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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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{ 555 comments… read them below or add one }

Madison May 1, 2013 at 2:57 pm

This is a fabulous show, great cast, great chemistry. I look forward to watching it every week. My extended family , from Canada to US watch this show and we all love it!


Lisa Erter May 1, 2013 at 10:26 am

Please DON’T cancel VEGAS! It’s such an enjoyable series with twists & turns, not to mention the excellent cast members. Being based on a true story also ads to the appeal. Please give it another season, at least, to catch on!


Sandi Gelsomino April 30, 2013 at 10:31 pm

Please keep vegas I love this show


Rita Mangano May 1, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Vegas is a great show. Please don’t cancel


Steve April 30, 2013 at 5:08 pm

CBS, Please don’t cancel Vegas. Great cast and supporting cast. Really captures the look & feel of the early 60’s. The women are all gorgeous. I can’t believe it’s even in the discussion of being canceled. Great chemistry with the actors. VERY ENTERTAINING!!!! If you haven’t seen it, give it a shot! MUST STAY ON THE AIR!


Cindy Dunagan April 29, 2013 at 11:26 pm

Do not cancel the show, it has barely had a chance! It is a very good show with lots of suspense and a great story line. It is different than all the other shows out there and my whole family looks forward to it!


Don April 29, 2013 at 8:02 pm

Do not cancel Vegas


Vegas Fans April 29, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Latest VEGAS ratings have improved (+) 50% change (Refer to “TV Series Finale” article of 4/27)


Episode 01-19: Friday, 04/26/13. (These are fast affiliate numbers and will be updated to reflect the national ratings when
1.0 in the demo (+50% change) with 7.36 millionthey are available.)


GES April 29, 2013 at 11:48 am

Hope to see it renewed. Great chemistry among the characters. Rarely able to watch it in the Fri. time slot but always DVR’d.


Shannon April 28, 2013 at 9:01 pm

Quaid and Chiklis have amazing chemistry. Who wouldn’t want to be Mia? Great acting and writing for this series. “Supporting” cast stories carry themselves. How dare you move this to Friday. Get it back out there. This show raises the bar. One of the reasons I still watch TV.


MRH April 28, 2013 at 4:26 pm

This show is terrific- and it appeals to men and women equally. Please keep it!


Vera April 28, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Please don’t cancel it.


Tdanez April 28, 2013 at 12:18 pm

If they cancel Vegas, CBS can suck it!!!


Helen Kaufmann April 28, 2013 at 2:44 am

Really Really LIKE this show!!!!!!! Please keep it on and put it back to tue. where more people are home to watch it.


Cassy April 27, 2013 at 8:25 pm

Love, Love, Love Vegas. Our whole family looks foward to the show. It would be a crime to cancel it. So many shows just never seem to get a chance. I remember when NBC wanted to cancel Cheers. It found it’s niche and went on for over ten years. We need
to let CBS how we feel.


Denise April 27, 2013 at 5:27 pm

This show is sooooooo good. My family and I love this show. Please do not cancel


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