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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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sherry March 7, 2013 at 11:58 am

DON’T CANCEL VEGAS, I love this show, it deserves a chance for a second season. It has great actors, good story line, great time period of the 60’s. I never miss an episiode.
It might get better ratings if you promoted it more and stop taking it off the air for weeks at a time. I don’t understand the need for your demo graphics with the age 19-49 It a great show no matter what your age. Be smart and KEEP IT ON THE AIR If you want to cance a show how about Two Broke Girls(no acting there)


Donna March 7, 2013 at 12:39 am

This is a great show and should stay on the air…I’m hooked on the characters and the story line. and will really miss it if it goes away.


Christina March 6, 2013 at 6:09 pm

I just LOVE this show. Michael C. and Dennis Q. are such a great combo. Please DON”T CANCELit!!!!!


wendy March 6, 2013 at 12:54 pm

Don’t cancel Vegas. I tremendously enjoy that show. It is vastly better that most of the shows that are on the air!


Stan B March 5, 2013 at 10:14 pm

Do not cancel
Way better than Golden Boy


jim March 5, 2013 at 10:09 pm

Awesome show with a great mix of emotions.


ronnie March 5, 2013 at 9:42 pm

i like the show vegas it’s a good show please don’t cancel it.


Rose March 5, 2013 at 9:09 pm

Please do not cancel Vegas. It is one of the few good shows on. Vegas, Person of Interest,Mentalist and Suits are the reason I turn on the TV.


Jim March 5, 2013 at 8:31 pm

Love this show. DO NOT CANCEL. One of the best shows on tv!!!!!


Jim March 5, 2013 at 8:01 pm

Do not cancel the show. Vegas is far better than Golden Boy. I never missed a show.


Jon March 5, 2013 at 7:15 pm

Do NOT cancel Vegas. It’s the best show on TV. Good weekly plots, great acting. You have plenty of half hour sitcoms between seven and eight that you could get rid of, such as “Two and a half men,” “Big Bang,” and “American Idol.”


Ronnie garner March 5, 2013 at 3:53 pm

Please continue “Vegas.” It’s the best drama on TV.


Michele/Toni March 5, 2013 at 3:25 pm

My aunt and I look forward to watching Vegas ever week. My aunt is 46 and I am 30 and fit in the demographic that was trying to be reached. We absolutely love the show. Please do not cancell it. it is good for young and old alike .


Anonymous March 5, 2013 at 2:48 pm

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


Lynn March 5, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Vegas is the only show I always make sure I’m home to see. It’s great…please don’t
cancel it…


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