You could apply for Beat The Chasers, but fans moaning that it’s too difficult to become a contestant for the hit quiz series.
ITV announced the ratings for the second series of the spin-off The Chase on Tuesday (January 12), informing viewers that it had attracted an average of 4.1 million viewers over the seven episodes.
How well did Beat The Chasers do with the audience?
ITV stated: “In the seven episodes the show reached an average of 4.1 million viewers and a market share of 21%, an increase of 30% compared to the slot audience (3.1 million / 17.2%) and 3, 8 points compared to the slot share. “
The broadcaster also stated that Beat The Chasers won its airtime slot in six of its seven nights on television.
The ITV statement went on: “The series also proved successful with young viewers and was seen by an average 16-34 audience of 495,000 viewers and a market share of 23.5%, which is 7.5 points more than the slot Share (15.6%). “
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However, it failed to hit the highs of the first series. According to ITVThe first series averaged 6.4 million viewers and gained 25% market share over the week.
ITV Studios posted the news on Twitter and star Mark Labbett shared it for his own fans on the social media platform.
One viewer commented, “Please put me on this one or The Chase, please … there was already two of us, so I’ll keep trying.”
Viewers apply to The Chase
Another advised, “Keep applying, it’s a long process. It took me about four years to finally be on The Chase. “
A third said they felt “disappointed” that they had unsuccessfully applied without “confirmation”, but some participants in the show have been to other TV game shows – even The Chase.
How does the candidate come back from all that applied to the show?
A fourth repeated this and tweeted: #BeatTheChasers How does the candidate of all that applied to the show get back on?
They were referring to Zeus, a Beat The Chasers candidate who was also on The Chase.
Mark said during the episode, pondering Zeus’ earlier appearance, that the candidate was “butchered” on the main show.
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A fifth who claimed to have gone through the interview process but did not go further attributed their rejection to “lockdown restrictions”.
ED! contacted ITV for comment.
Applying mate is a long process. It took me about 4 years to finally be on The Chase
– Andi Brooke-Watson (@Andi_B_Watson) January 12, 2021
@ITVChase #The hunt #BeatTheChasers While you’re a huge fan of both shows, it’s disappointing to see contestants appear in multiple versions of the show or other TV game shows when you’ve personally applied for shows so as not to even get recognition.
– Dan Brown (@ DanBrown71) January 5, 2021
#BeatTheChasers now – I applied for this series and also went through the interview process. I attributed my lack of appearance to lock restrictions (although I hope they kept the standby list handy).
– Mike Holden (@ MikeHolden42) January 3, 2021
#BeatTheChasers Of all that was true of the show, how do contensats that have been active before get back on?
– Alan Hendrix (@ Siralanhe) January 5, 2021
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