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Survivor is a U.S. reality-based competition television show, based on the Swedish television series, Expedition Robinson created by Charlie Parsons in 1997. It premiered on May 31, 2000, and is currently hosted by Jeff Probst.

The United States version is produced by CBS, and currently airs on Wednesdays at 8:00 pm during the spring and fall. (From The Australian Outback to Heroes vs. Villains, the show aired on Thursdays.)

History

Survivor became a hit in the United States. From 2000 to 2005, its first eleven seasons reguarly rated among the top ten most watched television shows. The show is considered the pioneer of the reality television genre, being the first highly rated and profitable reality show on television, and often considered to be one of the best shows during the 2000s.[1][2][3]

The show has regulary been nominated for various Emmy Awards, such as Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming and Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming. Jeff Probst has won four consective years for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program. Survivor has also won a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Reality Program, for the show's thoughtful handling of the Zeke Smith's story after Jeff Varner outed him on Survivor: Game Changers.[4]

Starting with Survivor: Island of the Idols, Canadian citizens are eligible to apply for the show.[5] Prior to this, dual-citizen Americans had to give up their non-American citizenship for legal reasons to earn their winnings, though the only known case of a castaway doing so is Todd Herzog of Survivor: China.[5]

Format

Main article: Twist

Similar to the original Expedition Robinson, sixteen to twenty people, referred to as "castaways", split into two or more groups, referred to as "tribes", would be taken to a remote location, most often tropical, and be forced to live off the land for 39 days (42 in The Australian Outback). Every so often, the tribes would meet together to compete for reward, usually items to help camp life or food, or for immunity, forcing at least one tribe to Tribal Council, where they would be forced to vote out one of their own.

Usually signalling the halfway point of the season, castaways from both tribes would come together, forming the merged tribe. At this point, the castaways would be competing in challenges individually (tough some post-merge Reward Challenges may divide the remaining castaways into teams). At least one person will have Individual Immunity, usually in the form of a necklace, preventing that castaway from being voted out at the next Tribal Council. Most castaways eliminated after the merge will begin forming the jury. Once the season gets down to the Final Two or Final Three, the finalists will plead their case to the jury. The jury will then cast their vote for the castaway they considered should be the Sole Survivor, in addition to the $1 million prize.

Since the original format in Survivor: Borneo (two tribes of eight, merge at ten, jury at nine, and Final Two), the game has introduced several twists to keep players on their toes and to make the season more exciting and fresh to the audience.

Division of Tribes

Main article: Tribe

Number of Members per Tribe

"Versus"/Themed Seasons

As per consensus of the producers, a batch of contestants could be sorted into tribes with a common theme, sometimes based on the cast's personal attributes. Some seasons have contestants be joined with returning players, all of which have certain similar attributes.

Merge

Main article: Merge

Usually occurring near the halfway point of the season, the merge sees the the dissolution of any tribes in the game, with all remaining players forming a new tribe, and the game going from tribal to individual.

Fake Merge

Main article: Fake Merge

Only used in Survivor: Thailand, this twist saw Chuay Gahn and Sook Jai under the impression that they had merged, until the following Immunity Challenge, where Jeff Probst revealed that the tribes had not actually merged.

Delayed Merge

A delayed merge is when the merge occurs with less than ten castaways remaining. The first delayed merge occurred in Survivor: Thailand, due to the advent of the Fake Merge delaying the actual merger to when eight castaways remained. To date Thailand is currently the only season to merge at eight. The delayed merges in Survivor: All-Stars, Survivor: Cook Islands, and Survivor: Gabon were done with nine remaining.

Early Merge

An early merge is when the merge occurs with more than ten castaways remaining. The first early merge occurred in Survivor: Samoa, merging with twelve castaways remaining. Since Survivor: Nicaragua, merging with eleven or more castaways has become the norm, with some seasons merging as early as the final thirteen.

Finalist and Jury composition

Tribe Switch

Main article: Tribe Switch

First introduced in Africa, a Tribe Switch reassigns castaways into new tribe compositions. Tribe Switches can occur at any point in the game.

