Fall TV Shows in Trouble
When is an audience of more than 14 million viewers a disappointment? When you’re a heavily hyped CBS drama with an all-star cast following the “NCIS”/”NCIS: Los Angeles” powerhouse. The debut of this Dennis Quaid-Michael Chiklis crime drama (set in 1960s Las Vegas)
actually attracted 14% fewer viewers in the key 18-49 demographic than “Unforgettable” did last year -- and that Poppy Montgomery procedural was axed before being resurrected for a summer run. We don’t think Quaid and Chiklis want to be sweating it out in Vegas in the summertime.
Prognosis: A roll of the dice. CBS doesn’t pull the trigger haphazardly, so they may give this one time to grow, but "Vegas" might join “The Playboy Club” and “Pan Am” as period pieces that ultimately didn’t work.