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Chase: New NBC Cop Series; Cancel or Keep It?

ChaseNBC rounded out their Monday night schedule with a new cop series, Chase. Police shows have performed very well for the networks for years but how did this one perform? Is it a keeper or will it be quickly cancelled?

Chase follows US Marshall Annie Frost (Kelli Giddish) as she heads up the Houston Enforcement & Apprehension Task Force. Annie and her team (played by Cole Hauser, Amaury Nolasco, Rose Rollins, and Jesse Metcalfe) hunt down America’s most dangerous fugitives.

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The premiere garnered a disappointing 2.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 7.3 million viewers. That put Chase in third (last) place in both categories. It lost a significant number of viewers from lead-in The Event — 36% of the demo and 33% of total viewers. It also lost about 15% of viewers in the demo between the start and finish of the episode.

TV show supportWhile this is much better than last year’s The Jay Leno Show, this mediocre start doesn’t bode well for Chase’s future. If the ratings decline in week two, as they typically do for new shows, it could be in real trouble.

Based on this performance alone, it seems unlikely that NBC would bother ordering any episodes beyond the initial 13 installments.

So, what do you think? Is Chase worth watching? Do you like the show or should it just be cancelled?

 

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Anca June 10, 2013 at 3:16 pm

The Chase its my favourite! keep the show going.

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Bhimsen Luchooman October 6, 2012 at 2:42 am

The Chase is a good show. It should be renewed. However the sex scene involving Cole Hauser is not relevant to the series.

The scenes and actions should be direct, tracking down the serial killers and other criminals. Although I understand millions of viewers want their police movies with some sex scenes (bed scenes, nudity etc) like Steven Seagall Jean Claude Van Damme and Jet Li movies. But many others like the Arnold Swartzenneger, Chuck Noris, Steve Austin ( Cold Austin) and Jackie Chan type movies.

We the minority but millions of viewers, who appreciate law,Police, justice, actions and stunts movies without a bit of sex scene. should be grateful if the cop series Chase could be renewed.

Thanking you.

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carol November 27, 2011 at 3:02 pm

I am 67 (AND KNOW WHAT HAP-NIN) keep the show going if you have any brains at all!!

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