The Survivor TV show debuted back in 2000 and, despite yearly declines in the ratings, it remains one of CBS’ top-rated shows season-after-season. Some fans have expressed frustration with the gameplay or results each year but enough viewers keep coming back for more. When will it be cancelled? We already know that Survivor’s been renewed for cycle 38 but, how long will it remain a top CBS show? Stay tuned.
A CBS competition series, Survivor is hosted by Jeff Probst and features a group of castaways who try to outwit, outlast, and outplay each other. One’s ultimate goal is to hang on until the very end and hope that he/she will be named the sole survivor and will win the $1,000,000 prize money. In cycle 37, the 20 contestants are relocated to Fiji (the show’s sixth time there) and are separated into two teams that represent underdogs and top dogs — “David” and “Goliath”.
The David tribe is made up of Christian Hubicki, Nick Wilson, Davie Rickenbacker, Pat Cusack, Carl Boudreaux, Jessica Peet, Elizabeth Olson, Gabby Pascuzzi, Lyrsa Torres, and Bi Nguyen. The Goliath tribe is John Hennigan, Alec Merlino, Jeremy Crawford, Dan Rengering, Mike White, Natalia Azoqa, Angelina Keeley, Kara Kay, Alison Raybould, and Natalie Cole..
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly in the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — typically around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
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For comparisons: The 35th season (Fall 2017) of Survivor on CBS averaged a 1.67 rating in the 18-49 year old viewer demographic and a total audience of 8.10 million viewers.
Note: These are the Live + Same Day Ratings which include “live” viewing plus delayed DVR viewing, up until 3am local time that same night. Ratings marked with an “*” are the fast affiliate ratings and will be updated with the Live+SD numbers when they are made available. Typically, networks get paid for C+3 ratings which includes DVR viewing within three days of the original airing when commercials are watched. Those numbers are rarely released to the press.
What do you think? Do you like the Survivor TV show? Are you glad that it’s already been renewed for a 38th season?