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Survivor ratings: Are fans tuning out on Season 41?

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Erika Casupanan and Jeff Probst on the sixth episode of Survivor 41. Pic credit: Robert Voets/CBS

Survivor ratings slumped for the past week, with the show taking a hit as the World Series aired Game 2.

After posting a positive increase in viewership numbers for key demos during the previous week, Episode 6 turned in the worst numbers for Fall 2021.

In fact, it was actually a rough night for all CBS shows, with Survivor, Tough as Nails, and CSI: Vegas finishing way behind other programs airing in those timeslots.

FOX led the way with the World Series, followed pretty closely by the trio of Chicago-based shows on NBC (Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, and Chicago P.D.). To put it mildly, this was not a good night for CBS.

Are Survivor fans tuning out from the show?

Six episodes of Survivor 41 have now aired on CBS during the Fall 2021 television season. The show is averaging an estimated 5.761 million viewers each night, which is actually pretty decent for a reality competition show.

In comparison, Survivor 41 is well ahead of Big Brother 23 and it is still bringing in a good number of viewers in the 18-49 demographic.

Additional good news for CBS is that millions of viewers are watching on the DVR or through OnDemand services. These viewers who aren’t watching the episodes live don’t count in the early estimates, so even more people are tuning in than have been reported so far.

Through the first four installments (those numbers have come in) Survivor 41 has averaged about eight million viewers per episode. That’s pretty good for a primetime show that has the ability to keep production costs relatively low by not having to pay out extensive salaries to large casts.

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Survivor 41, Episode 7 an important one for CBS ratings

During the last episode of Survivor 41, the producers took a huge risk by introducing a merge twist. It has the potential to really shake up the game, but it has also led to a lot of complaints from Survivor fans.

It will be very interesting to see how many viewers tune in for Survivor 41, Episode 7 on Wednesday, November 3. The last episode ended on a huge cliffhanger and Jeff told CBS viewers that it was going to be a two-part episode.

So, will people tune in to find out how the situation with Erika on Exile Island gets resolved? Or will more viewers tune out from this season? We will all have to wait until next week to find out, but the table has been set for some great Survivor drama for the Season 41 cast.

Survivor 41 airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on CBS.

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56 thoughts on “Survivor ratings: Are fans tuning out on Season 41?”

  1. another CBS racist garbage show. Survivor has already had secret all black alliances and many black winners in past seasons, but this is on a whole new amplified level where they’re candidly targeting white people. I cannot for the life of me fathom why CBS is allowing such hate to be spread on national television where the viewing audience is 88% non-black. This will inevitably backfire on CBS, the entire Survivor franchise, as well as the black community as a whole. It’s precisely shows like this one and Big Brother (also a CBS show) that are destroying whats left of our society. I am disgusted with all of the above and will not be watching any further episodes. The end.

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    • I got through half of episode 1 before turning it off. Previously had not missed one episode in survivor history. Same for Big Brother. Now I’m done with them.

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      • I did exactly the same, I recall the host saying something like don’t bother writing in and complaining, so I took his advice and changed the tv Chanel and haven’t gone back, just hope the next Australian version doesn’t go stupid also….

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        • the latest “VIP” Ausi version was good! BUT because of racist and deviant americans the first few episodes suck.. the only saving grace was omarosa was voted out within 24 hours LOL! and deviant bruce jenner volunteered to leave not long after (which was not a surprise considering he got paid $550,000 – highest of any cast, more than ALL of the Ausi cast combined – he took the cash and “ran” LOL)… from then on its pretty smooth sailing and gameplay – no skin color or political BS. the last regular Ausi BB season was totally awesome and hilarious! again, no skin color or political BS.. just good clean fun. AND! the person who won did it without any victim card sob story poor me you owe me BS… although after you watch the season youll know “the king” shouldve won!! wink wink ;)

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          • oh and the ausi survivor, as well as amazing race ETC ETC ETC are the same as above, just good clean fun no skin color or political BS. screw the cbs crap shows, watch the ausi versions and enjoy!!!!

    • DITTO! I have been watching Survivor since season 2, never missed a season, but stopped watching this season when I realized (and suspected) it was going to be hugely in your face racist, woke (if you are white…you have been privileged) show JUST like this past summer’s show of Big Brother was, which I stopped watching and won’t be watching anymore of any CBS show. Hmm, will anyone other than a white person win Survivor Season 41???? Lol, of course!!!

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    • I totally agree! And could always predict Jeff calling out “Come on in guys”! No more. Now it’s just “Come on in”! WOKE has taken over. Count me out!

