Orders Two More Seasons of Survivor
CBS ORDERS TWO ADDITIONAL EDITIONS OF "SURVIVOR" FOR THE
"Survivor" Is Sixth Show in Television History to Rank in the
Top 10 of Every Season Broadcast
Series Continues to Dominate Time Period, Winning Every Week of the
Season in Viewers and Key Demographics
The CBS Television Network has ordered two additional editions of
Survivor to be broadcast during the 2006/07 season. These will mark the
13th and 14th editions of the hit reality series.
"Survivor is that rare television breed -- a show with seemingly
endless audience appeal," said Nina Tassler, President, CBS
Entertainment. "Part of that is testament to a concept with inherent
drama that features different faces and places; the other part is the
ability of Mark Burnett and his talented team to inject new ideas and new
wrinkles to keep the format fresh."
Tassler continued: "It started as a cultural phenomenon and has
evolved into a consistent Top 10 show that leads off the most successful
night of television on any network. We look forward to taking audiences to
more exotic locations next season and introducing them to the next wave of
ordinary citizens marooned as 'Survivor' castaways."
"It is an honor that our show's continued ratings success has
become part of television history," said executive producer Mark
Burnett. "'Survivor' has been, and continues to be, a wonderful
experience for me and for my production crew, and that has remained
unchanged since our beginnings. I look forward to continuing as part of
the CBS family, and in keeping our loyal Thursday night audience
entertained and enthralled for many more years to come."
With last spring's 10th edition finishing fifth in viewers, the
Survivor franchise became only the sixth show in the history of television
to rank in the Top 10 in every season it's been broadcast (10 editions
over the course of five seasons).
SURVIVOR is on the verge of extending that streak as the current 11th
GUATEMALA -- THE MAYA EMPIRE, remains a Top 10 program in viewers (No.
7), adults 18-49 (No. 7) and adults 25-54 (No. 7).
SURVIVOR: GUATEMALA has won its time period every week this season in
viewers (17.64m), adults 18-49 (6.2/17), adults 25-54 (7.6/19) and adults
SURVIVOR, at the forefront of the reality
show trend, debuted in May 2000 and dominated the ratings through the
summer, culminating with 52 million viewers attending the final tribal
council in August 2000. In January 2001, the second
edition of Survivor, set in the Australian Outback, premiered behind
the Super Bowl
and went on to become the Number One program of the 2000-2001 season.
SURVIVOR's relocation to Thursday in February 2001 proved to be the
beginning of the end of NBC's 18-year domination of the night. Together
with CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, CBS won Thursday in viewers in the
2002-2003 season and, with the addition of WITHOUT A TRACE, also won the
night in all key demographics for the first time in 20 years in the
SURVIVOR is produced by S.E.G. Inc. Mark Burnett and Tom Shelly are
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