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.