CBS Renews Sunday Reality Staples Amazing Race and Undercover Boss
Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race
CBS is keeping it real on Sundays, picking up another round of both The Amazing Race and Undercover Boss for next season.
The network hasn't yet determined whether both shows will remain in their Sunday slots this coming fall. But CBS is making a point of highlighting how well both shows did last fall vs. tough Sunday Night Football competition on NBC — which means it's very likely both shows will stay put on the night.
According to CBS, Race averaged 12 million viewers last fall, and even improved its stating with adults 18-49 (up 3%) despite the football competition. Boss has also fared well, averaging 12.3 million viewers and a 3.4 rating and 9 share with adults 18-49 this season.
Announcement means Race will now enter its 19th cycle, while Boss will be back for its third year. CBS has already picked up two more editions of Survivor for next season, while the network's other reality show this season, Paula Abdul's Live to Dance, isn't expected to return.
The Amazing Race, which won seven consecutive Emmy Awards for outstanding reality competition until the streak ran dry last fall, is currently in the middle of a fan favorite edition dubbed The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business. Phil Keoghan continues to host teams as they compete on a race around the world.
Boss, meanwhile, has featured corporate executives from the likes of the Chicago Cubs, DirecTV and Subway, as well as the Mayor of Cincinnati, as they go incognito and see how their employees operate.
Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri created The Amazing Race, while Stephen Lambert and Eli Holzman are behind Undercover Boss.
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