The Survivor TV show is one of the longest-running shows in primetime. While the game has changed a bit over the years, it continued to be one of the highest-rated unscripted series on CBS. Could Survivor be cancelled or, is it essentially guaranteed to be renewed for season 43? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
A reality competition series, the Survivor TV show is hosted, as always, by Jeff Probst. The 42nd edition was once again filmed over the course of 26 days (instead of the usual 39) in Fiji. Split into three teams called VATI Tribe (Green), TAKU Tribe (Orange), and IKA Tribe (Blue), the 18 contestants compete for a $1 million prize and the title of Sole Survivor. The castaways are Jenny Kim, Chanelle Howell, Lydia Meredith, Mike Turner, Daniel Strunk, Hai Giang, Marya Sherron, Lindsay Dolashewich, Maryanne Oketch, Jackson Fox, Omar Zaheer, Jonathan Young, Drea Wheeler, Tori Meehan, Swati Goel, Rocksroy Bailey, Romeo Escobar, and Zach Wurtenberger.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances of survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.
5/26 update: You can see the latest night’s ratings in context.
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For comparisons: Season 40 of Survivor on CBS (which aired in Spring 2020) averaged a 1.48 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 7.63 million viewers.
Note: These are the final national ratings, including all live+same day viewing and DVR playback (through 3:00 AM). Early fast affiliate ratings (estimates) are indicated with an “*”. While these numbers don’t include further delayed or streaming viewing, they are a very good indicator of how a show is performing, especially when compared to others on the same channel. There can be other economic factors involved in a show’s fate, but typically the higher-rated series are renewed and the lower-rated ones are cancelled.
What do you think? Do you like the Survivor TV series on CBS? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a 43rd season?
*3/10/2022 update: Survivor has been renewed for seasons 43 and 44 by CBS.
That’s my FAVORITE Show! I hope this show deserves to renew season 42.
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Will not be watching Survivor after the last episode. The tribal was out of control absurd.
Time to cancel Survivor. Myself along with hundreds of thousands, maybe millions are feeling the same way.Used to be great entertainment.
Look, like most TV viewers, we watch programs to escape the awful reality of current events. I am so sorry the reality for black ppl is so depressing, but to have a racism pie thrown in my face on last nights show was not what I look forward to or even call entertainment. Jonathan saying Drea was aggressive is typical labeling for ANY woman. If we’re assertive- we’re aggressive, need to calm down, etc. The tribal gathering was depressing. That was not entertainment. If that is the go to plot for further seasons, you lost me. Give me The Amazing… Read more »
With all of the ridiculous new twists, I have grown suspicious about the winner being selected before the season even began. Paranoid? Maybe. It seems the only way some one can win now is to become the politically correct flavor of the month.
The show has lost its way, its heart and its viewership. I used to look forward to Survivor but after trying to watch some of the episodes of the last four seasons, I am done. Jeff Probst has jumped the shark and circled around to lasso it for a ride.
Should not be canceled , go back to old school Survivor and stop preaching at your audience.
Exactly. I don’t watch survivor for morality lessons.