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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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Marcos March 5, 2013 at 12:17 am

Please, don’t cancel Vegas. It is a serie that we can like the good and bad boy. Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis are fantastic. I can feel like I’m living in Las Vegas.


Jeremy woods March 4, 2013 at 10:09 pm

Vegas is my favorite show please bring it back,golden boy sucks!


Bill March 4, 2013 at 8:54 pm

I, too, love the show and can’t wait for it to be on each week but unfortunately, CBS (and any other network) doesn’t care about the ‘popularity’ of a show. They care only about $$$ and how much they can sell to advertisers. That means that you and I don’t count. Just the Nielson households who watch the show including all of the commercials. DVR, on-demand and web viewing don’t really matter to the network because they can’t sell advertisements if we skip through them. CBS compares their own shows more than they do shows on other networks and since Vegas is scoring only 1.5 for the latest episodes (on Tuesday versus Friday), it will likely be cancelled as so many other good shows have been. Let’s just hope they give us all 21 episodes instrad of cutting the episode order like they’ve done with other shows in similar situations.


Anonymous March 5, 2013 at 2:50 pm

Dont cancel Vegas. I love that show. It is way better than alot of stuff that is out there.


mary dameron March 4, 2013 at 6:36 pm

Please don’t cancel Vegas…We watch it all the time…GREAT SHOW!!!!!!!!


Linda March 4, 2013 at 2:45 pm

I absolutely love the show! I think it is one of the best on tv! With all the garbage that is on television, this has been a pleasure to watch every week. I hope you do not cancel it. We have no interest what so ever in watching the golden boy…it’s been done so many times!


Harry March 4, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Please bring it Back on!!!


Shirley March 4, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Please bring it back on Great show..not too many good shows anymore this one is awesome:)


Harry March 4, 2013 at 1:34 pm

When I get off work…this is one of the shows I look forward to watching..hope it returns…!!


Shirley March 4, 2013 at 1:27 pm

We love Vegas!!!! Please return..there are not very many good shows on any more..this one is awesome!!


Sheila March 4, 2013 at 6:30 am

Bring back Vegas…great show…great cars….decor…really has that 50’s feel…love it !!!


Belinda Hill March 3, 2013 at 11:55 pm

I love this show!!! Please don’t cancel it, I am so tired of the 20 plus other cop shows out there, they are all alike and this one is so different! I love the old Vegas storylines they are great. Please save it!!


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John McCoy March 3, 2013 at 10:42 pm

I really lije like the show Vegas and hope it is not cancelled.


Thomas Raley March 3, 2013 at 9:53 pm

I can’t wait each week to catch Vegas. I think it would be shame to lose this show.
Please renew!


San March 3, 2013 at 7:32 pm

Please bring Vegas back. We will not be watching Golden Boy.


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