'Survivor: Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites' Finale Leads CBS to Sunday Win

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May 13th, 2013

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May 13, 2013



Network First in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54



CBS won Sunday in viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 with the season finale of SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN - FANS VS. FAVORITES, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for May 12.


At 8:00 PM, the SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN - FANS VS. FAVORITES (S) season finale, won by John Cochran, was first in households (5.8/10), viewers (9.98m), adults 25-54 (3.5/09) and adults 18-49 (2.6/08).  Note:  The season finale ran an extra nine minutes where the winner was announced.  CBS's ratings for this event will change.


From 10:00-11:00 PM, SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN REUNION SPECIAL (S) was first in households (4.9/08), viewers (8.35m), adults 25-54 (3.0/07) and adults 18-49 (2.2/06).   Note:  This includes nine minutes of the SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN finale.


For the night, CBS was first in households (5.7/10), viewers (9.61m), adults 25-54 (3.1/08) and adults 18-49 (2.2/07).  CBS was first in households, viewers and adults 25-54 for the 11th consecutive Sunday and was first in adults 18-49 for the 10th time in 11 Sundays.


  • HoldOn2YaButts

    It was a great season, one of the best recently.

  • The Cool Max

    Finally, a winner who deserved to win.

  • Parvati G.oddess

    Worst winner ever! Worst reunion ever! No wonder the finale was low rated.

  • MediaMan23

    Even after 26 variations, it was a remarkable Survivor season – our family watched together every week. One asset for reality/competition is that a stimulating cast can breath life into even a veteran franchise.

  • guest

    Um Parvati, the season (#26 i might add) had good ratings and Survivor had good/great numbers for a Sunday finale. You have zero idea what your talking about. Tell me how many shows have 26 seasons or 13 years and can put butt’s in the seats at that point?

  • Parvati G.oddess

    The Simpsons :) you’re welcome ;)

  • Parvati G.oddess

    @guest: The Simpsons :) you’re welcome ;)

  • justin

    It really shows how far Survivor has fallen when a player like Cochran wins. Not to mention, Dawn, and Sherri sitting next to him in the finale.

  • Shea

    There’s always useless players who make the final tribal council. That’s why you take them there, cuz they’re useless, and can’t win.

    How was Season 7 different when it was Sandra and Lill? Sandra did less than Cochran. Or even Season 6 with Jenna and Matt. Jenna was even worse. Season 4 with Vecepia and Neleh? Hell, even Season 2 with Tina beating Colby is an example. Depends on your definition of deserving. Even all the examples I mentioned, Cochran included, I think were deserving. With the exception of Jenna. I think Matt deserved that.

    So I’m not sure why you’re thinking this season was any different to others. Or that it’s fallen. It’s been happening since as far back as 2001. Many seasons have been like this. Always have been, and always will. I sure hope you’re not thinking Eddie was deserving. He might have been the most useless out there. Following Reynold the whole game, then getting whooped by Cochran and Dawn in the final 2 challenges. Even without the advantage, Cochran still had him destroyed.

    All that said, it was still a really good season, and far better than many others. In my opinion anyway.

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