We don’t have to worry that Survivor will be voted off the CBS schedule this year since the venerable reality series has already been renewed. The 40th season is expected to begin airing early in 2020. While the show continues to do well in the ratings for CBS, the numbers have dwindled over time. At some point, Survivor will either be cancelled or at least cut back to one cycle per year. When will that happen? Stay tuned.
A competition series, the 39th season of Survivor, aka “Island of the Idols”, is hosted once again by Jeff Probst. Master players/winners Boston Rob Mariano and Sandra Diaz-Twine return to mentor a new crop of players that have been split into two tribes. The Lairo tribe members are Ronnie Bardah (35), Elizabeth Beisel (26), Missy Byrd (24), Dean Kowalski (28), Tom Laidlaw (60), Aaron Meredith (36), Vince Moua (27), Karishma Patel (37), Elaine Stott (41), and Chelsea Walker (26). The Vokai tribe is comprised of Lauren Beck (28), Molly Byman (27), Janet Carbin (59), Kellee Kim (29), Jason Linden (32), Jack Nichting (23), Noura Salman (36), Tommy Sheehan (26), Jamal Shipman (33), and Dan Spilo (48).
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 — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
12/19 update: You can see the latest night’s ratings in context.
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For comparisons: The 37th season (Fall 2018) of Survivor on CBS averaged a 1.47 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 7.32 million viewers.
Note: These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings. 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 on CBS? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a 41st season?