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The Amazing Race 25 is the twenty-fifth installment of The Amazing Race. It aired on CBS from September 26, 2014 to December 19, 2014 on a new timeslot, Fridays at 20:00 ET (19:00 CT).[1]

Development

Filming for the season began on May 31, 2014, with the Starting Line taking place at Times Square in New York City. For the first time, the Starting Line was opened to the public, rather than in a private location to avoid spoilers. This led to the announcements of the teams' identities on the same day and the rewarding of The Save, an elimination dispensation pass, which replaced the Express Pass as the prize rewarded to the first place team on the first leg.

This season travelled through four continents, nine countries, and 20 cities under a distance of 26,000 miles (42,000 km).[2]

Teams

Amy & Maya
 1st place 
Amy & Maya
Food Scientists
Misti & Jim
 2nd place 
Misti & Jim
Married Dentists
Adam & Bethany
 3rd place 
Adam & Bethany
Married Surfers
Brooke & Robbie
 4th place 
Brooke & Robbie
Dating Pro Wrestlers
Kym & Alli
 5th place 
Kym & Alli
Urban Bike Racers
Tim & Te Jay
 6th place 
Tim & Te Jay
College Sweethearts
Shelley & Nici
 7th place 
Shelley & Nici
Mother/Daughter
Keith & Whitney
 8th place 
Keith & Whitney
Engaged
Michael & Scott
 9th place 
Michael & Scott
Firefighters
Dennis & Isabelle
 10th place 
Dennis & Isabelle
Newly Dating
Lisa & Michelle
 11th place 
Lisa & Michelle
Realtor Sisters

Route Map

Episodes

Episode Air Date Leg Destination First Place Last Place Finish Viewership
(millions)
Ratings/Share
(18-49)
1 "Go Big or Go Home" September 26, 2014 1 United States → U.S. Virgin Islands Misti & Jim Lisa & Michelle 1st Eliminated
11th Place
5.48 1.1/4
2 "When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go" October 3, 2014 2 U.S. Virgin Islands → United Kingdom Adam & Bethany Dennis & Isabelle 2nd Eliminated
10th Place
6.08 1.2/5
3 "Get Your Sheep Together" October 10, 2014 3 United Kingdom Misti & Jim Michael & Scott 3rd Eliminated
9th Place
5.89 1.1/4
4 "Thinly Sliced Anchovies" October 17, 2014 4 United Kingdom → Denmark → Sweden → Denmark Kym & Alli Misti & Jim Non-Elimination
Leg
6.57 1.4/6
5 "Morocc' and Roll" October 24, 2014 5 Denmark → Morocco Kym & Alli Keith & Whitney 4th Eliminated
8th Place
5.51 1.0/4
6 "I Feel Like I Just Kissed a Goat" October 31, 2014 6 Morocco Misti & Jim Shelley & Nici 5th Eliminated
7th Place
5.89 1.1/5
7 "Pretty Fly for a Food Scientist" November 7, 2014 7 Morocco → Italy Misti & Jim Tim & Te Jay Non-Elimination
Leg
6.05 1.2/3
8 "Hot Sexy Knights" November 21, 2014 8 Italy → Malta Adam & Bethany Tim & Te Jay 6th Eliminated
6th Place
5.95 1.2/4
9 "You're Taking My Tan Off" November 28, 2014 9 Malta → Singapore Adam & Bethany Kym & Alli 7th Eliminated
5th Place
5.42 1.0/3
10 "Smells Like Dirty Tube Socks" December 5, 2014 10 Singapore → Philippines Misti & Jim Brooke & Robbie Non-Elimination
Leg
6.22 1.2/4
11 "Hooping It Up" December 12, 2014 11 Philippines Brooke & Robbie Amy & Maya Ordered to
Continue Racing
5.92 1.2/4
12 "All or Nothing" December 19, 2014 12 Philippines → United States Amy & Maya Brooke & Robbie 8th Eliminated
4th Place
6.59 1.3/5
Adam & Bethany 3rd Place
Misti & Jim 2nd Place

