Survivor Philippines

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Survivor Philippines
Survivor Philippines Logo.png
Genre Reality show
Created by Charlie Parsons
Directed by
  • Rico Gutierrez (2008–2012)
  • Dante Nico Garcia (2011–2012)
  • Monti Parungao (2008–2010)
  • Martin Cabrera (2009)
Presented by
Theme music composer
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Tagalog
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 269
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Maria Carmela Torres (2011–2012)
  • Kernan Gatbonton (2010)
  • Donnaliza Medina (2008–2009)
Camera setup Multiple-camera setup
Running time 30-45 minutes
Production company(s) GMA News and Public Affairs
Release
Original network GMA Network
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original release September 15, 2008 (2008-09-15) – February 19, 2012 (2012-02-19)
Chronology
Related shows

Survivor Philippines is a Philippine television reality competition show broadcast by GMA Network. The show is the Philippine version of the television series Survivor. It premiered on September 15, 2008 on the network's Telebabad line up. The show concluded on February 19, 2012 with a total of 269 episodes and 4 seasons. The first two seasons were hosted by Paolo Bediones and Richard Gutierrez hosted the final two seasons. Since season 2, it aired internationally (except North America) through GMA Pinoy TV.

Format[edit]

The show follows the same general format as the other editions of the show. The players are split between two or three "tribes", are taken to a remote isolated location and are forced to live off the land with meager supplies for 39 days (36 in the Celebrity Showdown seasons). Frequent physical and mental challenges are used to pit the teams against each other for rewards, such as food or luxuries, or for "immunity", forcing the other tribe to attend "Tribal Council", where they must vote off one of their members.

When 10 players are remaining, the tribes are merged into a single tribe, and competitions are on an individual basis; winning immunity prevents that player from being voted out. All of the players that are voted out at this stage form the "Tribal Council Jury". Once down to three people (two in the 1st season), a final Tribal Council is held where the remaining players plead their case to the Jury as to why they should win the game. The jury then votes for which player should be considered the "Pinoy Sole Survivor" and be awarded the grand prize of P3,000,000.

Seasons[edit]

Season Premiere Finale Winner Runner(s)-up Castaways Days Tribes
Survivor Philippines September 15, 2008 December 14, 2008 JC Tiuseco Rob Sy 18 39      Jarakay
     Naak
     Chalam
Survivor Philippines: Palau August 17, 2009 November 15, 2009 Amanda Coolley Van Cooll Justine Ferrer
Jef Gaitan
16      Airai
     Koror
     Isla Purgatoryo
     Sonsorol
Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Showdown August 30, 2010 December 5, 2010 Akihiro Sato Solenn Heussaff
Ervic Vijandre
18 36      Magan
     Nagar
     Sar Mayee
     Galone
Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Doubles Showdown November 14, 2011 February 19, 2012 Betong Sumaya Jr. Mara Yokohama
Stef Prescott
20      Bulan
     Tala
     Apolaki

Deviations[edit]

Locations of Survivor Philippines. Seasons are represented accordingly by numbers.

While the show was aired on a daily basis rather than once a week, all elements of the Survivor franchise were otherwise present. The show uses the theme music for the British version composed by Russ Landau, who made the Ancient Voices series of theme scores for the American version. It has further been re-arranged and added with tribal and ethnic flavors by local Filipino composer Diwa de Leon and chant vocals were performed by Evan Britanico.[1][2]

One unique difference in this franchise is in the status of castaways who are evacuated to the hospital nearest to the setting of the game. Instead of being declared as eliminated at the point of evacuation, a castaway being sent to the hospital due to apparent injury or ailment is reminded to return to the game within 24 hours; otherwise, they are officially declared as eliminated from the game. One exception was with Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Doubles Showdown castaway, Stef Prescott, who had been brought to a hospital in Manila after she was bitten by a Philippine cobra at Bulan camp. She was on treatment and observation for two days. Throughout the two-day absence from the game, she missed the actual Tribal Shuffle twist, a Tribal Immunity Challenge, and a Tribal Council. She came back on Day 13. Of the eight castaways across four seasons so far who were sent to the hospital with this reminder, all returned to the game, with one (Niña Ortiz from the first season) deciding to leave soon after her return from the hospital due to injury.

Another deviation in this franchise is the choice of the merge name, which is done beforehand by the producers. The merged tribe's name normally follows the naming pattern of those of the initial competing tribes. Many other Survivor versions usually let members of the new merged tribe make up their new tribal name.

In another deviation, the reunion specials were pre-recorded and were aired in the first Sunday after the final results were announced, which commonly happened in Fridays. One exception was with the reunion special of the fourth season, to be aired in the second Sunday after the live finale. In the American editions, the reunion special is usually aired live immediately after the final results are announced.

Ratings[edit]

Television ratings are according to AGB Nielsen Philippines' Mega Manila household ratings.

