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Wednesday, August 7, 2013
'The Chase' press release
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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.