|Survivor: Ghost Island|
|Filming Location:||Mamanuca Islands, Fiji|
|Filming Dates:||June 5, 2017 - July 13, 2017|
|Season Run:||February 28, 2018 - May 23, 2018|
|No. of Days:||39|
|No. of Survivors:||20|
|Previous:||Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers|
Survivor: Ghost Island is the thirty-sixth season of Survivor.
The season was filmed in the summer of 2017, only a few weeks after filming for Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers wrapped. It followed the same filming schedule that was used for Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X and Survivor: Game Changers.
Notable non-playable relics found on Ghost Island include snuffers (all of which Jeff Probst kept as souvenirs), tribal Immunity Idols, and individual Immunity Necklaces from past seasons. Some props that were previously auctioned off for charity were bought back by production.
- Ghost Island: The tribe that wins a Reward Challenge gets the opportunity to banish one member from the losing tribe to Ghost Island, a variant of Exile Island that is adorned with authentic props from past seasons, some of which are actual unplayed Hidden Immunity Idols and advantages that can be played this season. To obtain a relic, inhabitants must first smash an urn to earn the right to play a game of chance. Winning the game earns them the advantage. So far, the relics that are in play are:
- Sierra Dawn Thomas's Legacy Advantage from Game Changers (obtained on Ghost Island).
- Andrea Boehlke's unplayed Hidden Immunity Idol from Caramoan (obtained at the Naviti camp).
- One of James Clement's unplayed Hidden Immunity Idols from China (obtained at the Malolo camp).
- The fake Hidden Immunity Idol Ozzy Lusth created in Micronesia, which is now repurposed as a playable idol (obtained at the Malolo camp).
- Sarah Lacina's Vote Steal, from Game Changers, which for this season is simply an Extra Vote (obtained on Ghost Island).
- The individual Immunity Necklace from Micronesia that Erik Reichenbach infamously gave away before being voted out. This item is now repurposed as a Hidden Immunity Idol (obtained at the Yanuya camp).
- J.T. Thomas's unplayed Hidden Immunity Idol from Game Changers, which is initially usable only at the immediate Tribal Council, but can have its shelf life can be extended by up to five times via a game of chance (obtained on Ghost Island).
- Meager Supplies: For this season, tribes will only be supplied with a machete, pot, a fishing kit, and a supply of rice cut in half from the minimum the medical team allots for the castaways.
- Tribe Leader: Shortly after entering the game, both tribes will select a leader, who will in turn choose two people, one athletic and one puzzle solver, for an immediate Reward Challenge.
- Tribe Switch: On Day 7, the eighteen remaining castaways were spread across two tribes of nine.
- Tribe Expansion: On Day 15, a second tribe switch introduced a third tribe, Yanuya, spreading the fifteen remaining players across three tribes of five.
- Early Merge: The merge occurred with thirteen players remaining.
