Survivor: Heroes Vs Villains

Last night, 2.8 million Canadians tuned in to the dramatic season finale of Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains where Sandra Diaz-Twine (originally of the villains tribe) was crowned the sole survivor for a second time – a first for the series.

The much buzzed-about, three-hour conclusion won the highly-competitive night nationally and across all key markets. Yesterday’s finale peaked with 3.5 million viewers at 9:04 p.m. ET and nearly 6 million Canadians tuned in at some point during the broadcast.

After another season as a consistent Top 10 performer, Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains did not disappoint. In the gripping two-hour finale, the five remaining survivors – Colby Donaldson, Jerri Manthey, Russell Hantz, Parvati Shallow and Diaz-Twine – fought for their chance to win the million-dollar prize. Following the last tribal council, the entire season 20 cast rejoined host Jeff Probst for the live, one-hour reunion show.

The drama is definitely heating up on Survivor: Heroes Vs Villains. The show won the night nationally and across the key markets with 2.9 million (Ind. 2+) Canadians tuning in to Global, the highest audience for the series this season. Survivor continues to be a leader in the competitive Thursday primetime landscape, even beating a special episode of American Idol head-to-head.

· Won the night nationally and in the three key markets for Ind. 2+ and A18-49
· 1.5 million viewers in the key Adults 18-49 demo
· Going head-to-head, Survivor nationally garnered 86% more audience A18-49 than CTV’s American Idol; 35% more audience 2+
· Survivor beat out the closest competitor of the night CTV’s Grey’s Anatomy nationally with 39% more viewers in the A18-49 demo; 28% more viewers 2+

Viewers who missed last night’s episode can log onto to catch up at anytime on their favourite returning Survivor all-stars.

Survivor continues next week with an all-new one-hour episode Thursday – 8pm ET/PT.

March 11 Episode: “Knights of the Round Table” – An important hierarchy is established between a pair of conniving allies and a plan is hatched to oust one of the strongest and most prominent players in the game.