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The Amazing Race 23 is the twenty-third installment of the reality television series, The Amazing Race. Teams were officially announced on August 28, 2013. The season premiered on Sunday, September 29, 2013.

Development

Filming began on June 9, 2013 and finished on July 2, 2013. This season traveled a total of 35,000 miles (56,000 km) across nine (all previously visited) countries on four continents.

Travelocity was the official sponsor during this season and provided prizes on every leg (except the finale) throughout the race to winning teams.

New graphics were credited for the opening credits.[1]

Teams

Jason & Amy
 1st place 
Jason & Amy
Dating
Tim & Marie
 2nd place 
Tim & Marie
Exes
Nicole & Travis
 3rd place 
Nicole & Travis
Married ER Doctors
Leo & Jamal
 4th place 
Leo & Jamal
Cousins
Ally & Ashley
 5th place 
Ally & Ashley
NHL Ice Crew
Nicky & Kim
 6th place 
Nicky & Kim
Baseball Wives
Tim & Danny
 7th place 
Tim & Danny
Best Friends
Brandon & Adam
 8th place 
Brandon & Adam
Childhood Friends
Chester & Ephraim
 9th place 
Chester & Ephraim
Former NFL Teammates
Rowan & Shane
 10th place 
Rowan & Shane
Theater Performers
Hoskote & Naina
 11th place 
Hoskote & Naina
Father/Daughter

Episodes

Episode Air Date Leg Destination First Place Last Place Finish Viewership
(millions)
Ratings/Share
(18-49)
1 "We're Not in Oklahoma No More" September 29, 2013 1 United States → Chile Tim & Marie Hoskote & Naina 1st Eliminated
11th Place
8.62[2] 2.0/5[2]
2 "Zip It, Bingo" October 6, 2013 2 Chile Chester & Ephraim Rowan & Shane 2nd Eliminated
10th Place
9.74[3] 2.4/6[3]
3 "King Arthur Style" October 13, 2013 3 Chile → Portugal Nicole & Travis Chester & Ephraim 3rd Eliminated
9th Place
8.08[4] 1.9/5[4]
4 "Beards in the Wind" October 20, 2013 4 Portugal → Norway Brandon & Adam Nicky & Kim Ordered to
Continue Racing
8.87[5] 1.9/5[5]
5 "Get Our Groove On" October 27, 2013 5 Norway → Poland Tim & Marie Brandon & Adam 4th Eliminated
8th Place
8.11[6] 1.8/4[6]
6 "Choir Boy at Heart" November 3, 2013 6 Poland → Austria Nicole & Travis Tim & Danny 5th Eliminated
7th Place
9.38[7] 2.1/5[7]
7 "Speed Dating Is the Worst" November 10, 2013 7 Austria → United Arab Emirates Leo & Jamal Nicky & Kim Non-Elimination
Leg
9.12[8] 2.2/5[8]
8 "One Hot Camel" November 17, 2013 8 United Arab Emirates Nicole & Travis Nicky & Kim 6th Eliminated
6th Place
9.12[9] 2.0/5[9]
9 "Part Like the Red Sea" November 24, 2013 9 United Arab Emirates → Indonesia Leo & Jamal Ally & Ashley 7th Eliminated
5th Place
7.97[10] 1.6/4[10]
10 "Cobra in My Teeth" December 1, 2013 10 Indonesia Jason & Amy Leo & Jamal Non-Elimination
Leg
10.29[11] 2.1/4[11]
11 "Amazing Crazy Race" December 8, 2013 11 Indonesia → Japan Tim & Marie Leo & Jamal 8th Eliminated
4th Place
9.21[12] 2.1/5[12]
12 Japan → United States Jason & Amy Nicole & Travis 3rd Place
Tim & Marie 2nd Place

Leaderboard

This chart shows each teams ranking per leg according to their official check in at the Pit Stop. However, time penalties issued before the start of the next leg due to improperly performed tasks are not reflected here.

