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'Amazing Race' shocker finale ratings disappoint

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THE AMAZING RACE

The Chippendales wuz robbed!

CBS’ Amazing Race delivered a surprising finale last night when the underdog Beekmans came from behind to win the million. But the show’s ratings? Those were a bit more predictable, unfortunately.

The two-hour Race closer had 9.3 million viewers and a 2.6 rating in the adult demo, down 21 percent and ranking and tied as the show’s lowest-rated finale ever. The strong lead-in didn’t help The Mentalist, which was down 11 percent from its last original.

Among non-sports programming, The Simpsons won Sunday night thanks to a strong football lead-in.

Prep & Landing, you’re no Charlie Brown. ABC’s attempt make the Disney franchise a beloved holiday special delivered mixed results. On one hand, the repeats’ delivered less than 5 million viewers and a 1.4 rating. On the other, the specials were up 27 percent from last year.

Full Chart:

 ADULT DEMO RANK ADULTS 18-49 RATING TOTAL VIEWERS (+000)
FOX 7:00P NFL OVERRUN #2 6.1 17,315
7:30P NFL OVERRUN/THE OT #4 4.3 11,601
8:00P SIMPSONS #5 3.4 7,498
8:30P BOBS BURGERS #11 2.1 4,592
9:00P FAMILY GUY #7 2.8 5,615
9:30P AMERICAN DAD #10 2.2 4,651
ABC 7-8P AMR-VIDEOS #15t 1.4 6,494
8:00P PREP-LAND RS #15t 1.4 4,900
8:30P PREP-LAND2 RS #15t 1.4 4,775
9-11P XMAS MOVIE S #13 1.8 7,681
CBS 7-8P 60 MINUTES #12 1.9 11,766
8-10P AMAZING RACE #8 2.6 9,337
10-11P MENTALIST #14 1.6 7,891
NBC 7:00P FTBL-P1SUS #9 2.3 7,097
7:30P FTBL NT-P2 #6 3.3 9,627
8:00P FTBL NT-P3 #3 5.4 16,056
830-11P LIONS&PACKERS #1 6.9 18,936

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