- 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 Tribe||Switched Tribe||Expanded Tribe||Merged Tribe|
26, Ocala, FL
|Malolo|| 1st Voted Out|
22, Brooklyn, NY
|Malolo|| 2nd Voted Out|
29, Orlando, FL
|Naviti||Naviti|| 3rd Voted Out|
41, Herndon, VA
|Malolo||Malolo|| 4th Voted Out|
34, Chicago, IL
|Malolo||Malolo|| 5th Voted Out|
24, New York City, NY
|Malolo||Naviti||Malolo|| 6th Voted Out|
26, Los Angeles, CA
|Naviti||Malolo||Naviti|| 7th Voted Out|
27, Brooklyn, NY
|Naviti||Naviti||Yanuya||Lavita|| 8th Voted Out|
1st Jury Member
24, Houston, TX
|Malolo||Naviti||Naviti|| 9th Voted Out|
2nd Jury Member
42, Cincinnati, OH
25, Los Angeles, CA
21, Brooklyn, NY
38, Nesconset, NY
26, Kimper, KY
23, Venice Beach, CA
31, Denver, CO
29, Minneapolis, MN
18, Los Angeles, CA
22, Satellite Beach, FL
33, Philadelphia, PA
|Episode||Air date||Challenges||Exiled to|
|1||"Can You Reverse the Curse?"||February 28, 2018||Malolo||Naviti||Jacob||Gonzalez||8-1|| 1st Voted Out|
|Naviti1||Donathan||Jacob||5-2-1|| 2nd Voted Out|
|2||"Only Time Will Tell"||March 7, 2018||Malolo1||Chris||Morgan||4-3-1|| 3rd Voted Out|
|3||"Trust Your Gut"||March 14, 2018||Naviti||Naviti||Kellyn||Brendan||5-42|| 4th Voted Out|
|4||"A Diamond in the Rough"||March 21, 2018||Naviti||Naviti||Stephanie||Stephanie||7-1|| 5th Voted Out|
|5||"Fate Is the Homie"||March 28, 2018||None||Yanuya||None||James||4-1||6th Voted Out|
|6||"Gotta Risk It for the Biscuit"||April 4, 2018||Naviti||Yanuya||Kellyn||Bradley||4-1||7th Voted Out|
|7||"Fear Keeps You Sharp"||April 11, 2018||None||Kellyn||Chris||Chris||10-23|| 8th Voted Out|
1st Jury Member
|8||"The Sea Slug Slugger"||April 18, 2018|| Angela,|
|Angela||Jenna||Libby||4-1-04|| 9th Voted Out|
2nd Jury Member
|9||"It's Like the Perfect Crime"||April 25, 2018|| 10th Voted Out|
3rd Jury Member
|10||"The Finish Line Is in Sight"||May 2, 2018|| 11th Voted Out|
4th Jury Member
^1 Combined Reward and Immunity Challenge.
|Survivor: Ghost Island Voting History|
|Tribes||Original Tribes||Switched Tribes||Expanded Tribes||Merged Tribe|
|Voted Off:|| |
^1 After winning the Immunity Challenge, the winning tribe was given the opportunity to send one member of the losing tribe to Ghost Island, making that player skip Tribal Council.
- This is the first season since Survivor: Samoa to have a cast of new castaways divided randomly into tribes.
- With this season, Fiji sets the record for the most used location of the whole US Survivor franchise, with five seasons filmed in the country, following Survivor: Fiji, Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X, Survivor: Game Changers, and Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers.
- This the first season since Survivor: Cook Islands to have a Tribe Switch occur with 18 castaways in the game, and result in two tribes of nine.
- ↑ https://www.truedorktimes.com/s36/calendar.htm
- ↑ http://www.cbs.com/recommended/news/1007998/cbs-reveals-winter-premiere-dates-for-new-shows-and-returning-favorites/
- ↑ https://survivingtribal.com/2018/01/08/survivor-ghost-island-breakdown-props-past-seasons/
- ↑ http://www.cbs.com/shows/survivor/news/1008124/survivor-s-past-comes-back-to-haunt-the-new-castaways-of-season-36/
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 http://ew.com/tv/2018/01/31/survivor-ghost-island-cast-twist-revealed/
- ↑ https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/survivor-ghost-island-jeff-probst-previews-season-36-1079902
- ↑ http://ew.com/tv/2017/12/21/survivor-finale-jeff-probst-twist/
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/daily-ratings/wednesday-final-ratings-feb-28-2018/
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/daily-ratings/wednesday-final-ratings-march-7-2018/
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/daily-ratings/wednesday-final-ratings-march-14-2018/
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/daily-ratings/wednesday-final-ratings-march-21-2018/
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/daily-ratings/wednesday-final-ratings-march-28-2018/
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/daily-ratings/wednesday-final-ratings-april-4-2018/
- ↑ 14.0 14.1 http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/daily-ratings/wednesday-final-ratings-april-11-2018/
|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