Survivor Facts

Survivor has racked up a lot of interesting statistics over the years! Here is a list of some of the things you may (or may not) know about the show
The list is current as of Survivor: Blood vs. Water

General Stats
Total Players: 424 (211 men, 213 women) not including any returning players
Total Survival Days: 1092 (equivalent of 3 full years)
Total Tribes (including merged and Outcast): 85
Male Winners: 15 (Richard Hatch, Ethan Zohn, Brian Heidik, Chris Daugherty, Tom Westman, Aras Baskauskas, Yul Kwon, Earl Cole, Todd Herzog, Bob Crowley, James "JT" Thomas, Jud "Fabio" Birza, Rob Mariano, John Cochran, Tyson Apostol)
Female Winners: 12 (Tina Wesson, Vecepia Towery, Jenna Morasca, Sandra Diaz-Twine (2), Amber Brkich, Danni Boatwright, Parvati Shallow, Natalie White, Sophie Clarke, Kim Spradlin, Denise Stapley)
Youngest Winner:* Jud Birza - Nicaragua (age 21)
Oldest Winner:* Bob Crowley - Gabon (age 57)
Youngest Player:** Spencer Duhm - Tocantins (age 18)
Oldest Player:** Rudy Boesch - Borneo (age 72)
Players to win by unanimous decision: Earl Cole (Fiji), James "JT" Thomas (Tocantins), John Cochran (Caramoan)
Winners without receiving a single elimination vote: Tina Wesson, Ethan Zohn, Brian Heidik, Sandra Diaz-Twine, Tom Westman, James "JT" Thomas, John Cochran
Players Evacuated (out for medical reasons): 12
Players Quit: 10

* (at time of win), ** (at time of season)

Other Stats
First tribal swap: Season 3 (Africa)
First use of Exile Island: Season 10 (Palau)
First use of Redemption Island: Season 22
Only season with an uneven number of contestants: Season 14 (Fiji) the 20th player dropped out at the last second
Most times exiled: Jessica Kiper - Gabon (5 times)
Longest Redemption Island winning streak: Matt Elrod (10 consecutive wins)
Longest-surviving contestant: Rob Mariano - Marquesas/All-Stars/Heroes vs. Villains/Redemption Island (117 days)
First use of a hidden immunity idol: Season 11 (Guatemala)
Only season without a merge: Season 10 (Palau) the last remaining member of Ulong was absorbed into Koror
Only use of a fake merge: Season 5 (Thailand)
First use of a final three: Season 13 (Cook Islands)
First live reading of finale votes: Season 2 (Australia)
First season Jeff hosted the reunion show: Season 5 (Thailand) Borneo/Australia/Africa reunions hosted by Bryant Gumbel, Marquesas reunion by Rosie O'Donnell
Most challenges won-team: Moto (Fiji) 4 reward, 8 immunity
Most challenges won-individual: Terry (Exile Island) 3 reward, 5 immunity
Strongest Survivor: Brandon Hantz and Jim Rice (South Pacific) Both carried 240 lbs. of weight in a challenge
Voted off twice in one season: Burton (Pearl Islands), Matt and Andrea (Redemption Island), Laura M. and Tina (Blood vs. Water)
Voted off three times in one season: Ozzy (South Pacific)
Total wins via 4-3 decision: 6
Total wins via 5-2 decision: 3
Total wins via 6-1 decision: 4
Most-visited Survivor location: Samoa (seasons 19, 20, 23 and 24) and Philippines (seasons 25-28)
Most quits in a single season: 2 (All-Stars and Nicaragua)
Most evacuations in a single season: 2 (Micronesia, Samoa and One World)
Castaways appearing in consecutive seasons: 7 (Rupert: Pearl Islands and All-Stars, Stephenie and Bobby Jon: Palau and Guatemala, Amanda and James: China and Micronesia, Russell: Samoa and Heroes vs.Villains, Malcolm: Philippines and Caramoan)
Castaways participating in 3 different seasons: 14 (Amanda Kimmel, Ben "Coach" Wade, Candice Woodcock-Cody, Cirie Fields, Colby Donaldson, James Clement, Jerri Manthey, Jonathan Penner, Ozzy Lusth, Parvati Shallow, Russell Hantz, Stephenie LaGrossa, Tina Wesson, Tyson Apostol)
Castaways participating in 4 different seasons: 2 (Rob Mariano, Rupert Boneham)

