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The Amazing Race 20
TARlogo-US
Version: United States
Continents Visited: 5
Countries Visited: 9
Cities Visited: 22
Distance Traveled: 40,000 miles (64,374 km)
Starting Line: Bridlewood Estate Winery, Santa Ynez, California
Finish Line: Secret Island, Waikane, Hawaii
Filming Dates: November 26, 2011 - December 19, 2011
Season Run February 19, 2012 - May 6, 2012
Number of Legs: 12
Number of Teams: 11
Winning Team: Rachel & Dave
Runners-up: Art & JJ
Brendon & Rachel
Cast
TAR20Teams
Opening Sequence
Series Chronology
Previous: The Amazing Race 19
Next: The Amazing Race 21
Greeters

The Amazing Race 20 is the twentieth installment of the reality television show, The Amazing Race. It was announced by CBS on June 17, 2011.

Teams

S20 RachelDave
 1st place 
Rachel & Dave
Army Wife & Combat Pilot
S20 ArtJJ
 2nd place 
Art & JJ
Border Patrol Agents
S20 BrendonRachel
 3rd place 
Brendon & Rachel
PhD Student & Event Hostess
S20 VanessaRalph
 4th place 
Vanessa & Ralph
Dating Divorcees
S20 BopperMark
 5th place 
Bopper & Mark
Best Friends
S20 NaryJamie
 6th place 
Nary & Jamie
Federal Agents
S20 JoeyDanny
 7th place 
Joey & Danny
Trainer & Club Promoter
S20 KerriStacy
 8th place 
Kerri & Stacy
Cousins
S20 ElliotAndrew
 9th place 
Elliot & Andrew
Twins
S20 DaveCherie
 10th place 
Dave & Cherie
Married Clowns
S20 MisaMaiya
 11th place 
Misa & Maiya
Sisters

Episodes

Episode Air Date Leg Destination First Place Last Place Finish Viewership
(millions)
Ratings/Share
(18-49)
1 "Tears of a Clown" February 19, 2012 1 United States → Argentina Rachel & Dave Misa & Maiya 1st Eliminated
11th Place
10.34[1] 2.8/7[1]
2 "You Know I'm Not as Smart as You" February 26, 2012 2 Argentina Rachel & Dave Dave & Cherie 2nd Eliminated
10th Place
7.71[2] 2.2/5[2]
3 "Bust Me Right in the Head with It" March 4, 2012 3 Argentina → Paraguay Art & JJ Elliot & Andrew 3rd Eliminated
9th Place
10.30[3] 2.8/7[3]
4 "Taste Your Salami" March 11, 2012 4 Paraguay → Italy Art & JJ Bopper & Mark Non-Elimination
Leg
9.70[4] 2.9/8[4]
5 "Uglier Than a Mud Rail Fence" March 18, 2012 5 Italy → Germany Art & JJ Kerri & Stacy 4th Eliminated
8th Place
9.54[5] 2.7/7[5]
6 "This Is Wicked Strange" March 25, 2012 6 Germany → Azerbaijan Rachel & Dave Joey & Danny 5th Eliminated
7th Place
9.35[6] 2.6/7[6]
7 "I Didn't Make Her Cry" April 8, 2012 7 Azerbaijan → Tanzania Rachel & Dave Nary & Jamie Non-Elimination
Leg
9.18[7] 2.5/7[7]
8 "Let Them Drink Their Haterade" April 15, 2012 8 Tanzania Bopper & Mark Nary & Jamie 6th Eliminated
6th Place
9.12[8] 2.6/7[8]
9 "Bollywood Travolta" April 22, 2012 9 Tanzania → India Rachel & Dave Bopper & Mark Non-Elimination
Leg
9.14[9] 2.6/7[9]
10 "I Need Hair to Be Pretty" April 29, 2012 10 India Rachel & Dave Bopper & Mark 7th Eliminated
5th Place
8.60[10] 2.3/7[10]
11 "It's a Great Place to Become Millionaires" May 6, 2012 11 India → Japan Rachel & Dave Vanessa & Ralph 8th Eliminated
4th Place
9.40[11] 2.7/7[11]
12 Japan → United States Rachel & Dave Brendon & Rachel 3rd place
Art & JJ 2nd place

Leaderboard

1This chart shows each teams ranking per leg according to their official check in at the Pit Stop. However, time penalties issued before the start of the next leg due to improperly performed tasks are not reflected here.

