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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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Donna O'Kelley October 17, 2013 at 4:23 am

I miss VEGAS, give it a chance.


tom wright October 7, 2013 at 11:36 pm

Please renew vegas this is an excellent show well written and some great actors who
bring this period alive. At time when there is so much junk on television vegas is
a welcome change please bring this show back so I have something worth while to
turn on set.

thank you


dave May 28, 2013 at 3:48 am

I really like Vegas. Great acting, interesting stories, with really unsuspected TWISTS thrown in the storyline. I also like the 50’s era clothing and atmosphere. Just a good show to watch. A show you can watch with your kids (no real nudity or sex scenes, no foul language, etc.). I read on line about a week ago that the show has been CANCELED. NO !!!!! Bring it back !!!!


Serge May 25, 2013 at 2:03 am

You must renew this series guys!!! My friends and me love Vegas, please do not stop it!!!


Marie May 12, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Renew this series! This is one of the best series that has been on TV in a very long time! LOVE IT!!!


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