The Amazing Race Asia Season 5 Debut Sizzles as the Best Performing English OP Premiere of 2016. Tops the premiere ratings for Asia’s Got Talent in Singapore and Malaysia.
AXN has delivered yet another stunning original production (OP) with the adrenaline-fueled The Amazing Race Asia Season 5.
The highly anticipated series raced to the top during its premiere amongst all English general entertainment channels on Thursday, October 13 at 9pm, becoming the best performing English OP to premiere in Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines this year.
The debut of The Amazing Race Asia Season 5 also beat the premiere episode of AXN’s award-winning Asia’s Got Talent (March 2015) in Singapore and Malaysia achieving a 26 per cent and 33 per cent increase in ratings respectively. This marks an accolade not topped by any other channel’s OP series until now.
In Singapore, which is represented by the bubbly siblings Rei & Keiji, and popular DJs JK and Mike, AXN scooped a 38 per cent share of the English general entertainment genre, making AXN the top channel during the premiere episode’s timeslot.
Viewers in Malaysia could not get enough of their dynamic local teams: best friends Brandon Ho & Alphaeus Tan, beauty queens Lee Yvonne & Chloe Chen and muscle brothers Will & Alex Chee; as AXN zoomed ahead with a 44 per cent share amongst the 11 English general entertainment channels to become the number four channel on Astro in its timeslot; only behind the vernacular content channels.
Filipino viewers also embraced their national teams: married couple Eric & Rona and beauty queens Maggie & Parul, ensuring AXN clinched the number one spot in the series’ timeslot amongst 22 English general entertainment channels.
The Amazing Race Asia airs every Thursday at 9:00pm (8pm JKT/BKK) first and exclusively on AXN. The Amazing Race Asia Season 5 is supported by presenting sponsor Wonderful Indonesia, and partners Garuda Indonesia, Grab and Great Eastern.
The Amazing Race Asia season 5 airs every Thursday on AXN at 9pm on AXN (Astro Ch701) and AXN HD (Astro B.yond Ch721).
For an exclusive behind-the- scenes look at the Race, check out www.AXN-Asia.com/TARA for all the latest news on The Amazing Race Asia Season 5 or join the conversation on Facebook at TheAmazingRaceAsia / #AXNTARA.