What is “Survivor”?
A: Survivor is the American version of the international Survivor reality competition television franchise.
When did the American series premiere?
A: On May 31, 2000, on CBS.
Who is it hosted by?
A: Jeff Probst, who is also an executive producer along with Mark Burnett and the original creator, Parsons.
The television show places a group of strangers in
A: An isolated location.
They must then do what?
A: Provide food, fire, and shelter for themselves.
The contestants compete in challenges including testing
the contestants what?
A: Physical ability like running and swimming or their mental abilities like puzzles and endurance challenges for rewards and immunity from elimination.
The contestants are progressively eliminated from the
game as they are what?
A: Voted out by their fellow contestants until only one remains and is given the title of "Sole Survivor" and is awarded the grand prize of US$1,000,000.
The American version has been what?
A: Very successful.
From the 2000–01 through the 2005–06 television
seasons, its first eleven seasons (competitions) rated among what?
A: The top ten most-watched shows.
It is commonly considered the leader of what?
A: American reality TV.
It was the first highly rated and profitable reality
show on what?
A: On broadcast television in the U.S. and is considered one of the best shows of the 2000s (decade).
The series has been nominated for how many Emmy Awards?
A: 63, including winning for Outstanding Sound Mixing in 2001, Outstanding Special Class Program in 2002.
It was subsequently nominated four times for what?
A: Outstanding Reality-Competition Program when the category was introduced in 2003.
Probst won the award for Outstanding Host for a Reality
or Reality-Competition Program how many consecutive times after the award
was introduced in 2008?
In 2007, the series was included in Time magazine's
A: List of the 100 greatest TV shows of all time.
In 2013, TV Guide ranked it where on its list of the
"60 Best Series of All Time"?
A: At #39.
In March 2022, the series was renewed for what?
A: A 43rd and 44th season, and the 43rd season premiered on September 21, 2022.
The first U.S. season of Survivor followed the same
general format as what?
A: The Swedish series.
Sixteen or more players, split between two or more
"tribes", are taken to a remote isolated location and are forced to what?
A: Live off the land with meager supplies for 39 days (42 in The Australian Outback, 26 in post-COVID seasons).
Signaling the halfway point in the game, survivors from
both tribes come together to do what?
A: To live as one, making it to the "merge".
At this point, survivors will compete against each
other to win what?
A: Individual immunity.
Winning immunity prevents that player from being what?
A: Voted out at Tribal Council.
Most players that are voted out after the merge form
A: The game's "jury".
Once the group gets down to two or three people, a
Final Tribal Council is held where the remaining players do what?
A: Plead their case to the jury members.
The jury then votes for which player should be
A: The "Sole Survivor" and win the show's grand prize.
In all seasons for the United States version (excluding
Survivor: Winners at War), this has included a $1-million prize in addition
A: The Sole Survivor title.