First the Super Bowl, then an all-star game. “Survivor: All-Stars,” featuring 18 contestants from past editions of the CBS reality series, will premiere after Super Bowl XXXVIII on Sunday, Feb. 1, CBS announced Monday.
THE PLAYERS, TO be announced later, will be vying for a $1 million prize and bragging rights to the title “Ultimate Sole Survivor.”
Networks use the post-Super Bowl slot to launch a new series or give a promising one a boost. Events such as the football championship and Academy Awards are the most-watched shows of the year.
“Survivor: The Australian Outback,” which premiered following CBS’ coverage of Super Bowl XXXV on Jan. 28, 2001, ranks as the most-watched program following the Super Bowl since the arrival of the Nielsen Media Research’s measuring devices called “People Meters” in 1987.
For “Survivor: Pearl Islands,” the latest “Survivor” competition, 16 castaways were stranded on a remote island off Panama.
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