via press release:
GSN’s New Series THE CHASE Delivers Ratings AND Cash Winnings on its August 6th Debut
Series premiere garners double and triple digit growth in key demos for the time period
August 7, 2013 (Santa Monica, CA) -- A cumulative audience of nearly 1 million viewers tuned-in to back-to-back episodes of GSN’s highly anticipated new original series, THE CHASE. In addition, the 10PM episode of THE CHASE featured a team win of $180,000 – marking the highest amount won by contestants on one episode of a GSN original.
THE CHASE inaugural episode at 9PM brought in 511,000 viewers and held 97% of P25-54 and 95% of W25-54 from its MINUTE TO WIN IT lead-in. Versus the time period average YTD, the show was up double digits in total viewers (+55%), P18-49 (+87%), W18-49 (+95%) and triple digits among P25-54 (+116%) and W25-54 (+112%). A new episode of THE CHASE followed at 10PM and held 90% of its lead-in with 461,000 total viewers. Both airings outperformed the Tuesday 9-11PM time period average YTD in Total Viewers (+59%), P18-49 (+58%), W18-49 (+75%), P25-54 (+109%) and W25-54 (+98%).
A new episode of MINUTE TO WIN IT hosted by Apolo Anton Ohno anchored the evening at 8PM and hit season highs in total viewers (596,000) and W25-54.
Versus the Tuesday primetime average YTD, the entire night was up in total viewers (+65%), P18-49 (+72%), W18-49 (+90%), P25-54 (+113%) and W25-54 (+110%).
A cumulative audience of over 1.5 million watched GSN’s line-up of new originals.
THE CHASE airs Tuesdays at 9 PM ET/PT on GSN.
Based on the hit U.K. show of the same name, GSN’s THE CHASE is hosted by actress and television host Brooke Burns, known for her starring roles on “Baywatch” and “Melrose Place” and for her hosting duties on the game show “Dog Eat Dog” (now airing on GSN) and on the GSN pilot “Where Have You Been All My Life?” She was last seen in the starring role of the Lifetime movie “A Sister’s Revenge.” Joining Burns on the show as the formidable Beast is Mark Labbett, one of the original “Chasers” in the UK version and—at 6’7” and 370 lbs, with degrees from Oxford, Exeter and Glamorgan universities—a quiz giant in every way.
About THE CHASE
You can run, but you cannot hide, The Beast is always coming after you. In THE CHASE, a team of three contestants attempts to amass as much money as possible by answering quick-fire questions in a 60-second round. The money earned will go towards a team bank. Why the urgency? Because The Beast is always lurking, ready to pounce. The Beast – quite simply -- is a quiz genius. The job of this intimidating presence is to catch each contestant by answering more questions than his opponents to ensure they are not able to bank their money. It’s a role he executes with ruthless efficiency. In the final round, the teammates who have survived the initial chase collectively play against The Beast in an epic David vs. Goliath battle for the entire amount that they have banked.
THE CHASE is produced by ITV Studios America with Bob Boden, Martin Scott and Michael Kelpie serving as Executive Producers.