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Ratings: Amazing Race Canada finale lands 2.7 million

From a media release:

On Top of The Hill: Season-High 2.7 Million Canadians Watch Mickey and Pete Become THE AMAZING RACE CANADA Champions on CTV

  • Live after-show special AFTER THE RACE wins timeslot with 1.8 million viewers
  • THE AMAZING RACE CANADA-related terms trend throughout the finale, post-show, and into the morning
  • THE AMAZING RACE CANADA and AFTER THE RACE are the Top 2 programs of the day

It took a flawless final leg in the nation’s capital to win THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, and best friends Mickey Henry and Pete Schmalz did just that, capping a remarkable second season for Canada’s #1 summer series. With delayed viewing data still to come, the nail-biting season finale was Sunday’s most-watched program with a preliminary overnight audience of 2.7 million viewers on CTV. With nearly one in three English-language Canadians watching TV last night tuning into THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, the broadcast was an overnight season-high audience for the program and the largest overnight audience on Canadian television since the season finale of THE BIG BANG THEORY in May.*

Immediately following the finale, the live after-show special AFTER THE RACE won the 9 p.m. hour with 1.8 million viewers, making it the most-watched Bell Media In-House Production on record. Renewed last night for a third season, and with casting now open, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA is once again the most-watched television program in Canada this summer with an average audience of 2.7 million viewers (final data).

Online, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA-related terms trended on Twitter in Canada throughout the finale, AFTER THE RACE, and into the morning, as fans flocked to social media to congratulate winners Mickey and Pete and reach out to all the Racers. More than 16,700 mentions of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA-related terms were tweeted in the 24 hours surrounding the broadcast, generating more than 28.1 million estimated impressions.

Also to note, according to Numeris (BBM Canada) preliminary data:

  • THE AMAZING RACE CANADA and AFTER THE RACE were the Top 2 programs Sunday with total viewers and all key demos.
  • Overall, 4.7 million unique viewers watched some part of the finale, which peaked at 3.3 million viewers in the final minute as Mickey and Pete celebrated their victory on the final Pit Stop mat with Jon and the 10 other teams.
  • The finale was the #1 program for the night (non-sports) in all markets among total viewers, A25-54, and A18-49.
  • The broadcast delivered shares of 27% (P2+), 30% (A18-34 and A25-54), and 32% (A18-49).
  • In Toronto, the finale and AFTER THE RACE are the Top 2 programs of the day among total viewers and all key demos.

Amazing Race Canada hits 2.25 million

From a media release:

THE AMAZING RACE CANADA Hits Midway Checkpoint with Season High 2.25 Million Viewers on CTV

  • THE AMAZING RACE CANADA and AFTER THE RACE were #1 and #2 programs for the night, respectively, among total viewers and all key demos
  • Midseason after-show special AFTER THE RACE delivers 1.07 million viewers
  • Next week: The Race goes international again as teams cross the Atlantic to Normandy, France and get up close and personal with Canadian history

The #1 program of the summer THE AMAZING RACE CANADA continued its sizzling run last night, checking in at the mid-season mark with a season-high overnight preliminary audience of 2.25 million viewers on CTV. Overall, 4 million unique viewers watched some part of the episode, which peaked at 2.6 million viewers before Jon Montgomery revealed that Rex and Bob were the fifth team eliminated from the Race. Immediately following the episode, the mid-season after-show special AFTER THE RACE, hosted by TSN’s James Duthie and featuring all five eliminated teams so far, delivered 1.07 million viewers, ranking as the #2 most-watched program of the night. Midway through its second blockbuster season, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA is the most-watched television program in Canada with an average audience of 2.6 million viewers (final data).

Also to note, according to Numeris (BBM Canada) preliminary data:
THE AMAZING RACE CANADA overwhelmingly won Tuesday among total viewers, A25-54, A18-49, and A18-34 nationally.
Last night’s episode was up versus a week ago nationally with all demos: total viewers (+14%), A18-49 (+9%), A25-54 (+20%), and A18-34 (+17%)

Last night’s episode led the night among total viewers and key demos (A25-54, A18-49) in all markets.

In both Toronto and Vancouver, the episode also delivered new season high overnight audiences with the key A25-54 demo, with a rating of 7.0 and 4.5, respectively.

Last night’s episode will encore this week on TSN (Wednesday, Aug. 13 at 9 p.m. PT, Thursday, Aug. 14 at 12 a.m. ET, and Friday, Aug. 15 at 3 p.m. ET/ 12 p.m. PT), TSN2 (Thursday, Aug.14 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT), and CTV and CTV GO (Saturday, Aug. 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and Sunday, Aug. 17 at 5 p.m. ET/PT – and is also now available on demand at CTV GO. All-new episodes of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA air Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO.

To see more of the race, including the Extended Mat Chat with last night’s eliminated team Rex and Bob, sneak peeks, special moments from The Race and more visit CTV.ca/RaceExtras.

Next Week:
Racers cross the Atlantic to Normandy, France, where the Detour leaves teams horsing around (Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO). A relentless Roadblock dilutes some teams’ chances of winning, but when they come face-to-face with Canadian history, racers pause to remember the fallen.

The six remaining teams competing for the biggest grand prize in Canadian television history are:

Pierre and Michel – Twin Brothers, Montreal
Alain and Audrey – Dating, Montreal
Mickey and Pete – Best Friends, Muskoka, Ont.
Sukhi and Jinder – Siblings, Terrace, B.C.
Natalie and Meaghan – Teammates, Scarborough, Ont. and Calgary
Ryan and Rob – Co-Workers, Vancouver