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    • Well said, agree 100%. Go woke, go broke! Won’t watch another episode after 20 years unless anti-white racism and fair and honest representation is followed. CBS has a great show for 20 years, ruined this season and will give them one more chance next season to fix show or I’m gone forever!

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    • You hit it on the nail, this liberal bull ruined one of my favorite shows. And I’m a Mexican, it’s so obviously anti- straight white male. Let’s go Brandon

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    • So true, let’s have whitey apologize for their privilege. Such bullshit. Survivor sucks now. People need to stop imagining that they are repressed, the Civil rights act is over 50 years old. Stop using your skin color as a crutch

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  2. considering white people make up more than 65% of the usa, cbs targeting whites with this racist crap is in serious trouble with the ratings. you, survivor, big brother etc etc etc turned your back on loyal viewers and now we’re returning the favor. you reap what you sew.

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    • So true! I mean last night Liana is saying,..
      ” how she wants to go further with those who are black like her, and that she wants to share her blackness etc.,..”

      Can you imagine a white person saying, yeah I want to go only with those who share my whiteness. WTF,..the Horror

      how is this not racist, this double standard,..?

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  3. “They wanted to be represented fully..” I agree with you 100%! They should be fully represented..

    which means 12% of the 16 total contestants cast in the show. Do the math, it means there should only be 1 black person on the show, not 6. Conversely, the USA consists of 61% white Caucasians. This means there should be 10 white people on the show, not 7. In fact, there should be more Latinx people than blacks and if CBS truly wants to claim “diversity”, at the very least 1 native American Indian cast member FFS. But nope… what we got instead was some hollywierd super woke jaded hypocritical diversity s**t rigged to stack the deck in favor of “Africans” (as if) winning. N please.

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  4. This season lost me when Jeff asked if anyone had a problem with word “guys” and no one did. But one day later someone in the cast remembered that there’s fame to be had for people pretending to be offended.

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  5. I watched every episode of survivor for 20 plus years. Never thought the show would go so Woke so fast! I watched to escape the political BS. I have one thing to say, GOOD BYE GUYS!!!!!

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  6. Are we trying to hard to all be politically correct? Let’s get back to what made Survivor a good show. If it hurts your feelings, you shouldn’t be on the show

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  7. Im’ a huge survivor fan from Canada. can you imagine if this years white players all got together and said lets stick together and vote off all the non whites. i watch survivor to escape from this crap not have it rammed down my throat.

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  8. WORST SEASON EVER!!!! Having been a fan from season one and actually watched all of them again, I have to say I am so disappointed! The fact that Jeff would even ask the question ” is anyone offended by the work “guy” ” is beyond belief. For those contestants that were….go home to your Mama’s basement and hide out there! You lost me and many others for this season, so I suggest you rethink your “politically correct” strategy CBS or you may not have a season 42 to worry about. As for me……Survivor Australia is what the USA Survivor used to be and I am now watching all of their season. They not only have diplomacy but they aren’t offended by every little thing. Take a hint USA Survivor before it is to late!!

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    • Yep, and Australian BB is even better! Too much woke ass social justice warrior nonsense. No more US Survivor or BB for me. It’s kinda sad. Been a fan of both shows since they began.

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  9. Pretty simple for Survivor, cast smart, witty, and/or attractive people. In your face leftism is a turn off. You have 1 more chance with me, cast season 42 like the trainwreck of season 41 and you will have lost a 20 year customer.

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  10. Mostly made me sad. Have seen most seasons multiple timed. Loved Survivor. Watched first episode of 41 and won’t watch another. I guess the woke tribe has spoken so I’m walking down the path never to return.

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  11. Dont ya just love how SOME people call racism when facts are merely being presented? There are 4 black cast members who upon meeting for the very first time immediately formed an alliance to target all white people and spew delusional disinformation on national TV. THAT is racism defined! Thanks to CBS and shows like this one promoting, encouraging and rewarding such asinine behavior, 21st century USA has become a cesspool of dumbed-down, emboldened, dimwitted anti-white racists and the laughing stock of the world. CBS should be ashamed of itself. I will never watch another episode of ANY CBS show. Ever.

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  12. I see the divisions in the country. Why watch this division for entertainment? Martin Luther King said people shouldn’t be seen for their color but judged for their character. I see very little of that in Survivor. I expect their ratings to crater if their one-sided equality continues.

