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Vegas Sent to Fridays, Golden Boy Staying on Tuesdays

Vegas and Golden BoyCBS is changing their plans for Golden Boy and Vegas, the network’s two Tuesdays at 10pm series. Golden Boy was supposed to air twice on Tuesday nights before shifting to Fridays for the remainder of its season. Vegas would then return on March 19th.

Now, the network has decided to keep Golden Boy on Tuesdays and is shipping Vegas to Friday nights instead, starting April 5th (once basketball coverage has finished). An episode of Golden Boy will still air tomorrow night, as originally scheduled.

Neither show has been a success for the network but Golden Boy lost very little steam in week two so they may see it as a better bet than Vegas.

Though it’s seemed unlikely that Vegas would be renewed for a second season, a change in scheduling could end up helping the series survive. If Vegas can maintain about the same ratings on Friday nights, it could end up being a viable replacement for venerable CSI: NY. It’s also a good match with Blue Bloods.

The last few episodes of Vegas drew a 1.5 demo rating while CSI: NY’s attracted just a 1.2 in the demo.

Here’s the press release from CBS:

CBS’s NEW DRAMA “Golden Boy” TO REMAIN IN TUESDAY, 10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT TIME PERIOD

An Original “Golden Boy” Will Air This Friday as Previously Scheduled

“Vegas” Moves to Friday, 9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT, Effective April 5

Golden Boy, CBS’s new drama about the meteoric rise of an ambitious cop who becomes the youngest police commissioner in the history of New York City, will remain on Tuesdays (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), after two special previews in the time period.

CBS previously announced that Golden Boy would move to Friday (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) after the preview broadcasts on Feb. 26 and March 3. An original episode of Golden Boy will still air this first Friday (March 8) at 9:00 PM, ET/PT as planned.

CBS will give the freshman drama Vegas a look in a new time period, moving it to Friday (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) beginning April 5, following the Network’s coverage of the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament.

In its two Tuesday broadcasts, GOLDEN BOY is winning its time period in viewers and key demographics, averaging 9.98 million viewers, 2.6/07 in adults 25-54 and 1.7/05 in adults 18-49.

GOLDEN BOY stars Theo James, Chi McBride, Kevin Alejandro, Bonnie Somerville, Holt McCallany and Stella Maeve. Greg Berlanti and Emmy Award winner Nicholas Wootton are executive producers for Warner Bros. Television.

Vegas stars Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jason O’Mara, Taylor Handley and Sarah Jones. Greg Walker, Nicholas Pileggi, Cathy Konrad, Arthur Sarkissian and James Mangold are executive producers for CBS Television Studios.

What do you think? Is this good or bad news for Vegas? How about for Golden Boy?

 

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The Texan March 18, 2013 at 11:23 pm

As always whenever a great show like “Vegas” comes to our TV sets, some moronic young and dumb yuppie pulls the plug and dumps it!!! Come on CBS leave “Vegas” on and get rid of the yuppie!!!

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The Texan March 18, 2013 at 11:15 pm

As always whenever a great show like “Vegas” comes to our TV sets, some m
oronic young and dumb yuppie pulls the plug and dumps it!!! Come on CBS leave it on and get rid of the yuppie!!!

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Beverly Pauley March 18, 2013 at 5:42 pm

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love vegas . Golden Boy just same old stuff. Keep Vegas where it should be on Tuesday.
Tuesday was one of the best night for staying with one network .

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Goose March 18, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Vegas is a great show. I have no idea why CBS would consider dropping it. It has had the misfortune of being on at the same time as another of my favs, Justified. But that is why I have a DVR. It should do great on Friday nights. Golden Boy is lame.

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Don March 18, 2013 at 8:19 am

Vegas is the “GREATEST”!!!
Golden Boy is not even close to the quality of Vegas.

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daniel March 18, 2013 at 8:16 pm

Vegas is refreshing over the rehashed cop shows. It is stupid of CBS to look at rating when ( like Joie Thomas said “…the only probem is that you take it off for every political “thing” and sports “thing” that comes down the pike…maybe if it had a day and a time and could come on consistently it would have grate ratings… ” ). Problem is now, Friday is a horrible day for a time slot, going into summer. I, like so many other people, found out late that it was even on the air, blame the CBS promotion team on that one. As far as this new ‘Golden Boy’ show – ( sounds like a Superman rehash ), I’d rather watch a ‘Mash’ re-run, which is another show they wanted to cancel before it had a chance. Anway, Viva Las Vegas

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Joie Thomas March 17, 2013 at 11:35 pm

Vegas is AWSOME…the only probem is that you take it off for every political “thing” and sports “thing” that comes down the pike…maybe if it had a day and a time and could come on consistently it would have grate ratings… I finally bought it from Amaon because I couldn’t figure out when it was on. You will probably have the same problem with any show you do this with.

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montie March 17, 2013 at 11:13 pm

Vegas is the best ! Golden boy is the same crap that follows the statis que of all other police shows. Vegas is different and from a simpler time more enjoyable and entertaining

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Raymondo March 17, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Golden Boy is just another” pretty boy show”. The constant close ups of his face are sickening. He didnt get this role because he can act, thats obvious. The show itself is not nearly as good as Vegas. I cant believe they wuld cancel Vegas for this Fluffy Pretty Boy Show. Vegas has great actors, great stories, great backround, love the old cars, the city, the whole 60’s atmosphere, reminded me of Mad Men.

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June Boyer March 17, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Vegas is one of the best shows on TV. You must be out of your mind to think of cancelling it. Hell will freeze over before I will watch Golden Boy after you wanting to cancel Vegas and replace Golden Boy with it.

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Marian March 17, 2013 at 10:59 am

Love Vegas- please keep it on.

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Anonymous March 16, 2013 at 8:06 am

Love Vegas One of the best series on TV!!!!!

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Bob March 16, 2013 at 1:01 am

Love “Vegas” and the excellent cast. Sarah Jones is perfect. The sheriff’s department couldn’t be better. Love the old cars and the Vegas sets and music. “Golden Boy” is not as captivating but OK. Chi McBride is always first rate.

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Rich March 15, 2013 at 5:54 pm

I hope they leave Vegas on great show one of the best on tv

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Marlissa March 14, 2013 at 9:49 pm

Drop Golden Boy.

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Marlissa March 14, 2013 at 9:46 pm

I love Vegas. Let the other show go.

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