Ughhhhh! Apparently I was the only one looking forward to the premier of Survivor Redemption Island with the return of Russell and Rob. Take a look.
CBS’s Survivor: Redemption Island premiered with a 3.2 adults 18-49 rating, down 29% vs. last spring’s premiere.
Only 11 million viewers total which makes it the lowest rated non-recap Survivor episode EVER!!!!! Allow that to sink in awhile.
Now that thats taken care of this is what I had feared all along. 1 was the move to Wednesday against Idol and 2 was the bringing back of Russell and Rob once again. Too much of a good thing? The evidence seems overwhelming. You can say its a one episode anomaly but I dont think so. A premier with this much hype should have done much better but this is an awful showing. The public clearly is speaking of what it thinks of the concept of Redemption Island and the return or R and R.
I stated on many occasions before the season started that this was a crucial season for Survivor and its future existence. It would either make or break them and with a wide open seat available next to Kelly Ripa for the free agent after this season to be Jeff Probst, now could be the last hurrah.