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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559 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. susan says

    be very sorry to see a good show such as Vegas go off if cancelled.
    – keeps u interested from beginning to end, many different angles, twists & turns.
    Makes for a great hr. of watching & guessing what’s going to happen next.
    That’s what a “great show”is all about isn’t it??? Keeping & holding the viewers interest from beginning until end?? – this does…. finally a show that is quite different from so many others out there in TV land today. SO MANY NOW are the same old things, are same format, same style, over & over… It is a NICE nice change. It’s about time!

  2. Cyndi says

    My husband and I love this show. I don’t care what night you pick, we will watch it. Very cool to watch a show that is based on real life personalities from the sixties–seventies time period. Vegas employs talented actors whom continue to expand and improve in their characterizations; humorous, enriching, or eye-opening extras that add flavor to each character; great story lines. It is very pleasant to have something completely different–especially when you realize some of these episodes are very likely close to what actually transpired with the mobster families in Vegas as its roots spread through the desert. I’m with the person who basically said, “Let it ride; let it grow; give it a real chance.”

  3. Kayla says

    I think this show is great!! I really hope they DO NOT cancel the show, regardless of the ratings. It seems to have been doing better on tuesday nights but either way my dad and I always watch the show when it comes on, and usually I don’t like shows that my dad likes. I really hope they give the show a chance and a little more time and renew for another season!!!

  4. Vegas Fans says

    Hope CBS is smart enough to renew this 1960’s era show. If it doesn’t, hopefully AMC will pick it up as a complement to Mad Men.

    C’mon producers, don’t let this great show “die”!

  5. barbara says

    love vegas sick of women screaming at each other. to me friday is a great night for tv
    now that vegas and blue bloods are back to bac.

    • donn says

      it’s to bad these mental indigent marketing people at CBS are stuck on these reality TV shows, if these guys or gals would just take the time and effort, so people would see it, it would survive very well and for a long time. (NBC-star trek) remember that screww up.donn

  6. ron says

    I think they have improved the show. unfortunately they also sent it to Friday night, which basically means the end for the show

    now that quaid doesn’t have that stupid grin every scene, and Dixon has purpose, we have ourselves a darn decent show

    is it “boardwalk empire” as above said, of course not, but for a once a week dip into the 60’s vegas? I actually have grown to really like this show

    I used to make fun of vegas, but they actually made a good show in the past few episodes, its a shame that its as dead as merlin

  7. James says

    Vegas is a new hit show I love Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis . Time line and story plots are fantastic and you can see how sin city was really built. I am tired of reality shows. I hope CBS keeps Vegas I hope they do not make the same mistake with Vegas as they did with Chaos. Keep Vegas it’s a hit!!!!

  8. jim says

    time to get rid of this rubbish. Tried watching it but its just so predictable with a terrible plot and poor acting. For a top notch period show watch Boardwalk Empire, blows the socks of this nonsense.

  9. Carolyn says

    I just love Vegas! Please don’t cancel it. My husband and I set a couple evenings aside to watch our favorite shows on our cable “Primetime On Demand”. Vegas is always at the top of our list. I love the cast, the story line, and the period setting.

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