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. Linda says

    Please keep Vegas on the air. My husband and I look forward to Tuesday evenings to watch the latest episode of Vegas. It is the best show on television!!

  2. Patty says

    DO NOT CANCEL VEGAS! Love this show – I watch it every week! Will be very disappointed if this show is cancelled! It is one of the best shows on CBS!

  3. Lloyd says

    I absolutely love this show. Its a really well made show. It has an outstanding cast. I also loved Life on Mars too. Please renewal Vegas. Hate to loose another great show

  4. Jerry says

    My wife and I haven’t missed an episode yet. We both graduated from HS in ’60 and very much relate to the program, altho we had never been near Las Vegas then (AZ, actually). The casting is very believable, the acting is way above average, and the plots are entirely believable.
    What the heck more could a viewer want?

  5. Kathy says

    This show is amazing it would be a shame if they cancel this show. My husband an I look forward every week to watching this show. It always leaves you wanting more each week. So please don’t cancel this show.

  6. Marilyn & George Gresh says

    We LOVE Vegas, please don’t cancel. Tuesday is the only night my husband and I watch the same shows, CBS from 8pm-11pm. I don’t understand why you guys don’t let a great series find it’s legs. Friends wasn’t a success its first year! The person/people making these decisions for CBS should be fired. You are becoming famous for not having the guts to stick with what you know is good quality programs, and ditch them for the idiotic sitcoms that are saturating the market now. You bring in an audience, we get invested in the story line, character development and back stories, then poof, they’re off the air replaced with something else. I can assure you we will NOT be watching Golden Boy, in fact, if Vegas is canceled we will not be watching CBS period. You show us no loyalty by canceling our show, it goes both ways.

  7. Marilyn & George Gresh says

    We LOVE Vegas, it is our favorite show this season. Please renew!!! I don’t know what idiot decides to kill off great shows, but they should be fired. CBS seems to have a record of killing great TV series, yet keep stupid sitcoms on the air ad naseum. There IS about audience out here that WATCHES the programs. We aren’t smoking dope, texting, playing video games or playing with other internet devices while watching mindless silly sitcoms. We watch several CBS programs, but if you keep canceling them, we will go to another, more stable channel!

  8. Fred N. says

    I’m only 37 and I love the show! I hope it stays. I see that next Tuesday there’s another show taking its time slot. I have a feeling we wont see Vegas anymore.

  9. Patricia Flynn-Williams says

    My husband and I really like Vegas and think it would be a mistake for CBS to cancel it. Has great starts; good story line – what else do they want? There are really loser shows that they keep renewing and then cancel a good one. Go figure!

  10. cort says

    Please keep Vegas on! I love this show and look forward to watching it every Tuesday. So sad that they always want to cancel the shows that are actually good
    I can tell I am not going to be a big fan of golden boy

  11. Don says

    Vegas is one of the best produced programs on one of the major networks this season. That era is being so well depicted that it is being picked up on by a generation that doesn’t have enough viewers to please the bean counters. Vegas is casted well and very well done, it does not deserve to be cancelled. Please pick it up for another season.

  12. JUDY says

    I REALLY ENJOY VEGAS AND ALL THE ACTORS PLAY THEIR PARTS SO BELIEVABLE. IT EVEN AS FAMILY VALUES AND RESPECT PRTRAYED NOT SEX AROUND EVERY BEND STUPID JOKES OR GAYES. *( those kind of shows stay on forever) Maybe the number of people watching goes down because it is the 3rd hour of the evening to watch and some people got to bed early. I really like it and wish you would reconcider.

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