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.

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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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  1. Jake says

    IMO, Unforgettable was a much better show in this time slot and it had higher ratings. I DVR Vegas and find myself fast forwarding anything that does not have to do with the “Mob”. Tues at 10pm is reserved for Justified for the next 12 weeks. :)

  2. geri says

    I hope it gets a second season. It’s just now, the last few episodes, starting to develope into a really interesting series.

  3. Lalo says

    It is an intelligently entertaining show and I truly hope there is a second season. It has a great cast and I love to watch Dennis Quaid regardless of whether he frowns or smiles!

  4. Empathy2 says

    I was amused to see that people here also noticed Quaid’s refusal to smile in the early episodes. I wondered if it signified his refusal to use his charm to make a “mere” TV series succeed. Frowning most of the time does make sense for the sheriff, but gee…. Anyway, though, whatever the actor’s reasons, I was relieved to see that in the episodes preceding the holidays Quaid relented and let his character and his fans enjoy life a little more. Meanwhile, for me Chiklis and the art decoration have always been enough to make the show something to look forward to every week, and I believe that if the network gives the series time, it will find a loyal audience and some critical acclaim, so I definitely hope it’ll be renewed for next year.

  5. Corlyss says

    The show has some plot and dialog problems but on balance it’s a very good character-based show. It’s spending more and more time with Vince Savino and less time with the Sheriff, so maybe it will end up as the Savino’s Vegas. I hope the show comes back next year. Mia Rizzo (Sarah Jones) is reason enough to watch the film. A picture of the future generation of the mob in the 60s a la Michael Corleone, college educated, very savvy, business oriented rather than criminal, she lives in two worlds.

  6. JJ Goode says

    I hope we see a season two of Vegas. Although it’s not as awesome as Elementary, it has Quaid and Chiklis—both are deserving of a hit.

  7. Blazius Nimrichter says

    My far my favorite TV show, interesting how it differs from modern crime shows. I love how it’s a period tv show as well. How’s the mob influenced Vegas in the 1960s , just brilliant.

  8. Patty says

    I didn’t care for 1st episode but decided to give it another shot due to the cast & it being set in the 60s. It’s grown on me – I enjoy the interaction between the law & the mob & how they sometimes work together…and in spite of each other. It’s not too light, not too heavy, but just right after a hectic day at the office. I hope it’s renewed (although Jason O’Mara seems to be in every show that gets canceled).

  9. keith says

    i like vegas, a mix of western and the mob interesting. i also like the 1960 setting. Dennis Quaid could smile more , a little bit more of that cocky attitude he does so well, instead of looking angry all the time.

  10. rainbowgirl says

    I always liked Dennis Quaid until now. I think his acting in Vegas is horrible. He constantly overacts his facial expressions to the point it sometimes looks scary. His bad boy smile has been replaced by a permanent frown which does nothing for his looks. And what is wrong with his voice, it is like he has had some kind of damage to his vocal cords. I think Quaid ruins a very good show.

  11. Jerry says

    Great show. Looks right for the 60s. Nice casting and the character development gets better with each episode. Let it build.

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