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Survivor (American TV series)

American TV series

For the current season, see Survivor 41.

Survivor is the American version of the international Survivorreality competition television franchise, itself derived from the Swedish television series Expedition Robinson created by Charlie Parsons which premiered in 1997. The American series premiered on May 31, 2000, on CBS. It is hosted by television personality Jeff Probst, who is also an executive producer along with Mark Burnett and the original creator, Parsons. The television show places a group of strangers in an isolated location, where they must provide food, fire, and shelter for themselves. The contestants compete in challenges including testing the contestants' physical ability like running and swimming or their mental abilities like puzzles and endurance challenges for rewards and immunity from elimination. The contestants are progressively eliminated from the game as they are voted out by their fellow contestants until only one remains and is given the title of "Sole Survivor" and is awarded the grand prize of US$1,000,000 ($2,000,000 in Winners at War).

The American version has been very successful. From the 2000–01 through the 2005–06 television seasons, its first eleven seasons (competitions) rated among the top ten most-watched shows. It is commonly considered the leader of American reality TV because it was the first highly-rated and profitable reality show on broadcast television in the U.S., and is considered one of the best shows of the 2000s (decade).[1][2][3] The series has been nominated for several Emmy Awards, including winning for Outstanding Sound Mixing in 2001, Outstanding Special Class Program in 2002, and was subsequently nominated four times for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program when the category was introduced in 2003. Probst won the award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program four consecutive times after the award was introduced in 2008. In 2007, the series was included in Time magazine's list of the 100 greatest TV shows of all time.[4] In 2013, TV Guide ranked it at #39 on its list of the "60 Best Series of All Time".[5]

The series' 40th season Survivor: Winners at War premiered on February 12, 2020, during the 20th anniversary of the show, and finished airing on May 13, 2020.[6] Production for the 41st and 42nd seasons was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic,[7] and instead began production in spring 2021,[8] with season 41 premiering on September 22, 2021.[9] Season 41 was once again filmed in the Mamanuca Islands, Fiji.[10][11][12]

Format and rules[edit]

Further information: Survivor (franchise) § Game rules

The first U.S. season of Survivor followed the same general format as the Swedish series. Sixteen or more players, split between two or more "tribes", are taken to a remote isolated location (usually in a tropical climate) and are forced to live off the land with meager supplies for 39 days (42 in The Australian Outback, 26 in season 41).[a] Frequent physical and mental challenges are used to pit the teams against each other for rewards, such as food or luxuries, or for "immunity", forcing the other tribe to attend "Tribal Council", where they must vote off one of their tribemates.

Signaling the halfway point in the game, survivors from both tribes come together to live as one, making it to the "merge". At this point, survivors will compete against each other to win individual immunity; winning immunity prevents that player from being voted out at Tribal Council. Most players that are voted out after the merge form the game's "jury". Once the group gets down to two or three people, a Final Tribal Council is held where the remaining players plead their case to the jury members. The jury then votes for which player should be considered the "Sole Survivor" and win the show's grand prize. In all seasons for the United States version (excluding Survivor: Winners at War), this has included a $1-million prize in addition to the Sole Survivor title; some seasons (particularly earlier seasons) have included additional prizes offered during the game, such as a car, as well as fan-favorite prizes awarded at the finale. All contestants are paid on a sliding scale based on the order they were voted out: the first player voted out has been given US$2,500 and the amount increases from there. Some of the seasons that have featured returning players have increased these amounts: Survivor: All-Stars featured payouts starting at US$5,000, while Winners at War had a minimum US$25,000 payout. All players are offered US$10,000 for participating in the finale show.[13]

The U.S. version has introduced numerous modifications, or "twists", on the core rules in order to keep the players on their toes and to prevent players from relying on strategies that succeeded in prior seasons. These changes have included tribal switches, seasons starting with more than two tribes, the ability to exile a player from a tribe for a short time, unannounced returning players, hidden immunity idols that players can use to save themselves or others at Tribal Council, special voting powers which can be used to influence the result at Tribal Council, chance to return to regular gameplay after elimination through the "Redemption Island," "Edge of Extinction" or "The Outcast Tribe" twists, and a final four fire-making challenge as of season 35.

Series overview[edit]

See also: List of Survivor (American TV series) episodes (seasons 1–20) and List of Survivor (American TV series) episodes (season 21–present)

The United States version is produced by Mark Burnett and hosted by Jeff Probst, who also serves as an executive producer. Each competition is called a season, has a unique name, and lasts from 13 to 16 episodes. The first season, Survivor: Borneo, was broadcast as a summer replacement show in 2000. Starting with Survivor: Africa, there have been two seasons aired during each U.S. television season.

In the first season, there was a 75-person crew. By season 22, the crew had grown to 325 people.[14]

A total of 608 contestants have competed on Survivor's 41 seasons.

# Season title Location Original tribes Winner Runner(s)-up Final vote
1 Survivor: BorneoPulau Tiga, Sabah, MalaysiaTwo tribes of eight new playersRichard HatchKelly Wiglesworth4–3
2 Survivor: The Australian OutbackHerbert River at Goshen Station, Queensland, AustraliaTina WessonColby Donaldson
3 Survivor: AfricaShaba National Reserve, Kenya[15]Ethan ZohnKim Johnson5–2
4 Survivor: MarquesasNuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands, French PolynesiaVecepia ToweryNeleh Dennis4–3
5 Survivor: ThailandKo Tarutao, Satun Province, ThailandTwo tribes of eight new players; picked by the two oldest playersBrian HeidikClay Jordan
6 Survivor: The AmazonRio Negro, Amazonas, BrazilTwo tribes of eight new players divided by genderJenna MorascaMatthew Von Ertfelda6–1
7 Survivor: Pearl IslandsPearl Islands, PanamaTwo tribes of eight new playersSandra Diaz-TwineLillian Morris
8 Survivor: All-StarsThree tribes of six returning playersAmber BrkichRob Mariano4–3
9 Survivor: VanuatuEfate, Shefa, VanuatuTwo tribes of nine new players divided by genderChris DaughertyTwila Tanner5–2
10 Survivor: PalauKoror, PalauA schoolyard pick of two tribes of nine new players each; two eliminated without a tribeTom WestmanKatie Gallagher6–1
11 Survivor: GuatemalaLaguna Yaxhá, Yaxhá-Nakúm-Naranjo National Park, Petén, GuatemalaTwo tribes of nine, including two returning playersDanni BoatwrightStephenie LaGrossa
12 Survivor: PanamaPearl Islands, PanamaFour tribes of four new players divided by age and genderAras BaskauskasDanielle DiLorenzo5–2
13 Survivor: Cook IslandsAitutaki, Cook IslandsFour tribes of five new players divided by ethnicity: African Americans, Whites, Hispanics, and AsiansYul KwonOzzy LusthBecky Lee5–4–0
14 Survivor: FijiMacuata, Vanua Levu, FijiTwo tribes of nine new players divided by one selected castaway, who would replace the first person voted outEarl ColeCassandra Franklin &
Andria "Dreamz" Herd
15 Survivor: ChinaZhelin, Jiujiang, Jiangxi, ChinaTwo tribes of eight new playersTodd HerzogCourtney YatesAmanda Kimmel4–2–1
16 Survivor: MicronesiaKoror, PalauTwo tribes of ten: new players against past contestantsParvati ShallowAmanda Kimmel5–3
17 Survivor: GabonWonga-Wongue Presidential Reserve, Estuaire, GabonA schoolyard pick of two tribes of nine new players, starting with the oldest playersRobert "Bob" CrowleySusie SmithJessica "Sugar" Kiper4–3–0
18 Survivor: TocantinsJalapão, Tocantins, BrazilTwo tribes of eight new playersJames "J.T." Thomas Jr.Stephen Fishbach7–0
19 Survivor: SamoaUpolu, SamoaTwo tribes of ten new playersNatalie WhiteRussell HantzMick Trimming7–2–0
20 Survivor: Heroes vs. VillainsTwo tribes of ten returning players divided by reputation: "heroes" vs. "villains"Sandra Diaz-TwineParvati ShallowRussell Hantz6–3–0
21 Survivor: NicaraguaSan Juan del Sur, Rivas, Nicaragua[16]Two tribes of ten new players divided by ageJud "Fabio" BirzaChase RiceMatthew "Sash" Lenahan5–4–0
22 Survivor: Redemption IslandTwo tribes of nine, including two returning playersRob MarianoPhillip SheppardNatalie Tenerelli8–1–0
23 Survivor: South PacificUpolu, SamoaSophie ClarkeBenjamin "Coach" WadeAlbert Destrade6–3–0
24 Survivor: One WorldTwo tribes of nine new players divided by gender living on the same beachKim SpradlinSabrina ThompsonChelsea Meissner7–2–0
25 Survivor: PhilippinesCaramoan, Camarines Sur, PhilippinesThree tribes of six, including three returning players who had been medically evacuated in a previous seasonDenise StapleyLisa Whelchel &
Michael Skupin
26 Survivor: CaramoanTwo tribes of ten: new players against past contestantsJohn CochranDawn Meehan &
Sherri Biethman
27 Survivor: Blood vs. WaterPalaui Island, Santa Ana, Cagayan, Philippines[17]Two tribes of ten: returning contestants against their loved ones[18]Tyson ApostolMonica CulpepperGervase Peterson7–1–0
28 Survivor: CagayanThree tribes of six new players divided by primary attribute: "brawn" vs. "brains" vs. "beauty"[19]Tony VlachosYung "Woo" Hwang8–1
29 Survivor: San Juan del SurSan Juan del Sur, Rivas, NicaraguaNine pairs of new players, each with a pre-existing relationship, divided into two tribes of nine[20]Natalie AndersonJaclyn SchultzMissy Payne5–2–1
30 Survivor: Worlds ApartThree tribes of six new players divided by social class: "white collar" vs. "blue collar" vs. "no collar"[21]Mike HollowayCarolyn Rivera &
Will Sims II
31 Survivor: CambodiaKoh Rong, Cambodia[22]Two tribes of ten returning players who only played once before, have not won, and were selected by public vote[23]Jeremy CollinsSpencer Bledsoe &
Tasha Fox
32 Survivor: Kaôh RōngThree tribes of six new players divided by primary attribute: "brains" vs. "brawn" vs. "beauty"[24]Michele FitzgeraldAubry BraccoTai Trang5–2–0
33 Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen XMamanuca Islands, FijiTwo tribes of ten new players divided by generation: millennials vs. Generation X[25]Adam KleinHannah Shapiro &
Ken McNickle
34 Survivor: Game ChangersTwo tribes of ten returning players[26]Sarah LacinaBrad CulpepperTroy "Troyzan" Robertson7–3–0
35 Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. HustlersThree tribes of six new players divided by dominant perceived trait: "heroes" vs. "healers" vs. "hustlers"[27]Ben DriebergenChrissy HofbeckRyan Ulrich5–2–1
36 Survivor: Ghost IslandTwo tribes of ten new playersWendell HollandDomenick AbbateLaurel Johnson5–5–0
37 Survivor: David vs. GoliathTwo tribes of ten new players divided by adversity: "David" (underdogs) vs. "Goliath" (overachievers)Nick WilsonMike WhiteAngelina Keeley7–3–0
38 Survivor: Edge of ExtinctionTwo tribes of nine, including four returning players[28]Chris UnderwoodGavin WhitsonJulie Rosenberg9–4–0
39 Survivor: Island of the IdolsTwo tribes of ten new players. Past winners Rob Mariano and Sandra Diaz-Twine feature as non-playing mentorsTommy SheehanDean KowalskiNoura Salman8–2–0
40 Survivor: Winners at WarTwo tribes of ten winners of past Survivor seasons.Tony VlachosNatalie AndersonMichele Fitzgerald12–4–0
41 Survivor 41Three tribes of six new playersTBA



The original idea of Survivor was developed by Charlie Parsons in 1994 under the name Castaway. Parsons formed Planet24 with Bob Geldof to produce the show and tried to have the BBC broadcast it, but the network turned it down. Parsons went to Swedish television and was able to find a broadcaster, ultimately producing Expedition Robinson in 1997. The show was a success, and plans for international versions were made.[29]

Mark Burnett intended to be the person to bring the show to the United States, though he recognized that the Swedish version was a bit crude and mean-spirited. Burnett retooled the concept to use better production values, based on his prior Eco-Challenge show, and wanted to focus more on the human drama experienced while under pressure. Burnett spent about a year trying to find a broadcaster that would take the show, retooling the concept based on feedback. On November 24, 1999, Burnett made his pitch to Les Moonves of CBS, and Moonves agreed to pick up the show.[29] The first season, Survivor: Borneo, was filmed during March and April 2000, and was first broadcast on May 31, 2000. The first season became a ratings success, leading to its current ongoing run.[29]


The American version of Survivor has been shot in many locations around the world since the first season, usually favoring warm and tropical climates. Starting with season 19, two seasons have filmed back-to-back in the same location, to be aired in the same broadcast year. Since season 33, the show has been filmed in the Mamanuca Islands of Fiji.

