Survivor: David vs. Goliath is the thirty-seventh season of Survivor.
- David vs. Goliath: The castaways are divided into tribes defined by their degree of success in life. The David tribe is comprised of castaways perceived as underdogs, while the Goliath tribe is comprised of castaways who are on top of their respective fields.
- Hidden Immunity Idol
- Tribe Expansion: On Day 10, a tribe switch occurred with 16 castaways remaining. At the same time, a new tribe, Tiva was formed.
- Exile Island: After the Tribe Switch on Day 10, one person was left without a tribe. This person would be sent to Exile Island with the opportunity to find the Idol Nullifier.
- Idol Nullifier: This new advantage will be introduced at some point during the game and can be used to overrule the use of a Hidden Immunity Idol. If a player obtains and uses the Idol Nullifier, they must correctly guess who will play the idol (or to whom the idol will be played for) while casting a vote. An incorrect guess will not only result in the advantage being wasted, but the identity of the user of the Idol Nullifier will also remain anonymous.
- Simplified Final Four Tribal Council: Instead of a traditional vote, the person who wins the final four Immunity Challenge will get to choose one person to take with them to the Final Three. The remaining two castaways would compete in a fire-making challenge to determine who would be eliminated.
|Original Tribe1||Expanded Tribes|
40, Watervliet, NY
19, Lakeland, FL
|David|| 1st Voted Out|
40, New York City, NY
|Goliath|| 2nd Voted Out|
28, Houston, TX
25, Irvine, CA
|Goliath||Vuku|| 3rd Voted Out|
24, San Clemente, CA
28, Chapel Hill, NC
28, San Clemente, CA
41, Houston, TX
32, Tallahassee, FL
27, Gainesville, FL
30, Atlanta, GA
31, Longview, TX
25, Denver, CO
38, Los Angeles, CA
30, San Diego, CA
36, Boston, MA
47, Los Angeles, CA
57, Los Angeles, CA
27, Williamsburg, KY
^1 Vuku and Jabeni were known as "David" and "Goliath" respectively for the first 10 days of the game.
|1||"Appearances Are Deceiving"||September 26, 2018||David||Pat||No vote||Evacuated|
|2||"The Chicken Has Flown the Coop"||October 3, 2018||Goliath1||Jessica||5-4|| 1st Voted Out|
|3||"I Am Goliath Strong"||October 10, 2018||David1||Jeremy||9-1|| 2nd Voted Out|
|4||"Time to Bring About the Charmpocalypse"||October 17, 2018||Carl2||Bi||No vote|| Quit|
|Tiva1||Natalia||3-1-1||3rd Voted Out|
|5||"Jackets and Eggs"||October 24, 2018||Survivor||Survivor||4th Voted Out|
|6||"Aren't Brochachos Just Adorable?"||October 31, 2018||Survivor||Survivor||5th Voted Out|
^1 Combined Reward and Immunity Challenge.
|Survivor: David vs. Goliath Voting History|
|Tribes||Original Tribes||Expanded Tribes|
|Voted Off:|| |
|Vote:||No vote1||5-4||9-1||No vote2||3-1-1||TBD|
^1 Pat was medically evacuated over his injured back. No vote occurred for his removal.
- With this season, Fiji sets the record for the most-used country of the whole US Survivor franchise, with six seasons filmed in the country, following Survivor: Fiji, Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X, Survivor: Game Changers, Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers, and Survivor: Ghost Island.
- The Tribal Council set is specifically designed to hide the voting booth away from the contestants to prevent them from catching who played the Idol Nullifier advantage.
- This marks the first time tribes are officially renamed, as David and Goliath were renamed to Vuku and Jabeni, respectively, after the tribe expansion.
- David vs. Goliath is the second season, following Survivor: Micronesia, to have both an evacuation and a quit.
- ↑ https://www.cbs.com/shows/cbs-fall-preview-2018/news/1008633/the-cbs-fall-2018-19-tv-premiere-schedule-has-us-pumped-for-primetime/
- ↑ https://www.truedorktimes.com/s37/calendar.htm
- ↑ https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/survivor-david-goliath-jeff-probst-season-37-1139268
- ↑ http://ew.com/tv/2018/05/24/survivor-finale-jeff-probst-ghost-island-tie/
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 https://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/daily-ratings/wednesday-final-ratings-sept-26-2018/
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 https://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/daily-ratings/wednesday-final-ratings-oct-3-2018/
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 https://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/daily-ratings/tv-ratings-wednesday-oct-17-2018/
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 https://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/daily-ratings/wednesday-final-ratings-oct-17-2018/
|Survivor (US) Seasons|
Borneo • The Australian Outback • Africa • Marquesas • Thailand • The Amazon • Pearl Islands • All-Stars • Vanuatu • Palau • Guatemala • Panama • Cook Islands • Fiji • China • Micronesia • Gabon • Tocantins • Samoa • Heroes vs. Villains • Nicaragua • Redemption Island • South Pacific • One World • Philippines • Caramoan • Blood vs. Water • Cagayan • San Juan del Sur • Worlds Apart • Cambodia • Kaôh Rōng • Millennials vs. Gen X • Game Changers • Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers • Ghost Island • David vs. Goliath