TV Ratings December 3: Tim and Rod win The Amazing Race Australia

• At the end of the episode Tim and Rod were the first to cross the finish line ahead of Jasmin and Jerome

Network 10’s last major franchise of the year wrapped last night. Indeed, it was the last 7.30pm franchise on any of the commercial networks for 2019.

The final episode of The Amazing Race helped lift 10’s share and it finished a winner in the key demos and a competitive third all people.

After 23 days of racing around the globe, Newcastle newlyweds Tim and Rod were crowned the winners of The Amazing Race Australia, beating 10 other teams and taking home $250,000 prize money.

When The Amazing Race Australia began, 11 teams started in South Korea and then visited Vietnam, Mongolia, Africa and Thailand. The final three teams eventually returned to Australia in the last episode, visiting the Northern Territory. Also featured in the final episode was News Corp’s NT News with the teams looking through copies for an Amazing Race headline.

The teams then flew to Katherine and had to parachute out of the plane. Viv and Joey avoided the jump though because of changing weather conditions.

At the end of the episode Tim and Rod were the first to cross the finish line ahead of Jasmin and Jerome while the other eliminated couples watched on.

10 split the final in two for the ratings with 620,000 watching the start of the episode and then 739,000 watching the winner check in.

Nine’s best was News, A Current Affair, Hot Seat and then Young Sheldon on 408,000 and 403,000.

Seven News was Tuesday’s #1 but Seven’s next best in primetime was the ob docs Border Security: International on 341,000 and Border Patrol on 322,000.

The third episode of Love on the Spectrum for the ABC did 459,000 at 8.30pm. Dream Gardens preceded it on 383,000.

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