There are a few variations of a Tribe Switch:

  • A swap occurs when the number of members switched from each tribe are even.
  • A shuffle is when a tribe can consist of any number of members from either tribe.
  • A mutiny is when castaway(s) are offered to voluntarily switch tribes.
  • An absorption occurs during three tribe seasons. This is one one tribe is dissolved and spread among the other two tribes without the other two tribes' members switching tribes.
  • A conquering is when the remaining members of one tribe are absorbed into another tribe, where the season has no merge.
  • A disbanding is when one or more tribes are dissolved with all remaining castaways in the game being shuffled into new tribes.
  • An expansion is when a third tribe is introduced in a season starting with two tribes, with all remaining castaways being shuffled into new tribes.

Tribe Raid

Main article: Tribe Raid

First introduced in Survivor: Marquesas, a Tribe Raid allows one tribe to raid another tribe's camp for a short period of time to take as many items as they can. While used in Marquesas, Survivor: Tocantins, and Survivor: Cagayan once, in Survivor: Pearl Islands, after each Reward Challenge one person from the winning tribe would be sent to the losing tribe to take one item from their campsite.

Schoolyard Pick

Main article: Schoolyard Pick

In Survivor: Thailand, Survivor: Palau, and Survivor: Gabon, a Schoolyard Pick was used to determine the tribes. In Thailand and Gabon, the oldest man and oldest women would select the tribes. In Palau the man and woman who found the Immunity Necklaces would pick their tribes, with one man and one woman being unselected in the process, eliminating them from the game. Schoolyard Picks have also been used in Tribe Switches to determine the new tribes.

Buried Treasure

Main article: Buried Treasure

Buried Treasure is a twist that allows tribes to find a lucrative reward hidden in their campsite. When first used in Survivor: Pearl Islands, the tribes would win clues to the location of the chest after a Reward Challenge. In Survivor: All-Stars, the tribes were given a chest with three locks whose keys were hidden. Winning Reward Challenges would earn tribes clues to where one of the keys are hidden.

Kidnapping

Main article: Kidnapping

Kidnapping is the right to take one member of the opposing tribe for a short period of time. This twist was first used in Survivor: Pearl Islands, where the winner of the Day 12 Immunity Challenge would kidnap one member of the losing tribe until after the following Reward Challenge, skipping Tribal Council. Survivor: All-Stars and Survivor: Cook Islands would use this twist, though only the kidnapped castaway would simply skip Tribal Council. Survivor: China would use this twist throughout the pre-merge, where a castaway would be kidnapped after each Reward Challenge and be given a clue to their kidnapper's Hidden Immunity Idol, returning at the next Immunity Challenge. Survivor: Samoa would use a similar twist called Observing, where the winning tribe's leader would send someone to observe the losing tribe. Similar to China, the observer would be sent after a Reward Challenge and return to their tribe at the Immunity Challenge.

Previously Eliminated Castaways

A few seasons have made it possible for eliminated castaways to reenter the game.

The Outcasts

Main article: The Outcasts

Only used in Survivor: Pearl Islands, the Outcasts would see the first six castaways eliminated from the seasons compete for a chance to reenter the game. If the Outcasts could finish the Immunity Challenge before either Drake or Morgan, they would be eligible to vote at least one of them back into the game. If they finished last, no one from the Outcasts would return.

Redemption Island

Main article: Redemption Island (twist)

First introduced in Survivor: Redemption Island, Redemption Island would see eliminated castaways compete in duels to reenter the game at one of two points: the merge or Day 36. In Redemption Island, only one castaway would be eliminated from each Redemption Island duel, except for the final reentry duel, where only one person could reenter the game. In Survivor: South Pacific, group duels were rehashed so only one castaway could continue on. In Survivor: Blood vs. Water, three castaways would compete in each duel, with only one castaway being eliminated per duel, except for the two reentry duels. In addition, loved ones would be able to switch out, putting themselves on Redemption Island in place of their loved one.

Edge of Extinction

Main article: Edge of Extinction (twist)

First introduced in Survivor: Edge of Extinction, the Edge of Extinction allows castaways to wait for an opportunity to reenter the game, either at the merge or on Day 35. After each castaway is eliminated, up until there are six in the main game, they will be given the option to go to the Edge of Extinction or finish their journey, permanently eliminating them from the game. While on the Edge of Extinction, a castaway may quit by hoisting a white flag. Unlike Redemption Island, castaways are not permanently eliminated until the second reentry duel. Any castaway who is on the Edge of Extinction after the merge is a part of the jury.

