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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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Judy Layser February 19, 2013 at 11:13 pm

Love this show. My husband & I both watch it. I also have a 15 year grandson who doesn’t miss it. His Mom tapes it and he watches it after school. Don’t cancel it !


S.Tapper February 19, 2013 at 11:10 pm

Yes, please renew the show for at least another season. We look forward to watching this show every week and we would be terribly disappointed to see it cancelled!


Darryl Robinson February 19, 2013 at 11:07 pm

Great show to watch! I think a would be a great loss to cancel this show. Iagree great actors and greatt Script about Vegas in the earlier days.


Peegee February 19, 2013 at 11:07 pm

One of the best if not the best shows on, please don’t cancel


Louie February 18, 2013 at 9:52 pm

please keep Vegas on the air we watch it every week we really enjoy the story lines


Pappy February 18, 2013 at 12:04 pm

They say the only people who watch are over sixty. Yes I am over sixty and watch it every week. Maybe they think that young people can’t relate to the sixties. Well there are still plenty of us “old” people that watch TV and we can relate to it because we lived it! Please don’t cancel Vegas. It is one of the few shows we watch on national TV.


Cindy February 15, 2013 at 1:56 pm

Please do not cancel Vegas. It has GREAT actors and episodes. If everyone would watch more than one or two episodes to get to know the characters, they would be hooked! LOVE VEGAS!


Tim Howe February 14, 2013 at 9:58 pm

I didnt even know this was on! And Im a talk radio producer! CBS has done a terrible job promoting the show. Which is great and Im now watching all the episodes in a two day viewing marathon. Itd be a shame if such a great show was ended early because of the newtwork’s marketing failure.


Chris February 13, 2013 at 10:15 pm

I say “vegas”, the show should be renewed for a 2nd season.This was a great new show. I liked it alot. Including the actors, they were the perfect ones, to act in the show. Especially Dennis Quaid. He looked great playing ww the sheriff. Micheal Chikilis was great playing the owner of the casino. The show should be renewed for a second season. This was a great new show. Please make “vegas” return back on tv. I say anyone would like it. Including me.


Chris Ruddick February 12, 2013 at 8:49 pm

I LOVE VEGAS pleace keep it on


Sammi February 8, 2013 at 1:51 pm

I love this show & hope it gets renewed for Season 2. There was a comment written in TV Guide that the show “hasn’t fared well in the 18-49 demographic & that the median viewer age is 60.7.” So what!!!! Apparently, people over 60 years old don’t qualify as viewers of Vegas. It is a shame that only the “younger” demographic is considered qualified!


Don Ciccio February 8, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Please do NOT cancel Vegas. Great show, great cast!


teresa February 7, 2013 at 7:48 pm

Please leave it on the air I love this show vegas


L.Rose February 7, 2013 at 11:46 am

Please do not cancel this show… Like Unforgetable..some demographics enjoy these types of programming..not everyone is into mindless-unfunny sitcoms that go on forever…please give Vegas another season & see if ratings pick up. Sometimes it take more than 1 to get going & word of mouth may lend a hand if you just give it another season of time..don’t be like the “new” generation of today in which everything is all for instant gratification…Another season may surprise your Exectutives…


L. Rose February 7, 2013 at 11:35 am

Yes, please renew..Love it for all the obvious reasons..Just like Unforgetable(another tradgedy to lose) Just because certain demograhics don’ tune in( they prefer mindless un-funny sitcoms) please don’t disregard those of us that know what quality reallt is…..


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