CBS Picks Up More Survivor

The first of its kind keeps on going, on CBS renewed Survivor for another season Tuesday.

The eye network ordered the 13th and 14th versions of the game for 2006-07. The current “Survivor,” set in Guatemala, is consistantly the highest-rated show in its slot and continues to rank in TV’s top-ten most popular shows.

“‘Survivor’ is that rare television breed — a show with seemingly endless audience appeal,” CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler says. “Part of that is testament to a concept with inherent drama that features different faces and places; the other part is the ability of [executive producer] Mark Burnett and his talented team to inject new ideas and new wrinkles to keep the format fresh.”

The audience for “Survivor: Guatemala” is down about 1.8 million viewers compared to last year’s “Vanuatu,” but that doesn’t tell the true tale of its dominance because it draws 17.6 million viewers per week.

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