Australian Survivor Season 03 Episode 24 Descriprion
Awaking on Day 50, the five remaining tribemates came to realisation that they were very close to the end of the competition, and Matt vowed to win immunity to save himself at the next vote. Despite aligning closely with Matt prior to Sam’s elimination, Flick felt that she had a much closer relationship with El, hence her decision to support her in the last vote. She decided that she really wanted to go to the end with El, but El implied that she was more heavily committed to Lee, which unnerved Flick. When the three were alone, Matt tried talking to Kristie and Flick about voting at least one of Lee and El out to give them a better chance at the Final Three challenge, while Flick sincerely apologised about betraying him and said that she did want to work with him. The three then decided to make the plan again of voting Lee off, though Kristie was still undecided.
Immunity challenge: Each tribe member will stand on a log while balancing a heavy ball on a wooden disc. At regular intervals, a second and third ball will be added. If at any point a competitor touches the ball, falls of the log, or lets the ball fall off the disc, then the competitor is out of the challenge. The last competitor remaining wins immunity.
Lee outlasted Matt to win immunity for the third consecutive time. Matt was very disappointed to lose the challenge, but tried his utmost to convince Kristie and Flick to vote against El. Flick and Kristie discussed the challenge prowess of Lee in particular, and Flick felt that it was in her best interest to vote El off. However, Flick’s closeness to El meant that she and Kristie would owe her genuinity of telling her that she would be voted off. This backfired on Flick however, as El revealed that she had told her repeatedly that she would take her to the final two and had lied to her on many other occasions. El then made a plea to Kristie to work with her and Lee by reassuring her that they would be far more trustworthy than Flick. Kristie then asked Matt openly whether Flick had promised to take him to the final two, to which Matt said that she hadn’t.
Lee and El then talked to Kristie away from camp about what Flick had said, telling her that there was no guarantee that either of them would win the final immunity challenge, and even then no guarantee that they would take each other to the Final Tribal Council ahead of someone like Kristie. They also reiterated their promise of being truthful to Kristie and said that Flick and Matt were both liars, and then Lee also threatened to win every single challenge if El was voted out. While it was raining at camp, Matt and Lee then fought openly for Kristie’s vote, and Lee and El confessed that they while they wanted to vote Flick out, their votes would be directed at Matt because he was a greater challenge threat. At Tribal Council, the events of the day and the impact of truthworthiness in the game were discussed, and in the end Kristie stayed loyal to El and Lee, and Matt ended up becoming the seventh member of the jury.
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Australian Survivor Show Descriprion
Australian Survivor is an Australian reality game show based on the international Survivor format. Following the premise of other versions of the Survivor format, the show features a group of contestants, referred to as “castaways” as they are marooned in an isolated location. The castaways must provide food, water, fire, and shelter for themselves. The contestants compete in various challenges for rewards and immunity from elimination. The contestants are progressively eliminated from the game as they are voted off the island by their fellow castaways. The final castaway remaining is awarded the title of “Sole Survivor” and the grand prize of A$500,000.
The series first aired in 2002 on the Nine Network, who as of 2020, also hold the first-run Australian broadcast rights to the flagship American edition of Survivor. In 2006, a celebrity edition aired on the Seven Network. Both iterations of the series only lasted one season due to low ratings.
In November 2015, the Network Ten announced at its network upfronts that it would be reviving the series in 2016. The series commenced airing on 21 August 2016. Unlike its predecessors, the series was renewed by Network Ten for another season for 2017, and has continued to be successful since. An All-Star edition featuring former contestants aired in early 2020. A second 2020 edition set to feature new civilian players was expected for later in 2020, but production on that season was postponed due to issued travel restrictions as well as safety concerns resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. This season is now set to be produced in mid-2021, in an Outback location near the town of Cloncurry, Queensland and is set to air in late 2021.
Australian Survivor Show Format
The show follows the same general format as the other editions of Survivor. To begin, the players are split into two or three tribes, are taken to a remote isolated location and are forced to live off the land with meagre supplies for a period of several weeks. Frequent physical and mental challenges are used to pit the tribes against each other for rewards, such as food or luxuries, or for immunity, forcing the other tribe to attend Tribal Council, where they must vote one of their tribemates out of the game by secret ballot.
About halfway through the game, the tribes are merged into a single tribe, and challenges are on an individual basis; winning immunity prevents that player from being voted out. Most players that are voted out during this stage become members of the Tribal Council Jury. When only two players remain, the Final Tribal Council is held. The finalists pleads their case to the Jury as to why they should win the game. The jurors then have the opportunity to interrogate the finalists before casting their vote for which finalist should be awarded the title of Sole Survivor and win the grand prize of A$500,000 (or a A$100,000 charity prize in the celebrity season).
Like other editions of the show, the Australian edition has introduced numerous modifications, or twists, on the core rules to prevent players from over-relying on strategies that succeeded in prior seasons or other editions of the show. These changes have included tribe switches, players being exiled from their tribe for a short period of time, hidden immunity idols that players can use to save themselves or another player at Tribal Council from being voted off, voting powers which can be used to influence the result at Tribal Council and players being given a chance to return following their elimination.
Survivor in Australia
The first Australian version of the Survivor format was filmed in late 2001, and aired in 2002 on the Nine Network. The program was a contractual obligation if the network were to be allowed to continue to broadcast American Survivor. The program was criticised for poor casting and lower production value than the popular American edition and it was not renewed due to low ratings. The Nine Network still hold the first-run rights to American Survivor and have continued to broadcast the American edition of the program ever since. Since 2013, recent seasons air on Nine’s secondary channel; 9Go! and streamed on 9Now within hours of the original American airing.
In 2006, the Seven Network found a loophole in the contract between the Nine Network and Castaway Television, which allowed them to produce a celebrity version of the series, due to a celebrity format being viewed as different from the original format. The Seven Network did not renew the series.
In November 2015, Network Ten revealed at its upfront event that it would air a new season featuring regular contestants to air in the last quarter of 2016. This new season gives Australian Survivor the distinction of being one of the few Australian programs to have aired across all three major commercial television networks in Australia. Australian Survivor has continued to air yearly, concluding its most recent season in March 2020.
Following Network Ten’s acquisition by CBS (the United States broadcaster of the format) in 2017, starting in December 2018, CBS made the complete American Survivor series available on their paid Australian streaming platform, Paramount+ (known as 10 All Access until 2021). The broadcasts include the previously unaired to Australia Survivor US: Marquesas, which Nine did not air due to its commitment in airing their 2002 version of Australian Survivor. A select few seasons are also uploaded to 10’s free streaming site, 10 Play. Each US season is uploaded some time after the season has aired on Nine Network, when the rights to that season revert to CBS under their agreement. Additionally, as of September 2020, both seasons of Survivor NZ and the Philippines & Island of Secrets editions of Survivor South Africa were also uploaded on 10 Play. In 2021, 10 Play offered week-to-week streaming via 10 play of the Immunity Island edition of the South African series as it aired in South Africa.