Tribal Council-Related

There have been a few twists utilizing Tribal Council.

Double Tribal Council

Main article: Double Tribal Council

A Double Tribal Council is when both pre-merge tribes are informed they will both be voting someone out on the same night in-back-to-back Tribal Councils. This twist is usually used in seasons with more than sixteen castaways. First introduced in Survivor: Pearl Islands, for the Outcasts finishing first, Drake and Morgan would both vote out one member of their tribe, however only Drake would vote, as Osten Taylor quit at Morgan's Tribal Council. In Survivor: Vanuatu the twist would take its more familiar form, where one tribe would win reward (usually in the form of food and watching the other tribe's Tribal Council), and at least one person having individual immunity.

Double Elimination

Main article: Double Elimination

A Double Elimination is where one tribe attends Tribal Council to vote two people out consecutively. This twist was first used in Survivor: Cook Islands, where Rarotonga was given a message in the bottle, and were informed they were to vote another castaway out immediately. In Survivor: Redemption Island and Survivor: South Pacific, this twist occurred post-merge, and an impromptu Immunity Challenge was conducted between the vote. In Survivor: Ghost Island, Lavita was split into two temporary teams of five, with each team having one person with Immunity, and voting out one person.

Joint Tribal Council

Main article: Joint Tribal Council

A Joint Tribal Council is where two tribes attend Tribal Council to vote out one, single castaway, and usually occurs when three tribes are in play. The two tribes are not given any time before Tribal Council to interact with one another, and this often results in a live Tribal Council. This twist was first used in Survivor: Game Changers, and later in Survivor: Edge of Extinction. Survivor: Samoa and Survivor: One World saw both of its pre-merge tribes attend Tribal Council together, but in both instances it was to inform the castaways on the status of an evacuated castaway and in One World to inform the tribes of the merge.

Exile Island

Main article: Exile Island (twist)

First introduced in Survivor: Palau as a one-time twist, Exile Island sees a castaway being banished to a secluded island for a short period period of time. Exile Island would first appear as a season-long twist in Survivor: Panama, where the Hidden Immunity Idol is hidden. Since then a few tweaks to the twist have been implemented, such as exiling one person from each tribe (used in Survivor: Micronesia, Survivor: Tocantins, and Survivor: San Juan del Sur), choice between idle comfort or idol protection (used in Survivor: Gabon), or Hero Duels, where one person from each tribe would compete in a duel for reward, with the loser being exiled, along with someone from the opposing tribe, (used in San Juan del Sur). If a Tribe Switch occurs with an uneven number of people, the odd-person out may be exiled, joining the tribe that loses a member after the next Tribal Council.

Ghost Island

Main article: Ghost Island (twist)

Ghost Island is a variant on Exile Island. Similar to Exile Island, a castaway is banished to Ghost Island for a short amount of time. While on Ghost Island, an advantage may be available for the exiled to find, based on objects that were linked to previous Survivor mistakes or bad moves. If an advantage is available, a castaway may wager their vote for a chance to get the advantage. If they fail to make the right choice, they will be unable to vote at their next Tribal Council.

Island of the Idols

Main article: Island of the Idols (twist)

Island of the Idols is a variant on Exile Island. Similar to Exile Island, a castaway is banished to Island of the Idols for a short amount of time. On the island are a pair of former Survivor winners, to help coach the castaway exiled in an aspect of Survivor. If they wish to, they may compete in a Mentors' Challenge to apply what they have learned. If they decide to compete and win, they will earn an advantage. If they lose the challenge, they will lose their next vote at their next Tribal Council.

