Sorry Dennis Quaid fans, but this is not necessarily good news for Vegas. CBS announced Thursday afternoon that the series is being bumped to Friday nights beginning April 5, while new series Golden Boy takes its spot on Tuesdays.
Golden Boy took over the Tuesday night slot in what was originally deemed a time period test run for two weeks, and was supposed to shift to Friday nights after that. But after strong ratings, CBS is making the switch more permanent, trying out Vegas alongside another cop drama, Blue Bloods.
As previously planned, the third episode of Golden Boy will air on Friday night at 9 p.m. ET. After that, Fridays will be dedicated to coverage of the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament until April.
While the news isn’t necessarily good for Vegas fans, it isn’t necessarily bad, either. If the show can retain solid numbers in the new timeslot, and perhaps up its key demos slightly, the show might be renewed over another season of CSI: NY, which is the lowest rated in the key demos of all the CBS shows.
It’s still too early to tell the fate of Golden Boy. Like Vegas, overall ratings are fairly strong, but it also suffers in the key demos. But with little network competition on Tuesday nights (Smash is having a terrible season and Body of Proof returned with a whimper), expectations are lowered slightly. With a potential NCIS: LA backdoor pilot airing this month (Red), that show could potentially take over the timeslot this fall if it is picked up to series.
In Canada, Golden Boy and CSI: NY air on CTV. Vegas airs on Global.