Survivor 41

Episode 8 Stats

Rob Brodeur breaks down all the latest stats!

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Each week Inside Survivor contributor Rob Brodeur will be collecting various Survivor-related statistics and information based off the latest episode of Survivor 41.

Reward Challenge – ”Puzzle Pieces”

  • Versions of this challenge have previously been used in Vanuatu, Micronesia, Philippines, Cagayan, Millennials vs. Gen X, Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers, Ghost Island, and Edge of Extinction.
    • This exact puzzle was used before in EOE, which is why Evvie was able to solve it so quickly.
  • Erika drew a grey stone during the merge twist and this challenge.
  • Danny, Deshawn, Erika, Evvie, and Ricard won the reward challenge.
    • The first 4 people in the cast in alphabetical order were on the winning team.
  • The teams were almost exactly the same as the merge twist teams.
    • Danny, Deshawn, Evvie, and Ricard were on the same team for both challenges
    • Heather, Liana, Shan, and Tiffany were on the same team for both challenges.

Immunity challenge – “Keep on Your Toes”

  • Versions of this challenge have previously been used in Cagayan, Worlds Apart, Game Changers, and Edge of Extinction.
    • Both challenges in this episode were used in Cagayan and Edge of Extinction.
  • Spencer in Cagayan holds the record for longest time lasted in this challenge with 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  • Both individual immunity winners so far this season have been LGBTQ+.
    • Evvie is the first non-binary castaway to win individual immunity.


  • Viakana is the fifth red merged tribe after Jacaré in The Amazon, Xhakum in Guatemala, Libertad in Nicaragua, and Vata from Edge of Extinction.
    • The first three red merged tribes were in seasons set in Central/South America, while the most recent two red merged tribes were in seasons set in Fiji.
    • The most recent red merged tribe was Vata in Edge of Extinction.
    • Both of the tribes start with a “V.”
  • Viakana means “hunger” in Fijian.
  • It’s the 8th tribe name to start with a “V” after Viveros in Panama, Villains in Heroes vs. Villains, Vanua & Vinaka in Millennials vs. Gen X, Vuku in David vs. Goliath, Vata in Edge of Extinction, and Vokai in Island of the Idols.
  • Viakana the third merged tribe to start with a “V.”
    • All three “V” merged tribes have been in seasons set in Fiji.
      • Vinaka from Millennials vs. Gen X.
      • Vata from Edge of Extinction.
      • Viakana from Survivor 41.

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Tribal Council

  • Tiffany was voted out 6-2-2-1.
    • This is the first time a 6-2-2-1 vote happened.
    • Both “merge” votes so far this season have been unique.
    • The last time 4 different people received votes at tribal was in episode 6 of Edge of Extinction, where Joe, David, Kelley, and Rick received votes.
  • Tiffany received votes at every tribal council she was eligible for.
    • Episode 1: Abraham voted for her.
    • Episode 2: Voce voted for her.
    • Episode 8: Deshawn, Erika, Heather, Liana, Ricard, and Shan voted for her.
  • Tiffany is the first member of the jury.
    • She’s the 17th woman to be the first jury member.
  • Tiffany is the 18th person to be voted out on day 16.
    • The most recent players to be voted out on day 16 are Sandra and Parvati in Winners at War.
    • The first person voted out on day 16 was Anthony Robinson in Fiji.
    • The three players voted out on day 16 from a red tribe were women.
      • Sarah Dawson in Philippines.
      • Sandra Diaz-Twine in Winners at War.
      • Tiffany in Survivor 41.
  • Tiffany is the first person on a merged tribe to be voted out on day 16.
  • Danny has a 0% voting record so far.
  • Nobody from Ua received votes in this episode.
  • At the last three tribal councils, a woman from each original tribe was voted out.
    • Episode 5: Genie from Ua.
    • Episode 7: Sydney from Luvu.
    • Episode 8: Tiffany from Yase.
      • Genie and Tiffany were the oldest women on their original tribes, while Sydney was the youngest.
  • This is the first time this season where Erika and Heather were eligible to be voted out.
  • Episode 7 is the only episode (with a tribal council) that didn’t have a person that received only 1 vote, as the vote was 5-4-3.
    • Episode 1: Tiffany, Ricard, & Brad all received 1 vote.
    • Episode 2: Tiffany received 1 vote.
    • Episode 3: JD received 1 vote.
    • Episode 4: Genie received 1 vote.
    • Episode 5: Ricard received 1 vote.
    • Episode 8: Naseer received 1 vote.
  • All three players (Brad, Sydney, and Tiffany) that went to the nighttime summit in episode 3 have been voted out.
  • Erika, Heather, Liana, and Shan still have perfect voting records.
  • This was the first time the Yase tribe lost a member since episode 2.
  • Liana is the only remaining Yase member to not receive a vote against her yet.
  • Danny, Erika, Liana, and Shan are the only players left without any votes against them.
    • Danny is the only man left in the game without any votes against him.
    • Each starting tribe has one woman who hasn’t received votes against them.
      • Luvu: Erika
      • Ua: Shan
      • Yase: Liana


  • Xander had the most confessionals this episode with 6.
  • Danny had 0 confessionals this episode.
  • Shan still has the highest confessional count this season with 41.
  • Heather doubled her confessional count this episode.
    • She had 2 total confessionals in episodes 1-7 and 2 confessionals in this episode.


Episode Title

  • The episode title “Betraydar” was said by Xander when talking about all the different names people were throwing around to vote out before tribal council.


Written by

Rob Brodeur

Rob hails from Boston, MA. He studied Architectural Engineering at college and has been following Survivor since the first season. Rob is married and has a dog named Snoopy. He also used to host Survivor ORGs (Online Reality Games) on Facebook. Rob writes Inside Survivor’s weekly Survivor Stats feature.

One response to “Episode 8 Stats”

  1. After watching all the seasons on Paramount, I am so very disappointed in Season 41. It does not live up to the hype or publicity. This season more than any seemed scripted and even though they try to make it exciting, it’s so predictable. I USED to look forward to watching the show on Wednesdays, not anymore. Sorry… Not a fan of Season 41.

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