Australian Survivor Season 06 Episode 06 Descriprion
At the Contenders, the tribe is enjoying their life of not going to Tribal Council and are bonding better as a team.
At the Champions, E.T. and Simon know that they are on the bottom of the tribe and perceive David to be running the camp. E.T. approaches Luke and Ross to convince them to join in an alliance with him and Simon to keep the tribe strong moving forward. Meanwhile, Janine, Pia, and Abbey have formed a tight girls alliance.
Reward challenge: Members of each tribe will face off in a tug-o-war in an attempt to smash a pole into a wooden board to score a point. The first two rounds are three-on-three, the next two are four-on-four, and the final round is one-on-one. The first tribe to score 3 points wins burgers and ice-cold beer. (Champions win)
Despite being down in numbers, the Champions continued their dominance in reward challenges, selecting Baden to join them on reward. Baden then chose Shaun to also accompany them. David is not thrilled that Shaun is visiting and worries he’ll discover the idol is fake. While eating, David and Shaun talk about their idols. David lies to Shaun and tells him that he had to play his idol for Pia at the last Tribal Council because Steven tried to take her out. Abbey notices Shaun and David whispering frequently and she worries that David might be trying to make plans with the other tribe.
Immunity challenge: Two members of each tribe will stand on a narrow beam atop a tower. Two of the remaining six members will hold a pair of rope in order to keep a sandbag within a painted area. If the sandbag goes below the painted area, the castaway on the beam will fall into the water. Three castaways are assigned to one rope, and are able to switch out at any time, but only once. The last castaway standing on their beam wins immunity for their tribe. (Contenders win)
During the challenge, Casey asks Pia and Simon if David really played an idol for Pia and the two relate back that they are confused about the story. Back at camp, David candidly tells E.T. that he is leaving next. David believes that the vote will be a simple split between E.T. and Simon. E.T. tries to convince Abbey to come back into an alliance with him and keep him around. Abbey is in a true dilemma as she trusts and likes both E.T. and Simon. After David talks with Abbey about blindsiding Pia at the very next Tribal Council, Abbey discusses with Janine and Pia the possibility of blindsiding David tonight as they believe his ego is out of control and that he is playing too hard of a game.
At Tribal Council, E.T. and Simon discuss why their tribe should keep them in the game. Abbey relates to the tribe that this vote is very difficult for her while David states that the vote is very simple and essentially tells everyone in his alliance that they should do what they were told. Despite the earlier discussions, the majority alliance stays strong and cast more votes against E.T.. E.T. becomes the sixth person voted out of Australian Survivor.
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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.