Larry scores with Chase debut

Strategically placed in between Olympics & News, Larry Emdur's first Chase hosting leads in entertainment.

Larry Emdur’s debut on The Chase has attracted a huge first audience of 828,000 metro viewers.

Strategically sandwiched in between Olympics and Seven News, it was a big lift on last Monday’s 627,000. As a trimmed down 30 minute edition it was a very smooth debut for the seasoned host.

Olympic fever is still delivering for Seven, last night at 1.21m / 1.15m  / 590,000 for primetime sessions.

Meanwhile 7:30 drew 662,000 then Australian Survivor (627,000), Beauty & the Geek (562,000) then a drop by One Plus One (290,000).

Have You Been Paying Attention? averaged 577,000 then Four Corners (370,000) and Media Watch (351,000).

Seven network easily lead Monday with 46.2% then Nine 19.3%, 10 17.7%, ABC 12.0% and SBS 4.8%.

Seven News was #1 at 1.47m / 1.41m.

Nine News (1.16m / 1.04m) was best for Nine. A Current Affair was 738,000 then Hot Seat (538,000 / 337,000) but struggled with Botched (228,000). Across the network Footy Classified and 100% Footy were 95,000 / 49,000 respectively.

The Project drew 496,000 / 313,000 for 10. 10 News First was 451,000 / 284,000. Comedy special Georgie Carroll: The Gloves Are Off was 107,000.

ABC News held well at 771,000. The Drum was 216,000 then Great Barrier Reef: The Next Generation managed 115,000.

On SBS it was SBS World News (165,000 / 131,000) and I Am Johnny Cash (93,000) and Jimmy Carter: Rock And Roll President at just 84,000.

Sunrise: 303,000
Today: 243,000
News Breakfast: 113,000 / 86,000

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 26 July 2021

14 Responses

  1. Went to watch it tonight (tuesday) and had olympic kayaking instead.We live in Cairns so don’t know if it was a regional problem or national.Pretty poor as these are new episodes.

  2. I thought Larry did well, although I think he could up the pace a little. Not as bad as Bradley in the UK, though, who dawdles through the cash builder round.

    I despise the truncated format too. Thankfully it’s only for two weeks.

  3. My mum always watches hot seat, but flicked over to the case last night because of Larry. He is just one of those down to earth friendly people that no one really says a bad word about

  4. Interesting ratings for the prime time 7:30 slot with networks not dropping by much despite the Olympics. Perhaps people switching after they have seen the show they are invested in. HYBPA did drop but not significantly. Well done networks for offering alternatives during this time.

  5. Yeah Larry did a great job, as you’d expect. I just think he needs to be a bit quicker when he says “correct”. Also I knew Anne was returning but didn’t know Mark was. Nice surprise.

  6. From one episode i must say i prefer Larry to Andrew. Time will tell i guess but a great debut. Also i must say i do prefer the shorter format. I know its only here while the Olympics are on but think it works better.

  7. Great episode of The Chase last night a good chance to reset especially with Hot Seat nipping at the heels, I think Larry’s more measured tone and experience will increase the audience long term, especially if The Chase can shake off the “it’s the show where no one wins” reputation

  8. Great to see Larry debut on The Chase. I’ve always loved Andrew’s work but have grown a bit tired of him lately. I think the press surrounding him has played a role in that. So I think all in all the change is for the best.

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