The Amazing Race: Fall 2012 Ratings

Amazing Race CBS ratingsTeams race around the world while CBS tries to attract high ratings for The Amazing Race, their aging reality TV series. Will the network end up cutting this show to just one cycle a season?

Below are the TV show’s ratings for the Fall 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if The Amazing Race will be renewed for another cycle.

Hosted by Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race typically airs on Sunday nights on CBS. There are usually 12 episodes. This season’s contestants include Natalie Anderson, Nadiya Anderson, Josh Kilmer-Purcell, Brent Ridge, Rob French, Kelley Carrington-French, Trey Wier, Alexis “Lexi” Beerman, James LoMenzo, Mark “Abba” Abbattista, Abbie Ginsberg, Ryan Danz, Jaymes Vaughan, James Davis, Caitlin King, Brittany Fletcher, Gary Wojnar, Will Chiola, Rob Scheer, Sheila Castle, Amy Purdy, and Daniel Gale.

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Final season averages: 2.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 9.53 million total viewers.

Episode 21-11: Sunday, 12/09/12 (two hours)
2.6 in the demo (-4% change) with 9.35 million (-7% change).
Season averages: 2.56 in the demo with 9.53 million.

UPDATE: The series will return for a new cycle on 2/17/13.

CBS TV show ratingsEpisode 21-10: Sunday, 12/02/12
2.7 in the demo (+8% change) with 10.02 million (+5% change).
Season averages: 2.55 in the demo with 9.57 million.

Episode 21-09: Sunday, 11/25/12
2.5 in the demo (+4% change) with 9.58 million (0% change).
Season averages: 2.53 in the demo with 9.52 million.

Episode 21-08: Sunday, 11/18/12
2.5 in the demo (-4% change) with 9.18 million (+5% change).
Season averages: 2.54 in the demo with 9.51 million.

Episode 21-07: Sunday, 11/11/12
2.5 in the demo (-4% change) with 9.18 million (-10% change).
Season averages: 2.56 in the demo with 9.50 million.

Episode 21-06: Sunday, 11/04/12
2.6 in the demo (+4% change) with 10.20 million (+8% change).
Season averages: 2.57 in the demo with 9.55 million.

Episode 21-05: Sunday, 10/28/12
2.5 in the demo (-4% change) with 9.41 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 2.56 in the demo with 9.42 million.

Episode 21-04: Sunday, 10/21/12
2.6 in the demo (0% change) with 9.54 million (+5% change).
Season averages: 2.58 in the demo with 9.43 million.

Episode 21-03: Sunday, 10/14/12
2.6 in the demo (0% change) with 9.11 million (-6% change).
Season averages: 2.57 in the demo with 9.39 million.

Episode 21-02: Sunday, 10/07/12
2.6 in the demo (+4% change) with 9.66 million (+3% change).
Season averages: 2.55 in the demo with 9.53 million.

Episode 21-01: Sunday, 09/30/12
2.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 9.40 million total viewers.
Season averages: 2.50 in the demo with 9.40 million.

Compared to last fall’s premiere, the season opener was down by 17% in the demo (vs a 3.0 rating) but was up by 8% in the viewership (vs 10.18 million).


Reference point: The Fall 2011-12 season averaged a 2.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 10.18 million total viewers.

Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.

What do you think? Do you still like The Amazing Race TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for another cycle?

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3 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Lyn Myers says

    I have watched Amazing Race almost from the beginning. The one thing that I could always depend on, was that it was an honest game, not tied to personality and devious strategy. It failed miserably this season at letting theft, blatant breaking of the law, go without even a penalty. The theives, Twinnies, should have been pitched or penalized to the point of losing, immediately. I have not watched it since that episode. It has lost it’s integrity and should also be pitched.

  2. Why Watch says

    TAR is becoming the same ole same ole. Married couple that bickers, dating couple that bickers, obnoxious siblings. Comes to a point I don’t like any of them. And the tasks at hand so far have been pretty lame, nothing amazing about it. And the 830 start means I’m less likely to turn over to watch if I’m already watching something at 800.

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