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Vegas: Season One Ratings

CBS Vegas TV show ratingsWill Dennis Quaid’s first foray into series television bring big ratings? Will Vegas be a success or end up being cancelled like so many other newbie shows? Watch the ratings to find out.

Vegas typically airs on Tuesday nights at 10pm on CBS. The cast also includes Michael Chiklis, Jason O’Mara, Carrie-Anne Moss, Sarah Jones, and Taylor Handley. There are 22 21 episodes.

Below are the TV show’s ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if Vegas 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: 1.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 9.75 million total viewers.

Episode 01-21: Friday, 05/10/13
0.9 in the demo (0% change) with 7.20 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 1.48 in the demo with 9.75 million.

UPDATE: CBS has cancelled Vegas after one season of 21 episodes.

Episode 01-20: Friday, 05/03/13
0.9 in the demo (-10% change) with 7.38 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 1.51 in the demo with 9.88 million.

Episode 01-19: Friday, 04/26/13
1.0 in the demo (+100% change) with 7.50 million (+74% change).
Season averages: 1.54 in the demo with 10.01 million.

Episode 01-18: Saturday, 04/20/13 (fast affiliate ratings)
0.5 in the demo (-38% change) with 4.32 million (-40% change).
Season averages: 1.57 in the demo with 10.15 million.

Episode 01-17: Friday, 04/12/13
0.8 in the demo (-11% change) with 7.20 million (-6% change).
Season averages: 1.63 in the demo with 10.49 million.

Episode 01-16: Friday, 04/05/13
0.9 in the demo (-40% change) with 7.67 million (-19% change).
Season averages: 1.68 in the demo with 10.70 million.

Episode 01-15: Tuesday, 02/19/13
1.5 in the demo (0% change) with 9.52 million (-7% change).
Season averages: 1.73 in the demo with 10.90 million.

Episode 01-14: Tuesday, 02/05/13
1.5 in the demo (-21% change) with 10.25 million (-9% change).
Season averages: 1.75 in the demo with 11.00 million.

Episode 01-13: Tuesday, 01/29/13
1.9 in the demo (+19% change) with 11.23 million (0% change).
Season averages: 1.77 in the demo with 11.06 million.

Episode 01-12: Tuesday, 01/15/13
1.6 in the demo (0% change) with 11.27 million (+3% change).
Season averages: 1.76 in the demo with 11.04 million.

CBS TV show ratingsEpisode 01-11: Tuesday, 01/08/13
1.6 in the demo (0% change) with 10.92 million (+11% change).
Season averages: 1.77 in the demo with 11.02 million.

Episode 01-10: Tuesday, 12/18/12
1.6 in the demo (+7% change) with 9.82 million (-5% change).
Season averages: 1.79 in the demo with 11.03 million.

Episode 01-09: Tuesday, 12/11/12
1.5 in the demo (-6% change) with 10.33 million (+11% change).
Season averages: 1.81 in the demo with 11.17 million.

Episode 01-08: Tuesday, 11/27/12
1.6 in the demo (-11% change) with 9.35 million (-8% change).
Season averages: 1.85 in the demo with 11.27 million.

Episode 01-07: Tuesday, 11/20/12
1.8 in the demo (+13% change) with 10.12 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 1.89 in the demo with 11.55 million.

UPDATE: CBS has trimmed the episode order to 21 installments.

Episode 01-06: Tuesday, 11/13/12
1.6 in the demo (-6% change) with 10.41 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 1.90 in the demo with 11.78 million.

Episode 01-05: Tuesday, 10/30/12
1.7 in the demo (+6% change) with 10.75 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 1.96 in the demo with 12.06 million.

Episode 01-04: Tuesday, 10/23/12
1.6 in the demo (-20% change) with 10.8 million (-8% change).
Season averages: 2.02 in the demo with 12.39 million.

UPDATE: CBS has ordered nine additional episodes, bringing the season total to 22.

Episode 01-03: Tuesday, 10/09/12
2.0 in the demo (0% change) with 11.78 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 2.17 in the demo with 12.91 million.

Episode 01-02: Tuesday, 10/02/12
2.0 in the demo (-20% change) with 12.11 million (-19% change).
Season averages: 2.25 in the demo with 13.48 million.

Episode 01-01: Tuesday, 09/25/12
2.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 14.85 million total viewers.
Season averages: 2.50 in the demo with 14.85 million.

Compared to Unforgettable’s series debut a year earlier, CBS was down by 14% in the demo (vs a 2.9 rating) and down by 4% in viewers (vs 14.09 million). While the viewership is very impressive, the demo is less so and CBS has cancelled many series for low demo numbers.

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 Vegas TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season?


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Jan November 17, 2012 at 11:22 pm

Boring, boring, boring. I can see why the ratings decrease each week. I hung in there as long as I could, but I just can’t watch one more episode. I vote for cancellation.


teeoff10 November 15, 2012 at 12:32 am

We really like this show and would like it to continue. We jave always liked D. Quaid and Chiklis and are happy to see “Life on Mars” Jason O’Mara back on Tv. We liked LOM too and saw that go. Give this a chance!


Arline Gray November 12, 2012 at 2:53 pm

I like the show and look forward to each one. Please don’t take it off. Give it a chance.


Bill October 26, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Vegas is one of the best new shows on TV. Keep it on we need them.


Vickie October 24, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Hubby and I love this show! Please do not cancel… of the shows that isn’t blantantly showing sex in every scene!


Craig October 23, 2012 at 7:18 pm

I was hoping Chiklis would really bring this show to the next level as he did with The Shield, but I actually like Unforgettable a bit more.


Andy Hamner October 22, 2012 at 11:37 am

I wanted to like this show, and have been a big fan of Dennis Quaid, but think that Vegas is really poorly written – boring, meaningless, unimportant crime stories – reminds me of a less-good McCloud. Dennis Quaid frowns or grumps or scowls through each episode.. The real Ralph Lamb was defeated for Sheriff two times, was considered a bully, had little to do with the mobsters who owned the big hotels and casinos, and by the time he was sheriff, Vegas was already a hot gambling and resort center – not a cowtown. At first I was impressed by the set of downtown Las Vegas, but actually the entire show has an amusement park feeling, with the weird blending of downtown Las Vegas with some signs that should be on the Strip. Didn’t they think this through?


Rose October 15, 2012 at 8:41 pm

I think “Vegas” is one of the very best new shows—-great cast–great story==great acting!!!!


matthew October 11, 2012 at 9:17 pm

i hope it dont go off air you take off most of my good shows ok dont take Vegas
if you do then i dont know why u are loseing respect of people who watch there shows then u take it off like u dont care.


Bill October 11, 2012 at 9:01 am

I really like the show. I’d hate to see it cancelled.


Brenda October 7, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Great show great cast,


Bert October 3, 2012 at 11:13 am

Great stuff, love the second Tue episode 101
Nice and clear great green screen views seemless graphics
Great lighting and effects
Just check the scene with the Ford flying through the air
In a fire ball
Not bad for the first episode sure to get better


Lynn October 2, 2012 at 12:58 pm

My nephew could be Dennis Quaid’s twin brother! This Tv show is absolutely amazing. Dennis Quaid’s acting is superb. It leaves you intrigued and want to see the next eposide


Jenny September 28, 2012 at 3:49 pm

I absolutely love this show! Such an amazing cast! I would be so disappointed if it was cancelled.


vivienne September 28, 2012 at 11:51 am

I really liked Vegas was well acted and good story line I will definiately stick with this a see where is goes.


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