The race continues and The Amazing Race isn’t ending anytime soon. Today, it was revealed that CBS has renewed the venerable TV series for season 30.
Hosted by Phil Keoghan, the long-running reality competition series follows teams of two as they travel around the world solving clues for a prize of $1,000,000.
The Amazing Race has been a staple of CBS’ programming lineup since it debuted in 2001. However, ratings have dropped significantly since then. Season 29 is currently averaging a 0.86 rating in the 18-49 demo and 4.006 million viewers, putting it far behind the network’s highest-rated reality competition series, Survivor.
Despite lower ratings, it seems CBS isn’t ready to part with The Amazing Race just yet.
It’s worth noting that the 2016-17 season is the first time that CBS has aired just one cycle since 2008. At this point, we only know that CBS has committed to airing one cycle for 2017-18.
What do you think? Do you watch The Amazing Race? Are you glad it’s been renewed?