After two straight weeks of decent, but not spectacular, ratings Tuesday nights at 10:00 p.m. Eastern, the network has opted to keep “Goldt on Tuesday nights for the rest of the season … with the exception being a new episode that will air on Friday as originally planned (which is something that does not really make a ton of sense).
With this move, the network is really acknowledging that “Vegas” is not going to work in its current form as a part of their Tuesday-night future. While the show draws a pretty high viewer count, its 18-49 demographic figures are low, and while it is understandable that this feels disrespectful in many ways to folks 50 and over, this is the age group that advertisers go after more so than any other. (For evidence, see how “Harry’s Law” was canceled last year despite being one of NBC’s most-watched shows.)
So will “Vegas” fare well on Fridays? Here’s the issue: the show has benefited for weeks from a “NCIS: Los Angeles” lead-in, and it is pretty unrealistic to think that it can pop up in a new timeslot right away and be instantly fine. Meanwhile, “Golden Boy” could at least stay steady over the next few weeks at around a 1.6-1.8 in the demo, and it is possible that the show could pull off a surprise second-season renewal.t
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