'Golden Boy' To Remain in Tuesday 10PM Timeslot, 'Vegas' Moves to Friday at 9PM

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March 7th, 2013

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via press release:

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.

  • Billiam

    After seeing posts from some delusional people such as myself, I think that IF Vegas can hold it’s current numbers on Friday and get renewed, they should put Season 1 on Netflix this summer so that people who never saw the show can get caught up before the fall. However, I’m convinced that most Nielson viewers must be jobless and sit at home all day long watching TV and can’t afford a computer or the Netflix subscription… :)

  • Judy912

    I am happy to hear that CBS is giving ‘Vegas’ a chance at the Friday schedule. I hope it does well enough to stay there and be renewed for the 2013-14 fall schedule.

  • Mon

    Insulting Nielsen viewers is not a great way of making them watch Vegas. Just saying.

  • Dan

    I guess CBS liked how Golden Boy was doing on Tuesdays not that it had much competition since Smash and Body of Proof have both performed horribly.

    This makes sense and now basically confirms that Vegas is dead and while I still believe Golden Boy will be cancelled, at least it will finish out its run.

  • John A

    Most of Vegas cast are happy with the move on Twitter.

  • CBSviewer

    @ Mon

    You are maybe right ! If so it’s worse for Vegas. CSI: NY lost almost 1.3 rating point in a year. Vegas is not strong enough to air on Friday. I just hope it will help CSI: NY to get another Season (after all it got a 1.6 several times this Season).

  • Mike

    Vegas may do good on Fridays. Probably the old viewers that love Tom Selleck , love Dennis Quaid too.

  • JacobYates

    This is a good move in my opinion. If Vegas holds its current ratings at that slot then it could have a shot at a midseason renewal. However, since most shows don’t retain 100% of their ratings when shifting slots (especially to Friday) I will just wait and see how Vegas does.

    Also, will a new episode of Vegas air this Tuesday like originally planned or will it be another Golden Boy?

  • catsrule

    This could be a good move for Vegas. Shark Tank is another show that did poorly on Tuesday and it is now Friday’s highest rated show.

  • Herb Finn

    Remember they tried BLUE BLOODS on another night, it did’t do well and they mvoed it back to friday

  • JacobYates

    This is Vegas’ final stand. It has one last chance to prove itself. It’s a stretch, but it’s Vegas’ only chance at salvation.

  • Tom

    As others have said, this sounds like CBS simply rearranging for marginal gains. The only chance either has is TPF (Total Pilot Failure).

    And Vegas’ cast should be happy. They went from virtually no chance of renewal on Tuesdays to a slim chance on Fridays.

  • Dan S

    The irony is Vegas will get stronger competition against Grimm & Shark Tank on Fri. On Tues Smash & Body of Proof are both lightweights that could get beat by a test pattern on CBS. All the same I can only hope Vegas doesn’t go below 1.5 to maybe give it a pity renewal. NY is finished & like I said before the mothership CSI will likely move to Fri at 9 in the fall.

  • a p garcia

    If it were up to me, I would move GB to Saturday!

  • Neil

    Vegas is a Busted Flush.

  • jake3988

    This makes sense in a way… Blue Bloods and Vegas both get great viewership that skews really old.

    If Vegas can maintain its current ratings (very unlikely) on Fridays, then that would be good.

  • JacobYates

    Blue Bloods is pulling 1.4-1.5 on Friday but is a certain renewal due to syndication. Hypothetically speaking, where would Blue Bloods stand on the renew/cancel index if it wasn’t close to syndication?

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “Blue Bloods is pulling 1.4-1.5 on Friday but is a certain renewal due to syndication. Hypothetically speaking, where would Blue Bloods stand on the renew/cancel index if it wasn’t close to syndication?”

    Certain cancellation.

    “With how much they crow about Vegas as a “new hit show” in their commercials and the star power involved I think they want any excuse to renew Vegas.”

    All that demonstrates is how successful CBS Jedi Mind Tricks PR has been with you. “These are not the scheduling moves you should be worried about. Move along, move along…”

  • psychic

    Friday at 9. We all know the alternate name for that, don’t we?

  • psychic

    “These are not the scheduling moves you should be worried about. Move along, move along…”
    It’s interesting because Fringe, a Friday night death slot legend, directly parodied that line in season four.

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