Fun Facts
* Four tribes have names that repeat itself: Mogo Mogo (All-Stars), Puka Puka (Cook Islands), Bula Bula (Fiji - Merged) and Foa Foa (Samoa)
* Five merged tribes are made of combinations containing the names of their starting tribes: Chuay Jai (Thailand), Chaboga Mogo (All-Stars), Xhakum (Guatemala), Aitutonga (Cook Islands) and Solarrion (Cagayan)
* The most common color for a merged tribe is black while the most common color for a starting tribe is yellow
* 5 players have logged more than 100 total gameplay days in multiple seasons (Rupert, Parvati, Ozzy, Amanda and Boston Rob)
* Rob and Amber may be the first Survivors to get married, but Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca were the first Survivor couple. Ethan met Jenna at the Amazon finale
* 6 former players are either married (Rob and Amber from All-Stars, Erik and Jaime from China) or engaged (Ryan O. from Pearl Islands and Mary from Micronesia) to another player
* 7 former players are former beauty queens, they include Amanda Kimmel (China/Micronesia/H vs V), Misty Giles (Exile Island), Danni Boatwright (Guatemala), Ashley Underwood (Redemption Island), Katie Hanson (Philippines), Jefra Bland (Cagayan) and Janu Tornell (Palau)
* 5 former players appeared on The Price is Right (Mitchell from Australia, Tijuana from Pearl Islands, Lisa from Vanuatu, Rita from Fiji and Aaron from China. Lisa and Rita are the only Survivor alumni to appear on the Drew Carey version) either before or after their time on Survivor. All but one won their games, but did not advance past the Showcase Showdown
* 2 former players also competed in Mark Burnett's other venture, the Eco-Challenge race (Ethan from Africa and Jenna from Borneo, competing as Team Mad River)
* Jeff was one of two finalists up for the Survivor hosting job back in 2000. The other finalist was Phil Keoghan, who is the current host of CBS' other hit reality show, The Amazing Race
* 2 Survivor couples have competed on the series The Amazing Race (Rob Mariano/Amber Brkich [twice], Ethan Zohn/Jenna Morasca)

Other Facts
* JT Thomas from Survivor: Tocantins and John Cochran from Survivor: Caramoan are the only players in Survivor history to be credited with a "perfect game". To achieve this feat, one must survive all 39 days, not have a vote cast against them at all Tribal Councils, and receive a unanimous winning vote from the final jury. However, JT also won Player of the Season for Tocantins, winning an extra $100,000 whereas Malcolm Freberg was Player of the Season for Caramoan
* Denise Stapley from Survivor: Philippines is the only player to attend and survive every Tribal Council
* Erik Reichenbach is the only player to have participated in both of the "Fans vs. Favorites" designated seasons, both as a Fan (Micronesia) and as a Favorite (Caramoan)
* Mike Skupin and Sandra Diaz-Twine are the only players to have been in multiple seasons and never be voted off
* Rupert is the only player to vote for the same person as the winner twice (Sandra)
* Mike Skupin, Rob Mariano, Russell Hantz and Sandra Diaz-Twine are the only players to participate in multiple seasons and never be on the jury
* John Cochran went on to become a writer for the CBS sitcom The Millers immediately after winning Caramoan
* Francesca Hogi is the first player to be voted off first in two separate seasons (Redemption Island and Caramoan)

If anyone has any more stats or facts they want to share, send them to me

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