CBS's 'The Amazing Race 7' drawing record ratings in its run to the finish line
By Reality TV World staff, 05/10/2005
With one three teams left in the competition, CBS's The Amazing Race 7 teams are racing toward tonight's finale finish line -- and based on its recent ratings performances, so is the show itself.
Last Tuesday's May 3 broadcast of The Amazing Race 7 eleventh episode drew 12.84 million viewers, a 8.0/12 rating/share in households, a 6.0/13 rating/share in the Adults 25-54 demographic, a 5.2/13 rating/share in Adults 18-49, and a 4.5/12 rating/share in Adults 18-34. The performance placed The Amazing Race 7's eleventh episode 25th among the week's viewership rankings, 18th in the week's Adults 25-54 rankings, and tied for 17th (with the network's Without A Trace drama) in the week's Adults 18-49 rankings
The Amazing Race 7's performance was even more impressive for the April 26 broadcast of its tenth episode. Despite being a non-elimination episode, the episode drew 13.27 million viewers, a 8.3/13 rating/share in households, a 6.2/13 rating/share in the Adults 25-54 demographic, a 5.2/12 rating/share in Adults 18-49, and a 4.3/12 rating/share in Adults 18-34 -- figures that represented the best household rating ever drawn by any episode of franchise's seven editions and the second largest audience ever drawn by a regularly scheduled episode. The performance placed The Amazing Race 7's tenth episode 20th among the week's viewership rankings, 11th in the week's Adults 25-54 rankings, and tied for 15th (with Fox's The Simpsons) in the week's Adults 18-49 rankings
Together, the performances mean that The Amazing Race 7 has drawn at least 12.25 million viewers to its last eight broadcasts (dating back to its third episode broadcast) -- the first time that the long-running reality franchise has ever done so.