Sixteen average Americans (eighteen in seasons 8, 9 and 11, nineteen in season 14 and twenty in seasons 10 and 13) are abandoned in the middle of some of the most unforgiving places on earth. Divided into teams, they particiapte in challenges and every three days, the losing tribe must trek to Tribal Council to vote out one of their own.
Series Fun Facts
- "Survivor: The Australian Outback" was the only installment of Survivor to date where the game lasted 42 days. In all other Survivor installments, the duration of the game was 39 days.
- SPOILER: Yau-Man Chan was the first person to ever send himself to exile island intentionally. He did this after making the infamous 'car deal' with Andria Herd.
- Goof (factual errors): Jeff Probst states that 19 survivors have never had their torch snuffed, referencing the 19 winners. This is not a true statement. More than 19 survivors have not had…
[show]Goof (factual errors): Jeff Probst states that 19 survivors have never had their torch snuffed, referencing the 19 winners. This is not a true statement. More than 19 survivors have not had their torch snuffed; this would include all people who won or placed second (or third in certain seasons), and people who were not voted out but rather left due to medical evacuations or quitting the game. Further, even some of the winners have had their torch snuffed due to them winning in their second appearance on the show.