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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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Anonymous April 27, 2013 at 1:58 pm



Kevin Bash April 27, 2013 at 1:51 am

Love this show – so disappointed it will be cancelled – really a lot of fun.


Dena April 26, 2013 at 11:51 pm

Vegas is one the best new shows of this season. It was doing better on Tuesday nights but I still continue to watch it on Friday’s as well. It’s a great lead in for Bule Bloods and it’s a factual note that CBS wins the ratings game every Friday night so cancelling it would be a silly move. I’m sick and tired of all these teadius reality shows and I don’t watch any of them. I enjoy good humor, good drama, and excellent acting and I get all of that in each and every episode of Vegas. Please don’t cancel this show …


Elaine Weiman April 26, 2013 at 6:57 pm




Barry April 26, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Vegas is a quality show. To cancel it is a travesty. CBS didn’t give it a chance with their moving it around. I guess CBS wants to go the way of NBC and ABC and save money with so called Reality Shows, that are about as real as the Easter Bunny. If CBS does this I hope another network has enough sense to pick it up for next season. Evidently CBS doesn’t have the sense to realize there is a sizeable audience out there for this show.


Pete April 25, 2013 at 3:43 pm

If CBS cancels this show, since Dennis quaid produced it, I think Dennis Quaid should sue!
CBS never gave this show a chance … There was never a consistant schedule
For this program week on week off some times two weeks off
Then it’s supposed to be on Friday they show it Saturday instead


olga April 24, 2013 at 4:57 am

I think this show is fun; love the retro and it has a lot more substance than so many shows. It’s one of the best new shows of the year and I believe it will build up a following. I will be so disappointed if you drop it from your list. You have a great line up of shows but if you really have to drop one, I wouldn’t miss The Good Wife, it’s similar to so many other shows in the past and so predictable that I have quit watching it. Sorry.


Wanda April 24, 2013 at 1:44 am

I live in Henderson NV and “Vegas” is one of the best shows I’ve ever seen about Las Vegas. It’s well written, fantastic actors and has a little of everything serious, action and even funny sometimes. Please don’t put another reality show on, there’s already too many of them. If CBS cancels this show I hope another net work picks it up they will for sure have already made fans.


Jim April 22, 2013 at 11:38 pm

Vegas is well written, well acted and beautifully photographed. I hope someone at CBS has the smarts to renew it for a second season.

Please, no more forensic shows or talent contests!


Bonnie April 22, 2013 at 12:12 pm

And a word of advice to CBS: Remember M*A*S*H* had LOUSY ratings for the first couple of years, and it went out on top of the heap.


Bonnie April 22, 2013 at 12:09 pm

I absolutely love the show. I have had too many of my favorites only last a season or 2 not because they were bad, but the networks seem to want to cash in on “reality” shows. Trust me.. when a new “reality” show comes on.. they’ve lost me.


Carol April 21, 2013 at 7:17 pm

I like Vegas and hope it isn’t cancelled. Great acting.


AB April 21, 2013 at 6:55 pm

I love this show. Please renew it! Well written! Great cast!


Vegas fan April 21, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Love Vegas. One of a very very few shows with intelligent script, plot, good acting – not just running around, trivial unrelated conversation, staring at bloody bodies, or microscopes, etc.,etc.,etc.

If CBS doesn’t renew, then hope Netflix has the good sense to pick it up. They will have ready made fans to sign up.


dj April 21, 2013 at 1:21 pm

I love Vegas! It has a great cast. Please give it a second season.


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