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Survivor México is the Mexican version of Survivor, produced by TV Azteca.

The show currently airs on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 8:30 pm.

History[]

Main article: Survivor (franchise)

While Azteca was rerunning La Isla 2017: El Reality, on May 5, 2020, a new account on Twitter was created for Survivor México, announcing that Survivor was making its way to Mexico.[1] On May 13, 2020, the account announced the host of the new version, Arturo Islas Allende.[2] The show premiered on July 5, 2020.

On February 15, 2021, Arturo Islas Allende confirmed he wouldn't host the second season. On March 26, it was revealed that the new host would be sports commentator Carlos Guerrero, mostly known as "Warrior".

Format Variations[]

The Mexican version of the show is based more on the format of the Turkish version.

Division of Tribes[]

Main article: Tribe

Number of Members per Tribe[]

  • Two Tribes of Eight: For the first season, the castaways were divided into two tribes of eight, consisted of four men and four women on each tribe.
  • Two Tribes of Twelve: For the second season, the castaways were divided into two tribes of twelve, consisted of six men and six women on each tribe.
  • Two Tribes of Eleven: For the third season, the castaways were divided into two tribes of eleven, consisted of six men and five women on each tribe.
  • Two Tribes of Ten: For the fourth season, the castaways were divided into two tribes of ten, consisted of five men and five women on each tribe.

"Versus"/Themed Seasons[]

Merge[]

Main article: Merge

Finale[]

  • Final Two and Final Challenge: Currently has only been used in 2020.
  • Final Three and Public Vote: First introduced in 2021, and subsequently used in 2022 and 2023.

Tribe Switch[]

Main article: Tribe Switch

Challenges[]

Main article: Challenge

Reward Challenges[]

Main article: Reward Challenge

Unlike the American version with a maximum of one Reward Challenge before elimination, the Mexican version performs several Reward Challenges per cycle.

Immunity Challenges[]

Main article: Immunity Challenge

Before the Tribal Immunity Challenge(s), members of each tribe fight each other for an Immunity Necklace, which not only grants individual immunity to the winner, but sometimes a special power, such as directly nominating a member of their tribe. Also, the Mexican version performs up to two Tribal Immunity Challenges, these will decide the number of members of each tribe that will be nominated.

Captaincy Challenges[]

Occasionally at the merge, the castaways compete in a challenge to become captains and be able to choose the members of a temporary team by a Schoolyard Pick for one or more Reward Challenges. Previously called Captains' Challenge in 2020, and Leadership Challenges starting in 2023.

Symbol Challenges[]

Currently only appeared in 2022, a challenge in which men and women competed each cycle to win a Symbol, with one male and one female winner. If a castaway with Symbol(s) was eliminated, that castaway could go home with their Symbol(s) in their pocket or bequeath it/them to any of the active castaways, with no more than one being bequeathed to each player. The castaway with the most Symbols at the final eight secured a spot at the Final Tribal Council.

Tribal Council[]

Main article: Tribal Council

Instead of the most voted person on the Tribal Council having to leave the competition, the tribe(s) attend(s) Tribal Council to nominate some of its members.

Extinction Duel[]

Previously only called Elimination Duel in 2020. The nominees of the cycle face a challenge in which the loser will be eliminated.

Hidden Immunity Idol[]

Main article: Hidden Immunity Idol

In 2020 and 2021, the Hidden Immunity Idol could be played after all the votes are read, negating all votes against the user and saving them from the nomination, being nominated the person with the second-highest number of votes. In 2022 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. In 2023, the idol had to be 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 the Mexican version the players are allowed to steal Hidden Immunity Idols from other's possessions.

Exile[]

Main article: Exile Island (twist)

Exile sees the castaways being banished to a remote location, entirely separate from the existing camps, where they will fend for themselves for a predetermined period of time. Introduced in 2021, the castaways were exiled until dawn and, at one point during the competition, the exiled participants spent the night in a bamboo cage filled with water and mud. In 2022, each tribe had to decide by an impromptu verbally vote who to send to the Exile Camp, a place where they would remain until the next Tribal Council, plus the exiled contestants were nominated directly to the Extinction Duel. In 2023, the Exile worked similarly to 2022, with the difference that, in most cases, only the exiled player from the losing tribe of the Immunity Challenge was automatically nominated.

Previously Eliminated Castaways[]

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

Resurrection Totem[]

Currently only used in 2021, the said totem was to be used after the elimination of a contestant with the power to save them and return them to the competition.

Los Otros[]

Currently only used in 2022, where two people eliminated in two cycles weren't sent home, but were sent to the Exile Camp and would wait to reenter the game as part of a new tribe called Los Otros.