Continent/Region Locations (season number)
Africa Gabon (17), Kenya (3)
Asia Cambodia (31, 32), China (15), Malaysia (1), Philippines (25, 26, 27, 28), Thailand (5)
Oceania Australia (2), Cook Islands (13), Fiji (14, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42), French Polynesia (4), Palau (10, 16), Samoa (19, 20, 23, 24), Vanuatu (9)
Central America Guatemala (11), Nicaragua (21, 22, 29, 30), Panama (7, 8, 12)
South America Brazil (6, 18)

Since The Australian Outback, the show's run has ended with a live reveal of the winner with votes read in front of a live studio audience, followed by a reunion show, hosted by Jeff Probst. Reunion shows for the first three seasons were hosted by Bryant Gumbel and the fourth season by Rosie O'Donnell. Between Africa and One World the reunion locations alternated between Central Park, Madison Square Garden and the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City (home to the CBS' Late Show franchise) and CBS Television City or the CBS Studio Center in Los Angeles. The reunion show has continued to be filmed at CBS Television City since Philippines.

The exceptions to the above outlined live reunion were for Survivor: Island of the Idols, which was filmed in front of a live studio audience but taped four hours in advance due to the controversy surrounding contestant Dan Spilo's behavior,[30] and Survivor: Winners at War, where a video conferencing event was used during the broadcast of the final episode due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[31][32] The final episode of the latter did not include the live reunion, except for a brief moment at the beginning of the episode where all 20 contestants appeared together on screen from their homes,[32] and promo for the upcoming 41st season, as the 41st season had not filmed at that time.

As part of this, up through Survivor: Cagayan, the production of the last part of the recorded final Tribal Council showed Probst taking the urn or container containing the votes and travelling with it by some means, transitioning this to the live show and suggesting a type of continuity between events; for example Survivor: The Amazon appeared to have Probst jet-ski from the Amazon rainforest directly to New York City where the live show was held. According to Probst, they had also filmed a similar sequence for the 29th season Survivor: San Juan del Sur: he had paddled out on a canoe from the location in Nicaragua, and then paddling into Venice, California from a nearby island. Once on the beach, he would have asked a teenager to borrow his skateboard in the same manner as the "Hey Kid, Catch!" Coke commercial with Mean Joe Greene, with Probst doing some tricks on the skateboard before tossing it back. However, Probst had no idea how to ride a skateboard and even after some basic training, he could not complete the trick for filming. Production opted to eliminate that transition for San Juan del Sur, and they eliminated any similar transitions for future seasons.[33][34]


U.S. television ratings[edit]

Survivor had consistently been one of the top 20 most watched shows through its first 23 seasons.[35] It has not broken the top 20 since. Probst acknowledged that Kelly Kahl, the current president of CBS, had been a significant proponent of the show. When Survivor had launched, Kahl, then vice-president of scheduling, took a risk and moved the show's second season to Thursdays in competition with NBC's Friends. Survivor won viewership numbers over Friends, giving Kahl significant sway within CBS to continue supporting Survivor.[36]

Seasonal rankings (based on average total viewers per episode) of the United States version of Survivor on CBS.

Note: Each U.S. network television season starts in late September and ends in late May, which coincides with the completion of May sweeps.

Season Timeslot (ET)[c]Premiered Ended TV season Rank Viewers
(in millions)
Date Premiere
(in millions)
Date Finale
(in millions)
(in millions)
Survivor: BorneoWednesday
8:00 pm
May 31, 2000[37]15.51 August 23, 2000 51.69[37]36.70[38]1999–2000 2 28.30[39]
Survivor: The Australian OutbackThursday
8:00 pm
January 28, 2001[40]45.37[d]May 3, 2001[41]36.35 28.01 2000–01 1 29.80[42]
Survivor: AfricaOctober 11, 2001[43]23.84 January 10, 2002[44]27.26 19.05 2001–02 8 20.69[45]
Survivor: MarquesasFebruary 28, 2002[46]23.19 May 19, 2002[47]25.87 17.89 6 20.77[48]
Survivor: ThailandSeptember 19, 2002[49]23.05 December 19, 2002[50]24.08 20.43 2002–03 4 21.21[51]
Survivor: The AmazonFebruary 13, 2003[52]23.26 May 11, 2003[53]22.29 17.65 9 19.97[51]
Survivor: Pearl IslandsSeptember 18, 2003 21.50 December 14, 2003[54]25.23 21.87 2003–04 7 20.72[55]
Survivor: All-StarsFebruary 1, 2004 33.53[d]May 9, 2004[56]24.76 23.92 3 21.49[57]
Survivor: VanuatuSeptember 16, 2004[58]20.06 December 12, 2004[59]19.72 15.23 2004–05 10 19.64[60]
Survivor: PalauFebruary 17, 2005[60]23.66 May 15, 2005[61]20.80 15.48 5 20.91[62]
Survivor: GuatemalaSeptember 15, 2005[63]18.41 December 11, 2005[64]21.18 15.21 2005–06 8[65]18.30[62]
Survivor: PanamaFebruary 2, 2006[66]19.20 May 14, 2006 17.07 11.65 11[65]16.82[67]
Survivor: Cook IslandsSeptember 14, 2006[68]18.00 December 17, 2006 16.42 13.53 2006–07 13 15.75[69]
Survivor: FijiFebruary 8, 2007[70]16.68 May 13, 2007 13.63 11.43 15 14.83[69]
Survivor: ChinaSeptember 20, 2007[71]15.35 December 16, 2007 15.10 12.22 2007–08 8 15.18[72]
Survivor: MicronesiaFebruary 7, 2008[73]14.02 May 11, 2008 12.92 10.84 11 13.61[72]
Survivor: GabonSeptember 25, 2008 13.05[74]December 14, 2008 13.77 11.74 2008–09 15 13.81[75]
Survivor: TocantinsFebruary 12, 2009 13.63[76]May 17, 2009 12.94[77]11.59[77]19 12.86[75]
Survivor: SamoaSeptember 17, 2009[78]11.66[79]December 20, 2009 13.97[80]11.68[80]2009–10 17 12.34[81]
Survivor: Heroes vs. VillainsFebruary 11, 2010[82]14.15[83]May 16, 2010 13.46[84]10.65[84]14 12.60[81]
Survivor: NicaraguaWednesday
8:00 pm
September 15, 2010[85]12.23[86]December 19, 2010 13.58[87]11.19[87]2010–11 11 13.61[88]
Survivor: Redemption IslandFebruary 16, 2011 11.17[89]May 15, 2011 13.30[90]10.97[90]18 12.59[88]
Survivor: South PacificSeptember 14, 2011[91]10.74[92]December 18, 2011 13.07[93]9.92[93]2011–12 18 12.77[94]
Survivor: One WorldFebruary 15, 2012 10.79[95]May 13, 2012 10.34[96]7.72[96]26 11.64[94]
Survivor: PhilippinesSeptember 19, 2012[97]11.37[98]December 16, 2012 11.46[99]8.77[100]2012–13 21 11.85[101]
Survivor: CaramoanFebruary 13, 2013 8.94[102]May 12, 2013 10.16[103]8.13[103]28 10.82[101]
Survivor: Blood vs. WaterSeptember 18, 2013 9.73[104]December 15, 2013 10.19[105]7.46[105]2013–14 25[e]11.30[106]
Survivor: CagayanFebruary 26, 2014 9.40[107]May 21, 2014 9.58[108]7.14[108]
Survivor: San Juan del SurSeptember 24, 2014 9.75[109]December 17, 2014 9.79[110]7.31[110]2014–15 31 11.35[111]
Survivor: Worlds ApartFebruary 25, 2015 10.04[112]May 20, 2015 9.74[113]7.21[113]
Survivor: CambodiaSeptember 23, 2015 9.70[114]December 16, 2015 9.45[115]6.49[115]2015–16 26 10.99[116]
Survivor: Kaôh RōngFebruary 17, 2016 8.30[117]May 18, 2016 9.54[118]6.42[118]
Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen XSeptember 21, 2016 9.46[119]December 14, 2016 9.09[120]6.40[120]2016–17 24[121]10.32[121]
Survivor: Game ChangersMarch 8, 2017 7.64[122]May 24, 2017[123]8.48[124]5.84[124]
Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. HustlersSeptember 27, 2017 8.33[125]December 20, 2017 8.70[126]5.97[126]2017–18 25[127]10.28[127]
Survivor: Ghost IslandFebruary 28, 2018 8.19[128]May 23, 2018 7.31[129]4.62[129]
Survivor: David vs. GoliathSeptember 26, 2018 7.83[130]December 19, 2018 7.72[131]5.17[131]2018–19 32[132]9.43[132]
Survivor: Edge of ExtinctionFebruary 20, 2019 7.75[133]May 15, 2019 7.21[134]4.64[134]
Survivor: Island of the IdolsSeptember 25, 2019 6.29[135]December 18, 2019 6.52[136]4.61[136]2019–20
Survivor: Winners at WarFebruary 12, 2020 6.68[137]May 13, 2020 7.94[138]N/A[f]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Primetime Emmy Awards[edit]

Main article: Creative Arts Emmy Awards

Year Category Nominee/Episode Result[139]
2001 Outstanding Non-Fiction Program (Special Class) Won
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Non-Fiction Program Terrance Dwyer "The Marooning" Won
Outstanding Cinematography for Non-Fiction Programming "Honeymoon or Not?" Nominated
Outstanding Main Title Theme Music Russ LandauNominated
Outstanding Picture Editing for Non-Fiction Programming "Trial by Fire" Nominated
Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special "Survivor: The Reunion" Nominated
2002 Outstanding Lighting Direction (Electronic, Multi-Camera) for VMC Programming "Finale and the Reunion" Nominated
Outstanding Picture Editing for Non-Fiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera) "Two Peas in a Pod" Nominated
Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video for a Series "Finale and the Reunion" Nominated
2003 Outstanding Art Direction for a Variety or Music Program Nominated
Outstanding Cinematography for Non-Fiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera) "The Importance of Being Earnest" Nominated
Outstanding Picture Editing for Non-Fiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera) "More Than Meats the Eye" Nominated
Outstanding Reality/Competition Program Nominated
2004 Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera) "Beg, Barter and Steal" Nominated
Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera) "Swimming with Sharks" Nominated
Outstanding Picture Editing for Non-Fiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera) "Shark Attack" Nominated
Outstanding Reality/Competition Program Nominated
Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera) "They're Back" Nominated
2005 Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera) "This Has Never Happened Before" Nominated
Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera) Nominated
Outstanding Picture Editing for Non-Fiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera) "Culture Shock and Violent Storms" Nominated
Outstanding Reality/Competition Program Nominated
Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera) "Love is in the Air, Rats are Everywhere" Nominated
2006 Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera) "Big Trek, Big Trouble, Big Surprise" Nominated
Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera) "Starvation and Lunacy" Nominated
Outstanding Picture Editing for Non-Fiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera) "Salvation and Desertion" Nominated
Outstanding Reality/Competition Program Nominated
Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera) "Big Trek, Big Trouble, Big Surprise" Nominated
Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera) Nominated
2007 Outstanding Picture Editing for Non-Fiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera) "An Evil Thought" Nominated
2008 Outstanding Picture Editing for Non-Fiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera) "He's a Ball of Goo!" Nominated
Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition ProgramJeff Probst Won
Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming "Just Don't Eat the Apple" Nominated
2009 Outstanding Sound Mixing for Non-Fiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera) "The Poison Apple Needs to Go" Nominated
Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program Jeff Probst Won
Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming "This Camp is Cursed" Nominated
2010 Outstanding Picture Editing for Non-Fiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera) "Tonight, We Make Our Move" Nominated
Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition ProgramJeff Probst Won
Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming "Slay Everyone, Trust No One" Won
2011 Outstanding Picture Editing for Non-Fiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera)"Don't You Work for Me?" Nominated
Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition ProgramJeff Probst Won
Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming"Rice Wars" Nominated
2012 Outstanding Picture Editing for Non-Fiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera)"Cult-Like" Nominated
Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming"Running the Show" Nominated
2013 Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera)"Create a Little Chaos" Nominated
Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming Nominated
Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming Nominated
Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming "Zipping Over the Cuckoo's Nest" Nominated
Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming"Live Finale and Reunion" (Survivor: Caramoan) Nominated
"Live Finale and Reunion" (Survivor: Philippines) Nominated
2014 Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming"Mad Treasure Hunt" Nominated
Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality ProgrammingNominated
2015 Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming"It's Survivor Warfare" Nominated
Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality ProgrammingNominated
2016 Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming"Second Chance" Nominated
Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming"Signed, Sealed and Delivered" Nominated
2017 Outstanding Casting for Reality ProgrammingLynne Spiegel Spillman Nominated
Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming"The Stakes Have Been Raised" Nominated
Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming"About to Have a Rumble" Nominated
2019 Outstanding Cinematography for Reality ProgrammingSeries Body of Work Nominated
Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming"Appearances Are Deceiving" Nominated
2020 Outstanding Cinematography for Reality ProgrammingSeries Body of Work Nominated
Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming"It's Like a Survivor Economy" Nominated

