The release date for Survivor Season 33 — September 21, 2016
This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Survivor Season 33 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. CBS has scheduled the premiere date for a new season for September 21, 2016.
Series background and info
Survivor is an American competitive reality television series produced by Jeff Probst, Mark Burnett and Charlie Parsons. Since the day it first aired in the year 2000, it has ranked as one of the most watched shows in the US and is currently considered the highest-rated and most profitable reality series on television. Season 32 of the show premiered on CBS on February 17, 2016. It is simulcast in Canada on Global and airs the following day after the US broadcast in Australia on Go!
In this reality series a group of strangers is isolated in a deserted location, where they must struggle to provide food, water, fire, shelter and any medical assistance necessary. At the same time, they compete in challenges to either earn immunity from expulsion from the game, or a reward. The last couple of survivors left must face a jury of the contestants that have been previously eliminated. The Sole Survivor wins a prize of a million dollars.
Current season ratings and likely renewal
Season 32 is set in Koh Rong, Cambodias second-largest island, and follows the adventures of 18 contestants divided into 3 tribes according to their strongest character trait – Brains, Brawn and Beauty. The viewership ratings are still extremely strong, with the series premiering to 8.3 million viewers, a 1.9 rating and a 7% share and gaining just short of another million for the third episode, where the rating grew to 2.2 and the share to 8%. With numbers like these there is no end to survival adventures in sight, so please stay tuned for relevant renewal information.
UPDATED March 26, 2016: Probably the most successful reality project on television to date, and the longest-running unscripted television show on the CBS network, Survivor will live on as its official renewal was revealed yesterday as part of the surprising and welcome bulk renewal announcement by the network’s executive team. The 7-time winner of the Primetime Emmy Awards, the long-running fan favorite survival competition series has a total of 91 nominations to date and has managed to sustain viewer interest throughout its impressive 32-cycle run. With just 6 episodes into its current installment, the reality show is delivering on average 9 million viewers per episode, which is on par with last year’s results. The theme and the destination for the next cycle will be revealed during the season 33 live finale that is scheduled to air on May 18, 2016, so don’t miss it.
UPDATED May 31.2016: While we are still waiting for a release date to be confirmed for Survivor season 33 (although we do know that it is set to air in the fall of 2016), we`d like to share some other relevant news with the fans of the program. Season 34 is also in production, with filming ready to take off in early June. Both upcoming seasons are filmed on Mamanuca Islands, part of the Fiji archipelago. Season 33 will feature a completely new cast, while season 34, on the other hand, will welcome only returning players. And one more thing we can be sure of – they`ll certainly be just as exhilarating as the preceding seasons. Stay tuned, and we`ll keep you up on the news.
UPDATED June 22, 2016: The mega-hit veteran Survivor series has had its premiere date set by CBS. The show will air the first episode of season 33 on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 8pm. The season premiere will be a super-sized 90-minute episode and feature all new cast members setting out on an adventure of a lifetime on an island in the Fiji archipelago. Don`t forget that season 34 is also in the works already. Sign up for our automatic updates and receive an e-mail reminder of the exciting season 33 premiere of Survivor.