“Survivor” By The Numbers

Tonight on CBS, Survivor will be embarking on a giant milestone. They will be airing their 500th episode. So, to get you ready for the premiere of season 34 Survivor: Game Changers, here are some facts by the numbers courtesy of “The Ashley Reality Roundup” and “Survivor Wikia.”

0: Number of razors provided to ‘Survivor’ contestants for shaving purposes

0: Number of ‘Survivor’ contestants who are not strip-searched before heading to the game (This rule went into effect for all contestants after it was discovered that Richard Hatch had smuggled matches in his butt cheeks during the ‘All-Stars’ season.)

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1: Number of times a tribe has voted out Jeff Probst during Tribal Council (This occurred during the show’s very first season. The tribe, who voted for Jeff as a joke, had to redo their vote.)

1: Number of people who have won ‘Survivor’ twice (Sandra Diaz-Twine is the only person to date who has won two seasons of ‘Survivor.’)

1: Number of ‘Survivor’ contestants Jeff Probst has dated (He dated ‘Vanuatu’ contestant Julie Berry from 2004-2008.)

2: Number of ‘Survivor’ seasons that premiered after a Super Bowl (They were the ‘Australian Outback’ and ‘All-Stars’ seasons, by the way.)

3: Number of years a ‘Survivor’ contestant has to wait after their season airs to talk about the “rules of production” of the show, per their show contract

4: Number of former ‘Survivor’ contestants that passed away after their season (The list consists of Palau’s Jennifer Lyon who died of breast cancer in 2010; Borneo’s B.B. Andersen who died of brain cancer in 2013; Blood vs. Water’s Caleb Bankston who died in 2014 after an accident; and Gabon’s Dan Kay, who died in 2016)

4: Number of contestants who played four times.

7: Number of months between the filming of the final Tribal Council and the final announcement of the winner of ‘Millennials vs. Gen X’

12: Number of years Boston Rob and Amber Mariano have been married, as of this April

14: Number of females who have won ‘Survivor’

14 Number of ‘Survivor’ contestants who have been medically evacuated from the game

17: Number of years ‘Survivor’ has been on the air

18: Number of different countries that ‘Survivor’ has filmed in

18: Number of contestants who played three times.

19: Number of males who have won ‘Survivor’

20: Number of castaways on the upcoming ‘Survivor: Game Changers’ season

22: Number of dollars it costs to purchase an official ‘Survivor’ Season 34 buff from the CBS online store

55: Number of years old Jeff Probst is

56: Number of Emmy award nominations that ‘Survivor’ has earned

75: Number of years old the oldest ‘Survivor’ contestant was at the time he played the game (It was Rudy Boesch during ‘Survivor: All-Stars’ in 2004.)

69: Number of contestants who played two times.

91: Number of returning contestants

380: Number of dollars ‘Survivor: Micronesia’ contestant Natalie Bolton spent on a giant piece of chocolate cake during her season’s Survivor Auction

498: Number of people who have been castaways on ‘Survivor’ over the years

500: Number of episodes of ‘Survivor’ that will have aired once the new season premieres

1,329: Number of total days

100,000: Number of dollars CBS had to pay in fines when ‘Australian Outback’ contestant Colby Donaldson took a piece of coral from the Great Barrier Reef in Australia during his season

511,000: Number of followers the official ‘Survivor’ account has on Twitter

1.4 million: Number of dollars the ‘Survivor’ $1 million prize would be in 2017, if inflation was factored in

4 million: Number of dollars Jeff Probst reportedly earns for each season of ‘Survivor’ he hosts

9.0 million: Number of viewers who tuned in to watch the finale of 2016’s ‘Millennials vs. Gen X’ season

51.6 million: Number of viewers who tuned in to watch the ‘Survivor’ Season 1 finale

Make sure to watch Survivor: Game Changers Tonight at 8/7c for the 2 hour season premiere and every Wednesday at 8/7c for the usual one hour showing only on CBS and CBS All Access.

Written by Christopher Mabry

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