The premise of the show involves 10 - 11 teams of two, who have a prior relationship be it dating, married, friends or family, travel around the world in a month competing in various challenges and picking up clues.
At each leg there is pit stop. Generally the last team to arrive will be elimated from the comptetion.
The prize? $1,000,0000 to the winning team.
The Amazing Race is better reviewed than other reality television shows and has won an Emmy award for Best Reality TV show.
It's better than Survivor because:
Amazing Race: Get to go around the world in many days
Survivor: Around an island in 29 days
Amazing Race: 6 Continents, many countries, many cities, thousands and thousands of miles.
Survivor: 1 island, two shelters.
Amazing Race: Nice resting places
Survivor: Sand and sticks.
See also Amazing Race.