Network TEN has announced at their annual upfronts that Australian Survivor will return in 2018. Despite ratings remaining sluggish throughout the 2017 season, TEN has given the show another opportunity to grow its loyal viewer base.

returns to next year with a Champions v Contenders theme


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What do you think Champions v Contenders will be?

Australia, we are back in 2018 🔥

Champions v Contenders will see champions from fields such as sport, entertainment and all walks of public life take on everyday Aussies in the ultimate game of survival. Applications are now

According to TVTonight – Jonathan LaPaglia will host a new group of castaways for the third season of Australian Survivor. The new season, Champions v Contenders, will see champions from fields such as sport, entertainment and all walks of public life take on everyday Australians in the ultimate game of survival. In 2017, more than 21,000 Australians applied for their chance to outwit, outlast and outplay the rest to win $500,000 and the title of Sole Survivor. Who will reign supreme in 2018?

With CBS the home of US Survivor in the process of purchasing Network TEN Australia, it will be interesting to see whether the structure of the show remains the same, or is changed to match the US format.

Despite having a vocal supporter base online and the 2017 season being heralded as a tremendous season both locally and internationally, Australian Survivor has been unable to gain traction with viewers in Australia. This years finale drew in 787,000 viewers down from 1.082m viewers who tuned in to see Kristie Bennett take the crown in 2016.

According to MCN however Australian Survivor has on average 350,000 people catch up over a 7 day period, boosting the numbers of people actually watching the show.

Speculation in the last few weeks has suggested the show will be leaving Samoa to look for a new filming location, with Fiji, the current base for US Survivor considered a strong possibility.

What do you think Australian Survivor could do to gain new viewers?

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