cancel !


mmurdock1976 May 14, 2013 at 11:05 pm

It’s sad that a really good series is getting cancelled (golden boy), while other sorry, less intelligent reality shows keep going and going. Ridiculous.


Holly S May 14, 2013 at 10:09 pm

Please don’t cancel golden boy it offers such a breath of fresh air not like all other police shows before it. Good cast and acting


paul May 13, 2013 at 10:56 pm

This is a very sad day, Golden Boy is cancelled. This is one of th Best shows on TV. CBS should have promoted it more. The charactors and ongoing storyline gets you hooked! Please CBS change your mind, do not cancel Golden Boys!!!


Susan May 13, 2013 at 12:39 pm

My boyfriend and I watch Golden Boy every week faithfully. It is a well written and well acted show which should not be cancelled. We love it that it is shot on location in New York. PLEASE DO NOT CANCEL THIS FABULOUS SHOW


Angie May 9, 2013 at 5:52 pm

Golden Boy is a very interesting, great show. It’s the only police drama I watch, it’s the only one that’s ever caught my attention. Please renew it for another season. The characters & storyline are some of the best I’ve seen in a while.
I wonder if they count how many people have to DVR the show when going through the ratings scale?


Heather Reckzin May 9, 2013 at 8:04 am

I like this show and hope it returns. I don’t watch the graphic shows like Bones or Criminal Minds. There is enough horror on the news. I much prefer shows like Vegas, Golden Boy, Elementary and Person of Interest.


Michelle May 9, 2013 at 2:58 am

My Husband and I both love The Golden Boy, however he works 3rd shift so I DVR each episode and we watch it together on Wednesday morning. Every week we can’t wait for the new episode to come on. Please, give it a chance and promote it more!!! DO NOT CANCEL GOLDEN BOY… PLEASE!!!


Andrew May 9, 2013 at 12:54 am

Original, highly entertaining and great acting. But not reasons enough for CBS to continue with this superb and highly entertaining series. Better to play it safe and renew the inane, incomprehensible tripe that passes for good drama. Example: Hawaii Five-O, Body of Proof and Blue Bloods.

I like most of you, hope Golden Boy returns, but realistically our opinions don’t count for much when it comes to CBS’s bottom line, so I’m not holding out much hope.


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