Is this reality TV series still fit enough to survive? Is the Survivor TV show cancelled or renewed for a 36th season on CBS? The television vulture is watching all the latest TV cancellation and renewal news, so this is the place to track the status of Survivor season 36. 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 35, Survivor: Heroes vs Healers vs Hustlers, pits three tribes of six contestants each against one another, in an effort to outwit, outplay, and outlast each other. Heroes (Levu Tribe) are used to being heralded for their achievements. Healers (Soko Tribe) receive gratitude for their work. Hustlers (Yawa Tribe) must earn respect from others.
Heroes competing this season for the Levu Tribe are: Alan Ball, 31; Ben Driebergen, 34; John “JP” Hilsabeck, 28; Chrissy Hofbeck, 46; Ashley Nolan, 26; and Katrina Radke, 46. Healers Jessica Johnston, 29; Roark Luskin, 27; Cole Medders, 24; Joe Mena, 34; Desiree “Desi” Williams, 27; and Mike Zahalsky, 43, make up the Soko tribe. The Yawa Tribe consists of hustlers Patrick Bolton, 24; Alexandrea “Ali” Elliott, 24; Simone Nguyen, 25; Devon Pinto, 23; Lauren Rimmer, 35; and Ryan Ulrich, 23. This season once again unfolds on the Mamanuca Islands in Fiji.
Season 35 Ratings
The 35th season of Survivor averaged a 1.68 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 8.10 million viewers. Compared to season 33 in Fall 2016, that’s down by 7% and down by 3%, respectively. Find out how Survivor stacks up against other CBS TV shows.
As of December 1, 2017 Survivor is confirmed renewed for a 36th season.
Season 36 will debut on February 28, 2018 at 8:00pm.
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Despite its inevitable slide over the seasons, Survivor is still a formable force, so I don’t expect a cancellation, unless things go sharply south, really fast. However, rumor has it the 36th cycle is already in the works. Still, I’ll keep an eye on the Nielsens and update this page with any breaking developments. Subscribe now, for free updates on and Survivor cancellation or renewal news.
12/1 update: CBS has confirmed Survivor is renewed for season 36, which will premiere on February 28, 2018. Details here.
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What do you think? Should CBS cancel or renew its Survivor TV show for season 36? How much longer do you think this competitive reality TV series will last?