Pointless is to remain on BBC One for the foreseeable future, with the announcement that the corporation has ordered a further three series of the popular daytime quiz.
The game show which airs at 5.15pm weekdays has proven a hit with viewers, with some editions attracting up to 5 million viewers. It remains comfortably ahead of ITV rival The Chase.
The order equates to 204 episodes of the regular show, making up series eleven to thirteen, while Pointless Celebrities will return for a further 24 episodes. The celebrity version has routinely attracted over 6 million viewers on Saturday nights.
It is great to see Pointless go from strength to strength, pulling in stellar ratings for BBC One in both its weekday and primetime Saturday night spot. – Pam Cavannagh, BBC Commissioning Editor
Pointless launched on BBC Two in 2009 before switching to BBC One in 2011.
Fronted by Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman, the aim of the show is for contestants to find the least popular answers across a series of categories.