Other awards[edit]

Post-show auctions[edit]

At the end of each U.S. Survivor season from Survivor: Africa onward, various Survivor props and memorabilia are auctioned online for charity. The most common recipient has been the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.[151] Most recently, proceeds have gone toward The Serpentine Project, a charity founded by Jeff Probst, dedicated to helping those transitioning out of foster care upon emancipation at 18 years of age.[152] Items up for auction have included flags, mats, tree mails, contestant torches, contestant clothing, autographed items, immunity idols and the voting urn.[153]

Controversies and legal action[edit]

  • In February 2001, Stacey Stillman filed a lawsuit claiming that producers interfered in the process of Survivor: Borneo by persuading two members of her tribe (Sean Kenniff and Dirk Been) to vote her off instead of Rudy Boesch.[154]
  • During a reward trip on Survivor: The Australian Outback, Colby Donaldson removed coral from the Great Barrier Reef and, on the same trip, a helicopter involved with the production crew flew around protected seabird rookeries. Both acts violated Australian law and the incidents could have resulted in fines up to A$110,000. Mark Burnett, the executive producer, issued an apology on behalf of Donaldson and the Survivor production team.[155]
  • At the tribal immunity challenge for the final four players on Survivor: Africa, host Jeff Probst asked which female player in their season had no piercings. Kim Johnson answered Kelly Goldsmith, got the point, and went on to win the challenge, which put her through to the final three and ultimately (after winning another immunity challenge) the final two. Unbeknownst to the producers, another contestant on "Africa", Lindsey Richter, also had no piercings. Lex van den Berghe's answer had been Lindsey, but the show did not award him a point, which could have significantly changed the outcome of the challenge and the overall game. CBS later paid van den Berghe and Tom Buchanan, who had finished in fourth place, a settlement.[156]
  • In the fifth episode of Survivor: All-Stars, a naked Richard Hatch came into contact with Sue Hawk after she blocked his path during an immunity challenge. Hatch was voted out that day for other reasons, but Hawk quit the game two days later as a result of what had happened. Hawk considered filing a lawsuit against the parties involved, but appeared with Hatch on The Early Show the morning after the sixth episode aired, stating she opted out of legal action because CBS had helped her "deal with the situation".[157]
  • In January 2006, Richard Hatch, the winner of the first season of Survivor, was charged and found guilty of failing to report his winnings to the IRS to avoid taxes. He was sentenced to four years and three months in prison.[158]
  • In the beginning of Survivor: Cook Islands, the tribes were grouped according to their race. Probst claimed the choice came from the criticism that Survivor was "not ethnically diverse enough",[159] but several long-term sponsors, including Campbell's Soup, Procter & Gamble, Home Depot, and Coca-Cola[160] dropped their support of the show shortly after this announcement, leading to speculation that the decisions were in response to the controversy. Each company has either denied the link to the controversy or declined to comment.
  • The selection process for the 14th season came under fire when it was revealed that, of the entire Survivor: Fiji cast, only Gary Stritesky had gone through the application process for the show; the rest of the contestants were recruited.[161] Probst defended the process, citing finding diversity of cast as a reason.
  • At the Survivor: China reunion show, Denise Martin told producers and the audience that she had been demoted to a janitor from a lunch lady due to the distraction she was to students from her appearance on the show. Because of her misfortune, Burnett awarded Martin $50,000. But Martin would later recant her story after the school district she worked for publicly stated that she had taken the custodial position before appearing on the show.[162] Martin then decided to donate the $50,000 to charity.[163]
  • A brief uncensored shot of Marcus Lehman's genitals during the premiere episode of Survivor: Gabon led to the show and network being asked to apologize for the incident.[164]
  • Jim Early (aka Missyae), who was a user on one of the fan forums for Survivor, was sued by Burnett, his production company, and CBS in August 2010, for allegedly releasing detailed spoiler information for Survivor: Samoa and Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains. Early revealed that he was getting his information from Russell Hantz, a contestant on both seasons, through both phone calls and emails. Early complied in the lawsuit by providing such evidence, eventually leading to its dismissal in January 2011. Although legal action has yet to be taken against Hantz, the contract for a player in Survivor includes a liability of up to $5 million for the premature revealing of a season's results.[165] Hantz has stated that the claim is false.[166]
  • Contestants that did not make the jury in Survivor: Caramoan were not allowed on stage for the reunion show. While Jeff Probst claimed that the new stage could not accommodate all of the attending contestants, the format change was panned because the show's fans and fellow contestants felt that it was unfair for them to be left out in the audience. Erik Reichenbach, who finished 5th and did not even get a chance to speak at the reunion, called out the producers for their treatment of the contestants. Calling it a farce, he criticized how the reunion show left so many unanswered questions about the other contestants and his own evacuation during the season finale. He also criticized how the pre-jury members were completely left out in favor of featuring the show's former contestants, like Rob Mariano and Rudy Boesch.[167]
  • In the sixth episode of Survivor: Game Changers, Jeff Varner revealed at Tribal Council that fellow contestant Zeke Smith was a transgender man. This caused an immediate uproar amongst his tribemates and host Jeff Probst, which led to Varner's immediate elimination. The incident was covered by various news outlets, with fans heavily criticizing Varner's actions. Varner explained himself following the episode's airdate and expressed regret for his actions. Varner was also fired from his real estate job after the episode aired.[168]
  • Before the premiere of Survivor: David vs. Goliath, contestant Alec Merlino posted a photo of himself on Instagram with fellow contestant Kara Kay containing the caption "F*** it". This action broke Merlino's NDA agreement with the show and was consequently stripped of all appearance fees and banned from the live reunion show. Due to this, Merlino did not have to pay the standard $5 million penalty for breaking the agreement.[169]
  • In the eighth episode of the 39th season Survivor: Island of the Idols, contestant Dan Spilo was issued a warning by producers for inappropriately touching fellow contestants including Kellee Kim. Contestants Elizabeth Beisel and Missy Byrd came under fire for their misuse of this situation as a strategic tool in voting out Kim later that episode. This moment has since been criticized by various news outlets for the reactions of Beisel and Byrd as well as the handling of the situation by producers.[170] Beisel and Byrd later apologized, along with fellow contestants Lauren Beck and Aaron Meredith. Jeff Probst, CBS, and MGM released a statement about what happened and the production's reaction as well.[171] Dan was later removed from the game at the end of episode 12 after "a report of another incident, which happened off-camera and did not involve a player". This is the first time a contestant has been ejected from the show by production.[172] Spilo apologized to all involved for his behavior following the finale's broadcast.[173] Because of the incident, the season's finale was not shown live but instead from an earlier live-to-tape recording, the first time since the live finale format was introduced. Further, CBS and Survivor announced they will revamp the show's rules and production to focus more on earlier detection and prevention of this type of inappropriate behavior, and strict penalties for castaways that engage in it, to be fully in place by the 41st season (the first season produced following the airing of Island of the Idols).[174]


The success of Survivor spawned a wide range of merchandise from the very first season. While early items available were limited to buffs, water bottles, hats, T-shirts, and other typical souvenir items, the marketability of the franchise has grown tremendously. Today, fans can find innumerable items, including computer and board games, interactive online games, mugs, tribal-themed jewelry, beach towels, dog tags, magnets, multi-function tools, DVD seasons, Survivor party kits, insider books, soundtracks, and more.

Home media releases[edit]

Best of
DVD nameRelease date
Season One: The Greatest and Most Outrageous MomentsJanuary 9, 2001
Season Two: The Greatest and Most Outrageous MomentsSeptember 25, 2001
Full seasons

Seasons 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 and 10 were released in stores. The remaining seasons have been released exclusively on through their CreateSpace manufacture on demand program. Select seasons have also been released on Blu-ray.

DVD nameDVD release date[175]Blu-ray release date
The Complete First Season: BorneoMay 11, 2004n/a
The Complete Second Season: The Australian OutbackApril 26, 2005n/a
The Complete Third Season: AfricaOctober 5, 2010n/a
The Complete Fourth Season: MarquesasOctober 5, 2010n/a
The Complete Fifth Season: ThailandOctober 25, 2011n/a
The Complete Sixth Season: The AmazonNovember 22, 2011n/a
The Complete Seventh Season: Pearl IslandsFebruary 7, 2006n/a
The Complete Eighth Season: All-StarsSeptember 14, 2004n/a
The Complete Ninth Season: Vanuatu – Islands of FireDecember 5, 2006n/a
The Complete Tenth Season: PalauAugust 29, 2006n/a
The Complete Eleventh Season: Guatemala – The Maya EmpireMay 22, 2012n/a
The Complete Twelfth Season: Panama – Exile IslandMay 22, 2012n/a
The Complete Thirteenth Season: Cook IslandsDecember 11, 2012n/a
The Complete Fourteenth Season: FijiDecember 11, 2012n/a
The Complete Fifteenth Season: ChinaJanuary 27, 2014n/a
The Complete Sixteenth Season: Micronesia – Fans vs. FavoritesJanuary 31, 2014n/a
The Complete Seventeenth Season: Gabon – Earth's Last EdenSeptember 11, 2014TBA
The Complete Eighteenth Season: Tocantins – The Brazilian HighlandsAugust 5, 2014TBA
The Complete Nineteenth Season: SamoaNovember 18, 2014TBA
The Complete Twentieth Season: Heroes vs. VillainsFebruary 22, 2011TBA
The Complete Twenty-First Season: NicaraguaNovember 18, 2014TBA
The Complete Twenty-Second Season: Redemption IslandOctober 7, 2015TBA
The Complete Twenty-Third Season: South PacificOctober 7, 2015TBA
The Complete Twenty-Fourth Season: One WorldSeptember 23, 2016July 11, 2017
The Complete Twenty-Fifth Season: PhilippinesSeptember 23, 2016July 11, 2017
The Complete Twenty-Sixth Season: Caramoan – Fans vs. FavoritesOctober 26, 2017December 22, 2017
The Complete Twenty-Seventh Season: Blood vs. WaterNovember 13, 2017November 1, 2017
The Complete Twenty-Eighth Season: CagayanDecember 22, 2017November 1, 2017
The Complete Twenty-Ninth Season: San Juan del Sur – Blood vs. WaterOctober 15, 2018TBA
The Complete Thirtieth Season: Worlds ApartNovember 13, 2018TBA
The Complete Thirty-First Season: Cambodia – Second ChanceNovember 13, 2018TBA
The Complete Thirty-Second Season: Kaôh RōngNovember 21, 2018TBA
The Complete Thirty-Third Season: Millennials vs. Gen XNovember 21, 2018TBA
The Complete Thirty-Fourth Season: Game Changers – Mamanuca IslandsFebruary 22, 2019TBA
The Complete Thirty-Fifth Season: Heroes vs. Healers vs. HustlersMay 9, 2019TBA
The Complete Thirty-Sixth Season: Ghost IslandJune 12, 2019TBA
The Complete Thirty-Seventh Season: David vs. GoliathJuly 17, 2019TBA
The Complete Thirty-Eighth Season: Edge of ExtinctionJanuary 31, 2020TBA
The Complete Thirty-Ninth Season: Island of the IdolsDecember 15, 2020TBA
The Complete Fortieth Season: Winners at WarApril 13, 2021TBA

All seasons are available on Paramount+, ViacomCBS's over-the-top subscription streaming service in the United States, Canada and Australia. In the United States and Australia, select seasons of Australian Survivor are also available.

