CBS Switches Timeslots and Nights for ‘Vegas’ and ‘Golden Boy’

The new drama Golden Boy about the meteoric rise of an ambitious cop (played by British actor Theo James) who becomes the youngest police commissioner in the history of New York City, will be staying put on Tuesday nights at 10 PM while the series that formerly held that timeslot – Vegas – will be moving to Friday nights at 9 PM starting on April 5.

Initially the plan was to have ‘Golden Boy’ air preview broadcasts on February 26 and March 3 then move to Friday nights, but – except for the previously announced episode that is set to air this Friday, March 8 at 9 PM – the series will actually remain on Tuesday nights.

And, in turn, the period piece drama ‘Vegas’ which stars the likes of Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jason O’Mara, Taylor Handley and Sarah Jones will move into the 9 PM timeslot on Friday nights. The wait for ‘Vegas’ on Friday nights will only be long enough for CBS to provide coverage of the NCAA Men’s basketball tournament.

‘Golden Boy’ has won its time period in viewers and key demographics in its Tuesday night airings, averaging 9.98 million viewers overall and 2.6 in adults from 25 to 54 years of age and 1.7 in adults from 18 to 49 years of age, which makes the network happy.

Again, the next new episode of ‘Golden Boy’ will air on CBS this Friday, March 8 and then will move into its regular 10 PM timeslot on Tuesday nights starting next week while ‘Vegas’ will be back on the air, moving into the 9 PM Friday night timeslot, starting on Friday, April 5.