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The Amazing Race 31 (billed as The Amazing Race: Reality Showdown for promotional marketing) is the thirty-first installment of the reality television show, The Amazing Race.

Production[]

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.[2] Filming began the same day in Los Angeles, with filming reported in Kampen, Netherlands on June 30,[3] and concluded in Detroit, Michigan on July 3, 2018.[4]

Initially slated to premiere on May 22, 2019,[5] on April 5, 2019, it was announced that the premiere would be moved forward to April 17, 2019, replacing the low-rated Million Dollar Mile.[1]

If the original premiere airdate of the season had not changed, the season would not have been eligible for 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards as half of the episodes would not have aired before May 31, 2019.[6]

The twist featured the U-Turn vote that has been previously featured in selected international versions of The Amazing Race.

Casting[]

On May 4, 2018, a TMZ article reported that former Big Brother houseguests had been asked to compete on the upcoming season of The Amazing Race. Later that day, Andy Dehnart posted that former Amazing Race contestants had also been contacted for the same season. Martin Holmes from Inside Survivor then posted that former Survivor contestants were also in the mix.

These were the teams on the included shortlist:

Teams[]

Colin & Christie
 1st Place 
Colin & Christie
Life Partners
The Amazing Race
Tyler & Korey
 2nd Place 
Tyler & Korey
Best Friends
The Amazing Race
Leo & Jamal
 3rd Place 
Leo & Jamal
Cousins
The Amazing Race
Nicole & Victor
 4th Place 
Nicole & Victor
Engaged
Big Brother
Becca & Floyd
 5th place 
Becca & Floyd
Friends
The Amazing Race
Chris & Bret
 6th place 
Chris & Bret
Friends
Survivor
Rachel & Elissa
 7th place 
Rachel & Elissa
Sisters
Big Brother
Janelle & Britney
 8th place 
Janelle & Britney
Friends
Big Brother
Corinne & Eliza
 9th place 
Corinne & Eliza
Friends
Survivor
Rupert & Laura
 10th place 
Rupert & Laura
Married
Survivor
Art & JJ
 11th place 
Art & JJ
Best Friends
The Amazing Race

From The Amazing Race:

From Survivor:

From Big Brother:

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[16] 1.2/6[16]
2 "Knock the Newbie Out of Us" April 24, 2019 2 Japan → Laos Leo & Jamal Rupert & Laura 2nd Eliminated
10th Place
4.65[17] 1.0/5[17]
3 "Here Fishy, Fishy, Fishy" May 1, 2019 3 Laos → Vietnam Becca & Floyd Chris & Bret Non-Elimination
Leg
4.50[18] 0.9/4[18]
4 "I Took Out a Polar Bear" May 8, 2019 4 Vietnam Colin & Christie Corinne & Eliza 3rd Eliminated
9th Place
4.50[19] 0.8/4[19]
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[20] 0.9/5[20]
6 "Who Wants a Rolex?" 6 United Arab Emirates → Uganda Tyler & Korey Janelle & Britney 4th Eliminated
8th Place
3.94[20] 0.7/4[20]
7 "Living Fearlessly" May 29, 2019 7 Uganda → Switzerland Tyler & Korey Nicole & Victor Non-Elimination
Leg
4.74[21] 0.8/4[21]
8 "You're the Apple in My Eye" June 5, 2019 8 Switzerland Tyler & Korey Rachel & Elissa 5th Eliminated
7th Place
4.67[22] 0.9/5[22]
9 "Let's Split!" June 12, 2019 9 Switzerland → Croatia Tyler & Korey Chris & Bret 6th Eliminated
6th Place
4.66[23] 0.8/4[23]
10 "Chugga Chugga Choo Choo!" June 19, 2019 10 Croatia → Netherlands Colin & Christie Becca & Floyd 7th Eliminated
5th Place
4.75[24] 0.8/5[24]
11 "This One Is for One Million Dollars" June 26, 2019 11 Netherlands → United Kingdom Leo & Jamal Nicole & Victor 8th Eliminated
4th Place
3.82[25] 0.7/4[25]
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 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 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 Art & JJ were issued 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, resulting in Art & JJ's elimination.
2: There was unaired Head-to-Head at Tầm Vu Park. The team that lost the final Head-to-Head was eliminated.[26]

Voting History[]

On the eighth leg, teams verbally voted for who should receive the U-Turn in front of other teams in an order selected by random draw. 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 had their chyrons in the standard yellow, teams representing Big Brother had theirs in blue, and teams representing Survivor had theirs in green.
  • Only teams representing The Amazing Race won legs this season.