Pluto TV

Survivor was added to Pluto TV, ViacomCBS's free Internet television service, as a standalone channel along on September 1, 2020.[176]

Other media[edit]

Video games[edit]

In the 2001 PC video game Survivor: The Interactive Game, developed by Magic Lantern and published by Infogrames, it allows players to play and create characters for the game based on the Borneo or Australian Outback cast members. The game also includes a character creation system for making custom characters.

Gameplay consists of choosing survivors' skills (fishing, cooking, etc.), forming alliances, developing relationships with other tribe members, and voting off competitors at tribal council.

The game was very poorly received by critics. GameSpot gave the game a 'Terrible' score of 2.0 out of 10, saying "If you're harboring even a tiny urge to buy this game, please listen very carefully to this advice: Don't do it."[177] Likewise, IGN gave the game a 'Painful' 2.4 out of 10, stating "It is horribly boring and repetitive. The graphics are weak and even the greatest Survivor fan would break the CD in two after playing it for 20 minutes."[178] The game was the recipient of Game Revolution's lowest score of all time, an F-.[179] An 'interactive review' was created specially for the game, and features interactive comments like "The Survival periods are about as much fun as" followed by a drop-down menu, "watching paint dry/throbbing hemorrhoids/staring at air/being buried alive."[179]

On November 4, 2009, it was announced that a second video game adaptation would be released for the Wii and Nintendo DS. The game would require players to participate in various challenges like those in the reality shows in order to win.[180]


Various soundtracks have been released featuring music composed by Russ Landau, including soundtracks for seasons 9 through 27 (with the exception of season 14).[181]

Thrill ride[edit]

The Tiki Twirl thrill ride at California's Great America in Santa Clara, California was originally called Survivor: The Ride. The ride includes a rotating platform that moves along an undulating track. Riders can be sprayed by water guns hidden in oversized tribal masks. Theme elements included drums and other familiar Survivor musical accents playing in the background, Survivor memorabilia throughout the queue and other merchandise for sale in nearby gift shops.[182]

See also[edit]


  1. ^It also includes "Day Zero" in Survivor: Blood vs. Water and Survivor: San Juan del Sur, which two pairs of family members or friends spending their day before the game began.
  2. ^The final vote was initially tied for Holland and Abbate. Johnson, who received no votes, was then tasked with casting the final tie-breaking vote.
  3. ^The season finales of Survivor: Marquesas, and Survivor: The Amazon through Survivor: Blood vs. Water, were aired on Sunday at 8:00 pm. Additionally, when Survivor regularly aired on Thursdays, some episodes were moved to Wednesday at 8:00 pm to accommodate broadcasts of the first two weeks of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament.
  4. ^ abThe season premieres of Survivor: The Australian Outback and Survivor: All-Stars each aired after a Super Bowl.
  5. ^Starting with the 2013–14 TV series ranking, the two seasons aired in that time are listed together as Survivor. Previously, seasons were listed separately.
  6. ^No reunion show was held due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Season 42 of Survivor is to Air on CBS in Spring 2022





41 Seasons

600 Episodes

Survivor is the American version of the international Survivor reality competition television franchise, itself derived from the Swedish television series Expedition Robinson created by Charlie Parsons which premiered in 1997.

Current Show Status

Survivor Season 42 officially renewed for Spring 2022

Aired Wed 10/6/2021My Million Dollar MistakeSeason 41: Episode 3

Airs Wed 10/13/2021They Hate Me 'Cause They Ain't MeSeason 41: Episode 4

CBS has unveiled its lineup for the 2021-2022 TV season and while plenty of new titles are on the way, one fan-favorite is poised to make a triumphant return as Survivor gears up for its 41st and 42nd seasons.

Shooting on the reality competition was delayed, like many other shows, due to COVID-19 safety issues. But now a whole new group of competitors will attempt to outwit, outplay, and outlast each other on Season 41 in the fall and Season 42 next spring. Exact premiere dates are yet to be determined. (Source:


