Chase: Struggling NBC Series Put on Hiatus; Cancelled?

ChaseNBC has decided to pre-empt Chase once again but this time it’s looking a lot more permanent. The network has put the TV series on hiatus and replaced it with episodes of Minute to Win It. Though the network has not officially cancelled Chase, there’s certainly no compelling reason for NBC to bring it back.

Back in September, Chase debuted to mediocre ratings and things went quickly downhill from there. On Monday nights, Chase averaged just a 1.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic and a meager 5.44 million viewers. When the series moved to Wednesday nights for the new year, the ratings only got worse. It’s currently the lowest-rated scripted series on the network.

NBC pre-empted Chase this week and replaced it with a double dose of Minute to Win It. That move paid off with the game show literally doubling the demo performance of Chase’s last original episode. Not surprisingly, NBC has now bumped the remaining episodes of Chase from the schedule.

TV show supportThe peacock network had given the show a full season order back in October but by December had trimmed that back from 22 to 18 installments. There are currently five unaired episodes of Chase on the shelf and there’s no word from NBC on when or if they’ll ever be aired.

What do you think? Will you miss Chase? Why do you think it didn’t catch on?

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  1. GW says

    I thought the Game Show Chase was going off the TV? NO I will not miss that show. I like game shows, but that show is ridiculous.

  2. joe janosek says

    I can’t believe y’all took a great show off the air. I still miss that show.if yall were smart y’all would put it back on

  3. Linda howkins says

    Now on in Italy great because it’s in English it’s a great series pity they stopped it ‘s a great team of actor’s.

  4. angela scott says

    we are in australia and just started to watch first episodes where her and jimmy finally kiss and now it is off the air hubby and i love boots and the crew you goes suck if you don’t know a great show when you see one the past dictates the future nteworks suck

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