“Survivor” has been picked up by the Eye for another two seasons — the show’s 21st and 22nd cycles — while “The Amazing Race” will be back for a 17th edition next fall.
Both pickups aren’t exactly a surprise. “Survivor’s” fall edition, “Survivor: Samoa,” led its Thursday night 8 p.m. time slot, averaging a 4.3 rating/12 share among adults 18-49.
“The Amazing Race’s” 15th edition this past fall also posted solid numbers, improving its adults 18-49 rating (3.7/9) by 6%.
“Race” is also on an Emmy winning streak, having picked up the outstanding reality competition program category for seven straight years.
“Survivor” comes from SEG Inc. and exec producer Mark Burnett. “Amazing Tace” is produced by Bruckheimer TV and Earthview, along with ABC Studios. Bertram van Munster, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Elise Doganieri and Amy Chacon exec produce.