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. sierra says

    I think chase should be bruoght back!!!!! It one of the best shows ive seen in while!!!! Plus it was left way open if your gunna take a show off dont leave it open like that!!!!!

  2. Lawrie says

    I really hope there is a Season 2… One of the only good programmes shown on Sky Living! From Scotland, UK!

  3. cheryl says

    Chase was one of your best shows. Bring it back & air the episodes you’ve already made. Who decided to cancel it. No one’s ever asked me how I felt about the show. I loved it.

  4. greg says

    Oh man I loved the show! I can’t understand why it didn’t catch on! Instead its replaced with another stupid gameshow! Or wait why not another stupid reality show! Chase was such a good show, fast paced and totally entertaining!

  5. says

    Why, who decided this series was bad. I love it and want it back! I taded it a while back and just finished watching the episodes I had. I am a 61 year old RN and am unhappy!!

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