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WITH COUPLE OF SEASONS LEFT, WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE SURVIVOR EVER TO PLAY THIS GAME AND FAVORITE SEASON?

OZZY IS THE BEST ALWAYS AND FOREVER

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COOK ISLANDS ROCKED ALSO MICRONESIA GETTING UP THERE

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WITH COUPLE OF SEASONS LEFT, WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE SURVIVOR EVER TO PLAY THIS GAME AND FAVORITE SEASON?

OZZY IS THE BEST ALWAYS AND FOREVER

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COOK ISLANDS ROCKED ALSO MICRONESIA GETTING UP THERE

Why do you say with a couple of seasons left? Do you mean a couple of shows left this season? I don't think anyone knows for sure when Survivor is going to end...

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SURVIVOR IS ENDING WITH ITS 20TH SEASON(RUMORS)

SAD TO SEE SURVIVOR LEAVING AFTER EIGHT+ YEARS

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Where did you hear this, and please post confirmation...

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OK So I went and googled to try and find anything saying that Survivor was going to end after 20 seasons, and there isn't anything out there that I could find... Please people don't try to post false information and if you aren't intentionally doing it, please check your sources before posting... I also have some e-mails out to past Survivors asking them about it and Jeff to for that matter... Don't know if Jeff will answer or no though... Here's the closest thing I could find... From EW... The article says that they have ordered AT LEAST two more seasons, not that they ONLY ordered two more seasons...

Report: CBS had planned on ending 'Survivor' after 'Micronesia'

http://a.realitytvworld.com/max/adclick.php?n=a8910081By Steve Rogers and Christopher Rocchio, 02/05/2008

Although it wouldn't seem to make much sense, CBS reportedly spent last summer expecting Survivor's upcoming sixteenth Micronesia -- Fans vs. Favorites edition to be the long-running reality show's last. CBS executives, Survivor producers and host Jeff Probst spent last summer "bracing for the finish" of Survivor, according to a report in Entertainment Weekly's February 8 issue. "Micronesia was supposed to be it: the end of Survivor," according to the EW report, which credits this past fall's Survivor: China edition for sparking a creative "renaissance" and ratings revival that caused CBS to change its plans.

"A lot of us thought maybe the end was on the horizon," CBS programming chief Kelly Kahl told EW in a comment that, despite the definitive nature of its report, actually stops short of actually confirming the magazine's Survivor cancellation claims. RELATED LINKS RealityTVWorld: Survivor

RealityTVWorld: Survivor Micronesia

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Survivor Message Boards

Survivor: Micronesia Cast Info

More Survivor: Micronesia News

When reached on Tuesday, a CBS spokesperson told Reality TV world she was not aware of the report but the network regularly has internal discussions about all its shows that are up for possible renewal. The spokesperson also noted CBS had just ordered two more Survivor editions for broadcast during the 2008-2009 season and inked Probst to another two-year agreement that, assuming the show eventually receives another two-edition renewal for the 2009-2010 season, ensures Probst will remain with Survivor through the show's twentieth season.

Regardless of CBS' comments, any move to definitively pre-determine Survivor's cancellation would have been an unexpected and highly unusual decision. Although Survivor's ratings have declined -- a problem many other broadcast television shows have also experienced over the last few years -- from the 20+ million viewers average that made Top 10 shows out of each of its first ten seasons, the show has still remained a strong ratings performer.

Despite facing the show's strongest competition since NBC's Friends went off the air in May 2004, Survivor's Fall 2006 Cook Islands and Spring 2007 Fiji editions each still ranked among the 2006-2007 primetime season's Top 20 shows and consistently won the Thursdays at 8PM ET/PT time period among viewers and key ratings demographics.

"We're annihilating the competition," Probst noted to Entertainment Weekly. "For all the press that a show like Ugly Betty or My Name is Earl gets, they don't have the numbers."

Survivor: Cook Islands averaged 15.75 million total viewers and placed No. 14 in the season viewership rankings when the 2006-2007 season ended in May 2007. The ranking -- which, due to summer repeat broadcasts of other shows, actually increased to No. 11 by the formal September 2007 end of the 2006-2007 season -- left the show ranked behind only American Idol (No. 1 and 2), Dancing with the Stars (No. 3, 6, 7, 9), CSI (No. 4), House (No. 5), Grey's Anatomy (No. 8), Lost (No. 10), Desperate Housewives (No. 11), CSI: Miami (No. 12), and NBC Sunday Night Football (No. 13).

And while the Entertainment Weekly report cited Probst's recent candid comments that he "would have loved to have just erased" Survivor: Fiji because it didn't work for "creative" and "casting" reasons that included the show's awkward "have's versus have's nots" twist, the season still averaged 14.83 million total viewers and finished No. 17 in the May 2006 rankings of the 2006-2007 season's viewership averages, with only Without a Trace (No. 15) and Deal or No Deal (No. 16) separating it from Cook Islands.

