TAR has been all over the days of the week. I am surprised it hasn't moved to Saturday primetime yet. The problem affecting the show now isn't just a one-answer solution. Here's the frankness coming out: The racers have not been as competitive, the editing blatantly favors certain teams, sometimes the progress of other trailing teams skip or jump ahead during tasks (TAR28: firecracker torito, Colombian beach party Detour) or we viewers are unaware of the details of the tasks (just assemble an army knife, umm how?), the constant hours of operations - please stop, and the quality of TAR signage has shown obvious decline (makeshift Speed Bump signs).
I think TAR taking a break from the fall schedule can either prove to be a fantastic choice to improve the overall atmosphere and quality of the show IF production does it right, or falter a lot more if they are like, "Okay, let's take a nice vacation. We deserve it cuz we finished," and keep everything as it is.
My hopes for the airing dates: Early Spring (Late February) 2017, Wednesday after Survivor or whatever investigation drama CBS decides to air, or Sunday if Brain Dead is cancelled. Please be another TAR10-17 era!