Australian network Seven announced “Beat The Chasers,” a primetime special event series that supercharges its hit game show “The Chase” with over $500,000 up for grabs
Seven announced “Beat The Chasers,” a primetime special event series that supercharges its hit game show “The Chase” with over $500,000 up for grabs. For the first time ever, the greatest quiz brains in Australia will try to beat four of The Chasers at once to have a chance at winning a massive cash prize in the grand final.To be hosted by Andrew O’Keefe, “Beat The Chasers” will build on the dominance of “The Chase” at 5 pm. “The Chase’s” audience has grown by over 7% year-on-year, winning every single week of 2020 to date.
“Beat The Chasers” is produced for the Seven Network by ITV Studios Australia and will be broadcast on Channel 7 later this year. Both “Beat The Chasers” and “The Chase” are created by Potato, part of ITV Studios, and distributed internationally by ITV Studios.
“Beat The Chasers” was a huge hit when it aired on the UK’s largest commercial broadcaster ITV, increasing its slot average by 68%. With an average of 6.4 million viewers and a 25% audience share, it fought off all competition in the 9 pm slot. The series proved successful among young viewers too and was watched by an average of 24.6% of 16-34-year-old viewers.
“‘The Chase’ has proven unbeatable at 5 pm, so we can’t wait to supersize it with ‘Beat The Chasers’. The prize money is bigger than ever before in each round, and it builds to a thrilling, high-stakes finale,” said Angus Ross, Network Programming Director at Seven. “We’re excited to see some of the country’s best brains test themselves against a formidable line-up of Chasers, with all the fun, tension and play-along we love – but dialed up to eleven,” he added.
Meanwhile, David Mott, CEO of ITV Studios Australia, stated: "‘Beat the Chasers’ has proven itself as a dominant addition to ‘The Chase’ family. This fast-paced quiz attracted a broad audience of quiz-lovers in the UK and we can't wait to share it with Australian viewers. With the Chasers forming the greatest quiz team on the planet, it remains to be seen: can anyone ‘Beat The Chasers’?".