Ratings Breakdown: Australian Survivor Heroes V Villains on 10

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“Australians have spoken and they’re clearly picking a tribe with strong audience engagement”

Australian Survivor: Heroes V Villains has launched on Channel 10 for 2023, going up against Married At First Sight and Australian Idol in a big night for commercial television.

With a five-city metro rating of 447,000, Paramount is reporting that the Australian Survivor launch brought in 610,000 national viewers (metro+regional+live stream), and peaked at 753,000 viewers.

In key demos, Australian Survivor was the #2 show in under 50s, 25 to 54s, and 16 to 39s.

Paramount is also reporting that the live stream audience for the Survivor premiere was up 8% compared with the 2022 launch – making it the show’s biggest live stream audience ever.

In 2022, Australian Survivor: Blood V Water launched to a five city metro audeince of 608,000. That number rose 45% in total TV, bringing the episode to a total audience of 1.093m.

In 2021, Australian Survivor: Brains V Brawn launched to a five city metro audience of 752,000.

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Back in Samoa for the fist time since the Covid pandemic, the first Reward Challenge saw the Heroes and the Villains race to grab building material, food, fishing gear and comfort items.

The Immunity Challenge took a turn when Villain’s George and Jackie were injured and removed from the game for medical examination. The Heroes went on to win Immunity, and sent the Villains to the first Tribal Council.

At Tribal Council, the Villains learned that Jackie would not be returning and George’s fate in the game was still up in the air. They were presented with the option of not reading the votes and heading back to camp, or they could push on with the count. With a unanimous decision to read the votes and cut a player loose, Anjali was ultimately voted out as the first Castaway to leave Australian Survivor: Heroes V Villains.



Senior Vice President Content and Programming, Paramount Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), Daniel Monaghan, said: “Australians have spoken and they’re clearly picking a tribe with strong audience engagement for the highly anticipated return of Australian Survivor: Heroes V Villains. We’re delighted with the first night results that achieved 610,000 national audience.

“Viewers love the stunning backdrop and idyllic island paradise of Samoa and are thrilled to see Jonathan LaPaglia back on our screens. This season sees heroic and villainous survivors return as well as a fresh crew of contenders ready to outwit, outplay and outlast in the battle to be the sole survivor.

“And there’s so much more to come as we find out who will be the winning tribe: Heroes or Villains?”

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