For the 29th season of The Amazing Race TV show, the teams are made up of complete strangers. Will the new spin on this long-running competitive reality series boost the ratings for CBS or turn off longtime viewers? Will The Amazing Race be cancelled or renewed for season 30? Stay tuned.
Phil Keoghan returns as host in the 29th cycle of The Amazing Race. This season of the CBS series once again features 11 pairs of contestants racing around the world in pursuit of a million-dollar prize. Before “GO,” the racers must complete a challenge to determine the pecking order for selecting a teammate, based only on first impressions.
Season 29 of The Amazing Race spans nine countries, 17 cities and 36,000 miles. The race kicks off in Los Angeles. Destinations this cycle include Panama City, Tanzania, Norway, and Greece.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly 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 28th season of The Amazing Race (Spring 2016) averaged a 1.05 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.636 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 like The Amazing Race TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for another season?