Wednesday, May 11, 2005

And this is why networks make things like ''Amazing Race''

A release from CBS today:

AN AMAZING FINISH TO "THE AMAZING RACE"



A Record Audience of 16 Million Viewers Watch Uchenna

and Joyce Cross The Finish Line First



"The Amazing Race 7" Concludes as the Highest Rated Edition in Key Demographics

and Most Watched



The Two-Hour "The Amazing Race 7" Finale Gives CBS Its Best Tuesday 9:00-11:00 Delivery in Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34 Since November 2001



THE AMAZING RACE 7 crossed the finish line in amazing fashion as a record audience of 16 million viewers watched Uchenna and Joyce win the race, according to Nielsen preliminary affiliate ratings for Tuesday, May 10.



The two-hour THE AMAZING RACE 7 season finale led its 9:00-11:00pm time period in households (9.6/15), viewers (15.99m), adults 18-34 (5.8/16), adults 18-49 (6.7/16) and adults 25-54 (7.6/17).



This is the best delivery ever for any episode of THE AMAZING RACE in households, viewers, adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and second best delivery in adults 18-34 (-0.1 behind the 3/20/02 broadcast which ran after an episode of SURVIVOR).



THE AMAZING RACE 7 beat NBC and ABC combined in adults 18-34 (5.8/16 vs. 5.0/14, +16%), adults 18-49 (6.7/16 vs. 6.3/15, +6%) and adults 25-54 (7.6/17 vs. 7.5/17, +1%).



This is CBS's best delivery in households, viewers and adults 25-54 since 11/9/04 (CMA's) and in adults 18-49 and adults 18-34 since 11/13/01 ("Michael Jackson's 30th Anniversary Special").



The 7th edition of THE AMAZING RACE concludes as the most watched and highest rated in households (8.0/12), viewers (13.03m), adults 18-34 (4.6/13), adults 18-49 (5.3/13) and adults 25-54 (6.1/14) to date.



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