Hidden Immunity Idol

Main article: Hidden Immunity Idol

First introduced in Survivor: Guatemala, the Hidden Immunity Idol grants protection for the person who finds it. In Guatemala, the idol had to played before the votes were cast and worked similar to the Immunity Necklace, granting a person immunity at the Tribal Council it was used. In Survivor: Panama and Survivor: Cook Islands, the Hidden Immunity Idol could be played after all the votes are read, negating all votes against the user, and eliminating the person with the second-highest number of votes. This type of idol is often referred to as the Super Idol. A super idol would be hidden post-merge in Survivor: Cagayan and at the marooning in Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers. Survivor: Kaôh Rōng would allow a person to combine two idols to form a super idol. Starting in Survivor: Fiji the Hidden Immunity Idol could only be played after the votes were cast, but before they are read, negating any votes cast against the user, but also making it possible for an idol to be wasted.

Challenge Advantage

Main article: Challenge Advantage

A Challenge Advantage is a one-time advantage that gives the user an advantage in an upcoming challenge. The advantage first appeared in a Survivor Auction in Survivor: Guatemala. Most Challenge Advantages are usually used for an upcoming individual Immunity Challenge, though one was offered in Survivor: Game Changers as part of the Advantage Menu for an upcoming tribal Immunity Challenge. Survivor: Edge of Extinction saw advantages to practice for the upcoming reentry duels, in addition to an advantage that allows the user to penalize someone at the first reentry duel.

First Impressions

Main article: First Impressions

The First Impressions twist sees voting a castaway out on Day 1. First introduced in Survivor: Tocantins, the castaways were not actually voted out, but instead flown out ahead to their tribe's campsite, where they were given the dilemma of searching for a Hidden Immunity Idol or to build a shelter before the others arrived. In Survivor: Blood vs. Water, the First Impressions twist was used to immediately eliminate these castaways and send them to Redemption Island, for a chance to return to the game. In Survivor: Cagayan, this twist was used in conjunction with the Tribe Leader twist, where the leaders would select someone they think are the weakest. Similar to Tocantins, the castaways were not actually voted out, but instead flown out ahead and given the dilemma of a clue to a Hidden Immunity Idol or an extra bag of rice.

Tribe Leader

Main article: Tribe Leader

The Tribe Leader twist sees the tribe vote for someone to be its leader and make decisions. First introduced in Survivor: Samoa, the tribe leaders were used to make decisions challenge assignments, sit-outs, observers, etc. and given a necklace to signify them as leaders. If a leader is eliminated, the tribe must elect a new one. When used in Survivor: Cagayan, Survivor: Worlds Apart, and Survivor: Ghost Island, the leaders were only shown performing their duties on Day 1 (though the existence of a chore chart in Ghost Island might suggest otherwise[6]).

Medallion of Power

Main article: Medallion of Power

Only used in Survivor: Nicaragua, the Medallion of Power would give the tribe that used it an advantage in the challenge of their choice. Once the tribe uses it, the Medallion of Power is given to the opposing tribe. The Medallion of Power was retired after the Tribe Switch.

One World

Main article: One World (twist)

The One World twist has opposing tribes living together for a determined period of time. The twist first appeared in Survivor: Thailand in conjunction with the Fake Merge twist, where Chuay Gahn and Sook Jai were assumed to be merged. Survivor: Palau and Survivor: Fiji would implement this twist, where the castaways lived together until the tribes were properly formed. Survivor: One World would implement twist, seeing the Manono and Salani tribes living together until the Tribe Switch.

Day Zero

Main article: Day Zero

Day Zero is only used in Blood vs. Water seasons where loved ones are secluded for a twelve hour period before the game begins.

Voting Advantages

Some seasons have included advantages that involve votes.

Extra Vote/Vote Steal

Main article: Extra Vote

The Extra Vote and Vote Steal work similarly, both allowing the user to vote twice, however the Vote Steal steals the vote of another castaway, preventing them from voting. The Extra Vote was introduced in Survivor: Worlds Apart and the Vote Steal was introduced in Survivor: Cambodia. The only known tweak of the Extra Vote is in Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers, where to gain the power, the finder would have to abstain from the immediate Tribal Council, taking the extra parchment to vote at a future Tribal Council.

Vote Blocker

Main article: Vote Blocker

The Vote Blocker, similar to the Vote Steal, preventing a castaway from voting, but does not allow the user to vote an additional time. The Vote Blocker was first introduced in Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers, where the holder of the advantage would have to block one vote at the next Tribal Council regardless if the holder's tribe attended Tribal Council or not. In Survivor: Island of the Idols, the Vote Blocker was change to work more closely to other advantages, having the holder to inform that they are using the advantage and on who, and can be used at any Tribal Council until its expiration.

