Australian Survivor Season 05 Episode 01 Descriprion
This season, 12 Contenders take on a tribe of 12 Champions that includes rugby players, an Olympic Gold Medal swimmer, a double amputee veteran, Ms. Australia, and US Survivor veteran Russell Hantz. When the tribes first meet, they immediately compete in their first Reward Challenge.
Reward challenge: One castaway from each tribe will start at the top of a waterslide. When Jonathan LaPaglia says “go”, he will pull a lever, where an object in a suspended net will zip line down to a sandpit at the bottom of the slide, and the castaways will then race down the slide into the sandpit. The person to get to their tribe’s mat with the object in hand wins it for their tribe.
During the Reward Challenge, the Contenders win a pillow along with bags of rice and pineapple. The Champions win a bag of oranges, rope, and a fire making kit with flint. During the Challenge, Steve from the Contenders is spotted by everyone looking through the reward items and is accused of looking for an idol clue.
At Champions, Russell is aware that he will be seen as a big threat given his gameplay in previous seasons. Russell expresses frustration that nobody on the tribe seems interested in talking strategy and seem to just be hanging out and building a family. Russell talks with Monika in an attempt to convince her to work with him, comparing her to Natalie on Survivor Samoa. Later that day, Russell is also able to find the Hidden Immunity Idol hidden in a tree. Russell is determined to teach the Australian players a thing or two about how the game is played.
At Contenders, Robbie leads the tribe in building the shelter. Steve takes the opportunity to start looking for the Hidden Immunity Idol in order to gain some power in the game. However, Steve is not very subtle with his searching and Matt notices him looking for the idol. Matt warns everyone that Steve is continuing his search and the tribe thinks Steve should be voted out first.
Immunity challenge: Ten castaways from each tribe will have to go over a 4-metre wall and down a cargo net. Once everyone is on top, they will then untie a battering ram, which they’ll manoeuvre through a series of obstacles. They will then use the battering ram to smash through a stone wall to get the battering ram to the remaining two tribe members. From there, the runners will use keys to retrieve puzzle pieces inside the battering ram. Once the puzzle solvers complete the hanging puzzle, they will then use sandbags to knock down the pieces. The first tribe to knock down all of their pieces wins. (Champions Win)
During the Immunity Challenge, Jenna ends up slipping and injures her ankle. Paige and Matt also struggle with putting the puzzle together, allowing the Champions to win.
Back at Contenders, Steve is feeling vulnerable about the vote and attempts to establish an alliance with Zach to get Jenna voted out as the weak link. However, Zach has already joined with the majority of the tribe in agreeing to vote Steve out. The tribe believes that Steve doesn’t fit in socially with everyone and he’s been looking for the idol. Matt is concerned that Steve might have found the idol and wants to split the vote tonight. However, when Matt goes to talk to people, he believes he’s not getting a good vibe from anyone and nobody is giving him a name for whom to vote for. Matt tries to reaffirm his alliance with Zach, Benji, Heath, and Robbie, but he believes that they are not giving him a straight answer and are acting sketchy. Matt believes that he is in trouble, tonight, and goes to search for the idol. Tegan and Robbie spot Matt searching for the idol and are concerned that he is getting too paranoid for his own good.
At Tribal Council, the tribe talks about how first impressions can affect a person’s game. During Tribal, Matt begins to go on the offensive and attacks Steve for searching for the idol, accuses the women of not playing the game at all, and believes that Zach is the leader of a bromance alliance with the men on the tribe. Matt informs everyone that he felt like nobody was giving him a straight answer when he tried to talk to them today. Everyone is shocked by Matt’s conduct and several people remark that only two days into the game, people may not be ready to reveal their entire plans to everyone. Benji remarks to Matt that nobody was coming after him and he just now attacked the entire tribe with his remarks. Before the tribe votes, many people start to use the phrase “stick to the plan.” When the votes are read, Benji, Jenna, Matt, Robbie, and Tegan vote for Steve. However, it is revealed that the rest of the women discussed voting out Matt before Tribal Council and Heath and Zach join them in the vote due to losing all trust in Matt, subsequently voting him out with seven votes.
Episode 01 | Episode 02 | Episode 03 | Episode 04 | Episode 05 | Episode 06 | Episode 07 | Episode 08 | Episode 09 | Episode 10 | Episode 11 | Episode 12 | Episode 13 | Episode 14 | Episode 15 | Episode 16 | Episode 17 | Episode 18 | Episode 19 | Episode 20 | Episode 21 | Episode 22 | Episode 23 | Episode 24 | Episode 25
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.