The Amazing Race 13
Just a few Sunday snippets, as CBS' procedurals took a knee:
The CW's first rerun of Jericho delivered 1.13 million total viewers.
NBC's football coverage won the 8 o'clock hour and averaged 12.18 million viewers for the night (down 10 percent from last week). Extreme Makeover (10.35 mil) dropped 890 thou, while the finale of Amazing Race 13 (10.57 mil) performed eight percent better than the close of Cycle 12. TNT's The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice averaged 5.44 mil over its two-hour run.
Housewives flirted with an audience of 16 million, up 370K.
Rising 480K to 10.67 mil, Brothers & Sisters enjoyed its largest audience since the season opener. TNT's Leverage premiered to five mil and gave the cabler its "best delivery ever of adults 18-49 for an original series telecast during the broadcast season," says the press release. (Don't miss cast member Gina Bellman's TVGuide.com celebrity blogs.)
It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood when the final three teams leave Moscow and land in Portland, Ore. on the last leg of the race. The spectacular landscape is an incredible backdrop as the teams must climb 30 feet up a tree, ride a cable 2,000 feet over a river and — the trickiest part of all — hail a reliable cab! The tension is the highest yet, leaving me a little emotional when the first two teams crossed the finish line. Which team won the $1 million prize? Read on, neighbor.
Gina Bellman, Timothy Hutton, Beth Riesgraf, Christian Kane and Aldis Hodge, Leverage
10 pm/ET TNT
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The tenth leg of the race continues in Moscow. As the same four couples continue to compete, the action zooms along as usual, but the stress level seems higher than ever. Everyone has their shoes, but one team's money and passports are left behind. Teams are traveling by subway, trolley and taxi but it's nothing less than a roller coaster ride.
Rachel Griffiths, Steven Weber
Brothers & Sisters
10:01 pm/ET ABC
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In the ninth leg of the race, the four remaining teams travel two thousand miles from Almaty, Kazakhstan, to Russia's capital and the largest city in Europe, Moscow. But the plane ride looked like a cakewalk next to taxicab delays. One team not only couldn't pay the full cab fare, but also attempted each of the two Detour challenges twice! Ready to find out how it all happened? Let's go, go, go!
The action in the eighth leg of the race took place in the world's largest landlocked country, Kazakhstan, and found the five remaining teams in animal-related challenges. Let's see who cried fowl, was moo-ved to squabble and brought up the rear as steer.
Host Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race 13
Amazing Race 13
8 pm/ET CBS
Mongol warriors, falcons and 30,000 chickens are some of the more unusual things encountered by the five remaining teams on the eighth leg of the race.
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As we travel from New Delhi to Old Delhi, there are Indian families traveling together on motorcycles as several teams again are stuck in traffic. But this race shows no signs of slowing down. And though the language was clean, this leg was a colorful one. Get your brushes out and we'll paint this picture by the numbers
Communication can sometimes be a huge issue when traveling abroad, especially when the next country you travel to is a complete surprise. But even when we don't speak the same language it may be more important to consider how we speak to one another. Loudness doesn't translate into clarity. Despite the fact that some couples are not even listening to each other a potential romance is blooming. As the six remaining teams leave Cambodia and head to Delhi, India, players' interactions are once again front and center.