|J.T. Thomas and John Cochran have both played a Perfect Game.|
|Description:||A term describing a Sole Survivor who never received a vote against them and then received all votes at the Final Tribal Council in a single season.|
The Perfect Game is a rare feat in Survivor gameplay. It is achieved when a Sole Survivor receives no elimination votes, and then receives a unanimous jury vote at Final Tribal Council in a single season.
Because of the ambiguous definition of "no elimination votes" in seasons in which Hidden Immunity Idols are in play, some definitions of the term do not consider elimination votes voided by an idol as votes received by the player. Some other definitions also include the Fan Favorite Award for seasons in which it was awarded, but neither are a commonly accepted part of the achievement.
Since the series began, only two Sole Survivors have been credited with this achievement.
- In Survivor: Tocantins, J.T. Thomas played a perfect game. He received no votes against him during Tribal Council. He received all 7 jury votes at the Final Tribal Council to beat out Stephen Fishbach. He also won the Fan Favorite Award, as voted by the viewers.
- John Cochran replicated the feat in Survivor: Caramoan, where he received 8 votes from the jury at the Final Tribal Council against opponents Dawn Meehan and Sherri Biethman, while not having any votes cast against him throughout the season. Unlike J.T., Cochran did not win the Fan Favorite Award, which eventually went to Malcolm Freberg.
One other Sole Survivor is also sometimes credited as playing a perfect game, but does not fit this wiki's definition of the term.
- In Survivor: Cambodia, Jeremy Collins won in a 10-0-0 vote without receiving any counted votes throughout the season, but did receive three votes on Day 36 that were voided by a Hidden Immunity Idol.
List of Sole Survivors by Closeness to Perfect Game
Per this wiki's definition of "votes received", votes voided by Hidden Immunity Idols and votes received at revotes are listed in the column but footnoted.
|Closeness to Perfect Game|
| Jury Vote|
|The Amazon||Jenna Morasca||3||6-1||4|
|Pearl Islands||Sandra Diaz-Twine||0||6-1||1|
|Cook Islands||Yul Kwon||5||5-4-0||9|
|Heroes vs. Villains||Sandra Diaz-Twine||32||6-3-0||6|
|Redemption Island||Rob Mariano||73||8-1-0||8|
|South Pacific||Sophie Clarke||5||6-3-0||8|
|One World||Kim Spradlin||3||7-2-0||5|
|Blood vs. Water||Tyson Apostol||2||7-1-0||3|
|San Juan del Sur||Natalie Anderson||0||5-2-1||3|
|Worlds Apart||Mike Holloway||44||6-1-1||6|
|Kaôh Rōng||Michele Fitzgerald||2||5-2-0||4|
|Millennials vs. Gen X||Adam Klein||6||10-0-0||6|
|Game Changers||Sarah Lacina||36||7-3-0||6|
|Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers||Ben Driebergen||117||5-2-1||14|
^1 Includes 3 votes received by Natalie at a revote.
- Three castaways have fallen one vote short of a Perfect Game, either by receiving a vote at Tribal Council or by receiving all but one vote from the jury:
- During the Survivor: Fiji Reunion Show, Jeff Probst said that Earl is the first winner to play a Perfect Game. However, Probst had forgotten about Rita's vote against him.
- Ben Driebergen in Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers played the most "imperfect" game of any Sole Survivor, receiving 14 votes against him: 11 votes against him throughout the game (9 of which were voided by two Hidden Immunity Idols), and 3 votes lost at the Final Tribal Council
- Three Sole Survivors have received all of the jury votes at the Final Tribal Council of their season, but received at least one vote against them at a prior Tribal Council.
- Six Sole Survivors have reached the Final Tribal Council without receiving any votes against them, but lost at least one jury vote.
- Lost 1 Jury Vote: Sandra Diaz-Twine (Pearl Islands, won 6-1), Tom Westman (Palau, won 6-1)
- Lost 2 Jury Votes: Ethan Zohn (Survivor: Africa, won 5-2)
- Lost 3 Jury Votes: Tina Wesson (Survivor: The Australian Outback, won 4-3), Brian Heidik (Survivor: Thailand, won 4-3), Natalie Anderson (Survivor: San Juan del Sur, won 5-2-1)
- Seven castaways have reached the Final Tribal Council without receiving any votes against them, but failed to win the title of Sole Survivor.
- Lost 4 Jury Votes: Kelly Wiglesworth (Survivor: Borneo, lost 4-3)
- Lost 5 Jury Votes: Courtney Yates (Survivor: China, lost 4-2-1)
- Lost 6 Jury Votes: Amanda Kimmel (China, lost 4-2-1), Coach Wade (Survivor: South Pacific, lost 6-3-0)
- Lost 7 Jury Votes: Sugar Kiper (Survivor: Gabon, lost 4-3-0), Michael Skupin (Survivor: Philippines, lost 6-1-1), Lisa Whelchel (Philippines, lost 6-1-1)
- The first Perfect Game in the Survivor franchise was achieved by Jonny Gibb in Survivor 2002 (U.K.).