Series background and info
Survivor is an American competitive reality television series produced by Jeff Probst, Mark Burnett and Charlie Parsons. Since the day it first aired in the year 2000, it has ranked as one of the most watched shows in the US and is currently considered the highest-rated and most profitable reality series on television. In this reality series a group of strangers is isolated in a deserted location, where they must struggle to provide food, water, fire, shelter and any medical assistance necessary. At the same time, they compete in challenges to either earn immunity from expulsion from the game, or a reward. The last round of survivors left must face a jury of the contestants that have been previously eliminated. The Sole Survivor wins a prize of $1 million. The show is broadcast in 140 countries, including our two biggest tourist markets Australia and New Zealand, and has a global audience of 120 million people.
After 32 seasons, Survivor is back with a brand-new theme that’s sure to up the ante for the latest crop of castaways: This season, the competition will be between Millennials (which is considered anyone born between the early 1980s through 2000) and Gen X-ers (the generation born in between the early 1960s through the early 1980s.) Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X kicked off with a 90-minute premiere episode on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 8/7c on CBS with 20 new castaways that will be competing for a chance at $1 million. The first episode of the season, which had the added twist of having to film during Cyclone Zena, drew the largest audience in its time slot, with early data showing at approximately 9.35 million people tuned in for the season premier. The premier also outpaced last season’s Survivor in all core demographics. At the finale, the winner will be announced live at CBS Studios in Los Angeles in December 2016.
Survivor Season 33 was filmed in the Mamanuca Islands in Fiji in April and May 2016 with a foreign production crew of nearly 300 and local crew of another 300.