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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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Maureen Clark February 26, 2013 at 2:17 pm

Vegas is one show both my husband and I love the watch. Don’t cancel it!


Rick Van Kuren February 26, 2013 at 2:12 pm

Keep Vegas going. Great show rounding out Tuesday evenings great NCIS duo with a simpler time period theme.


Tom Baittie February 26, 2013 at 1:33 pm

If CBS has any ounce of brains they will not cancel Vegas. Many have said they hate reality tv. DITTO! You have great story lines with a great cast that holds your interest from week to week. Come on, don’t ruin a good thing. If they cancel it, I am done with the CBS network!


From Iowa February 26, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Great show, Great Actors, Love it, its better than any reality show. I see golden boy is on instead tonight…I want to see what happens next on Vegas!!!


margie February 26, 2013 at 1:04 pm

KEEP VEGAS Well done and well acted.


Nancy Landers February 26, 2013 at 1:53 am

KEEP “VEGAS” on the air, as it is a great show and Dennis Quaid is great. I am 64 and love the fact that you bring things back to where they were when I was growing up. This show should not be cancelled, cancel all the reality shows, except Dancing with the Stars and Bachelor. Us older folks like these kinds of shows and it is a good show. Listen to us, not the folks in the 18-35 demographics…they don’t know good TV.


Lucy February 26, 2013 at 1:23 am

Keep Vegas!!! I really enjoy this show.


Pam February 25, 2013 at 10:58 pm

I love Vegas! the style is like Mad Men, very authentic. The 3 brothers have a great and complex relationship and the middle one is so intense! A lot happens in each episode keeping my little ADHD mind tuned in. I look forward to it each week and already miss it for this week.


rena February 25, 2013 at 9:56 pm

Keep the Show CBS. Love it. Tired of reality shows. Keep Vegas


Wendy Stewart February 25, 2013 at 9:41 pm

My husband Steve and I love the show and will be very disappointed if it is cancelled. It is actually one of the best shows going. Golden Boy can’t touch it. Please don’t cancel it. We love watching the dynamic between Chiklis and Quaid and anticipate that their relationship will evolve into a working friendship.


Mary February 25, 2013 at 8:32 pm

Vegas is real entertainment and should not be cancelled. The cast is great and the episodes have been very entertaining. I am really not into all the ‘reality?’ shows and would love to see some or all of them go.


Cindy February 25, 2013 at 8:20 pm

Love Vegas! Keep it. 10 million viewers seems pretty good to me.


june February 25, 2013 at 7:30 pm

love Vegas…please don’t cancel..thanks


cathy doyle February 25, 2013 at 7:20 pm

please keep VEGAS ON my husband and i look forward each tuesday nite to watch the show. we really enjoy it. great show. great series we would like to see another season


Mary walker February 25, 2013 at 4:43 pm

One of the better shows on With all the stupid reality shows and awful comedy shows Vegas is really great I think Quaid and the rest of the cast are fantastic I vow not to watch Golden Boys Looks like a politically correct show and no where near the quality of Vegas I got so tired of the ads that I quit watching CBS
Please keep Vegas or move it to another network


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