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#NameAir Dates
1A New Era Sep 22, 2021
2Juggling Chainsaws Sep 29, 2021
3My Million Dollar Mistake Oct 6, 2021
4They Hate Me 'Cause They Ain't Me Oct 13, 2021
5TBAOct 20, 2021
#NameAir Dates
1Greatest of the Greats Feb 12, 2020
2It's Like a Survivor Economy Feb 19, 2020
3Out for Blood Feb 26, 2020
4I Like Revenge Mar 4, 2020
5The Buddy System on Steroids Mar 11, 2020
6Quick on the Draw Mar 18, 2020
7We're in the Majors Mar 25, 2020
8This is Where the Battle Begins Apr 1, 2020
9War is Not Pretty Apr 8, 2020
10The Full Circle Apr 15, 2020
11This Is Extortion Apr 22, 2020
12Friendly Fire Apr 29, 2020
13The Penultimate Step of the War May 6, 2020
14It All Boils Down to This May 13, 2020
#NameAir Dates
1I Vote You Out and That's It Sep 25, 2019
2YOLO, Let's Play! Oct 2, 2019
3Honesty Would Be Chill Oct 9, 2019
4Plan Z Oct 16, 2019
5Don't Bite the Hand that Feeds You Oct 23, 2019
6Suck It Up Buttercup Oct 30, 2019
7I Was Born at Night, But Not Last Night Nov 6, 2019
8We Made It to the Merge! Nov 13, 2019
9Two for the Price of One Nov 20, 2019
10Bring on the Bacon Nov 27, 2019
11A Very Simple Plan Dec 4, 2019
12Just Go for It Dec 11, 2019
13Mama, Look at Me Now Dec 18, 2019
14Survivor: Island of the Idols Reunion Dec 18, 2019
#NameAir Dates
1It Smells Like Success Feb 20, 2019
2One of Us Is Going to Win the War Feb 27, 2019
3Betrayals are Going to Get Exposed Mar 6, 2019
4I Need a Dance Partner Mar 13, 2019
5It's Like the Worst Cocktail Party Ever Mar 20, 2019
6There's Always a Twist Mar 27, 2019
7I'm the Puppet Master Apr 3, 2019
8Y'all Making Me Crazy Apr 10, 2019
9Blood of a Blindside Apr 17, 2019
10Fasten Your Seatbelts Apr 24, 2019
11Awkward May 1, 2019
12Idol or Bust May 8, 2019
13I See the Million Dollars May 15, 2019
14Survivor: Edge of Extinction ReunionMay 15, 2019
#NameAir Dates
1Appearances are Deceiving Sep 26, 2018
2The Chicken Has Flown the Coop Oct 3, 2018
3I Am Goliath Strong Oct 10, 2018
4Time to Bring About the Charmpocalypse Oct 17, 2018
5Jackets and Eggs Oct 24, 2018
6Aren't Brochachos Just Adorable? Oct 31, 2018
7There's Gonna Be Tears Shed Nov 7, 2018
8You Get What You Give Nov 14, 2018
9Breadth-First Search Nov 21, 2018
10Tribal Lines are Blurred Nov 28, 2018
11So Smart They're Dumb Dec 5, 2018
12Are You Feeling Lucky? Dec 12, 2018
13With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility Dec 19, 2018
14Survivor: David vs Goliath ReunionDec 19, 2018
#NameAir Dates
1Can You Reverse the Curse? Feb 28, 2018
2Can You Reverse the Curse? (2)Feb 28, 2018
3Only Time Will Tell Mar 7, 2018
4Trust Your Gut Mar 14, 2018
5A Diamond in the Rough Mar 21, 2018
6Fate is the Homie Mar 28, 2018
7Gotta Risk It for the Biscuit Apr 4, 2018
8Fear Keeps You Sharp Apr 11, 2018
9The Sea Slug Slugger Apr 18, 2018
10It's Like the Perfect Crime Apr 25, 2018
11The Finish Line is in Sight May 2, 2018
12A Giant Game of Bumper Cars May 9, 2018
13Always Be Moving May 16, 2018
14It is Game Time Kids May 23, 2018
15Survivor: Ghost Island Reunion May 23, 2018
#NameAir Dates
1I'm Not Crazy, I'm Confident Sep 27, 2017
2I'm a Wild Banshee Oct 4, 2017
3My Kisses Are Very Private Oct 11, 2017
4I Don't Like Having Snakes Around Oct 18, 2017
5The Past Will Eat You Alive Oct 25, 2017
6This Is Why You Play Survivor Nov 1, 2017
7Get to Gettin' Nov 8, 2017
8Playing with the Devil Nov 15, 2017
9Fear of the Unknown Nov 22, 2017
10Buy One, Get One Free (1) Nov 29, 2017
11Buy One, Get One Free (2) Nov 29, 2017
12Not Going to Roll Over and Die Dec 6, 2017
13The Survivor Devil Dec 13, 2017
14Million Dollar Night Dec 20, 2017
15Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers Reunion Dec 20, 2017
#NameAir Dates
1The Stakes Have Been Raised Mar 8, 2017
2Survivor Jackpot Mar 15, 2017
3The Tables Have Turned Mar 22, 2017
4Dirty Deed Mar 29, 2017
5Vote Early, Vote Often Apr 5, 2017
6What Happened on Exile, Stays on Exile Apr 12, 2017
7There's a New Sheriff In Town Apr 19, 2017
8A Line Drawn in Concrete Apr 26, 2017
9Reinventing How This Game Is Played May 3, 2017
10It Is Not a High Without a Low May 10, 2017
11Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow May 17, 2017
12No Good Deed Goes Unpunished May 24, 2017
13Survivor: Game Changers Reunion May 24, 2017
#NameAir Dates
1May the Best Generation Win Sep 21, 2016
2Love Goggles Sep 28, 2016
3Your Job is Recon Oct 5, 2016
4Who's the Sucker at the Table? Oct 12, 2016
5Idol Search Party Oct 19, 2016
6The Truth Works Well Oct 26, 2016
7I Will Destroy You Nov 2, 2016
8I'm the Kingpin Nov 9, 2016
9Still Throwin' Punches Nov 16, 2016
10Million Dollar Gamble Nov 23, 2016
11About to Have a Rumble Nov 30, 2016
12Slayed the Survivor Dragon Dec 7, 2016
13I'm Going for a Million Bucks Dec 14, 2016
14Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X Reunion Dec 14, 2016
#NameAir Dates
1I'm a Mental Giant Feb 17, 2016
2Kindergarten Camp Feb 24, 2016
3The Circle of Life Mar 2, 2016
4Signed, Sealed and Delivered Mar 9, 2016
5The Devils We Know Mar 16, 2016
6Play or Go Home Mar 23, 2016
7It's Merge Time Mar 30, 2016
8The Jocks vs the Pretty People Apr 6, 2016
9It's Psychological Warfare Apr 13, 2016
10I'm Not Here to Make Good Friends Apr 20, 2016
11It's a ‘Me' Game, Not a ‘We' Game Apr 27, 2016
12Now's the Time to Start Scheming May 4, 2016
13With Me or Not With Me May 11, 2016
14Not Going Down Without a Fight May 18, 2016
15Survivor: Kaôh Rōng Reunion May 18, 2016
#NameAir Dates
1Second Chance Sep 23, 2015
2Survivor MacGyver Sep 30, 2015
3We Got a Rat Oct 7, 2015
4What's the Beef? Oct 14, 2015
5A Snake in the Grass Oct 21, 2015
6Bunking with the Devil Oct 28, 2015
7Play to Win Nov 4, 2015
8You Call, We'll Haul Nov 11, 2015
9Witches Coven Nov 18, 2015
10Like Selling Your Soul to the Devil Nov 25, 2015
11My Wheels Are Spinning Nov 25, 2015
12Tiny Little Shanks to the Heart Dec 2, 2015
13Villains Have More Fun Dec 9, 2015
14Lie, Cheat and Steal Dec 16, 2015
15Survivor: Second Chance Reunion Dec 16, 2015
#NameAir Dates
1It's Survivor Warfare Feb 25, 2015
2It Will Be My Revenge Mar 4, 2015
3Crazy is as Crazy Does Mar 11, 2015
4Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner Mar 18, 2015
5We're Finally Playing Some Survivor Mar 18, 2015
6Odd Woman Out Mar 25, 2015
7The Line Will Be Drawn Tonight Apr 1, 2015
8Keep It Real Apr 8, 2015
9Livin' on the Edge Apr 15, 2015
10Bring the Popcorn Apr 22, 2015
11Survivor Russian Roulette Apr 29, 2015
12Holding on for Dear Life May 6, 2015
13My Word is My Bond May 13, 2015
14It's a Fickle, Fickle Game May 20, 2015
15Survivor: Worlds Apart Reunion May 20, 2015
#NameAir Dates
1Suck it Up and Survive Sep 24, 2014
2Method to This Madness Oct 1, 2014
3Actions vs. Accusations Oct 8, 2014
4We're a Hot Mess Oct 15, 2014
5Blood is Blood Oct 22, 2014
6Make Some Magic Happen Oct 29, 2014
7Million Dollar Decision Nov 5, 2014
8Wrinkle in the Plan Nov 12, 2014
9Gettin' to Crunch Time Nov 19, 2014
10This is Where We Build Trust Nov 26, 2014
11Kind of Like Cream Cheese; Still Holdin' On Dec 3, 2014
12Let's Make a Move Dec 10, 2014
13This is My Time Dec 17, 2014
14Survivor: San Juan del Sur Reunion Dec 17, 2014
#NameAir Dates
1Hot Girl with a Grudge Feb 26, 2014
2Cops-R-Us Mar 5, 2014
3Our Time to Shine Mar 12, 2014
4Odd One Out Mar 19, 2014
5We Found Our Zombies Mar 26, 2014
6Head of the Snake Apr 2, 2014
7Mad Treasure Hunt Apr 9, 2014
8Bag of Tricks Apr 16, 2014
9Sitting in My Spy Shack Apr 23, 2014
10Chaos is My Friend Apr 30, 2014
11Havoc to Wreak May 7, 2014
12Straw That Broke the Camel's Back May 14, 2014
13It's Do or Die May 21, 2014
14Survivor: Cagayan Reunion May 21, 2014
#NameAir Dates
1Blood is Thicker than Anything Sep 18, 2013
2Rule in Chaos Sep 25, 2013
3Opening Pandora's Box Oct 2, 2013
4One Armed Dude and Three Moms Oct 9, 2013
5The Dead Can Still Talk Oct 16, 2013
6One-Man Wrecking Ball Oct 23, 2013
7Swoop in for the Kill Oct 30, 2013
8Skin of My Teeth Nov 6, 2013
9My Brother's Keeper Nov 13, 2013
10Big Bad Wolf Nov 20, 2013
11Gloves Come Off Nov 27, 2013
12Rustle Feathers Dec 4, 2013
13Out on a Limb Dec 11, 2013
14It's My Night Dec 15, 2013
15Survivor: Blood vs. Water Reunion Dec 15, 2013
#NameAir Dates
1She Annoys Me Greatly Feb 13, 2013
2Honey Badger Feb 20, 2013
3There's Gonna be Hell to Pay Feb 27, 2013
4Kill or be Killed Mar 6, 2013
5Persona Non Grata Mar 13, 2013
6Operation Thunder Dome Mar 20, 2013
7Tubby Lunchbox Mar 27, 2013
8Blindside Time Apr 3, 2013
9Cut Off the Head of the Snake Apr 10, 2013
10Zipping Over the Cuckoo's Nest Apr 17, 2013
11Come Over to the Dark Side Apr 24, 2013
12The Beginning of the End May 1, 2013
13Don't Say Anything About My Mom May 8, 2013
14Last Push May 12, 2013
15Survivor: Caramoan Reunion May 12, 2013
#NameAir Dates
1Survivor Smacked Me in the Chops Sep 19, 2012
2Don't Be Blinded By the Headlights Sep 26, 2012
3This Isn't a We Game Oct 3, 2012
4Create a Little Chaos Oct 10, 2012
5Got My Swag Back Oct 17, 2012
6Down and Dirty Oct 24, 2012
7Not the Only Actor on this Island Oct 31, 2012
8Dead Man Walking Nov 7, 2012
9Little Miss Perfect Nov 14, 2012
10Whiners are Wieners Nov 21, 2012
11Hell Hath Frozen Over Nov 28, 2012
12Shot Into Smithereens Dec 5, 2012
13Gouge My Eyes Out Dec 12, 2012
14Million Dollar Question Dec 16, 2012
15Survivor: Philippines Reunion Dec 16, 2012
#NameAir Dates
1Two Tribes, One Camp, No Rules Feb 15, 2012
2Total Dysfunction Feb 22, 2012
3One World is Out the Window Feb 29, 2012
4Bum-Puzzled Mar 7, 2012
5A Bunch of Idiots Mar 14, 2012
6Thanks for the Souvenir Mar 21, 2012
7The Beauty in a Merge Mar 28, 2012
8Just Annihilate Them Apr 4, 2012
9Go Out with a Bang Apr 11, 2012
10I'm No Dummy Apr 18, 2012
11Never Say Die Apr 25, 2012
12It's Gonna be Chaos May 2, 2012
13It's Human Nature May 9, 2012
14Perception is Not Always Reality May 13, 2012
15Survivor: One World Reunion May 13, 2012
#NameAir Dates
1I Need Redemption Sep 14, 2011
2He Has Demons Sep 21, 2011
3Reap What You Sow Sep 28, 2011
4Survivalism Oct 5, 2011
5Taste the Victory Oct 12, 2011
6Free Agent Oct 19, 2011
7Trojan Horse Oct 26, 2011
8Double Agent Nov 2, 2011
9Cut Throat Nov 9, 2011
10Running the Show Nov 16, 2011
11A Closer Look - Recap of the season so far & previously unseen footage Nov 23, 2011
12Cult Like Nov 30, 2011
13Ticking Time Bomb Dec 7, 2011
14Then There Were Five Dec 14, 2011
15Loyalties Will Be Broken Dec 18, 2011
16Survivor: South Pacific Reunion Dec 18, 2011
#NameAir Dates
1You're Looking at the New Leader of Our Tribe Feb 16, 2011
2You Own My Vote Feb 23, 2011
3Keep Hope Alive Mar 2, 2011
4Don't You Work for Me? Mar 9, 2011
5We Hate Our Tribe Mar 16, 2011
6Their Red-Headed Stepchild Mar 23, 2011
7It Don't Take a Smart One Mar 30, 2011
8This Game Respects Big Moves Apr 6, 2011
9The Buddy System Apr 13, 2011
10Rice Wars Apr 20, 2011
11A Mystery Package Apr 27, 2011
12You Mangled My Nets May 4, 2011
13Too Close for Comfort May 11, 2011
14Seems Like a No-Brainer May 15, 2011
15Survivor: Redemption Island Reunion May 15, 2011
#NameAir Dates
1Young at Heart Sep 15, 2010
2Fatigue Makes Cowards of Us All Sep 22, 2010
3Glitter in Their Eyes Sep 29, 2010
4Pulling the Trigger Oct 6, 2010
5Turf Wars Oct 13, 2010
6Worst Case Scenario Oct 20, 2010
7What Goes Around, Comes Around Oct 27, 2010
8Company Will Be Arriving Soon Nov 3, 2010
9Running the Camp Nov 10, 2010
10Stuck in the Middle Nov 17, 2010
11We Did It Guys Nov 24, 2010
12You Started, You're Finishing Dec 1, 2010
13Not Sure Where I Stand Dec 8, 2010
14This is Going to Hurt Dec 15, 2010
15What About Me? Dec 19, 2010
16Survivor: Nicaragua Reunion Dec 19, 2010
#NameAir Dates
1Slay Everyone, Trust No One Feb 11, 2010
2It's Getting the Best of Me Feb 18, 2010
3That Girl is Like a Virus Feb 25, 2010
4Tonight, We Make Our Move Mar 4, 2010
5Knights of the Round Table Mar 11, 2010
6Banana Etiquette Mar 24, 2010
7I'm Not a Good Villain Apr 1, 2010
8Expectations Apr 8, 2010
9Survivor History Apr 15, 2010
10Going Down in Flames Apr 22, 2010
11Jumping Ship Apr 29, 2010
12A Sinking Ship May 6, 2010
13Loose Lips Sink Ships May 13, 2010
14Anything Could Happen May 16, 2010
15Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains Reunion May 16, 2010
#NameAir Dates
1The Puppet Master Sep 17, 2009
2Taking Candy from a Baby Sep 24, 2009
3It's Called a Russell Seed Oct 1, 2009
4Hungry for a Win Oct 8, 2009
5Walking on Thin Ice Oct 15, 2009
6This Is the Man Test Oct 22, 2009
7Houdini Magic Oct 29, 2009
8All Hell Breaks Loose Nov 5, 2009
9Tastes Like Chicken Nov 12, 2009
10The Day of Reckoning Nov 19, 2009
11The First 27 Days Nov 26, 2009
12Off with Their Heads! Dec 3, 2009
13Damage Control Dec 10, 2009
14Two Brains Are Better than One Dec 17, 2009
15This Game Ain't Over Dec 20, 2009
16Survivor: Samoa Reunion Dec 20, 2009
#NameAir Dates
1Let's Get Rid of the Weak Players Before We Even Start Feb 12, 2009
2The Poison Apple Needs to Go Feb 19, 2009
3Mama Said There'd Be Days Like This Feb 26, 2009
4The Strongest Man Alive Mar 5, 2009
5You're Going to Want that Tooth Mar 12, 2009
6The First Fifteen Days Mar 25, 2009
7One of Those 'Coach Moments' Apr 2, 2009
8The Dragon Slayer Apr 9, 2009
9The Biggest Fraud in the Game Apr 16, 2009
10It's Funny When People Cry Apr 23, 2009
11They Both Went Bananas Apr 30, 2009
12The Ultimate Sacrifice May 7, 2009
13The Martyr Approach May 14, 2009
14I Trust You But I Trust Me More May 17, 2009
15Survivor: Tocantins Reunion May 17, 2009
#NameAir Dates
1Want to See the Elephant Dung?Sep 25, 2008
2She Obviously is Post-Op! Oct 2, 2008
3It Was Like Christmas Morning! Oct 9, 2008
4This Camp is Cursed Oct 16, 2008
5He's a Snake, But He's My Snake Oct 23, 2008
6It All Depends on the Pin-Up Girl Oct 30, 2008
7The Apple in the Garden of Eden Nov 6, 2008
8The Brains Behind Everything Nov 13, 2008
9Nothing Tastes Better than Five Hundred Dollars Nov 20, 2008
10I Was Put on the Planet for This Show Nov 27, 2008
11The Good Things in Life Aren't Easy Dec 4, 2008
12The Good Guys Should Win in the End Dec 11, 2008
13Say Goodbye to Gabon Dec 14, 2008
14Survivor: Gabon Reunion Dec 14, 2008
#NameAir Dates
1You Guys Are Dumber than You Look Feb 7, 2008
2The Sounds of Jungle Love Feb 14, 2008
3I Should Be Carried on the Chariot-Type Thing! Feb 21, 2008
4That's Baked, Barbecued and Fried! Feb 28, 2008
5He's a Ball of Goo! Mar 6, 2008
6It Hit Everyone Pretty Hard! Mar 13, 2008
7Like a Wide-Eyed Kid in the Candy Store Mar 19, 2008
8A Lost Puppy Dog Apr 3, 2008
9I'm in Such a Hot Pickle Apr 10, 2008
10I Promise... Apr 17, 2008
11I'm Ruthless...and Have a Smile on My Face Apr 24, 2008
12I'm Gonna Fix Her! May 1, 2008
13If it Smells Like a Rat, Give it Cheese May 8, 2008
14Stir the Pot May 11, 2008
15Survivor: Micronesia Reunion May 11, 2008
#NameAir Dates
1A Chicken's a Little Bit Smarter Sep 20, 2007
2My Mom Is Going to Kill Me! Sep 27, 2007
3I Lost Two Hands and Possibly a Shoulder! Oct 4, 2007
4Ride the Workhorse Till the Tail Falls Off Oct 11, 2007
5Love Is in the Air Oct 18, 2007
6That's Love, Baby! It Makes You Strong! Oct 25, 2007
7I'm Not as Dumb as I Look Nov 1, 2007
8High School Friend Contest Nov 8, 2007
9Just Don't Eat the Apple Nov 15, 2007
10It's Been Real and It's Been Fun Nov 22, 2007
11Ready to Bite the Apple Nov 29, 2007
12Going for the Oscar Dec 6, 2007
13Hello, I'm Still a Person! Dec 13, 2007
14A Slippery Little Sucker Dec 16, 2007
15Survivor: China Reunion Dec 16, 2007
#NameAir Dates
1Something Cruel Is About to Happen...Real Soon Feb 8, 2007
2Snakes Are Misunderstood ... We Have an Understanding Now Feb 15, 2007
3This Isn't Survival ... It's Thrival Feb 22, 2007
4Let's Just Call Jeff on the Jeff Phone Mar 1, 2007
5Love Many, Trust Few, Do Wrong to None Mar 8, 2007
6I've Got Strength Now to Carry the Flag Mar 21, 2007
7An Evil Thought Mar 29, 2007
8So You Think You Can Meke? Apr 5, 2007
9Are We Gonna Live on Exile Island?! Apr 12, 2007
10It's a Turtle?! Apr 19, 2007
11Blackmail or Betrayal Apr 26, 2007
12A Smile, Velvet Gloves and a Dagger in My Pocket May 3, 2007
13I Wanna See If I Can Make a Deal May 10, 2007
14You've Got a Puzzled Look May 13, 2007
15Survivor: Fiji Reunion May 13, 2007
#NameAir Dates
1I Can Forgive Her, But I Don't Have to Because She Screwed with My Chickens Sep 14, 2006
2Dire Straights and Dead Weight Sep 21, 2006
3Flirting and Frustration Sep 28, 2006
4Ruling the Roost Oct 5, 2006
5Don't Cry Over Spilled Octopus Oct 12, 2006
6Plan Voodoo Oct 19, 2006
7A Closer Look Oct 26, 2006
8Why Aren't You Swimming? Nov 2, 2006
9Mutiny Nov 9, 2006
10People That You Like Want to See You Suffer Nov 16, 2006
11Why Would You Trust Me? Nov 23, 2006
12You're a Rat Nov 30, 2006
13Arranging a Hit Dec 7, 2006
14I Have the Advantage for Once Dec 14, 2006
15This Tribe Will Self-Destruct In 5, 4, 3… Dec 17, 2006
16Survivor: Cook Islands Reunion Dec 17, 2006
#NameAir Dates
1The First Exile Feb 2, 2006
2Breakdown Feb 9, 2006
3Crazy Fights, Snake Dinners Feb 16, 2006
4Starvation and Lunacy Feb 23, 2006
5For Cod's Sake Mar 2, 2006
6Salvation and Desertion Mar 9, 2006
7A Closer Look Mar 15, 2006
8An Emerging Plan Mar 30, 2006
9The Power of the Idol Apr 6, 2006
10Fight for Your Life or Eat Apr 13, 2006
11Medical Emergency Apr 20, 2006
12Perilous Scramble Apr 27, 2006
13Bamboozled May 4, 2006
14Call the Whambulence! May 11, 2006
15The Final Showdown May 14, 2006
16Survivor: Panama Reunion May 14, 2006
#NameAir Dates
1Big Trek, Big Trouble, Big Surprise Sep 15, 2005
2Man Down Sep 22, 2005
3The Brave May Not Live Long, but the Cautious Don't Live at All Sep 29, 2005
4To Betray or Not to Betray Oct 6, 2005
5Crocs, Cowboys and City Slickers Oct 13, 2005
6Big Ball, Big Mouth, Big Trouble Oct 20, 2005
7Surprise Enemy Visit Oct 27, 2005
8The Hidden Immunity Idol Nov 3, 2005
9Secrets and Lies and an Idol Surprise Nov 10, 2005
10Eating and Sleeping with the Enemy Nov 17, 2005
11Everything is Personal Nov 24, 2005
12A Price for Immunity Dec 1, 2005
13Big Win, Big Decision? Big Mistake? Dec 8, 2005
14Thunder Storms & Sacrifice Dec 11, 2005
15Survivor: Guatemala Reunion Dec 11, 2005
#NameAir Dates
1This Has Never Happened Before! Feb 17, 2005
2Love Is in the Air, Rats Are Everywhere Feb 24, 2005
3Dangerous Creatures and Horrible Setbacks Mar 3, 2005
4Sumo at Sea Mar 10, 2005
5The Best and Worst Reward Ever Mar 16, 2005
6Jellyfish 'n Chips Mar 23, 2005
7The Great White Shark Hunter Mar 31, 2005
8Neanderthal Man Apr 7, 2005
9I Will Not Give Up Apr 14, 2005
10Exile Island Apr 21, 2005
11I'll Show You How Threatening I Am Apr 28, 2005
12We'll Make You Pay May 5, 2005
13It Could All Backfire May 12, 2005
14The Ultimate Shock May 15, 2005
15Survivor: Palau Reunion May 15, 2005
#NameAir Dates
1They Came at Us with Spears Sep 16, 2004
2Burly Girls, Bowheads, Young Studs and the Old Bunch Sep 23, 2004
3Double Tribal, Double Trouble Sep 30, 2004
4Now That's a Reward Oct 7, 2004
5Earthquakes and Shake Ups! Oct 14, 2004
6Hog Tied Oct 21, 2004
7Anger, Threats, Tears And Coffee Oct 28, 2004
8Now the Battle Really Begins Nov 4, 2004
9Gender Wars... and It's Getting Ugly! Nov 11, 2004
10Culture Shock and Violent Storms Nov 18, 2004
11Surprise and...Surprise Again! Nov 25, 2004
12Now Who's in Charge Here?! Dec 2, 2004
13Eruptions of Volcanic Magnitude! Dec 9, 2004
14Spirits and the Final Four Dec 12, 2004
15Survivor: Vanuatu Reunion Dec 12, 2004
#NameAir Dates
1They're Back! Feb 1, 2004
2Panicked, Desperate, Thirsty as Hell Feb 5, 2004
3Shark Attack Feb 12, 2004
4Wipe Out! Feb 19, 2004
5I've Been Bamboozled! Feb 26, 2004
6Outraged Mar 4, 2004
7Sorry...I Blew It Mar 11, 2004
8Pick a Tribemate Mar 17, 2004
9A Closer Look (a.k.a. All-Star Redux) Mar 24, 2004
10Mad Scramble and Broken Hearts Apr 1, 2004
11Anger, Tears and Chaos Apr 8, 2004
12A Thoughtful Gesture or a Deceptive Plan? Apr 15, 2004
13Stupid People. Stupid, Stupid People Apr 22, 2004
14A Chapera Surprise Apr 29, 2004
15The Instigator May 6, 2004
16The All-Stars Finale May 9, 2004
17Survivor: All-Stars Reunion May 9, 2004
#NameAir Dates
1Beg, Barter, Steal Sep 18, 2003
2To Quit or Not to Quit Sep 25, 2003
3United We Stand, Divided We... ? Oct 2, 2003
4Pick a Castaway ... Any Castaway Oct 9, 2003
5Everyone's Hero Oct 16, 2003
6Me and My Snake Oct 23, 2003
7What the...? (1) - 100th Episode Oct 30, 2003
8What the...? (2) Nov 6, 2003
9Shocking! Simply Shocking! Nov 13, 2003
10Swimming with Sharks Nov 20, 2003
11The Great Lie Nov 26, 2003
12Would You Be My Brutus Today? Dec 4, 2003
13Mutiny Dec 11, 2003
14Flames and Endurance Dec 14, 2003
15Survivor: Pearl Islands Reunion Dec 14, 2003
#NameAir Dates
1Boys vs. Girls Feb 13, 2003
2Storms Feb 20, 2003
3Girl Power Feb 27, 2003
4Trapped Mar 6, 2003
5Pick-up Sticks Mar 13, 2003
6More than Meats the Eye Mar 19, 2003
7Girls Gone Wilder Mar 26, 2003
8Sleeping with the Enemy Apr 3, 2003
9The Chain Apr 10, 2003
10Amazon Redux Apr 17, 2003
11Q and A Apr 24, 2003
12Sour Grapes May 1, 2003
13The Amazon Heats Up May 8, 2003
14...And Then There Were Four May 11, 2003
15Survivor: The Amazon Reunion May 11, 2003
#NameAir Dates
1The Importance of Being Eldest Sep 19, 2002
2The Great Divide Sep 26, 2002
3Family Values Oct 3, 2002
4Gender Bender Oct 10, 2002
5The Ocean's Surprise Oct 17, 2002
6The Power of One Oct 24, 2002
7Assumptions Oct 31, 2002
8Sleeping with the Enemy Nov 7, 2002
9Desperate Measures Nov 14, 2002
10While the Cats Are Away Nov 21, 2002
11A Closer Look Nov 27, 2002
12A Big Surprise...and Another Dec 5, 2002
13The Tides Are Turning Dec 12, 2002
14Slip Through Your Fingers Dec 19, 2002
15Survivor: Thailand - The Reunion Dec 19, 2002
#NameAir Dates
1Back to the Beach Feb 28, 2002
2Nacho Momma Mar 7, 2002
3No Pain, No Gain Mar 13, 2002
4The Winds Twist Mar 20, 2002
5The End of Innocence Mar 28, 2002
6The Underdogs Apr 4, 2002
7True Lies Apr 11, 2002
8Jury's Out Apr 18, 2002
9Look Closer: The First 24 Days Apr 24, 2002
10Two Peas in a Pod Apr 25, 2002
11The Princess May 2, 2002
12Marquesan Vacation May 9, 2002
13A Tale of Two Cities May 16, 2002
14The Sole Survivor May 19, 2002
15Survivor: Marquesas Reunion May 19, 2002
#NameAir Dates
1Question of Trust Oct 11, 2001
2Who's Zooming Whom? Oct 18, 2001
3The Gods Are Angry Oct 25, 2001
4The Young and Untrusted Nov 1, 2001
5The Twist Nov 8, 2001
6I'd Never Do It to You Nov 15, 2001
7Will There Be a Feast Tonight? Nov 22, 2001
8The First 21 Days (a.k.a. Look Closer) Nov 29, 2001
9Smoking Out the Snake Dec 6, 2001
10Dinner, Movie and a Betrayal Dec 13, 2001
11We Are Family Dec 20, 2001
12The Big Adventure Dec 27, 2001
13Truth Be Told Jan 3, 2002
14The Final Four: No Regrets Jan 10, 2002
15Survivor: Africa Reunion Jan 10, 2002
#NameAir Dates
1Stranded Jan 28, 2001
2Suspicion Feb 1, 2001
3Trust No One Feb 8, 2001
4The Killing Fields Feb 15, 2001
5The Gloves Come Off Feb 22, 2001
6Trial by Fire Mar 1, 2001
7The Merge Mar 8, 2001
8Friends? Mar 14, 2001
9The First 24 Days: A Closer Look Mar 21, 2001
10Honeymoon or Not? Mar 29, 2001
11Let's Make a Deal Apr 5, 2001
12No Longer Just a Game Apr 12, 2001
13Enough is Enough Apr 19, 2001
14The Final Four Apr 26, 2001
15The Most Deserving May 3, 2001
16Survivor: The Australian Outback Reunion May 3, 2001
#NameAir Dates
1The Marooning May 31, 2000
2The Generation Gap Jun 7, 2000
3Quest for Food Jun 14, 2000
4Too Little Too Late? Jun 21, 2000
5Pulling Your Own Weight Jun 28, 2000
6Udder Revenge Jul 5, 2000
7The Merger Jul 12, 2000
8Thy Name is Duplicity Jul 19, 2000
9Old and New Bonds Jul 26, 2000
10Crack in the Alliance Aug 8, 2000
11Long Hard Days Aug 9, 2000
12Death of an Alliance Aug 16, 2000
13The Final Four Aug 23, 2000
14Survivor: Borneo Reunion Aug 23, 2000
#NameAir Dates
1America's Tribal Council (a.k.a. More with the All-Stars)May 13, 2004
3Survivor at 40: Greatest Moments and Players Feb 5, 2020