Place Team Leg 1 Leg 2 Leg 3 Leg 4 Leg 5 Leg 6 Leg 7 Leg 8 Leg 9 Leg 10 Leg 11 Leg 12 Average Icon-Roadblock
1 Rachel & Dave 1 1 6ϵ 2 4 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1.83 6-5
2 Art & JJ 3 2 1 1 1 2 3 3 3 4 2 2 2.25 6-5
3 Brendon & Rachel 2 4 2 6 5 4 4 4 2 2 3 3 3.42 6-6
4 Vanessa & Ralph 5 7 8 4 3 6 5 5 4 3 4 4.91 5-5
5 Bopper & Mark 9 3 4 8 6 3 2 1 5 5 4.60 3-5
6 Nary & Jamie 4 6 5 5 7 5 6 6 5.50 4-3
7 Joey & Danny 10 8 3 3 2 7 5.50 3-3
8 Kerri & Stacy 7 5 7 7 8 6.80 3-2
9 Elliot & Andrew 6 9 9 8.00 1-2
10 Dave & Cherie 8 10 9.00 1-1
11 Misa & Maiya 11 11.00 0-1
Notes [1][2] [3] [4][5]
Legend:
     The team finished in first place
     The team finished in last place and was eliminated from the race
     The team finished in last place in a non-elimination leg
     The team that won The Amazing Race
     The team that crossed the Finish Line second
     The team that crossed the Finish Line third
The team used the Fast Forward pass
ϵ The team used the Express Pass somewhere during the leg
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn
The team that used the second slot of the "Double U-Turn"
Recipient of a second U-Turn due to the "Double U-Turn" twist

Notes:
1: Rachel & Dave elected to use the Express Pass to bypass the Detour in Leg 3.
2: Rachel & Dave initially arrived 2nd, but were issued a 2-hour penalty for using up all of their allotted bottles at the Roadblock and not finishing the task. During this time, four teams checked in at the Pit Stop, dropping Rachel & Dave to 6th.
3: Bopper & Mark completed the Fast Forward task, but were too far behind the other teams and they still came in last and were eliminated.
4: Leg 12 had two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.
5: Rachel & Dave initially arrived 1st at the finish line, but they had accidentally skipped the second roadblock of the leg and were told to turn back to complete it. This did not affect their placement with they were able to complete the roadblock and came back with a proper 1st place finish.

Trivia

Franchise

  • First time visits to Paraguay and Azerbaijan.
  • First time ever that one team would be forced to fix their mistake before they could check in at the Finish Line.
  • First time in which both teams survived a Double U-Turn in the same leg.
  • Rachel & Dave have eight wins in one single season (tied with Marc & Rovilson).
  • The first 3 finishers of the first leg were also the final 3 teams left.

US

  • Second time that the Finish Line has take place in Hawaii.
  • Lowest number of teams who won a leg, 3 teams (tied with Season 13).
  • Second season to not feature a parent/child team (after All-Stars).
  • First season to have a Speed Bump and a Fast Forward in a same leg (Leg 10).
  • First season since Season 4 to have more than two Fast Forwards in the entire race.

Reception

  • Shawn Malcolm at Variety (06/18/2012): "Race to mimic success of Amazing never ends"
  • Andy Dehnart at realityblurred (09/23/2012): "Tom Bergeron's Emmy win slightly mitigates Amazing Race's unbelievable ninth Emmy"

External links

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  2. 2.0 2.1 https://www.cbspressexpress.com/cbs-entertainment/releases/view?id=30935
  3. 3.0 3.1 http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/sdsdskdh279882992z1/sunday-final-ratings-the-good-wife-csi-miami-adjusted-up-cleveland-adjusted-down/
  4. 4.0 4.1 http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/sdsdskdh279882992z1/sunday-final-ratings-60-minutes-americas-funniest-home-videos-once-upon-a-time-the-amazing-race-desperate-housewives-adjusted-up/
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  7. 7.0 7.1 http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/sdsdskdh279882992z1/sunday-final-ratings-celebrity-apprentice-adjusted-up/
  8. 8.0 8.1 http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/sdsdskdh279882992z1/sunday-final-ratings-afv-amazing-race-simpsons-bobs-burgers-celebrity-apprentice-the-cleveland-show-all-adjusted-up/
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  11. 11.0 11.1 http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/sdsdskdh279882992z1/sunday-final-ratings-simpsons-amazing-race-finale-harrys-law-adjusted-up-desperate-housewives-nyc-22-adjusted-down/

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    • I just hope that next all star season will give Bopper and Mark a second chance, since Bopper couldn't race this season, And the show...
    • I think they should bring back the green team from TAR 27, along with the cheerleaders. Also, I think team fun from TAR29 should come back.