The CBS network has information about the reality television show “Survivor” on its website CBS.com. As with all of its other shows, CBS has a section dedicated to “Survivor” with schedule information, videos and biographies of the host and contestants. Some videos require a CBS All Access account.
In 2015, “Survivor” marked its 30th season. The show drops contestants in remote locations with limited resources, and the lone survivor of the series wins $1 million. During the course of the show, contestants participate in challenges for rewards or immunity. Voting by fellow cast members determines the winner of the contest.
Since first airing in 2000, “Survivor” has garnered several awards, including multiple Emmy awards for host Jeff Probst, and nominations for the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Competition Reality Series and several TV Critics Awards. Due to its success, “Survivor” is widely regarded as the reality television show that opened the door for other reality shows to enter the market. From 2000 to 2005, “Survivor” ranked in the top 10, and ranked number one its second season.
Since the first episode, the series airs two seasons per year. Each season is titled, and the majority of the season titles indicate location. Some seasons, however, indicated a twist in the game, such as “Survivor: Blood vs. Water,” which pitted past contestants against their loved ones.