Australian Survivor Season 06 Episode 11 Descriprion
After Tribal, the former Contenders are still in shock that both David and Luke had idols. Andy is very upset that David and Luke didn’t follow his plan. David and Luke begin to realize that they made a mistake voting for Shaun as Andy gave them a lifeline and they turned it down. Now, the two realize that the Contenders can easily vote them out if they lose again. The next morning, Shaun does reveal to David that he knows the idol is fake and makes it clear David is next to leave. David knows that he needs to find an idol to get some power back.
At Contenders, the former Champions are still a strong unit with Matt, Casey, and Harry trying to figure out how to survive. While Matt relies on his strength and Harry relies on his idol, Casey is still attempting to convince Janine, Pia, and Abbey that she wants to work with them. However, Janine doesn’t believe she can trust Casey because Casey has been playing both sides and sharing information back and forth.
Reward challenge: In one-on-one match-ups, castaways will race across a set of monkey bars to grab a flag. The first person to grab the flag earns a point for their tribe. If they fall into the water, they are out, but the person still on the monkey bars does not automatically earn a point. The first tribe to 3 wins a private viewing of their loved ones’ videos from home at a Survivor cinema. (Champions win)
After the reward challenge, David whispers to Simon that he had to play his idol and him and Luke are in trouble if they lose again. The Champions find out at the reward site that the movies will be a private viewing so the players will go in one at a time to watch the movies and they have to decide on an order. Surprisingly, the tribe agrees to let David go first, which they later realize was a mistake as these kinds of rewards have either an idol or a clue hidden. David is very much aware of this and is able to locate an idol in the large popcorn machine underneath the popcorn.
Back at Contenders, the former Champions discuss throwing the next immunity challenge to get rid of a Contender and keep Luke and David safe on the other tribe. Casey overhears this conversation take place.
Immunity challenge: Three pairs of two will stand on a narrow perch while hold a gutter with a ball in it. The goal to try to keep the ball in the gutter. If the ball falls out of the gutter or fall off the beam, that pair is eliminated. At regular intervals, they will move down on a narrower beam. The last pair standing wins for their tribe. (Champions win)
During the immunity challenge, Pia and Simon do fall off the balancing beam during the transition which is indicative that they threw the challenge. Back at Contenders, Casey tells Harry and Matt about the Champions’ conversation to throw the challenge. Harry tells Matt and Casey that he will play his idol and they should vote for Abbey tonight. However, Casey believes it is in her best interest to join the Champions to save herself and tells Abbey and Janine about Harry’s plan. However, the women don’t believe that Harry actually has an idol. The Champions also doubt whether they can trust Casey because she plays both sides. To be safe, the Champions agree to split their votes between Harry and Casey that way if Harry plays his idol, Casey will leave. The Champions do approach Casey and Matt to tell them to vote for Harry to save themselves. Matt is on the fence because he knows he needs to watch out for his own interests, but he also wants a Contender to win the game. Harry notices the conversations going on around camp and does suspect that Matt and Casey might have turned on him.
At Tribal, Harry continues to assert that Janine is the leader of the Champions while Janine states that Harry’s game is just about putting the spotlight on other people. Harry does bring up the fact that the former Champions might have conspired to throw the challenge. Matt does confirm that he was told about this conversation. Initially, Casey claims that Harry told them this, but Matt and Harry both state that it was Casey who informed them the Champions told her they would throw the challenge so they could get rid of the Contenders. Casey denies doing this and Janine denies that any conversation about throwing the challenge took place with Casey. Harry warns that if the Contenders don’t stick together, then they are going to get picked off by the Champions. After the votes, Harry does play his idol which negates four votes. It is revealed that Matt and Casey did join the Champions to vote out Harry. However, the Champions did follow through with splitting their votes and Casey received the other four votes. Casey becomes the tenth 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.