Juror Removal

Main article: Juror Removal

Only used in Survivor: Kaôh Rōng, the Juror Removal allows the user to eliminate one member of the jury.

Legacy Advantage

Main article: Legacy Advantage

The Legacy Advantage is an advantage that is found early in the game, only for its power to be used at a later date. Currently, the Legacy Advantage like a Hidden Immunity Idol. Unlike other advantages, if a castaway is voted out with the Legacy Advantage in their possession, the eliminated castaway must will it over to someone currently in the game. When the advantage was introduced in Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X, it could only be used when six people remain in the game. Starting in Survivor: Game Changers, the Legacy Advantage could be used when either thirteen or six people remain in the game.

Reward Steal

Main article: Reward Steal

The Reward Steal allows a castaway to steal a reward to claim it for themselves or for their tribe. This twist was first introduced in Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X and later used as part of the Advantage Menu in Survivor: Edge of Extinction.

Advantage Menu

Main article: Advantage Menu

The Advantage Menu is an advantage that offers the holder one of three options. It was first introduced in Survivor: Game Changers, where John Cochran offered the exiled Debbie Wanner a fake Hidden Immunity Idol kit, an Extra Vote, or an advantage for her tribe at the next Immunity Challenge. In Survivor: Edge of Extinction, the Advantage menu offered a Reward Steal, an Extra Vote, or the advantage's use as a Hidden Immunity Idol, and could only be used up until the third Tribal Council.

Idol Nullifier

Main article: Idol Nullifier

Only used in Survivor: David vs. Goliath, the Idol Nullifier negates the use of a Hidden Immunity Idol. The advantage can only be played at the voting booth, where the user must state who the Idol Nullifier is to be used on. If the user correctly guesses that person will use a Hidden Immunity Idol on themselves or have an idol played for them, the advantage will be revealed, negating the idol. The Idol Nullifier will not be revealed if the user guessed incorrectly.

Seasons

Viewership Note: Starting in the 2013-2014 series rankings (Blood vs. Water and Cagayan), the two seasons aired in that time are listed under Survivor, rather than separately.