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Survivor is back – in time for lockdown. My friends and I have been stranded without it

There was a brief and beautiful window of 2020 when people called me Jeff. As in Jeff Probst, the legendary host and executive producer of Survivor. I was one of three “Jeffs” and together we were organising the greatest game of Survivor we could imagine.

For our friends. In Melbourne. Australia. (No spoilers.)

In the 21-year-old reality TV show, “tribes” of strangers are left in remote locations to fend for themselves, compete in challenges and vote each other out until one person is awarded the title of Sole Survivor.

My friends have been organising increasingly elaborate amateur Survivor weekends for years. There’s no greater joy than watching a bunch of uncaffeinated Melburnians scramble for a flat white during a reward challenge. Sure it might seem strange to “play” a TV show, but we’re not alone in acting on our fandom. There are a number of US-based fan productions on YouTube that, as one Redditor notes, “stay true to the essence of the game”. Because Survivor shares a lot with how we engage with sport: we champion players during fixed seasons and, because of its winning formula, we can play it ourselves.

Survivor fandom is less parasocial, imagining a bond with a TV personality, than it is just plain social. For a show about destructive winner-takes-all social dynamics, it has an uncanny ability to draw people together. Heading into Melbourne’s fifth lockdown yesterday, my friend Claire messaged our group chat with the only consolation any of us could find: “Oh well. At least we have Survivor this lockdown.”

