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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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James Snead February 20, 2013 at 10:24 pm

It is the best drama TV show on at night or any other time for that matter. NO it should not be canceled. After the news was off we always put our TV on CBS and left it there, I’m not sure that will the case if they cancel Vegas. I really enjoyed the program.


sylvio migal February 26, 2013 at 9:34 pm

please put vegas back on the air. you cancelled without notice. i was shocked when i was going to watch it 0n feb 26 and it was not on . it was one of our favorite shows. there are not to many good shows that we like now you take it off,put it back.


Anonymous February 20, 2013 at 10:14 pm

please please keep Vegas on. great show and cast


Rudy V February 20, 2013 at 10:06 pm

My wife and I both enjoy the show and look forward to each
Episode. Two more votes for another season.


Joyce February 20, 2013 at 7:20 pm

Just saw the last episode of Vegas. Love the show. My husband and I watch the show together and enjoy the actors, stories and the acting. Don’t take this show off.


Audrey February 20, 2013 at 6:41 pm

Please do not cancel Vegas. Great cast, top leading actors, writers. One of the most watchable shows on TV. Such a break from all the mindless, so-called comedies that glut the networks. Everything on TV doesn’t have to be for the thirty-somethings . . and I’ll bet lots of them enjoy the show as well.


Pete S February 20, 2013 at 5:32 pm

please renew…its done well, good story line so far…with not too much over the top violence
but CBS has not given this show a fair shake… week on week off doesnt help…
I see very little promoting… my suggestion would be to run rebroadcasts after the season….consistantly… then give season two a real good shot…remember Seinfeld and Cheers did very poorly their first year


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R McNatt February 20, 2013 at 3:57 pm

My husband and I are in our early forties and we both love the show. Please do not cancel the show. We love to watch it. If you do decide to cancel it, could you at least finish out the season and give the show some kind of ending?


LLE February 20, 2013 at 3:55 pm

It would be a big mistake to cancel Vegas, It should be renewed. There are very few shows on any station worth watching but your Tuesday line up, from NCIS,Vegas and NCIS LA are by far the best. Fridays line up is also great.


Darryl February 20, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Vegas; First of all it has two of the best drama shows leading into the 10:00 P.M. slot.
I would be very disappointed if they did cancel the show, but than again at age 66 our voices aren’t heard by the networks. Average age for the ratings 18-49. I guess we don’t buy anything from the advertisers at least that’s what the network want’s you to believe.
Dennis Quaid very good actor, Micheal Chikilis I always enjoy his character, Jason O’Mara
Carrie-Ann Moss, and the rest of the cast are all seasoned actors. My opinion; The show
deserves to be renewed at least for another season. Here’s a warning to CBS keep canceling these decent if not great shows and you will end up like NBC. I believe they are in 4th place or worst when you compare networks. CBS; ABC; FOX;NBC, CW.


TC February 20, 2013 at 3:22 pm

yes,please renew show love it ,not over sixty


Marvin Fredrickson February 20, 2013 at 2:45 pm

I believe that Vegas is a great show. We like all the actors in it and it has a good story line. I agree that some of the shows that they keep on stinks. How can they get a good reading when it comes on after hours?


Jessica H. February 20, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Please renew vegas, My husband and I watch this show every Tuesday night. We did not grow up in the sixties but we love all the actors.


Joyce February 20, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Please renew. One of very few good shows.


al smith February 20, 2013 at 12:22 pm

keep it on the air…we watch it every week and am disappointed to see it off starting next week…


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