The Chase returns with over a million more viewers than Babushka

The Chase

The Chase returned to screens last night and viewers certainly seemed happy.

The tea time favourite has been off air for the past month for a summer break, replaced by a new game show.

Babushka, hosted by Rylan Clark-Neal, premiered at the start of May and ran for the past four weeks with its first ever series.

The show averaged 1.3 million viewers across its run after starting with 2 million for its first episode, a number it never managed to better.

Come the final episode last Friday night, just 850,000 viewers were watching.

The Chase last night returned with 2.4 million viewers at 5PM, with the series back regularly airing Mondays to Friday.

Whether or not Babushka will ever return to TV, remains to be seen...

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