Because Australian Survivor is back on Sunday night! We no longer have to survive without Survivor anymore.

After being shuffled around networks for over a decade, the Australian Survivor franchise finally found an immunity idol at Ten in 2016, where for the past five seasons it’s grown a stable, passionate viewership (it’s yet to be voted off the network). For the first time since its (arguably, justifiably forgotten) first season that aired on Nine in 2002, this year Australian Survivor filmed locally, in Cloncurry, Queensland.

Our very own “Jeff” – Jonathan LaPaglia – is back for his sixth season, with the “Brains V Brawn” theme giving hope to viewers thirsty for more puzzle challenges. After seasons of being marooned beachside in Fiji or Samoa, the landlocked outback location will provide an interesting spin for contestants and viewers.

Australian Survivor was last on our screens in late March 2020: a local All Stars series won by “Golden God” David Genat just as we were heading into the depths of Covid hell.

Online watch parties meant we could still watch the US version’s 40th season, Survivor: Winners At War, with friends – but it all felt a bit too real when (the real) Jeff hosted the finale from his Covid-safe garage, plonked on a stool next to his mountain bikes. It brought a whole new meaning to his classic Survivor line “come on in guys!” – and when the credits rolled on that final episode in May 2020, for a season featuring only winners, it felt like my friends and I were losing something.

Not only were we headed into a four-month lockdown in Melbourne, but we were stranded without any Survivor as production across both series halted.

We made the decision to put our amateur Survivor “season” on hold. We three Jeffs hung up our official Outwit, Outplay, Outlast caps and medevaced ourselves to our separate living rooms, where we were doomed to stay for a large portion of the next 18 months.

For Survivor fans accustomed to marking our calendars by the seasons – and by that I don’t mean weather – it was hard to adjust. For years, every February and September we’d get a new Survivor from the States, then in May we’d get Australian Survivor. Having no Survivor was just another way that time felt unstructured in lockdown.

Of course, Survivor wasn’t the only production impacted by Covid. But here’s the thing about reality TV viewers: we’re appointment TV viewers who hate to have their appointment postponed. Part of the joy of watching reality TV, especially one with a social fandom like this, is the ability to share it with others in real time, be it in person, on social media or in group text chains.

In a lockdown situation, where time feels like sludge and your social life strained, the absence of this regular, reliable series was noticeable. I don’t want to binge TV, for episodes to blur like the lines between days and weeks, between work and home. I want something to cling to!

Obviously lockdowns suck, but I’m genuinely thrilled that this time around we have Australian Survivor with us. Watching people scramble for votes is much more enjoyable than watching people scramble for toilet paper at the supermarket. In a time of such volatility, the only blindside I crave is one at tribal council. Finally I can once again structure my evenings around event television. I won’t be late to that appointment – there’s nowhere else to go.

Survivor Australia: Brains V Brawn premieres Sunday 18 July At 7.30pm, on Network Ten


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Australian Survivor (season 3)

Season of television series

Australian Survivor
Australian Survivor season 3 alternative logo.png
Presented byJonathan LaPaglia
No. of days55
No. of castaways24
WinnerKristie Bennett
Runner-upLee Carseldine
LocationUpolu, Samoa
Country of originAustralia
No. of episodes26
Original networkNetwork Ten
Original release21 August (2016-08-21) –
25 October 2016 (2016-10-25)
Filming dates23 May (2016-05-23) –
18 July 2016 (2016-07-18)

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The third season of Australian Survivor is a television series based on the international reality game show franchise Survivor. The season was filmed in Samoa from May to July 2016 and premiered on 21 August 2016 on Network Ten.[1]

Hosted by actor and former emergency-room physician Jonathan LaPaglia, the program featured 24 Australian castaways competing for 55 days for a grand prize of A$500,000.[2][3] After 55 days on the island, Kristie Bennett was named the "Sole Survivor" and awarded the grand prize over former professional cricketer Lee Carseldine by a jury vote of 8–1.

This season, announced by Ten in November 2015,[4] is the third Australian edition of the program, the second to feature non-celebrity contestants and the first to air on Network Ten. The first season aired on the Nine Network in 2002, while the second season (a celebrity edition) aired in 2006 on the Seven Network.[5] This season gives Australian Survivor the rare distinction of being one of the few Australian programs to have aired across all three commercial networks in Australia.

This season of Australian Survivor introduced several elements from international editions of Survivor, including: hidden immunity idols, small trinkets that, when played on a castaway after the votes were cast at Tribal Council but before they were read, negated all votes cast against them at that Tribal Council; the ability to prohibit another player from voting at a single Tribal Council, as offered during the season's Survivor Auction; and Exile Beach, where a small number of castaways were banished to a separate beach for a predetermined amount of time, and given minimal tools for survival.



After Australian Celebrity Survivor was not renewed by the Seven Network, a third season of Australian Survivor appeared unlikely. However, in August 2013, the creator of the Survivor format, Charlie Parsons revealed in an interview with fan website and podcast Survivor Oz that the rights to produce Australian Survivor had been licensed to an undisclosed production company. The company who believed that there was an appetite for the program and would be approaching Australian networks to commission the potential series.[6]

On 19 November 2015, Network Ten revealed at their upfronts that they would be commissioning a revival of Australian Survivor to air in mid-late 2016. They also announced that Endermol Shine Australia would be producing the series in association with Castaway Television.[7]


With the announcement of the series in November 2015, a casting call was made for potential contestants. Applicants for the series were required to be 18 years of age or older, be Australian citizens or permanent residents and be able to swim.[8] More than 5,000 people applied within the first week of casting being opened,[9] and 7,500 had applied before the year's end.[10] Submissions eventually reached 15,000 before the 10 February deadline, making it the largest pool of applicants for a Network Ten reality program.[11][12]

Filming and development[edit]

The season was rumored to be filmed in Samoa as early as March,[13] and was officially confirmed on 9 May by LaPaglia in a radio interview on the Hamish & Andy show.[14] The season was filmed on the island of Upolu, the same location used in four seasons of the American edition of Survivor: Samoa, Heroes vs. Villains, South Pacific and One World. In total, 250 Australians and at least 180 Samoan locals worked on the program,[15] including Trent Pattison, who has previously worked as a challenge producer on the American edition as well as Ten's own I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!.[16]


Australian Survivor was initially scheduled to air twice a week, with new episodes airing on Sunday and Monday at 7:30pm.[17] However, following the first week, a third weekly episode — set to air Tuesdays at 7:30pm — was added to the schedule. The move was a means to both increase the exposure to the series to potential viewers and to increase the competitiveness of Ten's Tuesday schedule following low ratings for the previous programs airing in the 7:30pm slot, Modern Family and Life in Pieces.[18][19]

In addition to the main show, a 9-part companion program, titled The Jury Villa, was released online through tenplay. Based on the similar Ponderosa series from the American show, the web series follows the last nine castaways to be voted off as they become members of the Tribal Council Jury and interact with one another and discuss the game in the villa. Episodes began airing after episode 17 and were uploaded following the airing of subsequent episodes.[20][21]


The primary sponsorships for the season include Hungry Jack's, AHM Health Insurance and Holden.[22]


The 24 castaways were initially divided into three tribes of eight, each named after a beach in Samoa: Aganoa, Saanapu and Vavau.[23] On Day 12, two castaways each from Saanapu and Vavau swapped tribes as a result of a special joint Tribal Council in which the tribes unknowingly voted to switch a member of their tribe to the other; the switched castaways each brought a tribe member with them. After winning the reward challenge on Day 19, Saanapu earned the right to redistribute the 18 remaining castaways into two tribes of nine, and Aganoa was officially disbanded. For winning the immunity challenge on Day 29, Saanapu sent an observer to Vavau's Tribal Council where, instead of a vote, the observer was to "kidnap" one of the Vavau tribe members, bringing them back to Saanapu as an official member.

On Day 32, the 13 remaining castaways merged into the Fia Fia tribe, named after the Samoan term for "celebration". The final 11 players comprised the two finalists and the nine members of the jury, who voted to decide which of the two finalists should be the "Sole Survivor" and be awarded the grand prize.[24]

Contestant Original tribe Swapped tribe Dissolved tribe Post-kidnap tribe Merged tribe Finish
Des Quilty
59, Sunshine Coast, QLD[25]
Aganoa 1st voted out
Day 2
Bianca Anderson
36, Melbourne, VIC
Saanapu 2nd voted out
Day 5
Evan Jones
30, Melbourne, VIC
Aganoa 3rd voted out
Day 8
Peter Fiegehen
62, Canberra, ACT
Saanapu Quit
Day 10
Barry Lea
44, Cairns, QLD
Vavau Vavau 4th voted out
Day 14
Tegan Haining
33, Sydney, NSW
Vavau Saanapu 5th voted out
Day 17
Rohan MacLaren
28, Melbourne, VIC
Aganoa Aganoa Vavau 6th voted out
Day 21
Katherine "Kat" Dumont
26, Perth, WA
Aganoa Aganoa Vavau 7th voted out
Day 23
Andrew Torrens
29, Brisbane, QLD
Vavau Vavau Vavau 8th voted out
Day 25
Craig I'Anson
32, Brisbane, QLD
Vavau Vavau Vavau 9th voted out
Day 27
Phoebe Timmins
27, Sydney, NSW
Aganoa Aganoa Vavau Vavau 10th voted out
Day 31
Conner Bethune
23, Canberra, ACT
Saanapu Vavau Vavau Vavau Fia Fia 11th voted out
Day 33
Kate Campbell
28, Perth, WA
Vavau Vavau Vavau Vavau 12th voted out
Day 35
Nick Iadanza
28, Adelaide, SA
Vavau Saanapu Saanapu Saanapu 13th voted out
1st jury member
Day 37
Kylie Evans
38, Melbourne, VIC
Saanapu Saanapu Saanapu Saanapu 14th voted out
2nd jury member
Day 39
Sue Clarke
59, Perth, WA
Vavau Vavau Vavau Saanapu 15th voted out
3rd jury member
Day 41
Jennah-Louise Salkeld
27, Gold Coast, QLD
Vavau Vavau Saanapu Saanapu 16th voted out
4th jury member
Day 43
Brooke Jowett
23, Melbourne, VIC
Saanapu Saanapu Saanapu Saanapu 17th voted out
5th jury member
Day 45
Sam Webb
28, Sydney, NSW
Saanapu Vavau Saanapu Saanapu 18th voted out
6th jury member
Day 49
Matt Tarrant
29, Adelaide, SA
Saanapu Saanapu Saanapu Saanapu 19th voted out
7th jury member
Day 51
Felicity "Flick" Egginton
23, Gold Coast, QLD
Saanapu Saanapu Saanapu Saanapu 20th voted out
8th jury member
Day 53
Elena "El" Rowland
33, Brisbane, QLD
Aganoa Aganoa Saanapu Saanapu 21st voted out
9th jury member
Day 54
Lee Carseldine
40, Brisbane, QLD
Aganoa Aganoa Saanapu Saanapu Runner-up
Day 55
Kristie Bennett
24, Sydney, NSW
Aganoa Aganoa Vavau Vavau Sole Survivor
Day 55

Future appearances[edit]

Phoebe Timmins, Nick Iadanza, Brooke Jowett, Felicity "Flick" Egginton and Lee Carseldine competed in Australian Survivor: All Stars.[26] Phoebe came 15th, Flick came 14th, Nick came 13th, Lee came 10th and Brooke came 4th.

Season summary[edit]

The game began with three tribes of eight, and in each, a majority alliance was formed. On Saanapu, Flick and Brooke recruited Sam, Matt, and Conner. On Vavau, Craig, Andrew, Sue, and Jennah-Louise joined forces. And on Aganoa, Evan aligned with Phoebe, Rohan, Lee, and El, but drama from the idol clue twist between him and Rohan would see the alliance turn on Evan. On Day 12, a Fake Double Tribal Council consisting of Vavau and Saanapu occurred; Conner and Nick were voted out, but instead of leaving the game, were switched to the other tribe and they brought Tegan and Sam with them respectively.

On Day 19, with 18 contestants remaining, a Reward Challenge won by Saanapu gave them the power to decide which tribe between Vavau and Saanapu to stay on. After the five remaining Saanapu remembers chose to stay at Saanapu, they then had the power to choose their remaining members. They selected Sam, El, and Lee for their challenge strength as well as Jennah-Louise with the intention of voting her off. The game became one-sided after the swap, as not only did the stronger Saanapu tribe dominate in challenges but Phoebe's idol plays ousted the two strongest members of Vavau in Rohan and Craig. After a fake Tribal Council spared Kristie, Phoebe's ally whom she threw under the bus to save herself, Brooke further decimated Vavau by adding Sue to her tribe. Phoebe would be voted out at the next Tribal, and the tribes would merge at 13.

