The 11 teams involved in this 25th Season of the Amazing Race that will compete against each other in hopes of winning the $1,000,000 prize are introduced and the race officially begins from the starting line at Times Square, New York City, New York, United States. The teams will complete this Leg at the finish line for the 1st Leg in Charlotte Amalie, Saint Thomas, United States Virgin Islands.
Episode Viewers and Ratings
Season 25 Episode 1 of The Amazing Race was watched by 5,480,000 viewers, resulting in a 1.10 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
The Amazing Race is an adventure reality show hosted by Phil Keoghan that pits 10, 11, or 12 teams of 2 or 4 people against each other in a race around the world for approximately 40 days. In a leg, they go to destinations where they will complete a roadblock, a task where 1 person completes (Season 1-7) or 2 people (Season 8), a detour, where you have to decide between two tasks that are usually opposite of each other, and a miscellaneous task.
After they complete all these tasks, they will be directed to go to a Pit stop where they will have a 24 hour rest period where they will be able to eat, drink, sleep, and mingle with other teams. The last team to check into the Pit Stop usually is eliminated, but sometimes there is a non-elimination leg in which no one is eliminated. After all teams are eliminated except for 3, these three race to the finish line where the winning team wins 1 million dollars.
The Amazing Race - Go Big or Go Home: Leg #1 Synopsis and Schedule