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The Amazing Race 9
TARlogo-USoriginal
Version United States
Continents visited 5
Countries visited 10
Cities visited 36
Distance traveled 59,000 miles (95,000 km)
Starting line Red Rocks Park, Denver, Colorado
Finish line Red Rocks Park, Denver, Colorado
Filming dates November 7, 2005 - December 3, 2005
Season run February 28, 2006 - May 17, 2006
Number of legs 12
Number of teams 11
Winning team BJ & Tyler
Runner(s)-up Eric & Jeremy
Ray & Yolanda
Cast
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Opening Sequence
The Amazing race 9 - intro00:46

The Amazing race 9 - intro

Series Chronology
Previous Season The Amazing Race Family Edition
Next Season The Amazing Race 10
Greeters

The Amazing Race 9 is the ninth season of the reality television show, The Amazing Race. It premiered on February 28, 2006 and ended on May 17, 2006 on CBS.

Synopsis

The three-time Emmy Award-winning reality adventure series returns to its international format where teams of two will travel to exotic locations, spanning five continents, with stops in the Middle East, Moscow and Sicily, to name a few. The 11 teams will compete against one another in a race around the world for a $1 million prize.[1]

Development

The show moved to a new timeslot of Wednesdays at 8 p.m., starting with the sixth episode.

Applications for this season were due on July 25, 2005 while interviews were conducted in October 2005. Filming began on November 7, 2005 and finished on December 3, 2005. This season traveled a total of 59,000 miles (95,000 km) across 10 countries in five continents.

Duracell, Travelocity, T-Mobile were the official sponsors during this season and provided prizes throughout the race to winning teams on certain legs.

Teams

BJTyler
 1st place 
BJ & Tyler
Best friends
EricJeremy
 2nd place 
Eric & Jeremy
Friends
RayYolanda
 3rd place 
Ray & Yolanda
Dating
JosephMonica
 ELIMINATED 
Joseph & Monica
Dating
FranBarry
 ELIMINATED 
Fran & Barry
Married 40 years
LakeMichelle
 ELIMINATED 
Lake & Michelle
Married parents
DaveLori
 ELIMINATED 
Dave & Lori
Dating
DanielleDani
 ELIMINATED 
Danielle & Dani
Childhood friends
WandaDesiree
 ELIMINATED 
Wanda & Desiree
Mother/daughter
LisaJoni
 ELIMINATED 
Lisa & Joni
Sisters
JohnScott
 ELIMINATED 
John & Scott
Lifelong friends

Episodes

Episode Air Date Leg Destination First Place Last Place Finish Viewership
(millions)[2]
Ratings/Share
(18-49)[2]
1 "Here We Go, Baby, Off to Win a Million Bucks!" February 28, 2006 1 United States → Brazil Eric & Jeremy John & Scott 1st Eliminated
11th Place
10.40 4.1/10
2 "I'm Filthy And I Love It" March 7, 2006 2 Brazil BJ & Tyler Lisa & Joni 2nd Eliminated
10th Place
9.46 3.8/10
3 "I'm in Russia Playing with Dolls" March 14, 2006 3 Brazil → Russia → Germany Eric & Jeremy Dave & Lori Ordered to
Continue Racing
9.67 4.0/10
4 "It's Not Over Until The Phil Sings" March 21, 2006 Eric & Jeremy Wanda & Desiree 3rd Eliminated
9th Place
9.40 3.9/10
5 "Good Thing I Took That Human Anatomy Class in High School" March 28, 2006 4 Germany → Italy BJ & Tyler Danielle & Dani 4th Eliminated
8th Place
9.20 3.8/10
6 "Sleep Deprivation Is Really Starting to Irritate Me" April 5, 2006 5 Italy Eric & Jeremy Dave & Lori 5th Eliminated
7th Place
8.15 3.1/9
7 "Herculean Effort for Some Herculean Dudes" April 12, 2006 6 Italy → Greece Eric & Jeremy Lake & Michelle 6th Eliminated
6th Place
7.54 2.5/8
8 "Here Comes the Bedouin!" April 19, 2006 7 Greece → Oman Fran & Barry BJ & Tyler Non-Elimination
Leg
8.75 3.1/9
9 "Do You Know How Much Running I Did Today, Phil?" April 26, 2006 8 Oman → Australia Eric & Jeremy Fran & Barry 7th Eliminated
5th Place
8.55 3.0/9
10 "Man, They Should Have Used Their Fake Names" May 3, 2006 9 Australia Ray & Yolanda BJ & Tyler Non-Elimination
Leg
7.70 2.9/8
11 "I Think This Monkey Likes Me" May 10, 2006 10 Australia → Thailand BJ & Tyler Joseph & Monica 8th Eliminated
4th Place
8.41 3.0/9
12 "5 Continents, 9 Countries, More Than 59,000 Miles" May 17, 2006 11 Thailand → Japan BJ & Tyler Ray & Yolanda Non-Elimination
Leg
8.99 3.4/9
12 Japan → United States BJ & Tyler Ray & Yolanda 3rd Place
Jeremy & Eric 2nd Place

