The fourth season premieres, again with twelve teams, this time beginning in LA's Dodger Stadium.
To start off, teams are instructed to fly to Venice, Italy. The teams rush off and drive to the LAX airport, trying to land seats on one of three airlines departing and arriving at different times.
Once teams reach Venice, teams already start to make enemies with each other. Next, teams travel by one of three charter buses departing two hours apart. Teams are taken to the Dolomite Mountains, in a small town called Cortina D'ampezzo. Teams must proceed to Cinque Torri by bus, which is a mountain. Once there, they follow route markers to their Detour task. All teams choose the "Rescue" of the "Search or Rescue" which is the faster task requiring a bit of hiking, followed by a quick ride on a zipline. "Search" requires keen eyes with careful searching and then a quick snowmobile ride. One team chooses to do the Fast Forward and successfully completes the task allowing them to proceed to the Pit Stop.
In the end, one team is unable to get through the Detour task in time and is eliminated from the race.
Season 4 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.