Survivor is a U.S. reality-based competition television show.

The United States version is produced by CBS, it is currently aired at 8pm during Wednesdays (formerly Thursdays).


Main article: Survivor (franchise)

Format Variations

While the United States version introduced the standard Survivor format in Survivor: Borneo, subsequent seasons introduced several game-changing twists to keep the contest exciting and fresh.

Division of Tribes

Main article: Tribe

Number of Members per Tribe

For the first seven seasons, there were two tribes of eight members (picked by production, picked by the oldest contestants, and gender). For seasons with 18 contestants and two tribes, contestants could either be divided by gender or heterogeneously, with one tribe having 4 women and 5 men and the other tribe having the opposite.

"Versus"/Themed Seasons

As per consensus of the producers, a batch of contestants could be sorted into tribes with a common theme, sometimes based on the cast's personal attributes. Some seasons have contestants be joined with returning players, all of which have certain similar attributes.

Schoolyard Pick

Main article: Schoolyard Pick

Tribe Switch and Dissolves

Main Article: Tribe Switch and Tribe Dissolve

A tribe dissolve is when there are more than two tribes in the season and the remaining contestants are placed in only two tribes. Either the contestants in the other tribe(s) are placed in the two tribes (seen in Survivor: All-Stars, and Survivor: Philippines) or all castaways are shuffled in the two tribes (seen in Survivor: Panama, Survivor: Cook Islands, and Survivor: Cagayan). A tribe switch is simply a game twist that shuffles the tribe affiliations.

One World

Main article: One World (twist)


Main article: Merge

Exile Island

Main article: Exile Island (twist)

Losers Bracket Formats

Named as such by Jeff Probst, the Losers Bracket provides an opportunity for an eliminated contestant (excluding quitters and medevaced players) to re-enter the game.

"Ghost Tribe"

Main article: The Outcasts

Redemption Island

Main article: Redemption Island (twist)

Hidden Immunity Idol

Main article: Hidden Immunity Idol

Finalist and Jury composition

Medallion of Power

Main article: Medallion of Power

Tribe Leader

Main article: Tribe Leader


Survivor has filmed 35 seasons so far, but has fully released 34 seasons.

  1. Borneo
  2. The Australian Outback
  3. Africa
  4. Marquesas
  5. Thailand
  6. The Amazon
  7. Pearl Islands
  8. All-Stars
  9. Vanuatu
  10. Palau
  11. Guatemala
  12. Panama
  13. Cook Islands
  14. Fiji
  15. China
  16. Micronesia
  17. Gabon
  18. Tocantins
  19. Samoa
  20. Heroes vs. Villains
  21. Nicaragua
  22. Redemption Island
  23. South Pacific
  24. One World
  25. Philippines
  26. Caramoan
  27. Blood vs. Water
  28. Cagayan
  29. San Juan del Sur
  30. Worlds Apart
  31. Cambodia
  32. Kaôh Rōng
  33. Millennials vs. Gen X
  34. Game Changers
  35. Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers (not fully released)


Main article: Survivor (franchise)


Main article: Survivor (franchise)


$1,000,000 dollars.

See also