April 21st, 2008
I have had several people contact me over the last few days to ask me if I will be posting more series of Survivor UK, the bad news is that there were no more series, it was axed after the second one due to ‘poor’ ratings.
The funny thing about that is that it was actually getting more viewers than Big Brother, which also premiered the same year – and look at Big Brother now, series 9 starting in about a months time. It’s something that has always perplexed Survivor UK fans somewhat, but I put Survivor not really being considered a success down to 2 things, 1. While it was getting slightly higher ratings that Big Brother, Big Brother only had to give away Â£70k as the prize…Survivor gave away a cool million so they probably expected a lot more bang for their buck and 2. British people like a nice guy, if any one on TV shows arrogance, expresses a desire to win, uses underhand tactics etc then we are baying for their blood – so a show like Survivor that encourages competitive and sneaky antics, was never going to go down too well.
Tags: Big Brother, england, Survivor, uk