This is the third time that Survivor on CBS that has begun by divided contestants by into tribes by age. (following Survivor: Panama and Survivor: Nicaragua). Will this idea bring in more viewers? Could this venerable reality show be cancelled or, is it sure to return for season 34 in the spring? Stay tuned.
Jeff Probst returns as host of Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X which takes place in Fiji and pits two tribes of 10 contestants, divided by generations. The participants are Rachel Ako, Michaela Bradshaw, Sunday Burquest, Jessica “Figgy” Figueroa, Chris Hammons, Lucy Huang, Adam Klein, Bret LaBelle, Jessica Lewis, Ken McNickle, Michelle Schubert, Hannah Shapiro, Zeke Smith, Justin “Jay” Starrett, Taylor Lee Stocker, Mari Takahashi, Ciandre “CeCe” Taylor, Paul Wachter, Will Wahl, and David Wright.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly 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.
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For comparisons: The 31st season of Survivor (Fall 2015, Second Chance) averaged a 2.09 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 8.88 million total viewers (live + same day ratings).
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 still like the Survivor TV series? Do you think it should be renewed for season 34 on CBS?