Thursday, January 21, 2016

Renewal odds 1/18/16: 'Skin Wars', 'Idiotest', 'Hellevator', 'Chain Reaction', 'The Chase'

Skin Wars: Season 3 already filmed and coming soon to GSN (most likely March). Chance of renewal: 100% (flat)

Idiotest: Season 3 already filmed and coming soon to GSN (most likely March/springtime as well). Chance of renewal: 100% (flat)

Hellevator: No changes at all here, besides fans asking all over Twitter when the show will be renewed. The Soska Sisters keep tweeting to their fans that we may have to wait until March. Other than that, no bubbles or peeps pertaining to renewal. Chance of renewal: 50% (flat)

Chain Reaction: All I can say here quickly from what we have of the most recent week's numbers is that Chain Reaction did very well last week. Both episodes were strong in both 18-49 and total viewers. Meanwhile last Friday night (1/15), while Chain Reaction from 8pm to 8:30pm fell in total viewers (lost 8%), 18-49's stayed stable. Without exact 18-49's in to us, the hour of Chain Reaction last Friday night averaged 23.5% of all viewers under 50 years of age, which means the median age was an 'okay' 65. Chance of renewal: 45% (flat)

The Chase: Exact same as Hellevator in the "no news" department, except the most recent news that GSN did try to order a short fifth season recently. If GSN really wanted a fifth season of The Chase, it probably would have happened by now. Chance of renewal: 20% (flat)


  1. When will you finally realize that The Chase is dead? You had it at 99% and I told you that was too high and even offered to bet you.

    1. It's unfortunate.

      To be fair and exact with the facts, The Chase (or Chain Reaction or Hellevator) are not officially dead at GSN, until they are not renewed or featured in the upfronts.

      Out of the three currently on the bubble, I will admit The Chase is the most dead/least likely to be brought back by GSN.

      Of course, it's also not positive for The Chase or Chain Reaction that GSN did not include either of them in their 2015 ratings accomplishment press release, but included everything else.