Also clouding Entertainment Weekly's report is the fact that although this past fall's Survivor: China edition did improve upon Fiji's ratings -- a move that did make it the first Survivor edition since Survivor: Palau to outperform its predecessor -- the increase wasn't nearly as dramatic as the magazine suggested.

Survivor: China averaged 15.18 million total viewers and a 9.0/14 rating/share, as well as a 5.1/14 rating/share in the Adults 18-49 demographic and a 6.2/15 rating/share among Adults 25-54 during its run. The show currently ranks No. 14 in the season-to-date viewership rankings -- similar to last season, American Idol (No. 1 and 2) and Dancing with the Stars (No. 3 and 5) currently hold four of the top five slots, with Fox's new The Moment of Truth game show (No. 4) sandwiched in between.

However rather than just cite Survivor: China's relatively modest 350,000-viewer increase over Survivor: Fiji (which unlike China, had to air several episodes directly against American Idol last spring), Entertainment Weekly's report appears to attempt to intentionally spin the increase as much larger. Combined with the conspicuous absence of any Kahl or Probst quotes that directly substantiate the claim that CBS had decided to pre-emptively cancel Survivor after Micronesia, the move casts a cloud of doubt over the accuracy of the rest of the report.

Instead of using the season's actual 14.83 million figure, Entertainment Weekly cites Survivor: Fiji's viewership average as "only around 14" million viewers. Then, despite not having cited a similarly rounded "14.8 million" viewership average for Fiji, the report states that Survivor: China's creative "renaissance" lifted Survivor's viewership average back "up to 15.2 million viewers."

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Oh Yana, you big Meanie, this article was posted by Dade in the media thread. That's probably where Melaniey heard that rumor. :P

Courtesy of: REALITYBLURRED

CBS was planning to cancel Survivor after Micronesia

CBS executives and Survivor producers expected to end the series after its 16th season, but changed their mind thanks to Survivor China, which aired last fall.

In its brief and generally masturbatory piece about Survivor Micronesia’s debut (We pointlessly went to Micronesia! You did not!), Entertainment Weekly reports that this season “was supposed to be it: the end of Survivor.” The evidence: lower ratings and the feeling that “the show simply wasn’t very good. Spring 2007’s Survivor: Fiji was an unmitigated disaster, plagued by a misguided twist … and a lackluster cast that provided few memorable moments.”

“A lot of us thought maybe the end was on the horizon,” CBS executive Kelly Kahl said. Jeff Probst told the magazine, “I was mentally prepared to be done,” and cites the Fiji season as the primary reason. “You cast people, you build your creative ideas into the show, and sometimes your creative doesn’t work, and your casting doesn’t work. Sometimes you end up with Fiji. We would have loved to have just erased that season,” he said.

I’m not quite sure that I buy this line of thinking, which Jeff Probst repeated during his call with reporters last week. Fiji ended with the show’s biggest backstab/lie, and while having a camp with luxury items was a stupid twist, the show remained in the top 12 and gave us Yau-Man. It may be far from the best season ever, but does it really deserve this kind of criticism? And who would cancel a show that’s in the top 12?

Anyway, Jeff Probst tells the magazine that after season 20—the show has only been renewed for two more seasons, through 18 as of right now—the show would likely be over. “We could hit 20 seasons! That would be the end. I can tell you, if we hit season 20, that would be it. And you can ask me about that when we’re on 19.”

On the call last week, Probst did say that he thinks one good way to go out would be to reunited all of the show’s winners for a final (21st?) season, but said, “we have to wait for [Richard] Hatch to get out of prison.” Conveniently, he’ll be out in October 2009, right on schedule to tape a 20th season.

“Survivor”: Dalton Ross on Location [Entertainment Weekly]

posted Feb. 4, 2008 at 6:19 PM

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I see it, but still what I am saying is that isn't proof that it's going to be over at 20 seasons... Maybe Jeff just meant it would be over for him, but note that he said to ask him about it in season 19...

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I remember reading that too. I thought if they do make it to season 20, it's gone.

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That would be awesome to have all the winners come back.. though I Dont think they would all agree to it.. i loved Sandra!!! :D

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Rupert :outfitted_pirate:

I liked every season

I might have hated dreamz the most, I liked yaoman a lot

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Sandra! One of the sneakest people ever!! People would be talking strategy, and she would be hiding behind a twig 2 feet away listening, they never knew... yeah, she went on to win it..

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Rupert and James. Even tho Grave Digger James played a stupid game, hes one of the ones I find most likable.

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WITH MICRONESIA ENDING, COOK ISLANDS AND MICRONESIA ARE MY FAVORITE TWO SEASONS

BEST PLAYERS EVER IN THESE TWO SEASONS

OZZY AND AMANDA FOREVER!!

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Best male player----Ozzy

Best female player---Stephanie

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Gotta give Amanda credit too. She made it to the final in both her seasons.

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I loved this season. :) There were so many good people to root for.

Oh, and didn't Sandra make it to the end by accident? lol

I can barely remember her either. I think Jeff Probst called her and Lil the worst final two ever.

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