20 Years, 40 Seasons — Survivor Has Earned Its Name

Survivor host Jeff Probst with the cast of the show’s 40th season. (CBS)
Competing in the ultimate physical, social, and mental challenge, contestants demonstrate how much excellence human beings are capable of.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE A fter 20 years and 40 seasons of the reality game show Survivor (yes, you read that right), it’s worth contemplating why it has lasted so long. Even as ratings declined from the first seasons, the show has maintained a dedicated fan base, I among it. Long after most of my peers have moved on, I keep watching the show with enthusiasm. At times I have fallen years behind, but thanks to streaming I have always known that I can pick back up right where I left off and catch up. Like an old friend, the show has been with me


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