The Amazing Race

The Amazing Race

The Amazing Race Season

The Amazing Race Information

The Amazing Race
Genre Reality competition
Created by Elise Doganieri
Bertram van Munster
Presented by Phil Keoghan
Theme music composer John M. Keane
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 18
No. of episodes 209
Production
Executiveproducer(s) Jerry Bruckheimer
Bertram van Munster
Jonathan Littman
Hayma "Screech" Washington
Elise Doganieri
Amy Nabseth Chacon
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 43 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Picture format 480i (SDTV) (2001–2010)
1080i (HDTV) (2011–present)
Original run September 5, 2001 – present
Chronology
Related shows International versions

The Amazing Race Season Overview

Season Timeslot (ET) Season premiere Season finale TV season Rank Viewers
(in millions)
1 Wednesday 9:00 pm September 5, 2001 December 13, 2001 2001–2002 #73 8.80
2 March 11, 2002 May 15, 2002 #49 10.30
3 October 2, 2002 December 18, 2002 2002–2003 #71 8.98
4 Thursday 8:00 pm May 29, 2003 August 21, 2003 2003 N/A 8.32
5 Tuesday 10:00 pm July 6, 2004 September 21, 2004 2004 N/A 10.73
6 Tuesday 9:00 pm November 16, 2004 February 8, 2005 2004–2005 #31 11.54
7 March 1, 2005 May 10, 2005 #25 13.05
8 September 27, 2005 December 13, 2005 2005–2006 #42 10.80
9 Tuesday 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 pm
February 28, 2006 May 17, 2006 #56 9.10
10 Sunday 8:00 pm September 17, 2006 December 10, 2006 2006–2007 #31 11.50
11 February 18, 2007 May 6, 2007 #44 10.10
12 November 4, 2007 January 20, 2008 2007–2008 #25 11.84
13 September 28, 2008 December 7, 2008 2008–2009 #27 11.14
14 February 15, 2009 May 10, 2009 #29 10.91
15 September 27, 2009 December 6, 2009 2009–2010 #28 11.14
16 February 14, 2010 May 9, 2010 #29 10.40
17 September 26, 2010 December 12, 2010 2010–2011 TBD TBD
18 February 20, 2011 May 8, 2011 TBD TBD

The Amazing Race Awards

Summary of Emmy Nominations and Wins
Year Type Category Result Record
2003 Primetime Outstanding Reality-Competition Program Won 1 for 1
2004 Primetime Outstanding Reality-Competition Program Won 2 for 2
Creative Arts Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming Nominated 0 for 1
Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming 0 for 1
Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming 0 for 1
2005 Primetime Outstanding Reality-Competition Program Won 3 for 3
Creative Arts Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming Won 1 for 2
Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming Nominated 0 for 2
Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming 0 for 2
Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming 0 for 1
2006 Primetime Outstanding Reality-Competition Program Won 4 for 4
Creative Arts Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming Won 2 for 3
Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming 1 for 3
Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming Nominated 0 for 3
Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming 0 for 2
2007 Primetime Outstanding Reality-Competition Program Won 5 for 5
Creative Arts Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming Won 3 for 4
Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming 2 for 4
Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming Nominated 0 for 4
Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming 0 for 3
2008 Primetime Outstanding Reality-Competition Program Won 6 for 6
Creative Arts Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming Nominated 3 for 5
Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming 0 for 1
Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming 2 for 5
Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming 0 for 5
Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming 0 for 4
2009 Primetime Outstanding Reality-Competition Program Won 7 for 7
Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program
Phil Keoghan
Nominated 0 for 1
Creative Arts Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming Nominated 3 for 6
Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming 0 for 2
Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming 2 for 6
Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming 0 for 6
Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming 0 for 5
2010 Primetime Outstanding Reality-Competition Program Nominated 7 for 8
Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program
Phil Keoghan
Nominated 0 for 2
Creative Arts Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming Nominated 3 for 7
Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming 0 for 3
Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming 2 for 7
Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming 0 for 7
Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming 0 for 6
Total 12 wins, 40 nominations