via press release:
GSN PREMIERES THIRD SEASON OF DAYTIME EMMY® NOMINATED SERIES
“THE CHASE” ON TUESDAY, JULY 8 AT 8 PM ET/PT
Hosted by Brooke Burns, Original Series Features Teams of Three
Facing Off Against Quiz Expert Mark “The Beast” Labbett in the Ultimate Trivia Challenge
June 4, 2014, SANTA MONICA, CA – GSN, the leader in game shows and competitive entertainment, announced today the premiere of its third season of the Emmy®-nominated series, THE CHASE on Tuesday, July 8 at 8 PM ET/PT.
Hosted by Brooke Burns and featuring the brilliant and intimidating Mark Labbett (aka “The Beast”) facing down all challengers, THE CHASE is one of GSN’s most popular original series ever and has attracted more than 17 million total viewers since its premiere in August 2013.
Throughout its second season run, THE CHASE posted impressive ratings growth, with gains in total audience among Total Viewers (81%), W18–49 (61%), P25-54 (58%), W25-54 (89%) and M25-54 (35%). In addition to the stellar ratings growth, the game show also garnered critical acclaim and fervent fans alike.
THE CHASE, based on the highly successful UK format, is produced by ITV Studios America with Bob Boden, Michael Kelpie and Martin Scott serving as Executive Producers.
About THE CHASE:
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 goes into a team bank, but their ability to keep the money can be thwarted by “The Beast,” who is always lurking, ready to pounce. The Beast, at 6’7” and 370 lbs., with degrees from Oxford, Exeter and Glamorgan universities, is a quiz show genius and giant in every way. 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 their initial “chase” collectively play against The Beast in an epic David vs Goliath battle for the entire amount they have banked.
About ITV STUDIOS AMERICA:
ITV Studios America, the U.S. based production entity of ITV Studios in the UK, is one of the largest producers in the U.S. and a major force in acquiring, developing and producing reality and scripted programming for U.S. networks. ITV Studios America has a slate of series in production with major networks and syndicators, including Texas Rising, The Good Witch, Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, The First 48, After the First 48, #RichKids of Beverly Hills, Cesar 911, The Chase, Four Weddings, Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters, The Car Chasers and The Bill Cunningham Show.
ITV Studios is a world leader in television production and distribution. It has international production centers in the UK, Germany, France, the Nordics and Australia as well as America. The distribution business, ITV Studios Global Entertainment, is a distributor of programs to all regions worldwide. For further information visit: http://www.itvstudios.com/us.
GSN is the leader in game show entertainment across multimedia. GSN presents original and classic game programming and competitive entertainment and games via its 80-million subscriber television network, a dedicated GSN.TV website and via digital game sites. GSN’s cross-platform content gives game lovers the opportunity to win cash and prizes, through GSN’s popular TV game shows and GSN Games’ free casual games, mobile and social games, and skill-game tournaments. GSN’s television network is distributed throughout the U.S., Caribbean and Canada by all major cable operators, satellite providers and telcos. GSN is owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and DIRECTV. For further information, please visit GSNTV.com.