The Chase’s Mark Labbett celebrates “massive” record numbers

The Chase’s Mark Labbett celebrated today as the ITV quiz show reached its highest-ever viewership.

The Beast took to Twitter to rave about the milestone, which he said set a new record for an episode where he was knocked down by a team of three.

Mark told his supporters that the late afternoon quiz shows on Monday (Jan. 4th) all had “massive” viewership.

Mark Labbett is one of six quizzes on The Chase (Photo Credit: Brett D. Cove /

What did Mark of The Chase say about audience numbers?

He tweeted: “Massive viewership for daytime TV last night. The Chase 5.05 million (record), Tipping Point 3.25, Pointless 3.02. “

The beast added in a separate tweet, “These are averages.”

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He continued with a sad emoji and appeared to be referring to England’s new national lockdown, which Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed last night: “I wish it were under different circumstances.”

How did the Chase fans react?

In the comments, one fan feared reruns of The Chase being re-broadcast, as it did during the initial lockdown last year.

They replied, “Are you going to switch back to reruns, like the March lockdown?”

Massive viewership for daytime TV last night … wish it were under different circumstances.

Someone else quipped, “Well. There is not much to be done. “

A third replied: “The hunt is the greatest.”

In yesterday’s episode of The Chase, three members of the team reached the final against Mark.

They played for a prize pool of £ 75k – and won!

The Beast is currently also featured in Beat The Chasers second series (Credit: ITV).

Mark also said he believed the spin-off series Beat The Chasers performed well when he told his followers, “Beat The Chasers was 4.28 I think.”

Beat The Chasers went on last night creating a lot of drama, with the contestants who looked formidable going with none and some completely taking the audience by surprise.

One was a regular quizzer, which the pursuers all recognized from past events, as well as TV shows like Only Connect and Weakest Link.

Despite all of her knowledge, she went home empty-handed.

Beat The Chasers’ contestant Emma was a West End star (Image credit: ITV)

Surprise wins and Paul Sinha meets Emma

Another, Accountant Kat, had no confidence when she faced the team – but ended up walking away with a whopping £ 50,000.

Their victory came when Mark Labbett made a catastrophic mistake that cost his team precious seconds on the clock.

Elsewhere in the second episode of the series, Paul Sinha bumped into a contestant named Emma at one terrifying moment.

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After the West End actress lost, Paul quipped that his dad always advised you to graduate before you step into the entertainment.

And in response, Emma said it was difficult to graduate first when you become one of the youngest leading actresses in the West End – and she graduated later.

Paul explained his joke on Twitter after the scenes aired and seemed to regret how it had come about.

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