Vegas: CBS Trims Episode Order, Will There Be More?

While CBS has increased their order for episodes of Elementary, the network has decided to cut the episode order for Vegas from 22 to 21 installments.

Starring Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis, Vegas debuted to a 2.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 14.85 million viewers. Considering the star power and promotion behind the series, that was a disappointment. For the next two weeks, the numbers seemed to stabilize at a 2.0 demo rating and roughly 12 million viewers.

On October 23rd, CBS ordered a full season of episodes for both Vegas and Elementary. That night, Vegas dropped 20%, to a 1.6 rating. The next week popped up to a 1.7 and this week’s went back down, to a 1.6 rating.

While the ratings have not been very good, CBS is apparently planning on sticking with Vegas for the rest of the season. If the numbers fall any further, it’ll be interesting to see if they cut any more episodes.

What do you think? Do you like the Vegas TV series? Do you think the ratings will come back up?

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  1. says

    vegas is a great show. great actors. i think the problem with the show is the date. maybe wednesday would be a better slot. and this golden boy is not what I anticipated. another cop show. vegas should be more vibrant with more of the casino action that was going on in those days. give it a chance.!!!!! injuriousv

  2. richard forrest says

    Best show I’ve seen in a while. Love the cast. Love the stories. Love the time in history. Always tape it when I can’t see it the night it’s on. Hope it stays. I turn off Golden Boy whenever it comes on just to protest Vegas NOT being on!!!!!!!!

  3. Richard says

    We realy enjoy this show, not the usual detective ,high shooting show, Love the period, please do not cut this show.

  4. Richard says

    We realy enjoy this show, not the usual dectective ,high shooting show, Love the period, please do not cut this show.

  5. dale says

    we live in vegas and we like to remember what life was like in the 60-70’s. your story line is good, characters are good. just advertise more. vegas is really hot right now, so it should have a good show following.

  6. Laura Linfield says

    The actors are all great in Vegas and I’m disappointed it is no longer available. I really like the ’50s scenarios and scripts.

  7. Denny says

    Vegas is a great new show!! It is in a lousy time slot. Put NCIkS L.A. At 10 pm and it’s ratings will. Dropping like a rock! People work and goto bed!

    • says

      I lived in Vegas for a brief time at the very same period this show is about. I wish you would keep it on the air forever! Best show I’ve watched in many years. I think Elementary is a stupid show and that is the one you should take off the air!

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