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:


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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  1. Peter says

    Keep Vegas. There are few shows well written that carry drama and a touch of humor well. The plots are strong, characters are interesing and i think this series deserves a long life. Maybe it is too sophisticated for the average viewer and therefore has lower ratings, but it has been too long since we have had something “smater” to watch. Reality TV has reduced the typical viewer to want dumber shows.

  2. Bev says

    We miss Vegas. Do not care to watch Golden boy…sick of cop shows. I love seeing the fashions from that era…and the cars! So cool.

  3. Lee says

    Golden boys a$$. Typical New York cop show. Vegas is dramatic, great cast. When a good show comes on leave it up to CBS to screw with it. Leave it on and bring back HEARTLAND!!!

  4. Gloria says

    Only two shows I watch on TV – Vegas and Blue Bloods… Vegas should NOT be cancelled…
    It’s a different kind of show.

  5. The Young Crowd says

    I know plenty of people including me who all love Vegas, and were all below the age of 20. Your putting more trash on that is degrading the quality of TV shows. We don’t need another cop show, got 50 others that are better to chooses from. Sent the people bank rolling CBS targeting the younger crowd? So stop giving us crap put Vegas back to Tuesdays and stop canceling good TV shows. Next thing you know you will be canceling the news because not enough people watch it.

  6. Raymond Self says

    Why would you take off vegas, when its the only show thats worth watching? That so called “”””””””
    Golden Boy is the worst show I ever seen. Put Vegas back on. I’ll not watch another thing on CBS again.

  7. weezer2012 says

    Please leave Vegas on because it is a clean cut show and my whole family enjoys it, we was heart broken when it didn’t come on. Please bring it back.

  8. Terry says

    We thoroughly enjoy Vegas. Watched a couple of episodes of Golden Boy and not impressed with it at all. Will go to local news at 9:00PM on Tuesday now.

  9. A Fan says

    CBS–PLEASE keep Vegas on TV. Excellent story, characters, actors–has something for all audiences–police drama/mystery based on reality, historical/educational component, western/”cowboy” genre, romance/relationships and even a hint of comedy.

    Please don’t punish your fans by cancelling a great show–don’t do what another network did to viewers when cancelling “Life on Mars”.

    Give it at least another season. Viewers are running out of decent shows to watch!

  10. says

    Poor Sarah Jones… first Alcatraz gets cancelled, then she gets the gig on Vegas only to be relegated to the dreadful Friday night slot-from-hell before you get cancelled. Vegas is a great show (as was Alcatraz). Keep it going and dump the Golden Boy. Hated the pilot episode and the story line is so unrealistic. Rehash and more hash. At least Vegas has some semblance of reality and is very entertaining. The story lines have been great all season. PLEASE… keep Vegas!

  11. Reverend D H says

    Golden Boy, wow what a great idea, no one has ever tried a cop show about New York cops. Where did you come up wit such an original idea? Was it tweeted to you ? Now cancel it!!! Sick of the same old stuff.

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