Survivor: David vs. Goliath is the thirty-seventh season of Survivor.


The season was filmed in the spring of 2018, following the same schedule as Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X and Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers.


  • 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.[3]
  • 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.[4]


Contestant Tribe Affiliation Finish Votes
Original Tribe1 Expanded Tribes
S37 pat t Pat Cusack
40, Watervliet, NY
David Evacuated
Day 3
S37 jessica t Jessica Peet
19, Lakeland, FL
David 1st Voted Out
Day 6
S37 jeremy t Jeremy Crawford
40, New York City, NY
Goliath 2nd Voted Out
Day 9
S37 bi t Bi Nguyen
28, Houston, TX
David Quit
Day 10
S37 natalia t Natalia Azoqa
25, Irvine, CA
Goliath Vuku 3rd Voted Out
Day 11
S37 alec t Alec Merlino
24, San Clemente, CA
Goliath Vuku
S37 alison t Alison Raybould
28, Chapel Hill, NC
Goliath Tiva
S37 angelina t Angelina Keeley
28, San Clemente, CA
Goliath Jabeni
S37 carl t Carl Boudreaux
41, Houston, TX
David Vuku
S37 christian t Christian Hubicki
32, Tallahassee, FL
David Tiva
S37 dan t Dan Rengering
27, Gainesville, FL
Goliath Tiva
S37 davie t Davie Rickenbacker
30, Atlanta, GA
David Vuku 1
S37 elizabeth t Elizabeth Olson
31, Longview, TX
David Vuku 1
S37 gabby t Gabby Pascuzzi
25, Denver, CO
David Tiva
S37 john t John Hennigan
38, Los Angeles, CA
Goliath Tiva
S37 kara t Kara Kay
30, San Diego, CA
Goliath Vuku
S37 lyrsa t Lyrsa Torres
36, Boston, MA
David Jabeni 4
S37 mike t Mike White
47, Los Angeles, CA
Goliath Jabeni
S37 natalie t Natalie Cole
57, Los Angeles, CA
Goliath Jabeni 1
S37 nick t Nick Wilson
27, Williamsburg, KY
David Jabeni

^1 Vuku and Jabeni were known as "David" and "Goliath" respectively for the first 10 days of the game.

Season Summary

Episode Air date Challenges Eliminated Vote Finish Viewers
(in millions)
Reward Immunity
1 "Appearances Are Deceiving" September 26, 2018 David Pat No vote Evacuated
Day 3
7.83[5] 1.7/7[5]
2 "The Chicken Has Flown the Coop" October 3, 2018 Goliath1 Jessica 5-4 1st Voted Out
Day 6
7.27[6] 1.5/7[6]
3 "I Am Goliath Strong" October 10, 2018 David1 Jeremy 9-1 2nd Voted Out
Day 9
7.28[7] 1.4/6[7]
4 "Time to Bring About the Charmpocalypse" October 17, 2018 Carl2 Bi No vote Quit
Day 10
7.21[8] 1.4/6[8]
Tiva1 Natalia 3-1-1 3rd Voted Out
Day 11
5 "Jackets and Eggs" October 24, 2018 Survivor Survivor 4th Voted Out
Survivor Survivor
6 "Aren't Brochachos Just Adorable?" October 31, 2018 Survivor Survivor 5th Voted Out
Survivor Survivor

^1 Combined Reward and Immunity Challenge.
^2 As Carl drew a package containing no buff, he was exiled without a tribe. Because of this, he did not attend Tribal Council and was immune for the episode.

Voting History

Survivor: David vs. Goliath Voting History
Tribes Original Tribes Expanded Tribes
Episode #: 1 2 3 4 5
Voted Off: S37 pat t
S37 jessica t
S37 jeremy t
S37 bi t
S37 natalia t
Vote: No vote1 5-4 9-1 No vote2 3-1-1 TBD
Alec Jeremy Natalia
Alison Jeremy
Angelina Jeremy
Carl Lyrsa Exiled
3 Christian Jessica
Dan Jeremy
Davie Lyrsa Natalia
Elizabeth Jessica Natalia
Gabby Jessica
John Jeremy
Kara Jeremy Davie
Lyrsa Jessica
Mike Jeremy
Natalie Jeremy
Nick Jessica
Natalia Jeremy Elizabeth
Bi Lyrsa Quit
Jeremy Natalie
Jessica Lyrsa
Pat Evacuated

^1 Pat was medically evacuated over his injured back. No vote occurred for his removal.
^2 Bi elected to quit the game due to her MCL injury. No vote occurred for her removal.
^3 Due to an odd number of castaways at the time of the tribe switch, Carl sent to exile and rejoined the game as a member of Vuku, replacing Natalia and evening the tribes.