Let's catch up with all the GSN news from Monday (12/14), Tuesday (12/15) and Wednesday (12/16) of this week. Below is the December 21-27 advanced schedule and analyzing Season 4 numbers for The Chase:
*The December 21-27 GSN schedule has been made available. This link provides the advanced schedule. In this schedule, Hellevator drops off the schedule. Here is a list of the changes:
*What's My Line? and I've Got a Secret will continue to air Monday-Friday latenight at 3am and 3:30am
*GSN will air John O'Hurley Family Feud weekdays at 12pm and 12:30pm for two weeks only; replacing the Harvey version
*GSN will air Chain Reaction (Catherwood) Monday and Tuesday only at 5:30pm since Deal or No Deal is a 90 minute episode starting at 4pm.
*Hellevator drops off the schedule completely. Hellevator gets replaced by The Newlywed Game Wednesday at 8pm and 8:30pm, Idiotest Wednesday at 11pm and 11:30pm (therefore two hours of Idiotest Wednesday 10pm-12am), Baggage Wednesday latenight 2am and 2:30am, The Chase Friday at 10pm and Chain Reaction Saturday latenight at 1am and 1:30am.
*Steve Harvey Family Feud will air Christmas Day 1pm-8pm.
*Chain Reaction airs NEW at 8pm and 8:30pm on Christmas Day
All Times ET
*Friday night's season 4 finale of The Chase finished with 602,000 total viewers and 96,000 18-49 viewers. This means its five episode Fall run averaged 612,000 total viewers and 115,000 18-49 viewers. Friday's (12/11) The Chase had 15.9% of its audience under 50 years of age, while the past five weeks had 18.8% of its audience under 50 years of age on average. Those figures are just an average, if not slightly below average considering all the Harvey Feud for GSN's regular under 50 crowd. The good news about last Friday's The Chase is that its viewer slide stopped, which had been on the decline each week since November 6th.
Season 4 of The Chase averaged 633,000 total viewers, which is up 9% in total viewers from the Season 3 average of 580,000 total viewers and is the highest rated season of The Chase, by far, yet.