May
15
2012

Jeff Probst calls Survivor: One World “a bit of a letdown”; ratings down

In an interview with Entertianment Weekly, Jeff Probst called Survivor: One World “a bit of a letdown” which lacked “standout moments and characters.”

Probst’s statement is supported by weaker ratings; the finale drew 10.22 million viewers, down 30% from last Spring, and 8.07 million viewers checked in for the live reunion, down 29 percent.

Next season is going to be a return to GREAT Survivor. I really believe we will remind the audience of how fun Survivor can be. I think this season was a bit of a letdown. No fault of the Survivors, we are the producers. We just didn’t have the standout moments and characters needed for a great season. We do next season.

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  • Probst misses the point. It wasn’t the lack of characters or moments. It was the personalities of the participants.

    NO real heroic types.

    NO crafty villains. (just creepy mean ones)

    DUMB moves by almost everyone except the winner.

    Now they will feel the need to spice it up by semi-scripting storylines (ala Russell) and helping out players who seem interesting (like Russell). Producers have a lot of leeway to do this, as legally they are NOT game shows. They are “reality programs” and they can hand a contestant a clue if they want. There’s nothing stopping it.

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