Leaderboard

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 Amy & Maya 6 8 5 4 7 6 3 4 4 2 4 1 4.50 5-5
2 Misti & Jim 1 2 1 8 6 1 1 2 3 1 3 2 2.58 5-5
3 Adam & Bethany 5 1 2 7 2 2 5 1ϵ 1 3 2 3 2.83 5-4
4 Brooke & Robbie 4 7 6 2 5 5 4 5 2 4 1 4 4.08 4-4
5 Kym & Alli 3 3 7 1 1 3 2 3 5 3.11 4-3
6 Tim & Te Jay 2 5 8 5 3 4 6 6 4.88 3-3
7 Shelley & Nici 8 9 4 6 4 7 6.33 2-2
8 Keith & Whitney 9 4 3 3 8 5.40 2-1
9 Michael & Scott 10 6 9 8.33 0-1
10 Dennis & Isabelle 7 10 8.50 1-0
11 Lisa & Michelle 11 11.00 1-0
Notes [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
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 finished in last and were supposed to be eliminated, but were saved by the Salvage Pass, Resurrection Card, or The Save
     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: Keith, Lisa, and Scott elected to quit the Roadblock. Keith & Whitney and Michael & Scott were issued 4-hour penalties for their forfeits that were applied at the start of the next leg. However, Lisa & Michelle were the last team to arrive and were instead eliminated from the Race.
2: Adam & Bethany chose to retrieve the Express Pass as part of an optional task, before checking-in at the Pit Stop.
3: Misti & Jim, winners of the Save in the first leg, arrived last and handed the Save to host Phil Keoghan to prevent elimination. However, Phil returned the Save to them after announcing that the leg was a Non-Elimination Leg.
4: In an unaired scene, Keith & Whitney attempted to U-Turn Amy & Maya. However, Amy & Maya were ahead of them, thus having no effect.
5: Adam & Bethany used their Express Pass to bypass the Flag Detour.
6: Amy & Maya attempted to U-Turn Adam & Bethany. However, Adam & Bethany had already checked-in after winning the Fast Forward, thus having no effect.
7: Leg 11 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.
8: Brooke & Robbie arrived last at the site of the first Roadblock, an elimination point. Instead of being allowed to perform the task, they were eliminated.

Trivia

Franchise Records

  • First time visits to the United States Virgin Islands and Malta.
  • First season to award The Save.
  • First season where the Express Pass is not given by the host to a team winning a leg, but as an optional task in which a team may retrieve it on the race course, at the risk of costing them time.
  • First season to have four teams race in the final leg instead of the standard three.

US

  • First season where the Starting Line was opened for public viewing.
    • This is also the first season where the Starting Line took place at night.
  • Second season to have four all-female teams (after The Amazing Race 17).
  • First season since The Amazing Race 19 to have four Non-Elimination Legs.
  • First season since The Amazing Race 9 that the penultimate leg was a Non-Elimination Leg.
  • During the race course, teams would encounter host Phil Keoghan filming scenes for the task descriptions for the viewers in the television airing, at least once in every episode in a sequence shot.
    • This marks the first time that Phil interacts with the teams other than at the Starting Line and the Pit Stops.
  • First season to feature a midpoint elimination since The Amazing Race 15.
    • First season to feature a midpoint elimination in the final leg.

Season 25

Reception

  • Andy Dehnart at realityblurred (05/31/2014): "Amazing Race adds (more) immunity from elimination"
  • Jean Bentley at Zap2it (09/26/2014): "The Amazing Race team isn't worried about the move to Friday nights"

References

The Amazing Race Season Index
United States 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15 · 16 · 17 · 18 · 19 · 20 · 21 · 22 · 23 · 24 · 25 · 26 · 27 · 28 · 29 · 30 · 31 · 32
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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