How is "Amazing Race 6" comparing to the previous seasons?
Here is a run-down of the eight episodes already aired:
11/16: 11.8 million viewers (2nd highest rated premiere behind TAR1; 2 hours)
11/23: 11.4 million viewers (2nd highest rated 2nd ep. behind TAR2)
11/30: 11.8 million viewers (2nd highest rated 3rd ep. behing TAR2)
12/7: 11.6 million viewers (highest rated 4th ep. ever)
12/14: 10.5 million viewers (ties for highest rated 5th ep. with TAR5)
12/21: 10.7 million viewers (ties for highest rated 6th ep. with TAR6; airs at 8:00 p.m.)
12/28: 10.4 million viewers (highest rated 7th ep. ever; first ever clip show)
1/4: 10.6 million viewers (ties for highest rated 8th ep. with TAR5)
So, with 8 episodes aired, TAR6 is averaging 11.1 million viewers. Compare that to 10.69 million viewers averaged over 13 episodes for TAR5, the highest rated season to date.
Although TAR6 has lost roughly a million viewers since its debut, it is still on track to be the highest rated season yet.
Let's hope viewership will jump back up past 11 million once everone is able to readjust following the Christmas and New Years festivities.