Season Tribes Number of Castaways Filming Location Filming Dates Season Run Sole Survivor Viewership
(millions)
Borneo
Borneo
Pagong
Tagi
Rattana
16 Pulau Tiga, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia March 13, 2000 - April 20, 2000 May 31, 2000 - August 23, 2000 S1 richard t
Richard Hatch
28.30[7]
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The Australian Outback
Kucha
Ogakor
Barramundi
16 Herbert River, Goshen Station, Queensland, Australia October 23, 2000 - December 3, 2000 January 28, 2001 - May 3, 2001 S2 tina t
Tina Wesson
29.80[8]
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Africa
Boran
Samburu
Moto Maji
16 Shaba National Reserve, Kenya July 11, 2001 - August 18, 2001 October 11, 2001 - January 10, 2002 S3 ethan t
Ethan Zohn
20.69[9]
Marquesas NB
Marquesas
Maraamu
Rotu
Soliantu
16 Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia, France November 12, 2001 - December 20, 2001 February 28, 2002 - May 19, 2002 S4 vecepia t
Vecepia Towery
20.77[10]
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Thailand
Chuay Gahn
Sook Jai
Chuay Jai
16 Ko Tarutao, Satun Province, Thailand June 10, 2002 - July 18, 2002 September 19, 2002 - December 19, 2002 S5 brian t
Brian Heidik
20.77[11]
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The Amazon
Jaburu
Tambaqui
Jacaré
16 Rio Negro, Amazonas, Brazil November 7, 2002 - December 15, 2002 February 13, 2003 - May 11, 2003 S6 jenna t
Jenna Morasca
19.97[11]
SurvivorPearlIslandsLogo
Pearl Islands
Drake
Morgan
The Outcasts
Balboa
16 Isla del Rey,[12] Pearl Islands, Panama June 23, 2003 - July 31, 2003 September 18, 2003 - December 14, 2003 S7 sandra t
Sandra Diaz-Twine
20.72[13]
SurvivorAllStarsLogo
All-Stars
Chapera
Mogo Mogo
Saboga
Chaboga Mogo
18 Pearl Islands, Panama November 3, 2003 - December 11, 2003 February 1, 2004 - May 9, 2004 S8 amber t
Amber Brkich
21.49[14]
Vanuatu Logo Recreation
Vanuatu
Lopevi
Yasur
Alinta
18 Efate, Shefa Province, Vanuatu June 28, 2004 - August 5, 2004 September 16, 2004 - December 12, 2004 S9 chris t
Chris Daugherty
19.64[15]
Palau NB
Palau
Koror
Ulong
20 Koror, Palau October 27, 2004 - December 4, 2004 February 17, 2005 - May 15, 2005 S10 tom t
Tom Westman
20.91[16]
GuatemalaLogo
Guatemala
Nakúm
Yaxhá
Xhakúm
18 Laguna Yaxhá, Yaxhá-Nakúm-Naranjo National Park, Petén, Guatemala June 27, 2005 - August 4, 2005 September 15, 2005 - December 11, 2005 S11 danni t
Danni Boatwright
18.30[17]
PanamaLogo
Panama
Bayoneta
Casaya
La Mina
Viveros
Gitanos
16 Pearl Islands, Panama October 31, 2005 - December 8, 2005 February 2, 2006 - May 14, 2006 S12 aras t
Aras Baskauskas
16.82[17]
SurvivorCookIslandsLogo
Cook Islands
Aitutaki
Manihiki
Puka Puka
Rarotonga
Aitutonga
20 Aitutaki, Cook Islands June 26, 2006 - August 3, 2006 September 14, 2006 - December 17, 2006 S13 yul t
Yul Kwon
15.75[18]
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Fiji
Moto
Ravu
Bula Bula
19 Macuata, Vanua Levu, Fiji October 30, 2006 - December 7, 2006 February 8, 2007 - May 13, 2007 S14 earl t
Earl Cole
14.80[18]
ChinaLogo
China
Fei Long
Zhan Hu
Hae Da Fung
16 Zhelin Reservoir, Jiujiang, Jiangxi, China June 25, 2007 - August 2, 2007 September 20, 2007 - December 16, 2007 S15 todd t
Todd Herzog
15.18[19]
MicronesiaLogo
Micronesia
Airai
Malakal
Dabu
20 Koror, Palau October 29, 2007 - December 6, 2007 February 7, 2008 - May 11, 2008 S16 parvati t
Parvati Shallow
13.61[19]
GabonLogo
Gabon
Fang
Kota
Nobag
18 Wonga-Wongue Presidential Reserve, Estuaire Province, Gabon June 23, 2008 - July 31, 2008 September 25, 2008 - December 14, 2008 S17 bob t
Bob Crowley
13.81[20]
TocantinsLogo
Tocantins
Jalapao
Timbira
Forza
16 Jalapão, Tocantins, Brazil November 2, 2008 - December 10, 2008 February 12, 2009 - May 17, 2009 S18 jt t
