While there are a pretty heavy percentage of cynics out there who want to see “Survivor” fail for whatever reason, there are also plenty of other people who still love the show after all of these years, and don’t want to see it go anywhere at all. Luckily, we are one of these such people.
For Wednesday night’s new episode, we are pleased to report that the show did improve up to a 2.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which should serve as evidence that this fanbase is one of the most devoted out of any group on TV. It’s not often that any show goes up from its premiere, especially when you have “American Idol” as your competition. Sure, Fox’s singing competition is no longer the giant it once was (and its ratings continue to fall every week), but it’s still a monster by most standards.
So what is the future like for “Survivor” now? Jeff Probst has already said that he is coming back for two seasons regardless of whether or not there is a new deal signed, and they would presumably start filming in March depending on if CBS wants them. We don’t necessarily know if there is still another 20+ seasons for the show left in the tank, but you have to imagine that everyone involved would love to make it to season 30, which would air at this time in 2015.
The only other major ratings note to us worth noting is the pretty stunning fall of “Modern Family” down below a 4.0 rating. This show was at one point a ratings machine for ABC, and it still is their highest-rated show. However, don’t you remember when it rivaled “The Big Bang Theory”? Now, it’s not coming anywhere close with a 3.9.
Do you think that we could see two more years of “Survivor,” even if the ratings are going down? Be sure to share some of your thoughts below, and you can also check out our full review of Wednesday night’s episode over here.