IN ONE OF THE MOST EXPLOSIVE TRIBAL COUNCILS EVER, SECRETS AND STRATEGIES ARE REVEALED AS TEMPERS FLARE, AND A HEATED ARGUMENT THREATENS TO TEAR THE WHOLE TRIBE APART, ON “SURVIVOR: HEROES VS. VILLAINS,” THURSDAY, FEB. 18
“It’s Getting the Best of Me” — Backstabbing and dissention run rampant in one tribe as a castaway reveals that old grudges die hard and makes a move to put a former ally on the chopping block.
Meanwhile, one Villain pushes so hard to provide for the tribe that he passes out cold, on SURVIVOR: HEROES VS. VILLAINS, Thursday, Feb. 18 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Castaways competing on SURVIVOR: HEROES VS. VILLAINS (in alphabetical order separated by tribes):
RUPERT BONEHAM TYSON APOSTOL
JAMES CLEMENT RANDY BAILEY
COLBY DONALDSON DANIELLE DILORENZO
CIRIE FIELDS RUSSELL HANTZ
AMANDA KIMMEL JERRI MANTHEY
JESSICA “Sugar” KIPER (1st voted out) ROBERT MARIANO
STEPHENIE LAGROSSA PARVATI SHALLOW
JAMES “JT” THOMAS JR. SANDRA DIAZ-TWINE
TOM WESTMAN BENJAMIN “Coach” WADE
CANDICE WOODCOCK COURTNEY YATES
Ratings review: The premiere of SURVIVOR: HEROES VS. VILLAINS, the 10th anniversary edition of television’s longest-running reality competition series, delivered its largest audience since 2007, winning its 8:00-10:00 PM time period in all ratings categories, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Thursday, Feb. 11.
From 8:00-10:00 PM, SURVIVOR: HEROES VS. VILLAINS (P) was first in households (8.1/13), viewers (14.17m), adults 25-54 (5.6/14) and adults 18-49 (4.5/12). Compared to the first episode of SURVIVOR: SAMOA in Sept. 2009, CBS was up +19% in households (from 6.8/11), +22% in adults 25-54 (from 4.6/13), +25% in adults 18-49 (from 3.6/11) and added +2.49m viewers (from 11.68m, +21%).
Compared to the one-hour premiere of SURVIVOR: TOCANTINS on the same night last year, CBS was up +1% in households (from 8.0/13), +2% in adults 18-49 (from 4.4/13), even in adults 25-54 and added +540,000 viewers (from 13.63m, +4%).
SURVIVOR posted its largest audience since Dec. 13, 2007 (SURVIVOR: CHINA), its best adults 25-54 since Feb. 12, 2009 (premiere of SURVIVOR: TOCANTINS) and best adults 18-49 since Feb. 19, 2009 (SURVIVOR TOCANTINS).
From 9:00-10:00 PM, SURVIVOR topped “Grey’s Anatomy” in viewers (14.11m vs. 12.67m) and adults 18-49 (4.5/12 vs. 4.3/11) and ranked as the night’s top program in adults 18-49.
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