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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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Billy April 2, 2014 at 6:28 am

REALLY.. You keep all the crap shows and cancel the GOOD ones ,what wrong with this picture .Vegas is great and was set in a great era.


lori March 16, 2014 at 2:18 pm

Why would they cancel a wonderful show with a superior
Cast? Good tv is hard to come by.


Anonymous February 16, 2014 at 9:11 pm

We enjoyed watching Vegas, finally something good on TV again and we looked forward to watching it every week. Much better then the reality shows.
Sorry to hear it was cancelled. Finally something creative to watch, they should have placed in a better time slot, it would have probably been more successful.


cat November 24, 2013 at 9:03 pm

I really enjoyed the show. I got on the internet to see when it was coming back on to find out it was canceled. Damm!


t. ashley November 16, 2013 at 7:36 pm



George McGrath October 21, 2013 at 11:39 am

Unfortunately it is not necessary for a show to be interesting to remain. All it needs is an idiot whose father is in charge, to decide whether a show should remain or not. I would like to know how many people in Neilson voted for it. I have never known, nor ever heard of what families decide what I like. I guess I am not in their demographic. Oh well, another good show, that expected you to think and concentrate bites the dust. People instead want the Kardasians and other shows with no redeeming, interesting factors.


Steve November 23, 2013 at 7:52 pm

Great show needs renewed.


peggy August 25, 2013 at 8:29 pm

great show dont cancel


Jo Frund August 19, 2013 at 10:30 pm

Bring back a great show. It was entertaining , not the scripted reality shows.


Linda Jewell August 13, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Vegas was ne of the best. I agree with some of the others. The Golden Boy and Broke Girls – both are really pathetic. Please bring back Vegas.


Vegas Fans July 6, 2013 at 11:58 am

Go to (chat or phone) and request that they pick up and continue the Vegas series. They’ve already had many requests for it, and welcome more!


Johanna G Brancheau July 5, 2013 at 7:59 pm

They are crazy one of the best shows ever. My entire family has been waiting to hear when first show of next season would be aired 26 of us .


Nigel Barriball July 4, 2013 at 11:13 pm

Gutted!! Just finished watching the first series in the UK, and am gobsmacked that they have cancelled it after only one series! It’s a top show, great cast, gripping story lines and brilliant writing. I watched it from the start and my eldest son ‘gave it a go’ and it soon became our favourite tv show of the week!! Please please please someone make another series, then another and another and so on!! The ending left us begging for more and was set up with so many ‘what’s gonna happen next’ scenarios! Gutted even more now I’ve wrote this! Nothing else out there is anywhere near as good, yet gets series after series. Just because of its demographic resulted given by a company CBS cancels it. Muppets, all of them!!!


NADINE HARRIS June 18, 2013 at 8:21 pm

why do they cancel good shows,like Vegas,Nashville and leave the stupid shows on, the broke girls.bang,bang. mike & mollie and i could go on. the other is the golden boy. what is so good about that.


G. Mullins June 11, 2013 at 8:21 pm

I was a street officer 6years a detective 16 years. Vegas is the show that I could get into very entertaining. My husband and I really enjoyed and looked forward to every episode . We are very disappointed that it may be dropped.


D. Nelson June 10, 2013 at 6:09 pm

I hate to see this show end. It is one of the few good shows left on TV, please give it another year.


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