Season Season premiere Rating Season finale Rating Reunion Rating Ref.
1 September 15, 2008 31.8% December 14, 2008 35.0% December 16, 2008 18.1% [3][4]
2 August 17, 2009 30.8% November 15, 2009 31.3% November 17, 2009 7.8% [5][6]
3 August 30, 2010 18.2% December 5, 2010 N/A December 7, 2010 N/A [7]
4 November 14, 2011 24.2% February 19, 2012 34.7% February 21, 2012 19.1% [8][9][10]

Accolades[edit]

Year Association Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
2009 Philippine Movie Press Club 23rd Star Awards for Television Best Reality Program Host Paolo Bediones Won [11]
Asian Television Awards 14th Asian Television Awards Best Adaptation of an Existing Format Survivor Philippines
(Episode 1)
Nominated [12]
2010 University of Santo Tomas 6th USTv Students' Choice Awards Students’ Choice of Reality Show Survivor Philippines Won [13]
K-Zone Philippines 2010 K-Zone Awards Fave Reality Show Survivor Philippines Nominated [14]
2011 Entertainment Press Society 2011 Golden Screen TV Awards Outstanding Adapted Reality/Competition Program Survivor Philippines:
Celebrity Showdown
Won [15]
Outstanding Adapted Reality/Competition Program Host Richard Gutierrez Nominated [16]
Samahan ng mga Kritiko ng Pelikula, Telebisyon at Musikang Pilipino 2011 Gawad Tangi Awards for Television Best Reality Program (Adapted) Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Showdown Won [17]
Best Reality Program Host (Adapted) Richard Gutierrez Nominated [18]
2012 Asian Television Awards 17th Asian Television Awards Best Adaptation of an Existing Format Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Doubles Showdown Nominated [19]
2013 Entertainment Press Society 2013 Golden Screen TV Awards Outstanding Adapted Reality/Competition Program Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Doubles Showdown Won [20]
Outstanding Adapted Reality/Competition Program Host Richard Gutierrez Nominated [21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Meet the composer of the Survivor Philippines Theme: an OTWOMD Exclusive interview
  2. ^ Survivor Philippines Begins - Official Theme Music by Diwa de Leon Master Diwa: Composer, Violinist, Gamer and Cosplayer
  3. ^ "Survivor Philippines makes impressive debut". GMANetwork.com. September 16, 2008. Retrieved December 23, 2011. 
  4. ^ "TV Ratings (Dec. 12-14): "Survivor Philippines" ends with a bang!". PEP.ph. December 15, 2008. Retrieved December 23, 2011. 
  5. ^ "UPDATED: AGB Mega Manila TV Ratings (Aug. 14-17): Survivor Philippines: Palau debuts strongly". PEP.ph. August 18, 2009. Retrieved December 23, 2011. 
  6. ^ "AGB Mega Manila TV Ratings (Nov. 13-15): Coverage of Pacquiao-Cotto fight is a runaway winner". PEP.com. November 17, 2009. Retrieved December 24, 2011. 
  7. ^ "AGB Nielsen Mega Manila People Ratings (Aug. 27-30): Survivor Philippines outshines competition on its pilot episode". PEP.ph. September 1, 2010. Retrieved December 23, 2011. 
  8. ^ "AGB Nielsen Mega Manila People & Household Ratings (Nov. 9-14): Pacquiao-Marquez III gets majority viewership; new shows debut strongly". PEP.ph. November 15, 2010. Retrieved December 23, 2011. 
  9. ^ "AGB Nielsen Mega Manila People & Household Ratings (Feb. 10-13): My Beloved makes strong debut; Survivor Philippines finale rules". PEP.ph. February 14, 2012. Retrieved February 14, 2012. 
  10. ^ "AGB Nielsen Mega Manila People & Household Ratings (Feb. 17-20): Legacy and Budoy share primetime supremacy". PEP.ph. February 21, 2012. Retrieved February 21, 2012. 
  11. ^ "PMPC Star Awards for TV 2009 Winners". mukamo.com. November 30, 2009. Retrieved February 26, 2012. 
  12. ^ "RP grabs eight nominations at the 14th Asian TV Awards". PEP.com. November 14, 2009. Retrieved February 26, 2012. 
  13. ^ "6th USTv Students' Choice Awards – List of Winners". UST – Tiger Radio. March 5, 2010. Retrieved February 26, 2012. 
  14. ^ "K-ZONE AWARDS 2010 Nominees". K-Zone Philippines/Summit Media. November 2010. Retrieved March 4, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Golden Screen TV Awards nominees bared". PEP.com. October 29, 2011. Retrieved February 26, 2012. 
  16. ^ "GMA-7 leads winners of 2011 Golden Screen TV awards". Yahoo! Philippines OMG!. November 30, 2011. Retrieved February 26, 2012. 
  17. ^ "2011 Gawad Tangi Awards for TV LIST OF WINNERS". Putrizk's Blog. December 12, 2011. Retrieved March 4, 2012. 
  18. ^ "2011 Gawad Tangi Awards for TV Nominees". Putrizk's Blog. November 29, 2011. Retrieved March 4, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Philippines bags 13 nominations at the 17th Asian Television Awards; Coco Martin and Michael V score acting nods". PEP.com. November 13, 2012. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  20. ^ "10th Golden Screen Awards for TV 2013 winners revealed! - Marian Rivera, Gerald Anderson, Coco Martin get top acting honors". The Ultimate Fan. March 2, 2013. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  21. ^ "2013 Golden Screen TV Awards nominees bared". PEP.com. March 2, 2013. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 

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