Chuck steady against tough competition

Series increases its prospects for fourth season, with solid ratings

chuckChuck’s hopes for a fourth season are looking pretty strong, at this point.

Monday’s show was seen by 6.3 million people, according to Zap2It.com, which is down a little on previous weeks but still solid overall. Given NBC’s less-than-overwhelming season in other areas of its line-up, it’s looking like a strong bet for the 2010-11 line-up on the US network.

Creatively, Chuck has gone from strength to strength during the past two seasons, making excellent use of its guest stars, managing to stay funny every week and maintaining the positive rapport between its central characters. During a season where genuinely amusing shows are difficult to come by, it’s still a joy to tune in and watch the spy-fi comedy drama.