Amazing Race Asia debuts to strong ratings, is viewable online
The show looks and feels nearly exactly like the US version, although it offers a prize of just US$100,000, and a host. Who likes. To pause. In the middle. Of his sentences. (And who happens to be a former Fear Factor contestant.) Its contestants are from Asia, although they aren’t all Asian.
Variety reports that the premiere “dashed to the top of ratings across the region … and was the No. 1 show in its timeslot in Singapore and Malaysia and No. 2 in the Philippines.”
The first episode has found its way on to YouTube in seven parts. Here’s the first; just click the video for links to the rest: