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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559 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Terri Dowdy says

    Please don’t cancel Vegas. One of the best shows on Tv. My husband and I look forward To and watch it every week. So sick of the same old stuff. Really a nice change. Great cast! Great SHOW!

  2. Divvy says

    I like this show. You were slipping into the “soap mode” but thought your writers might overcome that. What is wrong to have something new?. I am so tired of watching bodies being cut-up.

  3. Colleen Dana says

    I’ve watched Vegas every week since the first episode & Love it!!
    I’ve always liked Dennis Quaid & movies set back in earlier years.
    All of the characters & storylines are entertaining & at the end of every episode, I’m always surprised at how fast the hour went by & want to see more.
    I really do hope Vegas comes back for season 2.

  4. says

    Please don’t cancel Vegas. Golden Boy , Two and a Half Men, and Big Bang can go away.
    Vegas is a very good show and we look forward to it.

  5. Cindy says

    Love this show. It has more viewers than How I Met Your Mother and yet that one has been renewed. SMH!!!!

  6. Sue Jensen says

    My husband and I love Vegas. I really hope it comes back. CBS should give it another season!
    Please don’t cancel it.



  8. Bobby Moore says

    You know about 30 or so years ago,NBC had a new show that was struggling with Nielsen
    Ratings, and then president and head man Brandon tartikoff was going to have to pull the
    Plug on this show. Well fortunate for me as we’ll as NBC, this young president was willing to call back a nobody, young viewer that ask to speak to him, because I could not believe
    How they could cancel my favorite tv show since “taxi ” and we spoke for about 20 minutes
    or so, and he himself said he didn’t think they should cancel it as it was one his favorite
    Shows since taxi also. So you know we just hit it off real well when he told me that he was
    Big fan of this show and was going to get together with his network people and he promised to call me back in a week or so. well like he promised he did a week later, and said I’ve got some great news, they were going to run some more episodes during reruns
    And see how it does, and wouldn’t you know it became not only renewed it became one
    of tv best sitcoms of all time, by the way the show was “cheers”, and fortunately mr.tartikoff Had The for site to listen to his gut, as well as a random fan,who left this situation with The highest respect for this man, on how he spoke to me, like just two guys sharing a conversation and a few laughs about simple things, and especially most of all, for saving cheers ! I was really sad to hear he past away in 1997. I sure wish CBS would try following, what I would consider one of the most successful tv executives of the past, and try running shows like Vegas in the reruns season !

  9. Carol says

    I LOVE this show. Please, please don’t cancel it! I miss it, and hate golden boy or whatever it’s called.

  10. john says

    Move it to 9:00pm. One of the best CBS has done in awhile. Much better than the replacement “Golden Boy”.

  11. Ric Seelbinder says

    Great show. This show is a pleasure watching. Golden Boy that took its place needs to go into the trash.

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