We all know that GSN's The Chase is a very smart, sophisticated show that thrilled game show fans across America the same way it did in the UK. The second season of The Chase premieres Tuesday, November 5th at 8pm ET. Ten episodes will be aired week after week, two left over from the first season.
GSN thought The Chase, hosted by previous-known-as Dog Eat Dog host Brooke Burns, would be a bigger success that the first season was, which averaged 464,000 viewers, with the lowest episode at 397,000 viewers and three new runs of six above 500,000 viewers. After the success of the first two seasons of American Bible Challenge in 2012-13, numbers for The Chase look a little weak but strong compared to most other fillers on the GSN Schedule.
The reruns, at the once-a-week slot now Tuesday 9pm ET have also held up quite impressively with little advertisement and a fair but not great lead-in, Minute to Win It (which new runs of Minute have done worse than old episodes of The Chase). On September 10th, The Chase saw 332,000 viewers in its 9pm rerun slot. On 9/17, 336,000 viewers. On 9/24, 338,000 viewers. Most recently on 10/1, 382,000 viewers.
The Chase does deserve a third season considering some other jokes GSN is trying to pull. The Chase is a fun and thrilling quizzer, which unlike American Bible Challenge deserves to be on network television (due to its religious base). Sure, there are a few flaws for cable game show status plus the first season will also look like the second season. It's one of the best GSN originals up there with Lingo, Baggage and Russian Roulette.
Make sure to watch the third season starting in 20 days.