The premiere of “Undercover Boss.” (DAN LITTLEJOHN/CBS)

“The Amazing Race,” produced by Bertram van Munster, is the world-traveling reality series that has been a favorite of the TV academy at Emmy time.

“Undercover Boss” is the one that opened with the largest audience in U.S. reality TV history: 39 million people watched its unveiling immediately after Super Bowl XLIV on Feb. 7, 2010.