- 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 5 airs March 11 at 8:00 PM Eastern.
Tyson Apostol was ‘eliminated’ in Episode 4 though as we know in the new reality of Survivor he’s not *really* eliminated. He was voted out at the Tribal Council and now he’s inhabitant #5 on the ‘Edge of Extinction’ which is apparently the new name of what was formerly known as ‘Extinction Island’. In all fairness, the producers have improved the ‘Edge of Extinction’ format this year. In fact, it provided some of the best drama in Episode 4 when Ethan Zohn nearly fainted before getting some medical attention. Zohn is a two time cancer survivor (I have no clue if that makes him more susceptible to fainting in adverse conditions). He did make his medical incident sound like Tyson Fury getting off the canvas after being knocked down by Deontay Wilder in their first fight:
“I wanted to set a good example for everyone who has been through a health challenge and think they can’t do it anymore. You can do it. You can get through those hard moments.”
Much respect for anyone that has stared down cancer twice but I’m not sure that any type of ailment that can be treated with a sugar pill is something that can inspire others. So the ‘Edge of Extinction’ is better but that doesn’t mean that it should be there. There’s a fundamental problem with contestants that are eliminated coming back into the competition. I’ve talked about this repeatedly in the past and now it appears that others are catching on as well.
WARDROBE MALFUNCTION PIXELATION CASHES IN EPISODE 4!
After a long drought of unintentional nudity there was a legit ‘wardrobe malfunction’ that necessitated pixelation in Episode 4. Sophie Clarke ‘popped out’ of her bikini top at some point in the episode and although the pixelation was momentary it was definitely there. Should you have any doubt I’ll point you to one of the less sophisticated corners of the Internet: the Reddit ‘Survivor Beauty’ group where the membership discusses the more physically attractive contestants. They’ve got the video clip of the ‘incident’ and have broken it down like a conspiracy theorist analyzes the Zapruder film. There was some brief controversy over the ‘blur’ and whether it was on the water or added to censor nudity. A user named ‘SeanJohnTX’ helpfully renders the verdict saying:
“Nippy nips. Blur is moving up. Water would most likely be stationary or moving down.”
Hopefully there will be plenty more wardrobe malfunctions as the season progresses as it adds a dimension of fun and frivolity that is often lacking.
SOLID RATINGS CONTINUE
The Survivor: Winners at War producers have to be happy because the ratings and viewership are holding up pretty well after four episodes. Episode 4 once again delivered a 1.4 rating and a 7 share pulling over 7 million viewers (7.08). The viewership has dropped each of the past three weeks but by a negligible amount going from 7.16 to 7.14 in Weeks 2 and 3 and 7.08 last week. Unfortunately, our long time TV ratings source TVByTheNumbers has pulled the plug. Until we find another permanent ratings source we’ll get our information from TVSeriesFinale.com.
Here’s the official SPORTSINSIDER.COM odds for Survivor: Winners at War Episode 5:
‘SURVIVOR: WINNERS AT WAR’ BETTING ODDS
TO WIN ‘SURVIVOR: WINNERS AT WAR’
Yul Kwon +350 Sophie Clarke +500 Wendall Holland +750 Parvarti Shallow +750 Tony Vlachos +1500 Michelle Fitzgerald +1500 Sarah Lacina +1500 Ben Driebergen +1500 Jeremy Collins +1500 Adam Klein +1500 Denise Stapley +2500 Natalie Anderson +2500 Rob Mariano +2500 Kim Spradlin +2500 Ethan Zohn +2500 Tyson Apostol +2500 Danni Boatwright +2500 Sandra Diaz-Twine +2500 Amber Mariano +5000 Nick Wilson +5000
‘SURVIVOR: WINNERS AT WAR’ EPISODE 5 BETTING ODDS
TO BE VOTED OUT IN EPISODE 5
Adam Klein +350 Rob Mariano +450 Parvarti Shallow +500 Sandra Diaz-Twine +750 Amber Mariano +1000 Ben Driebergen +1000 Sophie Clarke +1500 Tony Vlachos +1500 Yul Kwon +2500 Kim Spradlin +2500 Jeremy Collins +2500 Wendell Holland +2500 Natalie Anderson +2500 Tyson Apostol +2500 Michelle Fitzgerald +5000 Danni Boatwright +5000 Nick Wilson +5000 Denise Stapley +5000 Ethan Zohn +5000 Sarah Lacina +5000 No Elimination in Episode 5 +5000
WILL A HIDDEN IDOL BE PLAYED IN EPISODE 5?
Yes +300 No -350
WILL ANY CONTESTANT QUIT/BE REMOVED DUE TO INJURY IN EPISODE 5?
Yes +2500 No -5000
WILL ANY CONTESTANT CRY ON CAMERA DURING EPISODE 5?
Yes -210 No +180
WILL ANY CASTAWAY CATCH SEAFOOD IN EPISODE 5?
Yes +210 No -250
WILL A CONTESTANT BE ‘PIXELATED’ DUE TO NUDITY IN EPISODE 5?
GENDER IDENTITY OF NEXT CONTESTANT PIXELATED DUE TO NUDITY?
NEXT CONTESTANT TO BE PIXELATED DUE TO NUDITY?
Parvarti Shallow +600 Yul Kwon +600 Sophie Clarke +600 Sarah Lacina +750 Wendall Holland +750 Michele Fitzgerald +1000 Ethan Zohn +1000 Amber Mariano +1500 Tyson Apostol +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 5 KEY DEMO (18-49) RATINGS
1.3 or Over -150 Under 1.3 +130
EPISODE 5 KEY DEMO (18-49) SHARE
Over 6.5 -250 Under 6.5 +210
EPISODE 5 TOTAL VIEWERSHIP
Over 7 Million -150 Under 7 Million +130
The previous three TV ratings propositions will be graded using data reported at TVSeriesFinale.com.