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Is Survivor’s Ratings Surge A Good Sign For The Show?

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Survivor 42 contestants gather for the immunity challenge in Episode 4.

In the current season of “Survivor” ratings are increasing episode by episode. Given that “Survivor” is a network television show that has struggled with declining ratings over the past few years/seasons, this bodes well for fans of the hit reality show. Here’s the rundown of what the show’s recent viewership numbers mean:

‘Survivor 42’ premiere had record low ratings but has seen a steady rise in subsequent episodes

After deadline“Survivor 42,” Episode 4, which aired last Wednesday, won that night’s prime time slot, both in demo rating and viewership.

Wednesday’s episode drew 5.42 million viewers, up from 5.35 million viewers the previous week. In that episode, the demo rating of 18-49 year olds also increased to 0.9 this week versus 0.84 last week (meaning 0.9% and 0.84% ​​respectively of the US population switched on in this population group). according to MediaTraffic. Per TVLine“Survivor” topped the ratings across the board on Wednesday.

Unfortunately, the season premiere was a significant step backwards from previous seasons, and indeed was one record low for the series. On March 9th a needy 4.9 million Viewers turned on, as opposed to around 6 million for the premiere of “41” and almost 7 million for the season 40 premiere in February 2020. However, season 40 was a legendary all-winner season, and widely hyped even before its announcement, and Season 41 launched after a year and a half of “Survivor” drought due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So a surge in ratings is only natural after so many fans have waited so long.

Also as Some fans have noticed, season 42 didn’t get wide distribution before its premiere in March – certainly not as wide distribution as the previous seasons. This likely resulted in some fans not hearing about the premiere date and consequently missing out on its airing.


Why ‘Survivor 42’ ratings probably won’t spell doom for the show

Although the premiere of “Survivor 42” received record-low ratings, the show already saw a surge in viewership by episode 2, which aired on March 16th. This episode landed over 5 millionfollowed by 5.35 million for episode 3. As a result, the latest ratings show an increase in viewership for four straight weeks, which is unusual for a series of episodes this early in the season. However, it’s probably the lack of promotion early in the season that explains this.

The “Survivor 41” finale scored about 5.62 million Spectator. Although it wasn’t the most popular episode of the season (that honor goes to the premiere followed by episode 2 at 5.9 million), if this season’s finals can match the same numbers, it would bode well for the show.

For reference, the lowest rated episode of “Survivor 41” was episode 6, which scored about 5.3 million. Also, Season 39, “Island of the Idols,” struggled around 6.29 million viewers for its premiere in September 2019. His finale scored about 6.5 million.

It’s true that “Survivor” has seen its ratings decline in recent seasons, although given the changing television landscape, that’s normal for all of the network’s television shows. Also, CBS has now released “Survivor”. Outstanding+and Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu host now a set of the show’s most popular seasons/episodes. Even though not that many people are watching it live, it can still get a significant viewership via online streaming platforms.

Survivor is likely to spawn many more seasons to come, and host Jeff Probst has even expressed confidence that it will make at least season 50.

Thirteen contestants remain in the current season of Survivor. Be sure to catch future episodes of “Survivor 42” by tuning in to CBS Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. Eastern Time.

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Brian Ashcraft

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