Leaderboard

This 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 BJ & Tyler 2 1 4 2 1 2 5 5 3 4> 1 1 1 3.08 6-5
2 Eric & Jeremy 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 4 1 2 2 2 2 1.75 6-5
3 Ray & Yolanda 7 5 3 7 7 6 3 3 4 1 3 3 3 4.33 6-6
4 Joseph & Monica 6 3 8 6 3 3 2 2 2 3< 4 3.40 5-5
5 Fran & Barry 8 9 5 4 4 4 4 1 5 4.88 4-4
6 Lake & Michelle 5 7 2 3 5> 5 6 5.17 4-2
7 Dave & Lori 4 4 9 5 6 7 5.20 3-2
8 Danielle & Dani 9 8 6 8 8< 8.25 1-3
9 Wanda & Desiree 3 6 7 9 6.00 1-2
10 Lisa & Joni 10 10 10.00 0-1
11 John & Scott 11 11.00 0-0
Notes [1] [2] [3] [4]
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 finished in last and were supposed to be eliminated, but were saved by the Salvage Pass or The Save
     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
> The team used the Yield
< Recipient of the Yield





Notes:
1: Leg 3 was double-length, with two Detours and two Roadblocks, shown over two episodes. The placements listed in the first column reflect the order teams arrived at the leg's halfway point.
2: Ray & Yolanda (who initially arrived 2nd) and BJ & Tyler (5th) were each issued a 15-minute penalty for taking a bus instead of a train all the way to the Isthmos Train Station. While the penalty resulted in Ray & Yolanda dropping to 3rd, BJ & Tyler's placement was not affected. Lake & Michelle were eligible to be penalized for the same infraction, but they were the last team to arrive to the pit stop, resulting in their elimination.
3: While neither Ray nor Yolanda was shown performing the Roadblock on the final leg before arriving at the Finish Line, a montage shown on The Early Show the next day showed Yolanda as the member who had done the Roadblock task. This is included in the Roadblock count.
4: The finishes in the first half of the superleg in Leg 3 is not counted as part of the average. Only the final finish in the leg is counted toward the average.

Trivia

Franchise

  • First time visits to Sicily, Greece, Oman, and Japan.
  • First season that in which all teams were not bunched together at the mid-point of the Double-Length Leg.
  • First season to have two all-male teams to finish in 1st and 2nd place respectively.
  • First time the Finish Line is at the same location as the Starting Line.
  • First time the Finish Line took place in the snow.

US

  • This season marked the number of 100 teams to ever participate on the Race.
  • First season in which teams had to drive in every leg.
  • Last season to implement the non-elimination penalty where the last team to arrive at the non-elimination leg were required to turn over all the money they accumulated throughout the race and not receive any money on subsequent leg.
  • Least amount female contestants in the final three, 1. (Tied with Seasons 1, 4, 16, & 21).
  • Last time that Alaska was used a mid-point US state during the final leg.

Pit Stop Greeters

Click here for this season's Greeters

Reception

  • Rick Porter at Zap2it (02/27/2006): "Amazing Race Back on Its Game"
  • Harry Smith on The Early Show (02/28/2006): "Globe Through 'Race'-Colored Glasses"
  • The Denver Post (02/28/2006): "Ready, set, go: Amazing Race goes back to its roots for latest installment"
  • David Bianculli at New York Daily News (02/28/2006): "Amazing Race back up to speed"
  • Kate Aurthur at New York Times (05/17/2006): "The Toughest Mission Yet for The Amazing Race"

External links

  1. http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2006/01/30/cbs-unveils-the-identities-of-the-11-teams-competing-in-the-amazing-race-9-20445/20060130cbs01/
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://www.spottedratings.com/2011/12/spotvault-amazing-race-cbs-spring-2006.html

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