Franchise[]

US[]

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"
  • Joyce Eng at Gold Derby (06/14/2019): "Keoghan on reality showdown and being 'heartbroken' by initial Emmy ineligibility"

Gallery[]

Videos[]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 https://deadline.com/2019/04/the-amazing-race-season-31-premiere-date-up-survivor-big-brother-teams-watch-sneak-peek-1202589359/
  2. https://twitter.com/AmazingRaceCBS/status/1005906670407450624
  3. Koe hijsen als spetterend onderdeel van groot Amerikaans reisprogramma (video) (nl). Kampenonline (June 30, 2018).
  4. McCollum, Brian (July 3, 2018). 'Amazing Race' films in Detroit; teams rappel down Guardian Building. Detroit Free Press.
  5. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/cbs-midseason-schedule-2019-1163986
  6. https://www.emmys.com/news/emmys-calendar/emmy-awards-industry-calendar
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 New Zealand: The Worst Place in the World to be a Tourist (Apple Podcast Preview; Michael & Logan, time 19:20)
  8. I wanted Keith & Wes, who were in the running. :( But yes, happy about those two not being on. | Martin Holmes (RedmondSurvivor) Twitter
  9. Video Hollywood w Ali
  10. From Big Brother Star to Internet Influencer, Elena Davies Builds Her Brand. Dallas Observer (August 14, 2018).
  11. So fun partying with @elenadavies at #RASR. I knew she was almost on #AmazingRace with us and always wondered if she would’ve been a good addition. I can confirm, she def would have been. | Corinne Kaplan (CORINSANITY) Twitter
  12. Survivor Know-It-Alls | Edge of Extinction Episode 9 Recap (en-US) (2019-04-11).
  13. Grant, Tamara (June 12, 2020). 'Big Brother' Star Mike 'Boogie' Malin Arrested for Threatening Former 'Chilltown' Ally, Dr. Will Kirby.
  14. https://rtvwarriors.podbean.com/e/dubais-du-donts/
  15. https://rtvwarriors.podbean.com/e/double-sourcin/
  16. 16.0 16.1 https://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/daily-ratings/tv-ratings-wednesday-april-17-2019/
  17. 17.0 17.1 https://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/daily-ratings/wednesday-final-ratings-april-24-2019/
  18. 18.0 18.1 https://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/daily-ratings/wednesday-final-ratings-may-1-2019/
  19. 19.0 19.1 https://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/daily-ratings/tv-ratings-wednesday-may-8-2019/
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 https://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/daily-ratings/wednesday-final-ratings-may-22-2019/
  21. 21.0 21.1 https://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/daily-ratings/wednesday-final-ratings-may-29-2019/
  22. 22.0 22.1 https://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/daily-ratings/wednesday-final-ratings-june-5-2019/
  23. 23.0 23.1 https://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/daily-ratings/wednesday-final-ratings-june-12-2019/
  24. 24.0 24.1 https://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/daily-ratings/wednesday-final-ratings-june-19-2019/
  25. 25.0 25.1 https://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/daily-ratings/wednesday-final-ratings-june-26-2019/
  26. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep15-amazing-race-season-31-w-corinne-eliza/id1448436548?i=1000437654898
  27. 27.0 27.1 https://www.theexaminernews.com/phil-keoghan-talks-season-31-of-the-amazing-race/
  28. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/televised/2019/04/15/tomorrow-will-be-televised-i-ship-itchambersthe-amazing-race-episode

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 · 33
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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