CTV gears up for another ‘Amazing Race’

The Amazing Race Canada lands a season eight renewal following a seventh season that saw a major ratings boost in key demos.

Bell Media’s CTV channel has renewed reality series The Amazing Race Canada for an eighth season.

Olympic champion Jon Montgomery will return to host the new season, which is set to return in 2020.

The format’s seventh season drew a bigger audience than the previous season, bringing in an average of more than 1.9 million Canadian viewers.

To date, the latest season of The Amazing Race Canada has seen double-digit gains in key demos, with a 38% increase in ages 18 to 34 and 12% increase for ages 18 to 49. The season seven premiere alone saw a 15% increase in viewership from season six. Final data on season seven will be released in the coming weeks.

The Amazing Race Canada is produced by Insight Productions, in association with CTV. Mark Lysakowski serves as executive producer and showrunner, while John Bruton also executive produces.

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