February 17, 2012 08:00 AM by Ryan Haidet
Although the debut of Survivor: One World was one of the best I’ve ever seen with numerous unpredictable elements, the ratings weren’t the greatest. According to EW.com, the show came in second place on Wednesday night with 10.7 million viewers, which is the lowest mark for a Survivor premiere in the show’s 24-season history. Read on for more!
Yes, it’s disappointing to see the numbers weren’t as solid as I’d like to see them, but let’s be honest. Survivor has been going strong since 2000 and every television hit does slip in the ratings throughout the years. I think 10.7 million viewers is still something to be proud of. When comparing with the debut of Survivor: Redemption Island last February, the first episode of Survivor: One World tumbled by 6 percent.
As you probably could have guessed, EW.com reports that American Idol won the night with 18.6 million viewers for its two-hour conclusion of the always-dramatic Hollywood week. But just like Survivor, this season’s American Idol has also seen a drop in viewership.
I’m hopeful that word of mouth spreads fast that the premiere was so entertaining that the numbers actually climb in the weeks to come.
What did you think of the Survivor: One World season premiere? Are you surprised by the ratings? Who is your favorite castaway so far? Who is your early prediction on who is going to win it all? Sound off and leave a comment below!
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