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. says

    Please reconsider this show !! It is one of the few on network TV I watch. The time in our history is great and so are the stars. This behavior by ex’s at network is why so many
    people are watching cable shows. Move it to another night and please let it return. B. Hamilton

  2. Patricia says

    Vegas is a great show. Me and my husband are fans and have enjoyed the first season immensely. Can’t believe they are canceling the series. I don’t believe the Neilson ratings. Why don’t they ask real people.

  3. Vegas Fans says

    TO the Producers of Vegas: PLEASE consider promoting & moving Vegas to another network if CBS will not renew.

    TO TV Series Finale: Please provide an online petition to CBS for the fans to sign.

    Vegas is a rare, excellent show with a loyal audience.

    Thank you.

  4. says

    SAD DAY..

  5. Phyllis says

    I love this show – why is it that when something is good poof away it goes. The relationship between Quaid and Chiklis was dynamic – as with all the other cast. Please bring it back

  6. Phyllis says

    When I read the news that this series is not going to be renewed I gasped. It is unfortunate that the networks are impatient and require immediate results. This series has it all. It’s smart and entertaining. The entire cast is exceptional, which is highly uncommon in today’s TV lineup. I look forward to each episode. As I see it this time the network is getting I wrong. Please allow us to have a choice to enjoy a smart show … not interested in peeking into someone’s exagerrated life in a reality show or be subjected to a slasher series. I’m hopeful that the cancellation will be reconsidered. With a DVD it doesn’t matter what time slot this show has.

  7. Larry says

    You know, every spring the commercials on Tv get more obnoxious, and harder to bear. I’m guessing it is due to an influx of college graduates into the advertising business. Colleges teach their students to get their audiences attention and most of the time they go overboard.
    VEGAS has gotten my attention! It would be a shame to leave this shows destiny to younger people who can’t make up their own minds whether to text, eat, or take a crap. If this show gets cancelled, I’ll know someone at CBS is definitely crazy! If you cancel Vegas, just move Blue Bloods to another night and I will make Fridays my movie night! On second thought, I’ll just DVR Blue Bloods and watch movies on Friday. That way I can skip all the commercials directed at your younger audience who aren’t watching anyway.

  8. cmaglaughlin says

    When “Vegas” was first promoted before it began on Tuesday’s, I said I’d NEVER watch that show. Too much testosterone! To make a long story short, it has become a favorite show, and continues to get better each week, in spite of being shoved to Friday night date night. Advertisers cherish the 18-49 age ratings. I am a retired ad exec. At one time it was the golden calf. Now, with young adults straight out of college owing huge tuition bills, not able to find a job, living at home, internet and video crazy, they don’t have the cash those current ad execs think. I’ll take the baby boomer generation, now retired, with fixed, steady good income, and time on their hands and gas in their own car tanks, to travel and spend. “Vegas” is supposedly “doomed” by poor 18-49 numbers, but with 7.3 million viewers, I guess too “old” for “those experts.” Reality TV, dancing, singing, amazing race crap, appeals to a dumb downed audience. “Vegas” is magic, simply riveting, like no other show, including my other favorites, “The Good Wife,” “The Mentalist,” “Person of Interest,” “Castle,” “Body of Proof,” and “Nashville.” You don’t want to see an old man cry…please, please, “Ain’t too Proud to Beg,” re-new my favorite. I don’t want to go to bed early on Friday nights and toss and turn hating on CBS! I’m still pissed they axed my “Brotherhood of Poland New Hampshire.”

  9. Barry says

    Give this show another season. So tired of shows not given a chance and we just get more of the crappy reality shows. Vegas is a GREAT show and deserves another season. ALOT of people are tired of the reality garbage. Leave this show alone. We want a season 2

  10. Kathy says

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this show, have seen every episode, and think it’s gotten better as the season progresses. Great writing, interesting and varied characters, and totally cool props and scenery. The feel of the era has really been captured. Can’t wait for the season finale tomorrow, I only hope it’s not the last episode. CBS would be crazy not to renew this show.

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