Survivor: Kaôh Rōng Episode 1 – Stats and Figures

Each week Inside Survivor contributor Rob Brodeur will be collecting various Survivor related statistics and information based off the latest episode.

Survivor: Kaôh Rōng Episode 1 Stats and Figures


  • Darnell Hamilton became the 14th male to be first boot. (There have been 19 females)
    • Darnell became the 2nd postal worker to be first boot in a season.
      • Diane Ogden, also a postal worker, was voted out first in Survivor: Africa.

Tribal Council

  • This is the first time that the first vote has been tied.
  • It’s the 29th tie vote in Survivor history.
  • Alecia is the second castaway to try and vote with the cap still on the pen after Fabio in Survivor: Nicaragua (thanks to commenter).


  • The 3 tribes are at the same beaches as the tribes in Survivor: Cambodia – Second Chance.
    • ToTang aka Brawn is at Ankgor’s beach
    • Chanloh aka Brains is at Ta Keo’s beach
    • Gondol aka Beauty is at Bayon’s beach
  • Gondol and Chanloh are the 19th yellow and blue tribes, respectively, while Totang is the 16th red tribe.
  • In both BvBvB seasons, the Beauty tribe has never gone to tribal council first.


  • The immunity challenge “Wooden Ships” was a variation of the first immunity challenge used in Survivor: Guatemala “Paddle Battle”.
    • Both times the challenge was used, a blue tribe won.


  • Survivor received 8.30 million viewers and 1.9/7 in the Adults 18-49 Rating/Share. This is down 0.6 from the Survivor: Cambodia premiere and 0.5 from the Survivor: Worlds Apart premiere in February 2015.


  • The title of the episode “I’m A Mental Giant” was said by Alecia Holden at tribal council.


Rob is 30 years old from Boston, MA. He studied Architectural Engineering at college and has been following Survivor since the first season. He is married and has a dog named Snoopy. He also hosts Survivor ORGs (Online Reality Games) on Facebook.

  • continuum67

    This is a great new feature.

    • Rob

      Thanks! I’m happy you enjoyed it!

  • Susan

    Are you sure this is the first time someone trued to use the pen with the cap on? I remember it happening before/. I just can’t remember specifics. I think it might have been Angie from Survivor: Philippines.

  • Red

    Yeah I love this kind of stuff it is great

  • Rod

    Hey, Rob! Nice job!
    One suggestion, though. It would be awesome if you add the confessional counts of each contestants.

    • Martin Holmes

      Hi Rod, if you check out our Edgic posts each Monday they will include confessional counts. 🙂

  • Wagner

    “Darnell Hamilton became the 14th male to be first boot. (There have been 19 females)” so there are 32 seasons, but 33 first boots? Are you counting Wanda and Jonathan from Palau as first boots?

    • Martin Holmes

      Yes. 🙂

  • Anonymous

    I have to disagree with you about one thing: Alecia is NOT the first person who tried to write on a ballot with the cap still on. If you watch the videos on the CBS Youtube where they reveal the full voting confessionals, you’ll see that in Nicaragua, Fabio also did this at his first TC.

    Proof here: (skip to 1:15).

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