Australian Survivor Season 06 Episode 15 Descriprion
On Day 31, the Champions celebrate winning the battle last night as they were able to force the Contenders to get rid of Andy and now they believe they can pick off the Contenders one by one. Some Champions are considering their own personal strategies: David is hoping to keep playing the model stereotype to throw people off, but he hopes to keep the Champions united to the end. Pia believes that she’s been playing a good social game, she believes other Champions are her shields, and she hopes that if there is a blindside against a Champion, it would not be against her. Luke also believes that a good social game will get him far like it did the last time he played.
Meanwhile, some of the Contenders are thinking about their own future. Shaun is very upset that the Contenders could not unite together because there was so much distrust between Andy and Daisy. Shaun believes that the Contenders will be picked off one by one unless they can sway some Champions to get rid of David. Baden incorporates a strategy of playing the middle and talks with Luke about moving forward together.
Reward challenge: The contestants will use their arms to brace themselves between two poles while their feet are perched on footholds. Throughout the challenge, they’ll be moving down the pole to narrower footholds. The last person remaining on the poles will win a brand new MG ZS SUV and a picnic lunch.
After 100 minutes, Abbey wins reward. Abbey chooses David and John to go with her. While on the reward, David attempts to propose a final three with John and Abbey, but Abbey considers blindsiding him next Tribal. Back at camp, Shaun attempts to talk to Janine about getting rid of David because he’s a strategic threat. Janine does take Shaun’s arguments into consideration and strongly considers blindsiding David next.
Immunity challenge: Each contestant will take their position in between a barrier with bars. As the water comes in, the tide will rise and the breathing room will start to get shallower. Last person left under the bars will win immunity.
The challenge comes down to a fierce battle between Shaun and David. In the end, David wins immunity. Because of how late the challenge has gone, the tribe will be going to Tribal Council immediately after the challenge. In between, there are discussion regarding who should leave. Because David has won immunity, Shaun’s plan to blindside him will not work. Shaun proposes to the Contenders that they vote Luke out because he’s the biggest threat of the Contenders and he will win the game if he makes it to the end with his backstory. Meanwhile, the Champions consider sticking with their original plan to get rid of Shaun because he’s been doing well in the challenges.
At Tribal, David proposes to the Champions that they should just focus on the conversations from before the immunity challenge. Shaun proposes his plan to everyone that Luke should be voted out now because he’s been playing a strong game and if he makes it to the end, he will win. David and Luke argue that Shaun will always be a physical threat in the challenges. Janine states that, tonight, she is intending on getting rid of a competition threat with her vote. The Contenders try to argue that Shaun is not going to win every immunity as the odds are so against that. When the voting takes place, Harry and Shaun vote for Luke, Baden and Simon vote for Daisy, but the remaining members of the tribe, including Shaun’s closest ally Daisy, cast their votes for Shaun. Shaun becomes the fourteenth person voted out and the first 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.