- This is the 40th season for CBS’s reality show.
- The entire cast of Season 40 consists of returning players from previous seasons.
- ‘Survivor: Winners at War’ Episode 2 airs February 19 at 8:00 PM Eastern.
We’re back with Week 2 of Survivor: Winners at War and below you’ll find odds on the ultimate winner of Season 40 along with weekly props on the next to be eliminated, TV ratings, next contestant to be pixelated due to nudity, etc. Maybe I should start posting odds on whether or not I’ll make it through the entire season. As I noted in our Week 1 preview, I almost didn’t bother doing odds on Survivor: Winners at War due to my general disgust with the state of reality TV. I get that the entire genre is a ‘work’ and that there’s only a veneer of legitimacy at best. The problem is that even in a predetermined, make believe world the competition has to adhere to whatever form of ‘logic’ they have created therein. If elimination from a show is final, for example, don’t come up with some gimmick to bring contestants back.
I must have missed it in the small print when I was doing the numbers for Week 1 but you know the much maligned ‘gimmick to bring contestants back’? Yep–the ‘Edge of Extinction’ has made a return for another season. Arguably the most universally reviled plot device in the history of reality TV has made a return for another season. I’ll discuss the insiduous nature of the entire ‘Edge of Extinction’ conceit and why it ha rendered reality TV all but unwatchable in a future article.
For now, it’ll just require me to write nonsense like this: Natalie Anderson and Amber Mariano were eliminated at tribal council in Episode 1. Of course, they weren’t *really* eliminated–they just went from the main island to ‘Extinction Island’. Hopefully, the producers have figured out more to do with ‘Extinction Island’ this season. Last year, they were clearly making it up as they went along which resulted in the anti-climactic denouement of the ‘Extinction Island’ rejects playing one pointless challenge to win their way back into the field.
We’ll start with our meta-analysis and covering topics like TV ratings next week. For now, here is the rundown of the official SPORTSINSIDER.COM Survivor: Winners at War betting odds for Episode 2:
‘SURVIVOR: WINNERS AT WAR’ BETTING ODDS
TO WIN ‘SURVIVOR: WINNERS AT WAR’
Yul Kwon +500 Tyson Apostol +750 Parvarti Shallow +750 Wendall Holland +750 Rob Mariano +750 Ben Driebergen +1500 Tony Vlachos +1500 Adam Klein +1500 Danni Boatwright +1500 Sophie Clarke +1500 Kim Spradlin +1500 Ethan Zohn +2500 Jeremy Collins +2500 Sandra Diaz-Twine +2500 Natalie Anderson +5000 Amber Mariano +5000 Michelle Fitzgerald +5000 Nick Wilson +5000 Denise Stapley +5000 Sarah Lacina +5000
‘SURVIVOR: WINNERS AT WAR’ EPISODE 2 BETTING ODDS
TO BE VOTED OUT IN EPISODE 2
Rob Mariano +450 Ben Driebergen +600 Tony Vlachos +750 Sandra Diaz-Twine +750 Sophie Clarke +900 Tyson Apostol +900 Parvarti Shallow +1500 Adam Klein +1500 Yul Kwon +2500 Kim Spradlin +2500 Jeremy Collins +2500 Wendell Holland +2500 Natalie Anderson +2500 Amber Mariano +2500 Michelle Fitzgerald +5000 Danni Boatwright +5000 Nick Wilson +5000 Denise Stapley +5000 Ethan Zohn +2500 Sarah Lacina +5000 No Elimination in Episode 1 +5000
WILL A HIDDEN IDOL BE PLAYED IN EPISODE 2?
Yes +300 No -650
WILL ANY CONTESTANT QUIT/BE REMOVED DUE TO INJURY IN EPISODE 2?
Yes +2500 No -5000
WILL ANY CONTESTANT CRY ON CAMERA DURING EPISODE 2?
Yes -210 No +180
WILL ANY CASTAWAY CATCH SEAFOOD IN EPISODE 2?
Yes +300 No -350
WILL A CONTESTANT BE ‘PIXELATED’ DUE TO NUDITY IN EPISODE 2?
GENDER IDENTITY OF NEXT CONTESTANT PIXELATED DUE TO NUDITY?
NEXT CONTESTANT TO BE PIXELATED DUE TO NUDITY?
Tyson Apostol +750 Parvarti Shallow +750 Yul Kwon +750 Sarah Lacina +750 Wendall Holland +750 Michele Fitzgerald +750 Ethan Zohn +1500 Sophie Clarke +1500 Aaron Meredeth +1500 Amber Mariano +1500 Kim Spradling +2500 Danni Boatwright +2500 Ben Driebergen +2500 Natalie Anderson +2500 Rob Mariano +5000 Tony Vlachos +5000 Adam Klein +5000 Nick Wilson +5000 Sandra Diaz-Twine +5000 Jeremy Collins +5000 Denise Stapley +5000
In the previous three propositions pixelation must be due to accidental or intentional nudity and not due to obscene gestures or any other reason. If there is no pixelation due to nudity this season the previous two propositions will be graded ‘no action’.
EPISODE 2 KEY DEMO (18-49) RATINGS
1.2 or Over -130
Under 1.2 +110
EPISODE 2 KEY DEMO (18-49) SHARE
Over 6.5 -150 Under 6.5 +130
EPISODE 2 TOTAL VIEWERSHIP
Over 6.55 Million -150 Under 6.55 Million +130
The previous three TV ratings propositions will be graded using data reported at TV By The Numbers.