Vegas: No Good News or Ratings on Friday

Vegas TV show on CBS cancelled soon?If fans of CBS’ Vegas were hoping for some good news for the struggling series, it didn’t come last night. The TV show is even more certain to be cancelled now.

Vegas was one of the most-anticipated news shows of the 2012-13 season but, for whatever reason, it hasn’t done very well in the ratings.

Airing on Tuesday nights, Vegas premiered to a 2.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 14.85 million total viewers. It lost 20% of its viewership in week two and the numbers never went back up. After 15 episodes, it was garnering a 1.5 in the demo and 9-10 million. The total viewership is positive but CBS needs shows with better advertiser-friendly demo numbers.

The original plan was to launch Golden Boy in Vegas’ timeslot for a couple weeks and then move it to Fridays to take CSI: NY’s former timeslot. Golden Boy was performing better than Vegas so they decided to shift the latter to Fridays instead.

While this could be seen as a bad sign for Vegas, it actually represented a new chance for the drama to prove itself. It’s a good match for Blue Bloods and key demo expectations are lower are Friday nights.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to be working out. Last night at 9pm, Vegas drew a meager 0.9 demo rating with 7.59 million viewers. Both Undercover Boss (at 8pm) and Blue Bloods (at 10pm) did significantly better, a sign that viewers switched the channel rather than tune in to watch Vegas.

If there’s any hope left for Vegas, it looks like that it’s quickly evaporating.

What do you think? Should CBS keep trying to make Vegas work or should they cancel it now?

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  1. Chris says

    PLEASE…PLEASE…PLEASE…DO NOT CANCEL VEGAS! I only recently found out about the show…and LOVED every minute of it! Perhaps a different day…a different time slot.

    Loved the fashions, hair styles, and storylines. Actors were great!

    Please give it another chance!

  2. Leesa says

    Vegas was awesome….put it back on, only try Mondays at 8;oopm…there is nothing good on Monday’s….you need to put some better shows on….Vegas would be a terrific start…get those stupid sit coms off. MOVIES on MONDAY’S….PLEASE

  3. Anonymous says

    Finally, something besides a reality show, and its cacelled. We watch old shows rather the crazy reality craze. Vegas is good, good acting, and story. Give it time!

  4. Ken says

    I hate to see this show cancelled. It is a welcome reprieve from the usual mind numbing claptrap major networks seem to prefer. I hope some other network will show some good sense and pick up this series. Thank goodness for cable.

  5. Anonymous says

    My husband & I love this show. You never know what is going to happen next! Love all the characters. There are so few good shows on any more – please don’t cancel Vegas. CBS needs to lead the way to better programming!

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