Tribe Captains[]

Main article: Tribe Leader

The Tribe Captain twist sees the tribe vote for someone to be its captain and make decisions. Currently only used in 2021, where captains also faced each other in challenges in which the losing captain's tribe suffered a punishment or disadvantage.

First Impressions[]

Main article: First Impressions

The First Impressions twist sees voting a castaway out on Day 1. Introduced in 2021, the castaways were not actually voted-out but instead were bound hand and foot in the first Reward Challenge. In 2022, the contestants were also not voted-out and instead entered the jungle, where they were given the dilemma of a clue to the Hidden Immunity Idol or a toolkit for their tribe, having to make the same decision. In 2023, the two chosen player had the opportunity to search for a Secret Totem before everyone else.

Deliberation Hut[]

Introduced and previously called Neutral Negotiation Zone in 2021. Some castaways from each tribe, typically chosen through a voting process involving a question, are taken to a tent in the jungle. Inside the tent, they must make decisions that can change the course of the game, having to negotiate and reach an agreement before the time set in a hourglass runs out or else be punished.

Reward Steal[]

Main article: Reward Steal

The Reward Steal allows a tribe or a castaway to steal one reward from the opposing tribe. This twist was introduced in 2021, to be used later as part of the Medallion of Power in 2022 and as Secret Totem in 2023.

Voting Advantages[]

Some seasons have included advantages that involve votes.

Vote Change[]

The Vote Change was introduced and currently only used in 2021, allowing a castaway to change a vote at one Tribal Council after the votes were read.

Vote Blocker[]

Main article: Vote Blocker

The Vote Blocker, prevents a castaway from voting at one Tribal Council. The Vote Blocker was introduced in 2022 as a secret medallion, that was up for bid as a covered item in a Survivor Auction. In 2023, the Power Blocker Advantage could be used as a Vote Blocker.

Extra Vote[]

Main article: Extra Vote

The Extra Vote was introduced and currently only used in 2022 as part of a benefit for winning the Immunity Necklace, allowing the castaway to vote twice in the next Tribal Council.

Forced Sit-Out Advantage[]

Introduced and currently only used in 2023, the Forced Sit-Out Advantage gives its holder the power to block a tribemate or a rival tribe member from playing in a challenge, except for the Extinction Duel.

Immunity Necklace Steal[]

The Immunity Necklace Steal allows a castaway to steal an Immunity Necklace from its owner at one Tribal Council. This twist was introduced and currently only used in 2023.

Power Blocker Advantage[]

Introduced and currently only used in 2023, the Power Blocker Advantage could be used to block a castaway's vote at one Tribal Council, or to block the power of a Hidden Immunity Idol or an advantage after it has been played. In the latter case, the owner of the idol or the advantage would only be unable to make use of the item's power at that time, but would not lose the item itself.

Seasons[]

Season Tribes Number of Castaways Filming Location Filming Dates Season Run Sole Survivor Runner(s)-Up
SurvivorMexicoLogo
Survivor México (2020)
Kuaukali
Oselokali
Merged Tribe
16 Dominican Republic July 2020 - August 2020 July 5, 2020 - August 30, 2020 SM1 Eduardo t
Eduardo Urbina
SM1 Ximenad t
Ximena Duggan
SurvivorMexicoLogo
Survivor México (2021)
Halcones
Jaguares
Merged Tribe
24+21 March 2021 - August 2021 April 7, 2021 - August 15, 2021 SM2 Pablo t
Pablo Martí
SM2 Cyntia t
Cyntia González
SM2 Julio t
Julio Barraza
SurvivorMexico2022Logo
Survivor México (2022)
Halcones
Jaguares
Los Otros
Merged Tribe
22+22 June 2022 - September 2022 June 15, 2022 - September 30, 2022 SM3 Julián t
Julián Huergo
SM3 Kenta t
Kenta Sakurai
SM3 Nahomi t
Nahomi Mejía
SurvivorMexicoLogo
Survivor México (2023)
Dominantes/Leones
Elegidos/Toros
Merged Tribe
20+23 May 2023 - August 2023 May 22, 2023 - August 25, 2023 MXS4 pablo t
Pablo Martí
MXS4 aranza t
Aranza Carreiro
MXS4 sergio t
Sergio Torres
Survivor Mexico 2024 Logo
Survivor México (2024)
Halcones
Jaguares
20+1 February 2024 - June 2024 March 11, 2024 - June 7, 2024 MXS5 esmeralda t
Esmeralda Zamora
MXS5 rasta t
Rasta Pontones
Notes:
^1 The season started with 24 castaways. Two new castaways joined as part of a twist on Day 29.
^2 A replacement castaway entered the game after a quit and another after the replacement castaway was evacuated.
^3 A replacement castaway entered after an evacuation. Also, a new castaway joined as part of a twist on Day 25.

See also[]

References[]

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