The Amazing Race 32 is the thirty-second installment of the reality television show, The Amazing Race.

Development

The Amazing Race 32 was originally slated to air May 20, 2020, with a two-hour season premiere.[2] However, the premiere date was pushed back further in the year for the 2020-21 television season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, replacing Survivor in CBS's fall lineup.[3]

Host Phil Keoghan explained that, following themed casting in recent seasons, this season would go "back to basics", featuring elements that have contributed to the show's longevity.[4]

This season marked the return of the Yield after being absent for 21 seasons.[5]

Teams

Will & James
 1st place 
Will & James
Dating → Engaged
Hung & Chee
 2nd place 
Hung & Chee
Married Parents
Riley & Maddison
 3rd place 
Riley & Maddison
Pro Volleyball Players
DeAngelo & Gary
 4th place 
DeAngelo & Gary
Former NFL Stars
Eswar & Aparna
 5th place 
Eswar & Aparna
Siblings
Kaylynn & Haley
 6th place 
Kaylynn & Haley
Sisters
Leo & Alana
 7th place 
Leo & Alana
Dating
Michelle & Victoria
 8th place 
Michelle & Victoria
Sisters
Jerry & Frank
 9th place 
Jerry & Frank
Father and Son
Kellie & LaVonne
 10th place 
Kellie & LaVonne
Former Olympic Hurdlers
Nathan & Cody
 11th Place 
Nathan & Cody
Best Friends

Episodes

Episode Air Date Leg Destination First Place Last Place Finish Viewership
(millions)
Ratings/Share
(18-49)
1 "One Million Miles" October 14, 2020 1 United States → Trinidad and Tobago Hung & Chee Nathan & Cody 1st Eliminated
11th Place
2 "Red Lipstick Is Not My Color" October 21, 2020 2 Trinidad and Tobago → Colombia Hung & Chee Kellie & LaVonne 2nd Eliminated
10th Place
3 "We're Makin' Big Moves" October 28, 2020 3 Colombia → Brazil Will & James Jerry & Frank 3rd Eliminated
9th Place
4 "Olé, Olé!" November 4, 2020 4 Brazil → Paraguay Will & James Kaylynn & Haley Non-Elimination
Leg
5 "You Don't Strike Me as a Renaissance Man" November 11, 2020 5 Paraguay → France Riley & Maddison Michelle & Victoria 4th Eliminated
8th Place
6 "I'm Not Even Walking, I'm Falling" November 18, 2020 6 France → Germany DeAngelo & Gary Kaylynn & Haley Non-Elimination
Leg
7 "Give Me a Beard Bump" 7 Germany → Kazakhstan Will & James Leo & Alana 5th Eliminated
7th Place
8 "Are You a Rickshaw?" November 25, 2020 8 Kazakhstan → India To Be
Continued
9 "This Is Not Payback, This Is Karma" Riley & Maddison Kaylynn & Haley 6th Eliminated
6th Place
10 "Getting Down to the Nitty Gritty" December 2, 2020 9 India → Cambodia Riley & Maddison Eswar & Aparna 7th Eliminated
5th Place
11 "Run on Your Tippy Toes" December 9, 2020 10 Cambodia → Philippines Riley & Maddison DeAngelo & Gary 8th Eliminated
4th Place
12 "Now It's About Winning" December 16, 2020 11 Philippines → United States Will & James Riley & Maddison Third Place
Hung & Chee Second 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 Average Roadblock
1 Will & James 4 6 1 1 4 4 1 2> 2 2 1 2.55 6-5
2 Hung & Chee 1 1 2 6 2 3 3 4 3 3 2 2.64 5-6
3 Riley & Maddison 3 3 4 4 1 2 2 1> 1 1 3 2.27 6-5
4 DeAngelo & Gary 10 2 5 7 5 1 4 3 4 4 4.50 5-4
5 Eswar & Aparna 7 4 6 5 6 5 6 5 5 5.44 5-4
6 Kaylynn & Haley 8 8 3 8 7 7 5> 6<< 6.50 4-4
7 Leo & Alana 6 7 8 3 3 6 7< 5.71 4-2
8 Michelle & Victoria 2 5 7 2 8 4.80 3-2
9 Jerry & Frank 5 9 9 7.67 0-2
10 Kellie & LaVonne 9 10 9.50 1-1
11 Nathan & Cody 11 11.00 0-1
Notes: [1]
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 Yield
< Recipient of the Yield
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: Leg 8 was a megaleg, containing two separate Yields during the leg, Kaylynn & Haley were Yielded at both Yields.

Trivia

Franchise

US

Reception

  • Sharon Tharp at US Weekly (10/12/2020): "Keoghan Says Season 32 Is ‘About Escapism,’ Addresses Future of Show Amid Coronavirus Pandemic"
  • Nick Caruso at TVLine (10/12/2020): "Keoghan Talks Season 32's 'Biggest Hurdle,' Why Show Doesn't Need Twisty Gimmicks"
  • Megan Vick at TV Guide (10/14/2020): "Keoghan Promises a Return to Basics for Season 32"
  • Andy Dehnart at realityblurred (10/14/2020): "Amazing Race 32’s amazing two-year journey"
  • Joe Reid at PrimeTimer (11/04/2020): "The Pre-Pandemic World of The Amazing Race Is Giving Us the Feels"
  • Logan Saunders at TARstorian (12/15/2020): "The Amazing Race Producers Need To Do More Fact Checking, Try Harder, and Stop Blaming Contestants and Reduced Budget For Shortcomings"

Gallery

Videos

References

  1. https://deadline.com/2020/08/cbs-fall-schedule-star-trek-discovery-one-day-at-a-time-manhunt-1203023900/
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bloom, Mike (April 13, 2020). The Amazing Race Sets Premiere Date After Survivor Finale & Virtual Reunion. Parade. Retrieved on April 14, 2020.
  3. Otterson, Joe (April 29, 2020). ‘Amazing Race’ Season 32 Premiere Pushed Back as CBS Sets ‘Game On,’ ‘Tough as Nails’ Dates. Variety. Retrieved on April 29, 2020.
  4. Eng, Joyce (April 13, 2020). Everything to know about ‘The Amazing Race 32’. Gold Derby. Retrieved on April 15, 2020.
  5. Tharp, Sharon (October 12, 2020). ‘The Amazing Race’ Host Phil Keoghan Says Season 32 Is ‘About Escapism,’ Addresses Future of Show Amid Coronavirus Pandemic. Us Weekly. Retrieved on October 16, 2020.
  6. George, Kinnesha (November 16, 2018). ‘Amazing’ boost for tourism. Trinidad and Tobago Newsday. Retrieved on June 29, 2019.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 https://www.ibtimes.com/amazing-race-season-32-update-premiere-date-new-destinations-revealed-2957809
  8. Scott, Mike (December 3, 2018). New Orleans serves as finish line for CBS' 'Amazing Race'. The Times-Picayune. Retrieved on April 4, 2019.

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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