"SURVIVOR: REDEMPTION ISLAND," THE 22nd EDITION OF TELEVISION'S LONGEST-RUNNING REALITY COMPETITION SERIES, PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, FEB. 16, 8:00-9:00 PM
The Spring Edition Will Feature a New Format Twist
SURVIVOR: REDEMPTION ISLAND, the 22nd edition of television's longest-running reality competition series, premieres Wednesday, Feb.16 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
The spring edition of SURVIVOR will feature a new twist when, for the first time, castaways who have been eliminated from the game will have an opportunity to seek redemption and return for a chance to win the million dollar prize. Each week at Tribal Council when a castaway is voted off, they will be sent to an isolated island called "Redemption Island," where they will live alone in exile. To stay on Redemption Island, they will need to compete in a duel against the next person eliminated (and then against each subsequent person voted off), with the loser being sent home. The winner of each duel earns the right to continue fighting for an opportunity to return to the game and the chance to compete for the title of Sole Survivor.
Sunday's finale of SURVIVOR: NICARAGUA, won by Jud "Fabio" Birza, capped a winning season for SURVIVOR in its new Wednesday (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) time period. SURVIVOR: NICARAGUA, which won its time period in viewers and key demographics every week this season against regular competition, improved the year-ago time period by +83% each in viewers (13.36m from 7.30m), adults 18-49 (4.2 from 2.3) and adults 25-54 (5.5 from 3.0). SURVIVOR was also up +1% in viewers compared to its own Thursday performance last season.
SURVIVOR is hosted by Emmy Award-winner Jeff Probst and produced by SEG, Inc. Mark Burnett, Jeff Probst and David Burris are executive producers.