In its first season, The Chase did pretty well in the ratings on ABC. However, season one just finished airing in March. The series fits in with the network’s slate of summer game shows but, is it too soon for another round of episodes? Will The Chase be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned. *Status Update Below.
The Chase TV series is hosted by Sara Haines. The game show is a fast-paced competition where three competitors must use their wits and knowledge to face off against the Chaser, a ruthless quiz genius who is determined to stop the contestants from winning cash prizes. In each episode, contestants are challenged to think faster than they ever thought possible, to answer up to 166 questions across all topics. Jeopardy! trivia masters James Holzhauer, Ken Jennings, and Brad Rutter are joined by Mark Labbett (from the original UK version of the show) and they each take turns serving as the Chaser.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.
2/17 update: You can see the latest night’s ratings in context.
For comparisons: Season one of The Chase on ABC averaged a 0.69 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 4.67 million viewers.
Note: Fast affiliate ratings are indicated with an “*”. Otherwise, these are the final national ratings which include all live+same day viewing and DVR playback through 3:00 AM. While these numbers don’t include further delayed or streaming viewing, they are a very good indicator of how a show is performing, especially when compared to others on the same channel. Though there can be other economic factors involved, the higher-rated shows usually get renewed and the lower-rated ones get cancelled.
What do you think? Do you like The Chase TV series on ABC? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a third season?
*3/16/22 update: The Chase has been renewed for a third season on ABC.