Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Ratings: 'The Chase' jumps 34% over last season's premiere

Last night's (1/27) fourth season premiere of The Chase grew 34% in total viewers over the Season 3 premiere.

The Chase premiere drew in 749,000 total viewers at 8pm ET last night (1/27) and 132,000 18-49 viewers. The Season 3 premiere, on July 8, 2014, received 494,000 total viewers and 73,000 18-49 viewers. This means the Season 4 premiere is up 34% in total viewers from the Season 3 premiere and also up 45% in 18-49 viewers. This is the highest rated season premiere in total viewers for The Chase in series history. The encore of The Chase at 11pm ET had 294,000 total viewers (and 87K 18-49 viewers).

The lead-in to The Chase, Steve Harvey's Family Feud, had 692,000 total viewers (and 127K 18-49) at 7:30pm. This means The Chase grew 8% in total viewers from its lead in (and 4% in 18-49 viewers).

Last night's episode is higher than all episodes from Season 3 (July-December 2014). The last time an episode of The Chase was above this viewership was on February 4, 2014 with 818,000 total viewers. This was the Season 2 finale.

Year-to-date, The Chase is down 9% in viewers (827K total on 1/28/14).

On the sidebar poll, only 15% of voters said The Chase would premiere to over 700,000 total viewers, which it did. The majority, 34%, said The Chase would premiere between 500,000 and 600,000 total viewers.

The Chase airs new next Tuesday at 8pm ET with a celebrity episode.

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