How long will castaways continue to outwit, outplay, and outlast me? Has the Survivor TV show been cancelled or renewed for a 35th season on CBS? The television vulture is watching all the latest TV cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Survivor season 35. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?
What’s This TV Show About?
A competitive reality show airing on the CBS television network, Survivor is hosted by Jeff Probst. Season 34, Survivor: Game Changers, pits two tribes of 10 past contestants each, against one another. In their own ways, these returning castaways took Survivor gamesmanship to new levels. Playing for the Mana Tribe are: Michaela Bradshaw, Aubry Bracco, Sandra Diaz-Twine, Ciera Eastin, Malcolm Freberg, Hali Ford, Caleb Reynolds, Troyzan Robertson, Jeff Varner, and Tony Vlachos. Competing for the Nuku Tribe are: Andrea Boehlke, Brad Culpepper, Sierra Dawn-Thomas, Cirie Fields, Sarah Lacina, Oscar “Ozzy” Lusth, Zeke Smith, James “J.T” Thomas, Tai Trang, and Debbie Wanner.
Season 34 Ratings
The 34th season of Survivor is averaging a 1.72 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 8.01 million viewers. Compared to season 32, that’s down by 14% and 11%, respectively. Find out how Survivor stacks up against other CBS TV shows.
For 17 years, 34 seasons, and 500 episodes (and counting) on CBS, Survivor has laughed right in my starving face. But that’s okay. Although, I admit to enjoying a spring lamb chop or a glass of Beaujolais Nouveau, I am also partial to dry-aged beef and the occasional vintage Port. In other words, I will gladly play the long game, Probst. Ask Gunsmoke, Law & Order, and Lassie. Heck, forget those young’uns. Look at the once prolific daytime drama genre, then ask Guiding Light, As the World Turns, One Life to Live, and All My Children. They’ll all tell you, “Because the television vulture is watching, he always wins in the end.” Well, they would say that, had they not already been to dinner. Just trust me. I can speak for them, as they are now part of me, but I digress…
While it is far too early in season 34 to analyze the ratings and assess whether Survivor will be cancelled or renewed for season 35 on CBS, I can see an awful lot from my perch. Despite declining ratings, this still strong performer does not yet seem ready to… ahem… accept my dinner invitation. While Survivor has not yet been cancelled or renewed for a 35th season, the CBS TV series is reportedly already planning for seasons 35 and 36, also in Fiji. Although production on season 35 should begin soon, the two-season renewal is not yet official, so I’ll keep an eye on the ratings and update this page periodically. Subscribe now, for free updates on Survivor TV show cancellation and renewal news.
3/23 update: CBS confirms Survivor is renewed for season 35. Details here.
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What do you think? Are you happy CBS renewed its Survivor TV show for season 35? How would you feel if they cancelled this reality TV series, instead?