Survivor is the show that launched the reality genre of television programming and it continues to be the centrepiece of broadcasting schedules around the world. Part docu-soap, part competition, part human drama, it's the world’s most talked-about television program.
In the United States, Survivor is in its 16th year and the 31st US season launched in September this year on CBS to extremely strong ratings.
The Survivor format first launched with a Swedish local format version called Expedition Robinson, which debuted in 1997, and continues to broadcast every year. More than 50 different territories have made their own local format versions of this high-rating, multi-award-winning series.