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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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Roman Darien February 25, 2013 at 3:57 pm

It would be very disappointing if “Vegas” isn’t renewed. In my opinion it’s most definitely the best new show of the season. Networks can always pop out another stupid comedy, another “let’s see the guts” doctor show or another trite cop show. But “Vegas” is unique—not only in the storyline, but in the retro sets, as well.


dennis mcclelland February 25, 2013 at 3:51 pm

vegas is a good show and should be renewed


Amanda February 25, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Please renew for season 2, 3, 4 etc. :)


Rowena February 25, 2013 at 12:12 pm

I love Vegas. It is one of the best shows on tv . My husband and I watch everyone.
Can’t wait until it is back on . The season was to short.


Linda February 25, 2013 at 10:58 am

I love this show! Please don’t cancel it!


Andrew February 25, 2013 at 2:15 am

This is a great show and I hope it gets renewed.


Don S February 25, 2013 at 12:03 am

I love Vegas; It is very entertaining. It does not have any special effects. Hollywood wants to put special effects in every movie to wow us .Maybe for the younger generation likes it. It’s getting a little old.


Elaine Croft February 24, 2013 at 9:17 pm

I love the series Vegas. I love the old cars, having no computers in the sheriff’s office, no cell phones, etc. I love the old Vegas, brings back memories of when Vegas was a good place to go for fun, gambling and some glitz. Seems you networks care nothing, absolutely nothing, about the demographics for older folks. Now understand, I am not 100 years old, but I do not fit into your 18-35 year old demographic either. I am 59. If you stop and think, the senior citizens actually watch the darn commercials. My age, and under, we do not as we DVR everything so as to fast forward through the nusiance commercials. You would be wise to keep this show on the air, as all my senior friends, 65 and up, enjoy it. We do have spending dollars, and most older folks watch commercials. Dennis Quaid and Mike Chililis appeals greatly to us, as does the shows content.

Please do not cancel Vegas. I love it


Gwen February 24, 2013 at 8:06 pm

Keep Vegas. There aren’t many good shows left. Not everyone likes reality TV. This show appeals to the older generation. These were our vehicles, music and memories of a culture that is long gone. Best new show this year!!!!!


Stan February 24, 2013 at 7:17 pm

PLEASE keep the show on air


Julie Tindel February 24, 2013 at 7:01 pm

Please DON’T cancel Vegas. It is a really entertaining show. My sister and I look to watching it every Tuesday night. We will really miss the characters we have grown to enjoy, as well as the ongoing plot. You CAN’T just leave us hanging. PLEASE DON’T CANCEL VEGAS.


Ken mcdonald February 24, 2013 at 5:58 pm

R u crazy. I coulnt wait for it to come on. “Suits” at CBS need a shrink. 11 million viewers? That’s more than watch CBS news. Get it back quickly. Find a slot for it


Kathy Hance February 24, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Vegas should not be cancelled. It is one of the best shows on tv. too much junk to cancel this quality show.


Donna Hultberg February 24, 2013 at 1:56 pm

PLEASE don’t cancel this show! Like everyone else is saying, it’s a great show, look forward to it every week & I also am sooooo sick of reality shows. As we loose more & more good shows, I am closer to cancelling my TV provider & forcing myself to find alternate entertainment. I’m so tired of feeling like an addict, grasping pitifally at fleeting opportunities to watch something I enjoy. I’d be better off going “cold Turkey” & throwing the damn thing out the window!


djh February 24, 2013 at 9:18 am

Seems like every time CBS comes up with a GOOD TV series they cancel it after one season.
Vegas is a good series and deserves another season. No let me rephrase that. We the viewer deserves another season of Vegas.
I get real frustrated with Hollywood.


A2MC February 25, 2013 at 6:05 pm



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