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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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Jamie May 7, 2012 at 11:19 am

Loved it! get it back on!!!

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sierra May 3, 2012 at 10:55 pm

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!!!!!

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Lawrie April 18, 2012 at 7:43 am

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

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Selena April 16, 2012 at 7:52 pm

I lovvvvvvvvvvve Chase!!!! One of my favorite TV shows!!! I’m so upset they canceled it!!!

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Scott April 14, 2012 at 10:44 pm

Love the show, cast, and stories. I hope they continue airing.

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Lisa March 20, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Bring it back! i am one of the 5.44 million disappointed viewers

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Jon Hoover March 15, 2012 at 5:59 am

1 of the few shows that I really enjoyed and looked forward to the second season

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cheryl March 12, 2012 at 8:21 pm

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.

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rakel March 12, 2012 at 1:16 am

are you kidding me, they are awsome, don’t keep os hanging…
best regards from
iceland

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Sheila Delaney March 4, 2012 at 5:33 pm

This was a very good show.I can’t understand the low ratings.

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greg March 4, 2012 at 11:22 am

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!

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Beth Monroe March 2, 2012 at 7:54 am

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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Kathleen Rajan March 1, 2012 at 9:11 pm

I loved Chase… and I was hoping there is a Season 2………….

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Amy crume February 26, 2012 at 6:00 pm

I have been waiting for this show’s season to start. I alway s dvrd it. Please bring it back.

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Dyana Burrows February 14, 2012 at 7:41 pm

I loved show. It was exciting. Please bring it back. At least air the 5 episodes you have.
I thought the blonde gal was terrific.

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