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Survivor: Season 25 Ratings

TV show ratings for SURVIVOR: PHILIPPINESJeff Probst is back and CBS is hoping that the 25th installment, Survivor: Philippines, will be a ratings winner. The 2011-12 seasons both dropped significantly. Is it possible that Survivor could be cancelled — or at least be limited to running just once a season?

Below are the TV show’s ratings for the Fall 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if Survivor will be renewed for another fall cycle. (The show’s already been renewed for season 26 which will air in the spring).

Survivor airs on Wednesday nights on CBS. There are usually 15 or 16 episodes per season.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Final season averages: 2.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 10.42 million total viewers.

Episode 25-15: Sunday, 12/16/12 (Reunion)
3.3 in the demo (+18% change) with 11.59 million (+12% change).
Season averages: 2.85 in the demo with 10.42 million.

CBS TV show ratingsEpisode 25-14: Sunday, 12/16/12
3.3 in the demo (+18% change) with 11.59 million (+12% change).
Season averages: 2.83 in the demo with 10.36 million.

Episode 25-13: Wednesday, 12/12/12
2.8 in the demo (-3% change) with 10.37 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 2.79 in the demo with 10.27 million.

UPDATE: The next season of Survivor will debut on 2/13/13.

Episode 25-12: Wednesday, 12/05/12
2.9 in the demo (+7% change) with 10.64 million (+3% change).
Season averages: 2.79 in the demo with 10.26 million.

Episode 25-11: Wednesday, 11/28/12
2.7 in the demo (+17% change) with 10.37 million (+11% change).
Season averages: 2.78 in the demo with 10.23 million.

Episode 25-10: Wednesday, 11/21/12
2.3 in the demo (-12% change) with 9.37 million (-7% change).
Season averages: 2.79 in the demo with 10.21 million.

Episode 25-09: Wednesday, 11/14/12
2.6 in the demo (-7% change) with 10.06 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 2.84 in the demo with 10.30 million.

Episode 25-08: Wednesday, 11/07/12
2.8 in the demo (+12% change) with 10.31 million (+5% change).
Season averages: 2.88 in the demo with 10.34 million.

Episode 25-07: Wednesday, 10/31/12
2.5 in the demo (-11% change) with 9.83 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 2.89 in the demo with 10.34 million.

Episode 25-06: Wednesday, 10/24/12
2.8 in the demo (0% change) with 10.23 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 2.95 in the demo with 10.42 million.

Episode 25-05: Wednesday, 10/17/12
2.8 in the demo (0% change) with 10.46 million (+6% change).
Season averages: 2.98 in the demo with 10.46 million.

Episode 25-04: Wednesday, 10/10/12
2.8 in the demo (-7% change) with 9.82 million (-5% change).
Season averages: 3.02 in the demo with 10.47 million.

Episode 25-03: Wednesday, 10/03/12
3.0 in the demo (-3% change) with 10.38 million (+1% change).
Season averages: 3.12 in the demo with 10.77 million.

Episode 25-02: Wednesday, 09/26/12
3.1 in the demo (-3% change) with 10.31 million (-9% change).
Season averages: 3.17 in the demo with 11.02 million.

Episode 25-01: Wednesday, 09/19/12
3.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 11.37 million total viewers.
Season averages: 3.20 in the demo with 11.37 million.

Compared to last fall’s premiere, the season opener was down by 6% in the demo (vs a 3.4 rating) but was up by 6% in the viewership (vs 10.74 million).

Reference point: The Fall 2011-12 season (South Pacific) averaged a 3.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 10.95 million total viewers.

Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.

What do you think? Do you like the Survivor TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a 27th season?

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Marc mill May 15, 2014 at 11:06 am

Pls l leave survivor on for life it’s like going on vacation each week tropical and then seeing people at their worst and best but the worst is most fun to enjoy and joyful entertainment on television


G baggett March 15, 2013 at 10:43 am

I try not to miss an episode. Recently my wife and I have purchased most of the previous seasons. We stay up late at night watching because we can’t turn it off. I am 59 and she is 42 and we can’t seem to get enough of survivor. My personal goal is to play the game . I am shocked that so many people still remain to be huge fans. Wildest show ever this pass episode. I wouldn’t miss Wednesday nites for anything.


Yvonne March 14, 2013 at 1:37 am

I love “Survivor” & Jeff Probst is the Greatest host ever,he tells it like it is & doesn’t give anyone a break. I’ve watched every season & would be lost without “Survivor”.I believe they should go back to all newbies,to shake it up.

Keep “Survivor”!!!


Anonymous January 2, 2013 at 10:05 am

lol admin, they film both seasons in the summer (so season 26 has already been filmed) i think he meant for the next season or seasons


Adam Decker December 19, 2012 at 12:22 pm

I heard that they were casting for future seasons but I don’t know if that means for sure that it is renewed.


admin December 19, 2012 at 6:23 pm

As the update notes, it’s coming back in 2013.


Tom December 17, 2012 at 11:58 am

I haven’t watch the show since season 2. I’d watch it again if they choose a cold weather location.


Nervous Cat December 17, 2012 at 11:54 am

Just cancel the show.


Mark November 14, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Survivor is still the best reality show. Would like to see more physical challenges. Go back to starving them, to many food rewards & puzzle challenges. Make it tougher & ratings will go back up.


Debbie November 3, 2012 at 8:56 pm

I’ve been watching “Survivor” since day 1. I love the show. You can’t cancel the show. It’s an interesting show the way the people talk to each other. I think Jeff is doing a great job as host and he’s a great person. It’s the best reality show. This is the only reality show I watch and my husband also watches it. Please don’t cancel the show. They should stick with new players and don’t bring back old players. Keep the show.


Abby September 25, 2012 at 1:52 am

Same here. I’ve been a loyal fan, stuck it through even on those seasons that weren’t particularly good. But I think that the show is back on track – I am optimistic that this season will be one of the best in recent years!


Anita September 21, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Have been a faithful survivor since the beginning, even those several seasons that were boring, eye-rolling, etc. I will continue to watch and I hope it still has 2 cycles each season. I am very tired of them bringing back old players. Isn’t that what all-stars, heroes/villians, or whatever they want to call it is for? I think they should maybe do an all-star or revisit old players every 5th year. I don’t like any of the returning players this year so far. I’m glad there’s no redemption island and no matter what takes place, I will watch. I do wish they would come up with some newer challenges instead of rehashing old ones, but then again, there’s probably only so much that can take place on desert islands.


Georgia September 21, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Never have missed an episode of Survivor. About the best reality show on TV. I thnk it’ll continue for many years to come.


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