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. says

    Please bring Chase back…..I really miss it. Amp up the advertising and bring it back with full force and I bet people will watch it this go round.

  2. juvy jay says

    my daughter and i love the show..I think it’s good and just simple..i hope that the tv station would consider that there are viewers who likes good and simple tv program like Chase.. i really miss this program..please dont cancel it.. thank you and more power to your station.

  3. Anonymous says

    bring back chase!!! get rid of reality tv shows! we want shows that actually have a story line and chase has that. love the characters! so worth watching!!!

  4. Skullvyrus says

    U guys are fools u dnt knw what is interesting at all. come on getover this pls and bring back chase for us. dnt forget one mans food is another mans poison

  5. Anonymous says

    Great show! Loved it! So sick of reality shows and game shows. Need to have more shows that with a story and a little action.

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