Not that it was in any danger of being cancelled, but the news is now official. The Survivor TV show has been renewed for a 39th season on CBS. The grand-daddy of reality TV series remains immune from extinction and will be back for another cycle during the 2019-2020 television season. The renewal comes early, as Survivor season 38 is still airing. No premiere date has been announced, but expect it to debut in the fall, as CBS has already scheduled it for Wednesdays at 8:00pm ET/PT, ahead of SEAL Team and SWAT.
A competitive CBS series, Survivor is hosted by Jeff Probst and features a group of castaways who try to outwit, outlast, and outplay each other. The players share the ultimate goal of hanging on until the very end, in hopes that they will be named the sole survivor and will win the $1,000,000 prize money. In cycle 38, Survivor: Edge of Extinction, the show features a new twist: after players are voted out, they get to choose between going home or to the “Edge of Extinction,” where they face tough challenges for a chance to return the game.
Survivor: A Look at the Ratings
The 38th season of Survivor is averaging a 1.50 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 7.42 million viewers. Compared to season 36 (Spring 2018 “Ghost Island”), that’s down by 4% in the demo and down by 5% in viewership.
What do you think? Are you still watching the Survivor TV series on CBS? Does it deserve this renewal, or should the format take a few years off? Let us know in the comments below.