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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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leslie February 27, 2013 at 1:45 pm

My husband and I like Vegas very much…. the time period (love to see the clothes, cars, etc. We like the characters and story lines. Hoping it stays on the air!!!!


jessica b February 27, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Vegas was really getting good! Why on Earth would it be cancelled? A good show that me and my family enjoyed to watch together. KEEP IT!!!


Dan February 27, 2013 at 1:09 pm

“Vegas” is a great show, but has already been replaced by some fair-haired sex maniac detective called “The Golden Boy”. CBS plugged the premier contunually throughout the NCIS shows. I figured those previews were enough for me.

So long “Vegas”. It was great while it lasted!


anna February 27, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Please keep Vegas. It’s the best new show in years. Nice to have a show about another era and not nonstop violence.


Tena February 27, 2013 at 10:10 am

I think that Vegas is a great show. My whole family watches it. In the midst
of a bunch of related shows that have been way over done ex: criminal profiling shows and a so called
reality show on every channel why not leave Vegas on and let us enjoy it.


Terry Clements February 27, 2013 at 8:47 am

Love it, keep it.


Rita February 27, 2013 at 8:46 am

I really enjoy Vegas. It has gotten better and better as the season goes along. It is weaving its viewers in to find out what happened next. Love the 50’s setting. KEEP IT


Shaun February 27, 2013 at 1:52 am

The Vegas TV show is a show that has a fresh angle on series dramas – no morgue scenes or excessive gratuitous violence and has potential for a long running good series show. CBS please dont mess with a good thing here… and pay attention to what you should already know by now. This show needs to stay on the air.


CAS February 27, 2013 at 1:27 am

One of your better shows. Best drama and a little history to boot. Look forward to Tue nights.


L Hahn February 27, 2013 at 12:07 am

This is one of the more entertaining shows on TV. My wife and I both enjoy it and would hate to see it cancelled. Please keep it in your lineup.


Stephen February 27, 2013 at 12:04 am

I personally love Vegas and also think with DVR and the Internet and also Comcast on demand and similar systems people watch the shows just not on Tuesday night at 10.00 they watch them when is conveant for them cause there in bed cause they have to work the next day long story short I think ratings systems are highly outdated and there needs to be a better system or plan put in place cause awsome shows like Vegas are getting canceled while stupid shows like honey boo Bo are still on the air


Camel Stach February 26, 2013 at 11:40 pm

Great storyline. Great characters and cast. Hope the writers can continue to turn out inspiring scripts. Do not cancel. Renew contracts and production.


Phil & Louise Cottle February 26, 2013 at 11:28 pm

To even consider canceling Vegas is ludicrous! This is the best drama we have seen since Walker, Texas Ranger ended. It’s delightful and keeps you on the edge of your seat!!! We can’t wait for every Tuesday at 9 pm (central time) so we can watch and DVR Vegas. If this show is canceled, I will stop watching CBS. Not a threat, FACT!!! Right now, our television stays on CBS 7 days a week from 5 pm – 11:35 pm, central time. We feel the best overall shows are on CBS, so CBS, PLEASE TAKE NOTE!!! GREAT SHOW. DO NOT CANCEL!!!


Norman schnaible February 26, 2013 at 11:18 pm

Love the show keep it on


Carolyn Baker February 26, 2013 at 11:16 pm

I think this is the best show on TV. I watch it all the time never miss one show. I think that you guys don’t know what the hell to do. There are show on TV that are so dum but you leave it on and you take off the good ones. I know I’m only one person but I think that you are making a very big mistake. You can make it big and better cause there are people out there that likes to here how things got start in Vegas with the mob and how it grow into what it is today. So please bring it back. Thanks!



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