ITV Recommissions “The Chase” Into 2014
We’ve got some good news this afternoon for fans of ITV’s daytime game show The Chase. The Bradley Walsh hosted quiz has been recommissioned through 2014. ITV has ordered 324 episodes. This consists of 300 daytime episodes split between series seven and eight along with 24 primetime celebrity editions. This will bring the entire series library to over 600 episodes. The Chase has boosted the time slot’s average by 1.1 million viewers, a year-to-year increase of 39%. It also regularly beats its rival, BBC’s Pointless.
Director of factual and daytime Alison Sharman told BroadcastNow, “The Chase has been a consistent star performer for ITV Daytime. Now in its sixth series it continues to grow in popularity and we are thrilled to secure it into 2014 for our ITV Daytime viewers.” ITV Studios creative director and The Chase executive producer Michael Kelpie added, “The Chase continues to go from strength to strength. I am thrilled that our success has been reflected in such a confident commission for ITV.”
Congratulations to the best quiz show on television. The massive renewal is well deserved. We look forward to the years of new episodes.
Video courtesy ITV.
Source : BroadcastNow