The 3rd series of The Amazing Race begins.
This time around, twelve teams of two will begin a race of a lifetime starting on a tiny island called the Everglades in Florida, USA. Phil explains that there are 13 legs and 9 of them are elimination points. He continues, outlining the basic rules, Then the race begins.
Teams open their first clue instructing them to fly to Mexico city for the first leg. Immediately, tension rises with the teams as they fight for positions on the fastest flights.
When all teams arrived in Mexico, they began fighting for a first place finish and there was also a Fast Forward on this leg, Which is where the first team to find it and complete it can skip all tasks and head directly the pit stop.
Two teams opted to go for it, but one team completed it and arrived at the pit stop first.
Meanwhile, the other eleven teams must complete a Detour, involving either parachuting out of a plane from a very high distance or riding a donkey down a seven mile course.
After the Detour, teams had to drive themselves to the pit stop, located at the Hacienda St. Gabriel Last Palmas.
In the end, the race to the finish is close, but one team couldn't catch up in time and checked in last place. Phil informs them that they're the first team to be eliminated from the race.
Season 3 Episode 1 of The Amazing Race resulted in a 0.00 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.