THE CHASE AUSTRALIA
TheChaseAustralia ANDREW FENTON
Deal or No Weekend The Chase Australia the ratings are nothing short of remarkable.
“That’s really gratifying because it’s very seldom you have a show outside of official prime-time hours that cracks the top 10, and we seem to be doing it with some regularity and outrating a number of marquee shows that are in prime time,” he says.
And those ratings are only set to increase through August thanks to Seven’s decision to run The Chase throughout the Olympics, exposing it to a whole new audience.
“It’s another great opportunity,” O’Keefe says.
“I’ve found most people who’ve viewed it like it and return – it’s a matter of getting them to view it in the first place. Whereas Deal, as fun and fantastic as it was, simply didn’t appeal to some people. Obviously if you were deeply enamoured of luggage you’d continue to watch!”
Seven’s director of programming Angus Ross says they chose The Chase Hot Seat. WEEKNIGHTS, 5PM, SEVEN