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The Amazing Race 31 is the thirty-first installment of the reality television show, The Amazing Race.

Development

On June 10, 2018, it was confirmed by host Phil Keoghan from the Starting Line that this season would feature teams who have previously competed on The Amazing Race, Survivor, and Big Brother.[3]

Initially slated to premiere on May 22, 2019[4], on April 5, 2019, it was announced the premiere would be moved forward to April 17, 2019, replacing the low-rated Million Dollar Mile.[2]

If the original premiere airdate of the season had not changed, the season would not have been eligible for 2019 Emmys as half of the episodes would not have aired before May 31, 2019.[5]

Teams

S31 ColinChristie
 1st Place 
Colin & Christie
Life Partners
The Amazing Race 5
S31 TylerKorey
 2nd Place 
Tyler & Korey
Best Friends
The Amazing Race 28
S31 LeoJamal
 3rd Place 
Leo & Jamal
Cousins
The Amazing Race 23, 24
S31 NicoleVictor
 4th Place 
Nicole & Victor
Engaged
Big Brother
S31 BeccaFloyd
 5th place 
Becca & Floyd
Friends
The Amazing Race 29
S31 ChrisBret
 6th place 
Chris & Bret
Friends
Survivor
S31 RachelElissa
 7th place 
Rachel & Elissa
Sisters
Big Brother
S31 JanelleBritney
 8th place 
Janelle & Britney
Friends
Big Brother
S31 CorinneEliza
 9th place 
Corinne & Eliza
Friends
Survivor
S31 RupertLaura
 10th place 
Rupert & Laura
Married
Survivor
S31 ArtJJ
 11th place 
Art & JJ
Best Friends
The Amazing Race 20

Episodes

Episode Air Date Leg Destination First Place Last Place Finish Viewership
(millions)
Ratings/Share
(18-49)
1 "You're in Our Race Now" April 17, 2019 1 United States → Japan Leo & Jamal Art & JJ 1st Eliminated
11th Place
5.80[6] 1.2/6[6]
2 "Knock the Newbie Out of Us" April 24, 2019 2 Japan → Laos Leo & Jamal Rupert & Laura 2nd Eliminated
10th Place
4.65[7] 1.0/5[7]
3 "Here Fishy, Fishy, Fishy" May 1, 2019 3 Laos → Vietnam Becca & Floyd Chris & Bret Non-Elimination
Leg
4.50[8] 0.9/4[8]
4 "I Took Out a Polar Bear" May 8, 2019 4 Vietnam Colin & Christie Corinne & Eliza 3rd Eliminated
9th Place
4.50[9] 0.8/4[9]
5 "I'm a Bird, I'm a Plane, I'm on The Amazing Race" May 22, 2019 5 Vietnam → United Arab Emirates Becca & Floyd Rachel & Elissa Non-Elimination
Leg
4.47[10] 0.9/5[10]
6 "Who Wants a Rolex?" 6 United Arab Emirates → Uganda Tyler & Korey Janelle & Britney 4th Eliminated
8th Place
3.94[10] 0.7/4[10]
7 "Living Fearlessly" May 29, 2019 7 Uganda → Switzerland Tyler & Korey Nicole & Victor Non-Elimination
Leg
4.74[11] 0.8/4[11]
8 "You're the Apple in My Eye" June 5, 2019 8 Switzerland Tyler & Korey Rachel & Elissa 5th Eliminated
7th Place
4.67[12] 0.9/5[12]
9 "Let's Split!" June 12, 2019 9 Switzerland → Croatia Tyler & Korey Chris & Bret 6th Eliminated
6th Place
4.66[13] 0.8/4[13]
10 "Chugga Chugga Choo Choo!" June 19, 2019 10 Croatia → The Netherlands Colin & Christie Becca & Floyd 7th Eliminated
5th Place
11 "This One Is for One Million Dollars" June 26, 2019 11 The Netherlands → United Kingdom Leo & Jamal Nicole & Victor 8th Eliminated
4th Place
12 United Kingdom → United States Colin & Christie Leo & Jamal 3rd Place
Tyler & Korey 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 Icon-Roadblock
1 Colin & Christie 2 4 3 1 3 2 2 3 4 1 3 1 2.42 6-6
2 Tyler & Korey 3 7 4 5 4 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2.75 6-6
3 Leo & Jamal 1 1 8 6 7 6 4 6 5 3 1 3 4.25 7-5
4 Nicole & Victor 6 2 2 2 5 3 7 5 2 4 4 3.81 5-6
5 Becca & Floyd 5 9 1 4 1 5 3 4 3 5 4.00 5-5
6 Chris & Bret 7 8 9 3 2 4 6 2 6 5.22 5-5
7 Rachel & Elissa 4 3 7 8 8 7 5 7 6.13 4-5
8 Janelle & Britney 8 5 6 7 6 8~ 6.67 5-2
9 Corinne & Eliza 9 6 5 9~ 7.25 2-3
10 Rupert & Laura 10 10 10.00 2-1
11 Art & JJ 11 11.00 1-1
Notes: [1] [2]
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
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
~ The team that lost the Double Battle.