The Saanapu alliance, with the original members of Flick, Brooke, Matt, and Sam at the core and with the help of members from post-swap Saanapu, would vote out the remnants of post-swap Vavau as well as outsiders from Saanapu up until the final 7. At that point, Flick viewed Brooke as too big of a threat and flipped to Lee, El, and Kristie to vote out her best friend. Despite El and Lee's obvious strong bond, Flick and Kristie did not flip back and voted out Sam and Matt. At that point Flick tried to force a 2-2 tiebreaker but Kristie still would not flip and Flick would go home. Despite not having won a previous individual challenge, Kristie won the Final Immunity Challenge and voted El out. At Final Tribal Council, despite Lee having more control of the game, Kristie's underdog status and the fruition of her floater strategy resulted in her receiving 8 of the 9 jury votes and becoming the "Sole Survivor".

Challenge winners and eliminations by episode

EpisodeChallenge winner(s)EliminatedFinish
No.Air dateRewardImmunity
121 August 2016 Saanapu Saanapu Des 1st voted out
Day 2
222 August 2016 Vavau[a]Bianca 2nd voted out
Day 5
328 August 2016 Vavau Vavau Evan 3rd voted out
Day 8
Saanapu Saanapu
429 August 2016 None Saanapu Peter Quit
Day 10
530 August 2016 Saanapu Aganoa No elimination on Day 12 due to a
vote to exchange tribe members.
64 September 2016 None Saanapu Barry 4th voted out
Day 14
75 September 2016 Saanapu Aganoa Tegan 5th voted out
Day 17
Vavau Vavau
86 September 2016 Saanapu[c]No immunity challenge or Tribal Council
following the Tribe Swap & Dissolve.
911 September 2016 Saanapu Saanapu Rohan 6th voted out
Day 21
1012 September 2016None Saanapu Kat 7th voted out
Day 23
1113 September 2016 Saanapu Saanapu Andrew 8th voted out
Day 25
1218 September 2016 None Saanapu Craig 9th voted out
Day 27
1319 September 2016 Saanapu Saanapu No elimination on Day 29
due to kidnapping.
1420 September 2016 Saanapu[a]Phoebe 10th voted out
Day 31
EpisodeChallenge winner(s)EliminatedFinish
No.Air dateRewardImmunity
1525 September 2016Survivor
Brooke Conner 11th voted out
Day 33
1626 September 2016 None El Kate 12th voted out
Day 35
1727 September 2016 , ,[e]
Kylie, Lee,
Nick, Sam
(Flick, Matt)[f]
Kylie Nick 13th voted out
1st jury member
Day 37
183 October 2016 None Jennah-LouiseKylie 14th voted out
2nd jury member
Day 39
194 October 2016 Brooke,
El, Lee,
Sam, Sue[g]
Jennah-Louise Sue 15th voted out
3rd jury member
Day 41
209 October 2016 None Brooke Jennah-Louise16th voted out
4th jury member
Day 43
2110 October 2016 Sam
Lee Brooke 17th voted out
5th jury member
Day 45
2216 October 2016 Matt[h]No immunity challenge or elimination due to
a second reward challenge held at Tribal Council.
2317 October 2016 El, Lee, Sam Lee Sam 18th voted out
6th jury member
Day 49
2423 October 2016 None Lee Matt 19th voted out
7th jury member
Day 51
2524 October 2016 El Flick 20th voted out
8th jury member
Day 53
2625 October 2016 Kristie El 21st voted out
9th jury member
Day 54
Final vote
Lee Runner-up
Day 55
Kristie Sole Survivor
Day 55

In the case of multiple tribes or castaways who win reward or immunity, they are listed in order of finish, or alphabetically where it was a team effort; where one castaway won and invited others, the invitees are in brackets.


  1. ^ abcCombined reward and immunity challenge.
  2. ^Instead of voting out players, the two losing tribes unknowingly voted to send a member to the other tribe, who in turn brought another tribemate with them. Saanapu voted out Conner who brought Sam with him to Vavau; Vavau voted out Nick who brought Tegan with him to Saanapu
  3. ^For winning this reward challenge, Saanapu won the power to re-distribute the remaining castaways into two tribes. Everyone on Saanapu elected to stay on the Saanapu tribe, while also choosing Jennah-Louise, Sam, El and Lee to join them. Everyone else formed the new Vavau tribe. The Aganoa tribe was Diseolved.
  4. ^Vavau was told that they would not be voting at Tribal Council but instead Brooke, the chosen observer from Saanapu, was told to kidnap one member of Vavau and bring them to Saanapu. She choose Sue.
  5. ^Kristie did not participate in the challenge after not being chosen for a team, but she had correctly guessed the winning team and, as a result, joined them on the reward.
  6. ^El and Kristie won reward but chose to give up their reward to Flick and Matt, respectively.
  7. ^Sue did not participate in the challenge after she drew the white rock but she correctly guessed the winning team and, as a result, joined them on the reward.
  8. ^ abcTwo separate reward challenges were held in this episode, with the winners of both challenges jointly selecting a third castaway to enjoy the reward with them; Matt and Flick chose to share their reward with Kristie.


Voting history[edit]

Tribal phase (Day 1–31)
Original Tribes Tribe Swap Vote[a]Swapped Tribes Dissolved Tribes Kidnap[b]Post-Kidnap
Episode # 123456791011121314
Day # 2 5 8 10 12 14 17 21 23 25 27 29 31
Eliminated Des Bianca Evan Peter Nick[c]Tie[d]Tie[e]Conner[c]Barry Tie[d]Tegan Rohan Kat Andrew Craig SuePhoebe
Vote 7–1 5–2–1 5–2 Quit[f]5–3 3–3 2–2 Consensus[e]7–1 2–2–0[g]4–0 2–1–1–0[h]6–2 4–3 2–0[i]1–0 3–1
Voter Vote
Kristie Des Evan Rohan Andrew Andrew Craig Phoebe
Lee Des Kat
El Des Evan
Flick Bianca Conner None[j]Nick Tegan
Matt Bianca Conner Flick Tegan Tegan
Sam Bianca Flick Conner Barry
Brooke Bianca Conner Conner Nick Tegan Sue
Jennah-Louise Nick Barry
Sue Nick Barry Kat Kristie Kidnap
Kylie Peter Flick Flick Tegan Tegan
Nick Barry None[k]
Kate Barry Barry Kat Andrew Phoebe
Conner Bianca Flick None[j]Barry Kat Kristie Phoebe
Phoebe Des Evan Sue Kat Andrew Craig Kristie
Craig Nick Barry Kat Andrew
Andrew Nick Barry Kat Kristie
Kat Des Evan Rohan Andrew
Rohan Des Evan Kat
Tegan Barry None[k]
Barry Nick Sue
Peter Kylie
Evan Des Kat
Bianca Peter
Des Kat
Individual phase (Day 32–55)
Merged Tribe
Episode # 1516171819202123242526
Day # 33 35 37 39 41 43 45 49 51 53 54
Eliminated Conner Kate Nick Kylie Sue Jennah-Louise Brooke Tie[d]Sam Matt Flick El
Vote 6–4–1–1–1 6–2–0[l]8–3 7–3 5–4 5–3 4–3 2–2–1 4–0 3–1–1 3–1 1–0
Voter Vote
Kristie Conner Nick Kylie Sue Jennah-Louise Brooke Matt Sam Matt Flick El
Lee Conner Kate Sue Kylie Kristie Jennah-Louise Brooke Sam Sam Matt Flick None[m]
El Conner Kate Nick Kylie Sue Kristie Brooke Matt Sam Flick Flick None[m]
Flick Conner Kate Nick Kylie Sue Jennah-Louise Brooke Sam Sam Matt Lee
Matt Kate Sue Sue Sue Sue Jennah-Louise El El None[n]El
Sam Conner Nick Sue Kristie Kristie El None[o][n]
Brooke Kate Kate Nick Kylie Sue Jennah-Louise El
Jennah-Louise Kate Kate Nick Kylie Kristie Kristie
Sue Matt Nick Kylie Kristie
Kylie Kate Kate Nick Sue
Nick Conner Sue Sue
Kate Kylie
Conner Nick
Final vote
Episode # 26
Day # 55
Finalist Lee Kristie
Vote 8–1
Juror Vote
El Lee
Flick Kristie
Matt Kristie
Sam Kristie
Brooke Kristie
Jennah-Louise Kristie
Sue Kristie
Kylie Kristie
Nick Kristie


  1. ^On Day 12, a double Tribal Council was held where both tribes unknowingly voted for a castaway to be swapped to the other tribe.
  2. ^On Day 20, instead of Vavau voting out a castaway, Brooke - as representative for Saanapu tribe - chose a Vavau member to kidnap — bringing them over to Saanapu. Sue was 'kidnapped' by Brooke and become part of Saanapu.
  3. ^ abInstead of being eliminated from the game, Nick and Conner switched tribes, and each were instructed to bring another tribemate with them. Nick and Tegan were switched to Saanapu, while Conner and Sam were switched to Vavau.
  4. ^ abcThe first Tribal Council vote resulted in a tie. Per the rules, a second vote was held where the castaways involved in the tie would not vote and the remaining castaways could only vote for those who tied.
  5. ^ abAfter two rounds of voting, Tribal Council remained tied. Per the rules, the non-tied castaways were to come to a consensus as to who to vote out of the tribe between the tied castaways, Conner and Flick, or else one of the deliberating castaways would be voted out of the tribe by random draw; they chose to vote Conner out of the tribe.
  6. ^No vote; Peter chose to quit the game. This cancelled Aganoa's planned vote-off.
  7. ^Kylie played a hidden immunity idol, therefore two votes against her were negated.
  8. ^Phoebe played a hidden immunity idol, therefore five votes against her were negated.
  9. ^Phoebe played a hidden immunity idol, therefore four votes against her were negated.
  10. ^ abConner and Flick were not eligible to vote in the second Tribal Council vote.
  11. ^ abNick and Tegan were not eligible to vote in the second Tribal Council vote.
  12. ^Nick played a hidden immunity idol, therefore four votes against him were negated.
  13. ^ abEl and Lee were not eligible to vote as the only eligible players they could vote for were each other and hence their votes would cancel each other's out.
  14. ^ abMatt was not eligible to vote in the second Tribal Council vote, while Sam was already not eligible to vote as a result of the Vote Block Power.
  15. ^Sam was not eligible to vote at Tribal Council vote, as Lee used his vote block power on him.



Ratings data is from OzTAM and represents the viewership from the 5 largest Australian metropolitan centres (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide).

Week Episode Air date Timeslot Source
Viewers Rank Timeshift ViewersTotal ViewersRank
1 1[a]21 August 2016Sunday 7:30pm783,000 674,000 857,000 5[27][28]
784,000 562,000 848,000 6
222 August 2016 Monday 7:30pm734,000 1490,000 823,000 12[29][30]
2 328 August 2016 Sunday 7:30pm662,000 984,000 746,000 9[31][32]
429 August 2016 Monday 7:30pm677,000 1892,000 769,000 16[33][34]
530 August 2016 Tuesday 7:30pm728,000 12122,000 850,000 11[35][36]
3 64 September 2016 Sunday 7:30pm560,000 1061,000 625,000 10[37][38]
75 September 2016 Monday 7:30pm662,000 1766,000 728,000 14[39][40]
86 September 2016 Tuesday 7:30pm717,000 1399,000 818,000 12[41][42]
4 911 September 2016 Sunday 7:30pm586,000 1074,000 660,000 10[43][44]
1012 September 2016 Monday 7:30pm672,000 1574,000 746,000 13[45][46]
1113 September 2016 Tuesday 7:30pm690,000 1092,000 782,000 10[47][48]
5 1218 September 2016 Sunday 7:30pm649,000 971,000 720,000 8[49][50]
1319 September 2016 Monday 7:30pm699,000 1182,000 781,000 8[51][52]
1420 September 2016Tuesday 7:30pm699,000 1098,000 797,000 10[53][54]
6 1525 September 2016Sunday 7:30pm568,000 861,000 629,000 8[55][56]
1626 September 2016Monday 7:30pm654,000 1272,000 726,000 10[57][58]
1727 September 2016Tuesday 7:30pm691,000 13113,000 804,000 10
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