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  13. I’m conservative. The left, CBS and the media, wants to totally destroy those whose ideas are different from theirs . Opposition to the left must be erased. Like Communists and Nazi did to their opposition? Compromise is not possible for the left. Compromise means to the left that the left gets what they want. Survivor has become a tool to that end.

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  14. I’m conservative. The left, CBS and the media, wants to totally destroy those whose ideas are different from theirs . Opposition to the left must be erased. Compromise is not possible for the left. Compromise means to the left that the left gets what they want. Survivor has become a tool to that end.

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  15. I have loved this show since it first aired. I am tired of major TV shows Jamming their agenda down the viewers throats that keep this show a show! I have never looked at this show as Black or White!! I just turned this show Off and have taken it off of my “recorded” favorites! I know I am not alone! Thanks for ruining another TV show I have enjoyed with any judgement until now!! Goodbye Survivor!!!

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  16. And the train wreck continues, lasts night’s episode was NOT Survivor. I almost turned it off and possible I will not see who wins this show that CBS is trying to pass off as the epic game we have enjoyed for 20 years. I’m looking to be entertained in the evening and have no desire to have some producers expose my white privilege.

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  17. The funniest thing about all this hate whitey blacks are suppressed blacks are hunted in the streets nonsense is that it’s all crap. White people are killed by cops more every year, whites are statistically more at risk of being shot by cops, blacks commit over 50% of all violent crimes in America being only 13% of the population, commit most ALL murders and against other blacks, hands up don’t shoot was a complete lie and just about every single blown out of proportion political manipulated cop shooting the black guy is resisting arrest or doing something completely idiotic to a cop. All this racism garbage is completely fabricated because the political left cannot win on policy, principle or morality and since Obama the Republican party has quadrupled the black vote. That’s dangerous to the woke left so them and their pals in the media, Hollywood and big tech push the racism crap to keep black people voting for them despite the poor education, being mostly below the literacy rate, no opportunity in all democrat run slums. Truth is white people could give a shit about wether or not someone I’d black or wether they succeed or fail just the same as anyone else. The fact people even fall for it at all just goes to show how piss poor our education system is. White people literally voted for a black president twice and since Trump came along and disrupted Washington the elite turned up the woke crap to REALLY drive home diversity. Diversity as in divide and conquer and despite a true global awakening there are still those completely brainwashed by the web of media and big tech allowing this crap to fester. The facts and statistics just don’t support the reality that this woke anti white pro segregation trash tries to push. CBS is owned by one of the major corporate conglomerates working with the left to push their narrative. If the Rittenhouse case didn’t wake up those fools still asleep then probably nothing will. Maybe blacks will wake the fuck up and realize they are pawns and have been for decades and that white people don’t think about you AT ALL. We care your black as much as we care that baseballs are white.
    The facts are not on your side.

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  18. Oh gawd, here we go again. Liana is yet another environmentally conditioned dumb delusional anti-white hypocrite. Honey, you need a serious factual history lesson before going on blathering about how unfair life is for you. “Literally killed for being black”.. statistically more white people are killed by police every year than blacks and per capita more native American Indians are killed than blacks every year, therefor your entire disinformed speech and critical race theory has been smashed to tiny bits. Speaking of which, native American Indians that is, your ancestors voluntarily enlisted in all black army regiments, ironically many of which were freed slaves I might add, who for over a 150 years took part in the US govt. “convert or exterminate mandate”, mass genocide, slavery, relocation and reeducation, stolen lands, forbidden culture etc etc.. all of which continues to this very day today. Get a clue dummy. And for that matter, slavery as a whole originated in Africa perpetrated and profited from by Africans. You wanna place blame? Ya need not look further than a mirror honey.

    After this episode I will never watch Survivor or any other CBS show. Good riddance.

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  19. HAHA! I stopped watching after episode 2, but after seeing this news I thoroughly enjoyed watching this episode and this idiot being voted out after giving her racist speech and playing her victim card to no avail. I’m lovin it! Go Xander! LOL

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  20. liana is the epitome of 21st century racism in america. her facts show just how brainwashed and deluded she truly is. watching her voted off was the highlight of the minute! lmfao

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  21. @”the four”… more whites and per capita more native indians than blacks are killed by police every year. second, your ancestors voluntarily enlisted in all black army regiments, ironically many of which were freed slaves, who for over a 150 years took part in the US govt. “convert or exterminate mandate” of native indians.. mass genocide, slavery, displacement and reeducation, stolen lands and resources, forbidden language and culture etc., all of which continues to this very day today. Get a clue hypocrite dummies.

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