Notes:
1:Art elected to quit the second Roadblock, thus he and JJ took a 4-hour penalty at the Roadblock site starting from the arrival of the next team. Rupert & Laura, the only team trailing, finished the Roadblock and checked in at the Pit Stop before their penalty was up.
2:There was unaired Head-to-Head at Tầm Vu Park. The team that lost the final Head-to-Head was eliminated.[14]

Voting History

Teams on the eighth leg verbally voted for who should receive the U-Turn in front of other teams. The two teams who had the most votes had to complete both Detour tasks. The order in which teams voted is listed from top to bottom.

Leg #: 8
U-Turned: Colin & Christie
Rachel & Elissa
Vote: 3–2–1–1
Rachel & Elissa Colin & Christie
Nicole & Victor Leo & Jamal
Colin & Christie Rachel & Elissa
Leo & Jamal Colin & Christie
Becca & Floyd Colin & Christie
Tyler & Korey Nicole & Victor
Chris & Bret Rachel & Elissa

Trivia

  • For this season, teams representing The Amazing Race have their chyrons in the standard yellow, teams representing Big Brother have theirs in blue, and teams representing Survivor have theirs in green.

Franchise

  • This is the first season to visit Uganda.[15]
  • Most U-Turns in a season, with 6.

US

  • First season to include a mixture of both new and returning racers.
  • This season is the first time that a season has premiered in April.
  • This season marks the first visit to Laos.[16]
  • This is the first time since The Amazing Race 12 that the country of Croatia is visited.[17]
  • First season to feature the U-Turn Vote.
  • This season finale marks the first visit to Detroit, Michigan.

Reception

  • Riley Chow at Gold Derby (03/13/2019): "Emmys rename Competition Program category as The Amazing Race sits out"
  • Joyce Eng at Gold Derby (03/21/2019): "The Amazing Race is a DNQ at the Emmys for the 1st time, so which show do you want to grab its spot?"
  • Benjamin Powell at RealityTVWarriors (April 2019): "Who Are These Teams?"
  • Barb Oates at Las Vegas Review-Journal (04/11/2019): "Amazing Race plots reality-TV showdown"

Gallery

Videos

References

  1. https://deadline.com/2019/04/the-amazing-race-season-31-premiere-date-up-survivor-big-brother-teams-watch-sneak-peek-1202589359/
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://deadline.com/2019/04/the-amazing-race-season-31-premiere-date-up-survivor-big-brother-teams-watch-sneak-peek-1202589359/
  3. https://twitter.com/AmazingRaceCBS/status/1005906670407450624
  4. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/cbs-midseason-schedule-2019-1163986
  5. https://www.emmys.com/news/emmys-calendar/emmy-awards-industry-calendar
  6. 6.0 6.1 https://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/daily-ratings/tv-ratings-wednesday-april-17-2019/
  7. 7.0 7.1 https://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/daily-ratings/wednesday-final-ratings-april-24-2019/
  8. 8.0 8.1 https://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/daily-ratings/wednesday-final-ratings-may-1-2019/
  9. 9.0 9.1 https://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/daily-ratings/tv-ratings-wednesday-may-8-2019/
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 https://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/daily-ratings/wednesday-final-ratings-may-22-2019/
  11. 11.0 11.1 https://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/daily-ratings/wednesday-final-ratings-may-29-2019/
  12. 12.0 12.1 https://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/daily-ratings/wednesday-final-ratings-june-5-2019/
  13. 13.0 13.1 https://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/daily-ratings/wednesday-final-ratings-june-12-2019/
  14. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep15-amazing-race-season-31-w-corinne-eliza/id1448436548?i=1000437654898
  15. https://www.theexaminernews.com/phil-keoghan-talks-season-31-of-the-amazing-race/
  16. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/televised/2019/04/15/tomorrow-will-be-televised-i-ship-itchambersthe-amazing-race-episode
  17. https://www.theexaminernews.com/phil-keoghan-talks-season-31-of-the-amazing-race/

 

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