I really hope we get a 30 minute overrun. With the fact that its December (when viewership typically goes down) and the fact that AR will have a week off, be airing agin just before Christmas (with many people traveling) and most likely airing through the early part of January. It will be running for pretty much the rest of its run, during a low point of total viewership.
So far, this season is the 3rd most watched season of the Amazing Race, with only season 6's awesome ratings (most likely helped by the general strong feeling people had about season 5), and of course season 7 (highest rated season most likely due to the strong cross over appeal at that time of Rob & Amber).
I don't want the rest of this cycle's season to bring the viewership average down below any other season.
Sure we have cycle 13 approved, but it is very doubtful that it will be done for this spring (they would need to start filming in January), and while it is possible that they could use it for a summer run (which god that would be nice), I want CBS to kick themselves over not picking the show up for two cycles last summer.
And I don't want them to hold cycle 13 for the fall, and hold off approving more cycles until the see the results of that season. That would be a long dry spell of not knowing if we would be getting more cycles are not.
So here is to a nice big fat, overrun helping people stay with CBS.