A competition series, the Survivor TV show is hosted (as always) by Jeff Probst. In the 43rd edition, which aired last fall, 18 new players were relocated to the beautiful islands of Fiji. They formed a society and adapted to their physical and social surroundings, forcing players to choose between personal risk and reward, while navigating the complex social game and attempting to forge alliances to last another day. The castaways were split into three tribes — Vesti, Baka, and Coco. In the end, only one player remained to claim the title of Sole Survivor and win the $1 million prize.
Airing on Wednesday nights, the 43rd season of Survivor averaged a 0.71 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 5 million viewers. Compared to season 41 (which aired in Fall 2021), that’s down by 23% in the demo and down by 10% in viewership in the live+same day ratings (includes DVR playback through 3:00 AM). In the live+7 day ratings, which includes delayed viewing, the series picked up 34% more viewers.
Including this series, CBS has renewed 19 of its current shows for the 2023-24 television season — 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, The Amazing Race, Bob Hearts Abishola, CSI: Vegas, The Equalizer, FBI, FBI: International, FBI: Most Wanted, Fire Country, Ghosts, Lingo, NCIS, NCIS: Hawai’i, The Neighborhood, So Help Me Todd, Tough As Nails, and Young Sheldon.
Still up in the air are the fates of Blue Bloods, East New York, and SWAT. We already know that NCIS: Los Angeles has been cancelled.
“This season CBS is continuing its winning tradition, delivering an unparalleled combination of top returning series and new hit shows that are entertaining huge audiences on both broadcast and streaming,” said Amy Reisenbach, president of CBS Entertainment. “It is a testament to the stellar work being done by our best-in-class talent in front of and behind the camera that we have had yet another exceptional season, and I know we will only continue to build on this foundation of outstanding programming as we look ahead toward next fall.”
What do you think? Have you been regularly watching the Survivor TV series on CBS? Are you planning to watch the upcoming seasons?
I really hope that CBS renews SWAT.
I never miss Survivor!
Extremely disappointed when I heard that Survivor is scripted. Not worth watching any more. I also heard that fake doubles are used in some of the challenges? If so, why watch? I am now done with Survivor. Should have stopped watching in 2022.
It is not scripted it is heavily edited. It may seems scripted but they have hundreds of hours of actual footage to condense down to a 42 minute episode. So sometimes it may seem like it is scripted when it is not. There are no fake contestants on the show like you claim. The only times they use body doubles is to film different angles after everyone has competed or done their thing. They don’t use body doubles to do the actual challenges at all. Please get your facts correct.
They need to cancel this version of Survivor. The last couple of seasons it has dropped off in quality by a lot. I think people should watch the AU and SA versions. Those ones are so much better quality wise and the challenges are let’s just say more challenging and fun. The US version is child’s play compared to the others and they haven’t changed it and started focusing on telling us how inclusive they are and shoving it down your throat. The others don’t make it the main focus of the show and if you are different it’s just… Read more »
It’ll be hard to top last season
That was the best season in at least a decade
Apparently you did not hear that Survivor is and has been scripted!