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Plaidmoon:
As Slayton as already pointed out, the ratings for the finale weren't all that we could have hoped for. TAR finished 18th among 18-49 viewers and 21st among total overall viewership. I'm a little surprised at this given the way the rest of the season went. I saw something on Monday morning that said TAR was hurt by the NASCAR race running long on FOX, but I haven't seen it mentioned since then. Since we are frequently helped in the fall by NFL games running long, I guess it makes sense that an overrun on another network might hurt TAR. While this may have been one of our weakest showings this season, it would have been about average for the fall as I remember it. Overall TAR has had a good season in my opinion. Slayton, you're right, the raw viewership numbers are down this season compared to past seasons, but that has been true across the board for just about all shows. TAR has actually improved in the ratings over past seasons because other shows have declined more than TAR and TAR has moved up. I don't think TAR is in any danger of being cancelled, but if the network wide viewership decrease continues, I imagine CBS will eventually have to cut what it pays World Race Productions to make TAR. Maybe WRP will find other sources of revenue to maintain the budget, maybe they will be forced to cut costs. Time will tell.

Your concerns have been addressed a couple of times in this thread earlier this season by people who know more about it than me. You might want to scroll back to the beginning and read it for reassurance.

Here's the ratings for the finale:

Primetime Broadcast Adults 18-49 Viewers for the week ending May 5, 2013:

Rank    Shows    R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere    Net    18-49 rating    18-49 Viewers (000)
1         Big Bang Theory, THE-05/02/2013          CBS          4.9      6202
2         VOICE-04/29/2013                                 NBC          4.3      5402
3         VOICE-TUE-04/30/2013                         NBC     3.9      4876
4          Modern Family-05/01/2013                    ABC     3.6      4497
5          Two and a Half Men-05/02/2013              CBS     3.2      4065
6          NCIS-04/30/2013                                      CBS     3.1      3937
7         Grey'S ANATOMY-05/02/2013                 ABC     3.0      3825
8          American Idol-WEDNESDAY-05/01/2013       FOX     2.9      3619
9         FOLLOWING, THE-04/29/2013               FOX     2.7      3371
10        How I Met Your Mother-04/29/2013       CBS     2.7      3464
11        American Idol-THURSDAY-05/02/2013       FOX     2.6      3332
12        FOX SPRINT CUP WNNRS CRCL-05/05/2013    FOX     2.6      3260
13       Scandal-05/02/2013                               ABC     2.6      3318
14       2 Broke Girls-04/29/2013                       CBS     2.6      3245
15       Person Of Interest-05/02/2013              CBS     2.4      3088
16       Criminal Minds-05/01/2013                    CBS     2.4      3015
17       SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN-05/01/2013       CBS     2.4      3041
18       Amazing Race 22-05/05/2013                CBS     2.4      2982

Primetime Broadcast Total Viewership for the week:

Rank    Shows    R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere    Net    # Viewers (Live+SD) (000)
1         NCIS-04/30/2013                                       CBS      18289
2          Big Bang Theory, THE-05/02/2013          CBS     16288
3         Dancing with the Stars-04/29/2013       ABC     13454
4         NCIS: LOS ANGELES-04/30/2013           CBS     13065
5         Person Of Interest-05/02/2013             CBS     12956
6         VOICE-04/29/2013                                 NBC     12674
7         Two and a Half Men-05/02/2013            CBS     12121
8         VOICE-TUE-04/30/2013                              NBC     11836
9          American Idol-THURSDAY-05/02/2013       FOX     11269
10       American Idol-WEDNESDAY-05/01/2013       FOX     11259
11       DANCING W/STARS RESULTS-04/30/2013    ABC     10886
12       60 Minutes-05/05/2013                         CBS     10710
13       CASTLE-04/29/2013                                  ABC     10527
14       Criminal Minds-05/01/2013                         CBS     10128
15       Blue Bloods-05/03/2013                          CBS     10024
16       ELEMENTARY-05/02/2013                          CBS     9749
17       Modern Family-05/01/2013                          ABC     9643
18       CSI-05/01/2013                                     CBS     9486
19       SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN-05/01/2013       CBS     9254
20       Mentalist, THE-05/05/2013                           CBS     9171
21       Amazing Race 22-05/05/2013                 CBS     9103

Caelestor:
Since peaking around TAR 15, ratings have tended to decline by a predictable amount each year.

TAR 16 averaged 2.8-3.2
TAR 18 averaged 2.5-2.8
TAR 20 averaged 2.5-2.8 (interestingly there was no decline)
TAR 22 averaged 2.3-2.5 (remarkably stable this year)

Given the weaker-rated shows on CBS Sundays, the show is safe until it dips below a 2.0, which won't be for at least three cycles.

Plaidmoon:
I found a nice little review of the ratings for TAR 22 at http://tvaholics.blogspot.com/2013/06/ratings-review-amazing-race-spring-2013.html.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Ratings Review: THE AMAZING RACE (Spring 2013)

THE AMAZING RACE has become the foundation of the CBS sunday line up. It gets about as many total viewers as the dramas THE GOOD WIFE and THE MENTALIST  but always performs well in the A18-49 ratings, as the networks top performer in the category.

The numbers did drop, slightly, for THE AMAZING RACE. From the fall season, it was down a couple tenths of a ratings point in Adults 18-49. viewership was mostly flat, down less than a a couple hundred thousand viewers.

What the series really needs a strong companion series. A show that compliments its demographics. If CBS could program a two hour block of shows that attract the same type of viewers, TAR could see a resurgence in the ratings, even against football in the fall.

 THE AMAZING RACE (Sundays at 8 p.m., on CBS)

Date          Viewers*    A18-49    +/-    
02/17/13      9.57    2.4       
02/24/13     6.95    1.9        -27.4%    
03/03/13     9.24    2.5          32.9%    
03/10/13     9.27    2.3           0.3%    
03/17/13     8.91    2.3          -3.9%    
03/24/13     9.33    2.4              5%    8:45 PM
03/31/13     9.24    2.3             -1%    8:40 PM
04/07/13       Preempted          
04/14/13     9.76    2.3                       9:00 PM
04/21/13     9.16    2.4              -6%    
04/28/13     9.32    2.4              2%    
05/05/13     9.10    2.4             -2%    2hr Finale

* - in millions

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