Place Team Leg 1 Leg 2 Leg 3 Leg 4 Leg 5 Leg 6 Leg 7 Leg 8 Leg 9 Leg 10 Leg 11 Leg 12 Average Roadblock
1 Jason & Amy 8 5 2 2 2 5 2 2 3 1 2 1 2.92 6-7
2 Tim & Marie 1 8 8 5 1ϵ 4 4 3 2 2 1 2 3.42 6-7
3 Nicole & Travis 2 4 1 3 3 1 3 1ϵ 4 3 3 3 2.58 7-6
4 Leo & Jamal 7 2 6 4 6 3 1 4 1 4 4 3.82 6-6
5 Ally & Ashley 6 7 7 7 7 6 5 5 5 6.11 4-6
6 Nicky & Kim 5 9 3 8 4 2 6 6 5.38 5-4
7 Tim & Danny 9 6 4 6 5 7 6.17 3-4
8 Brandon & Adam 10 3 5 1 8 5.40 2-4
9 Chester & Ephraim 4 1 9 4.67 2-1
10 Rowan & Shane 3 10 6.50 2-1
11 Hoskote & Naina 11 11.00 1-1
Notes [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]
Legend:
     The team finished in first place
     The team finished in last place and was eliminated from the race
     The team finished in last place in a non-elimination leg
     The team that won The Amazing Race
     The team that crossed the Finish Line second
     The team that crossed the Finish Line third
The team used the Fast Forward pass
ϵ The team used the Express Pass somewhere during the leg
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn
The team that used the second slot of the "Double U-Turn"
Recipient of a second U-Turn due to the "Double U-Turn" twist

Notes:
1: Nicole & Travis initially arrived first at the Pit Stop, but received a 30-minute penalty for taking a taxi to the Pit Stop when the clue instructed them to make their way on foot. During their penalty, Tim & Marie checked-in first, dropping them to second.
2: Leo & Jamal initially arrived 1st, but were not allowed check in after they failed to pay their taxi driver properly. By the time they paid had paid their taxi and returned to the mat, Chester & Ephraim had already checked in the Pit Stop in 1st place, dropping Leo & Jamal to 2nd.
3: Due to trouble with connecting flights and delays, Chester & Ephraim had fallen so far behind that all other teams had already checked into the Pit Stop by the time they finally arrived in Lisbon. Upon arrival at Lisbon Airport, host Phil Keoghan greeted them personally to eliminate them.
4: Leg 4 had no mandatory rest period between legs, and all teams were ordered to continue racing. The team who checked in last on this leg did not face a Speed Bump in the next leg.
5: Tim & Marie used their Express Pass to bypass the Pose Detour.
6: Nicole & Travis used their Express Pass to bypass the Detour. They did not choose a Detour task due to the Detour's singular location.
7: Leo & Jamal departed the Pit Start two minutes after their scheduled departure time because they accidentally overslept.

Trivia

Franchise

US

External links

  1. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/amazing-race-season-23-first-637550
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/sdsdskdh279882992z1/sunday-final-ratings-the-simpsons-revenge-adjusted-down/
  3. 3.0 3.1 http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/sdsdskdh279882992z1/sunday-final-ratings-once-upon-a-time-the-simpsons-adjusted-up-final-nfl-ratings-unscrambled-cbs/
  4. 4.0 4.1 http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/sdsdskdh279882992z1/sunday-final-ratings-once-upon-a-time-the-amazing-race-revenge-betrayal-adjusted-down/
  5. 5.0 5.1 http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/sdsdskdh279882992z1/sunday-final-ratings-once-upon-a-time-adjusted-up-60-minutes-adjusted-down-final-football-numbers/
  6. 6.0 6.1 http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/sdsdskdh279882992z1/sunday-final-ratings-the-amazing-race-adjusted-up-revenge-betrayal-60-minutes-adjusted-down-final-sports-numbers/
  7. 7.0 7.1 http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/sdsdskdh279882992z1/sunday-final-ratings-the-amazing-race-adjusted-up-the-simpsons-adjusted-down-final-nfl-numbers/
  8. 8.0 8.1 http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/sdsdskdh279882992z1/sunday-final-ratings-revenge-the-simpsons-adjusted-down-plus-unscrambled-cbs-football-numbers/
  9. 9.0 9.1 http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/sdsdskdh279882992z1/sunday-final-ratings-the-mentalist-adjusted-up-no-adjustment-for-once-upon-a-time-or-almost-human/
  10. 10.0 10.1 http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/sdsdskdh279882992z1/sunday-final-ratings-the-simpsons-the-amazing-race-american-dad-americas-funniest-home-videos-adjusted-down/
  11. 11.0 11.1 http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/sdsdskdh279882992z1/sunday-final-ratings-the-amazing-race-the-mentalist-adjusted-up/
  12. 12.0 12.1 http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/sdsdskdh279882992z1/sunday-final-ratings-the-simpsons-family-guy-revenge-once-upon-a-time-betrayal-60-minutes-adjusted-down/

The Amazing Race Season Index
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Asia 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5
Australia 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5
Brazil 1
Canada 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8
Central Europe Cancelled
China 1 · 2 · 3 · 4
China Rush 1 · 2 · 3
France 1
Israel 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8
Latin America 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6
Norway 1 · 2
Philippines 1 · 2
Ukraine 1
Vietnam 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6
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