J.T. Thomas
12.86[20]
SamoaLogo
Samoa
Foa Foa
Galu
Aiga
20 Upolu, Samoa June 11, 2009 - July 19, 2009 September 17, 2009 - December 20, 2009 S19 natalie t
Natalie White
13.45[21]
HvVLogo
Heroes vs. Villains
Heroes
Villains
Yin Yang
20 August 9, 2009 - September 16, 2009 February 11, 2010 - May 16, 2010 S20 sandra t
Sandra Diaz-Twine
13.669[21]
NicaraguaLogo
Nicaragua
Espada
La Flor
Libertad
20 San Juan del Sur, Rivas, Nicaragua June 14, 2010 - July 22, 2010 September 15, 2010 - December 19, 2010 S21 fabio t
Fabio Birza
13.611[22]
RedemptionIslandLogo
Redemption Island
Ometepe
Zapatera
Murlonio
18 August 16, 2010 - September 23, 2010 February 16, 2011 - May 15, 2011 S22 rob t
Rob Mariano
12.585[22]
SouthPacificLogo
South Pacific
Savaii
Upolu
Te Tuna
18 Upolu, Samoa May 30, 2011 - July 7, 2011 September 14, 2011 - December 18, 2011 S23 sophie t
Sophie Clarke
12.77[23]
OneWorldLogo
One World
Manono
Salani
Tikiano
18 August 1, 2011 - September 8, 2011 February 15, 2012 - May 13, 2012 S24 kim t
Kim Spradlin
11.636[23]
PhilippinesLogo
Philippines
Kalabaw
Matsing
Tandang
Dangrayne
18 Caramoan, Camarines Sur, Philippines March 17, 2012 - April 25, 2012 September 19, 2012 - December 16, 2012 S25 denise t
Denise Stapley
11.851[24]
CaramoanLogo
Caramoan
Bikal
Gota
Enil Edam
20 May 21, 2012 - June 28, 2012 February 13, 2013 - May 12, 2013 S26 cochran t
John Cochran
10.815[24]
BvWLogo
Blood vs. Water
Galang
Tadhana
Kasama
20 Palaui Island, Santa Ana, Cagayan, Philippines May 19, 2013 - June 27, 2013 September 18, 2013 - December 15, 2013 S27 tyson t
Tyson Apostol
11.303[25]
CagayanLogo
Cagayan
Aparri
Luzon
Solana
Solarrion
18 July 11, 2013 - August 18, 2013 February 26, 2014 - May 21, 2014 S28 tony t
Tony Vlachos
SJDSLogo
San Juan del Sur
Coyopa
Hunahpu
Huyopa
18 San Juan del Sur, Rivas, Nicaragua June 2, 2014 - July 10, 2014 September 24, 2014 - December 17, 2014 S29 natalie t
Natalie Anderson
11.351[26]
WALogo
Worlds Apart
Escameca
Masaya
Nagarote
Merica
18 August 4, 2014 - September 11, 2014 February 25, 2015 - May 20, 2015 S30 mike t
Mike Holloway
Survivor31logo
Cambodia
Bayon
Ta Keo
Angkor
Orkun
20 Koh Rong, Cambodia May 31, 2015 - July 8, 2015 September 23, 2015 - December 16, 2015 S31 jeremy t
Jeremy Collins
10.993[27]
Survivor kaoh rong logo
Kaôh Rōng
Chan Loh
Gondol
To Tang
Dara
18 March 30, 2015 - May 7, 2015 February 17, 2016 - May 18, 2016 S32 michele t
Michele Fitzgerald
Survivor 33 Logo
Millennials vs. Gen X
Takali
Vanua
Ikabula
Vinaka
20 Mamanuca Islands, Fiji April 4, 2016 - May 12, 2016 September 21, 2016 - December 14, 2016 S33 adam t
Adam Klein
10.322[28]
Survivor 34 Logo
Game Changers
Mana
Nuku
Tavua
Maku Maku
20 June 6, 2016 - July 14, 2016 March 8, 2017 - May 24, 2017 S34 sarah t
Sarah Lacina
Survivor 35 Logo
Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers
Levu
Soko
Yawa
Solewa
18 April 3, 2017 - May 11, 2017 September 27, 2017 - December 20, 2017 S35 ben t
Ben Driebergen
10.289[29]
Survivor 36 Logo
Ghost Island
Malolo
Naviti
Yanuya
Lavita
20 June 5, 2017 - July 13, 2017 February 28, 2018 - May 23, 2018 S36 wendell t
Wendell Holland
Survivor 37 Logo
David vs. Goliath
David/Vuku
Goliath/Jabeni
Tiva
Kalokalo
20 March 29, 2018 - May 6, 2018 September 26, 2018 - December 19, 2018 S37 nick t
Nick Wilson
9.43[30]
Survivor 38 Logo
Edge of Extinction
Kama
Manu
Lesu
Vata
18 May 31, 2018 - July 8, 2018 February 20, 2019 - May 15, 2019 S38 chris t
Chris Underwood
Survivor Island of the Idols logo
Island of the Idols
Lairo
Vokai
Lumuwaku
20 March 21, 2019 - April 28, 2019 September 25, 2019 - December 18, 2019 TBA TBA

Success

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References

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