Although it didn’t seem likely to be cancelled outright (despite declining ratings), it took CBS until mid-May to renew its The Amazing Race TV show for a 30th season. In this cycle, the teams consist of players who are no strangers to competition. Can they gut it out and boost the ratings for the Tiffany Network’s competitive reality TV series? Will The Amazing Race be cancelled or renewed for season 31? Stay tuned.
Phil Keoghan returns to host season 30 of The Amazing Race. This season on CBS once again features 11 pairs of contestants racing around the world in pursuit of a million-dollar prize. From the starting line in New York City’s Washington Square Park they’ll set out for Iceland, to traverse a canyon above the Geitargljufur River. In all, the racers will visit 10 countries and 21 cities across 29,000 miles, in their quest to cross the finish line.
Racing this time out are: NBA All-Stars Cedric Ceballos and Shawn Marion; Big Brother season 19 couple Cody Nickson and Jessica Graf; musicians Trevor Wadleigh and Chris Marchant; IndyCar drivers Alexander Rossi and Conor Daly; competitive eaters Joey Chestnut and Tim Janus; professional skiers and X Game champs Kristi Leskinen and Jen Hudak; Goat Yoga Instructors April Gould and Sarah Williams; nationally ranked debaters Henry Zhang and Evan Lynyak; Ring Girls and Instagram models Dessie Mitcheson and Kayla Fitzgerald; lifeguards Lucas Bocanegra and Brittany Austin; and twin brothers and firefighters Eric Guiffreda and Daniel Guiffreda. Learn more about the contestants, here.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly in the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
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For comparisons: The 29th season of The Amazing Race (Spring 2017) averaged a 0.83 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.025 million total viewers.
Note: These are the Live + Same Day Ratings which include “live” viewing plus delayed DVR viewing, up until 3am local time that same night. Ratings marked with an “*” are the fast affiliate ratings and will be updated with the Live+SD numbers when they are made available. Typically, networks get paid for C+3 ratings which includes DVR viewing within three days of the original airing when commercials are watched. Those numbers are rarely released to the press.
What do you think? Do you still like The Amazing Race TV series? Should it be cancelled or renewed for season 31 on CBS?
4/18/18 update: CBS has renewed The Amazing Race for season 31. Details here.