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Vegas: TV Show Premiere Ratings

Vegas TV ratingsDennis Quaid’s first TV series, Vegas, debuted on CBS last night. If the ratings aren’t big enough to keep the TV show from getting cancelled, will it also be his last?

Vegas follows a fourth generation rancher who’s asked to become the Sheriff of 1960s Las Vegas, much to the chagrin of a Chicago gangster and his business associates. The cast includes Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Jason O’Mara, Taylor Handley, and Carrie-Anne Moss.

Airing opposite NBC’s Parenthood and the season premiere of Private Practice on ABC, Vegas attracted a 2.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 14.7 million total viewers. It was first in its timeslot in the demo and more than doubled the viewership of second place Private Practice’s viewership.

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 was very impressive, the demo was less so. If it can maintain these kinds of numbers, Vegas will surely be renewed. Unforgettable’s ratings dropped quite a bit and that show was ultimately cancelled — then resurrected for a short run during Summer 2013.

What do you think? Did you watch Vegas on CBS last night? Will you watch again?


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james durkee May 11, 2013 at 8:51 am

vegas is an awesome series -renew- renew- an renew one of few shows that my wife an i watch together, listen to the viewers


Richard Biskupski April 6, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Vegas is a great show, you must renew!


Deb March 25, 2013 at 10:08 pm

Bring it back, we love the show.


Sully March 21, 2013 at 1:29 pm

My family enjoys watching. Would like to see more episodes.


dave smith March 12, 2013 at 10:15 pm

best show of the season, bring it back


Linda Gee March 12, 2013 at 12:27 am

We loved this series, what have you done with it? Cancel something else if you have to cancel the itch you have for cancelling shows.


Paul March 5, 2013 at 10:34 pm

Like the show.


ann cantrell February 27, 2013 at 7:06 pm

Love this show….please bring it back!!Listen to us for a change.


sharon February 26, 2013 at 1:03 am

Bring it back. It was fun to watch what could have been.


Rosie February 23, 2013 at 11:30 pm

I am sad that Vegas will not be on this week. What is wrong with CBS cutting shows that are truly watched.


Gary February 21, 2013 at 12:08 am

My wife and I both lover Vegas. We certainly hope it will be renewed!


Nancy February 20, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Disappointed to see that Vegas will not be on next Tuesday. I love this show! The actors are great; storyline fascinating, and the views of Las Vegas back in the “old days” enjoyable to see every week, along with the cars and fashions. I would be enormously disappointed in CBS if this show is not back on soon!


janet ray February 20, 2013 at 10:02 am

Leave Vegas on can’t you just once listen to the viewers


sandy February 18, 2013 at 9:06 pm

My husband I love Vegas…best show on Tv(except NCIS).
great actors.


ron scott February 11, 2013 at 9:49 pm

vegas is a wonderful show and the casting and writing is wonderful not to be compared to the acting. i definately enjoy this show more every week. i am also impressed that the look of the show is much more polished. congrad to the hairdresser.


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