Survivor 44

Episode 12 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 44.

Reward Challenge: “Roll With It”

  • This challenge was previously used in Samoa, Heroes vs. Villains, David vs. Goliath, and Survivor 43.
    • Both teams that won this challenge consisted of two men and one woman.
  • Carson, Lauren, and Yam Yam won.
    • Carolyn is the only original Tika member who didn’t win this reward challenge.
    • This is the first time this season that Carolyn didn’t take part in a post-merge reward.
  • The pre-merge buffs were used during the challenge for each team, with the orange team wearing Ratu buffs and the purple team using Tika buffs.

Immunity Challenge: “Take the Reins”

  • This challenge was previously used in Redemption Island, One World, San Juan del Sur, Cambodia, Kaôh Rōng, Ghost Island, David vs. Goliath, and Island of the Idols.
    • This specific version with the disc on two ropes was used in San Juan del Sur, Cambodia, and Ghost Island.
  • Lauren is the third woman to win this challenge after Chelsea in Ghost Island and Natalie in Redemption Island.
    • All three women to win this challenge were on black merged tribes and were on an orange tribe pre-merge.
      • Natalie and Lauren started on orange tribes, while Chelsea started on a purple tribe but swapped to an orange tribe.
  • Lauren, Heidi, and Yam Yam’s colors during the challenge matched their original tribe colors.
    • Lauren had the orange station, Heidi had the green one, and Yam Yam had the purple one.
  • Heidi came in second place during the last two immunity challenges.
  • Lauren is the first Black woman to win multiple individual immunity challenges in the New Era.
  • Lauren won both challenges in this episode.
    • She’s the only player this season to win both an immunity challenge and reward challenge separately in the same episode.


  • This season will be tied with Kaôh Rōng for the fewest players voted out with 12.
    • Both Survivor 44 and Kaôh Rōng started with 18 people.
      • Kaôh Rōng: three players were medically evacuated, and three players made it to the final tribal council.
      • Survivor 44: one player was medically evacuated, one quit for medical reasons, one will be eliminated due to the F4 fire-making twist, and three will make it to the final tribal council.
  • This is the first time in the new era that women outnumber the men in the finale.
    • In Survivor 41-43, there were 2 women and 3 men in the finale, while in Survivor 44, there are 3 women and 2 men.
  • This is the first season where two LGBTQ+ players (Carolyn & Yam Yam) made it to the Top 5.


  • Yam Yam had the most confessionals in this episode with 10.
  • Heidi had the least amount of confessionals this episode with 3.
  • Confessional counts going into the finale:
    • Yam Yam – 68
    • Carolyn – 56
    • Carson – 49
    • Heidi – 26
    • Lauren – 27
  • Matt, Frannie, Danny, and Jaime were voted out in the episode where their confessional count hit 30+.
    • Matt was voted out in an episode where he had 8 confessionals, going from 22 to 30 confessionals.
    • Frannie was voted out in an episode where she had 7 confessionals, going from 24 to 31 confessionals.
    • Danny was voted out in an episode where he had 6 confessionals, going from 29 to 35 confessionals.
    • Jaime was voted out in an episode where she had 6 confessionals, going from 29 to 35 confessionals.

Tribal Council

  • Jaime was voted out 4-2.
  • Jaime is the first woman to be voted out in 6th place/on day 23 in the new era.
    • Danny was voted out in 41, Omar was voted out in 42, and Cody was voted out in 43.
  • Jaime only successfully voted out original Soka members this season.
    • She voted out Josh, Matt, and Frannie.
    • This episode was the first and only time she voted for a Tika member.
    • She never cast a vote against an original Ratu member.
  • Heidi played her idol and negated 0 votes.
    • This is the first idol played this season that negated 0 votes.
      • It’s the first idol that negated 0 votes since Maryanne played hers in the finale of Survivor 42.
  • This is the first time since episode 8 that Heidi didn’t receive any votes at tribal council.
  • Lauren is the highest-ranking player from Ratu.
    • She’s also the only remaining player with 0 votes against her.
  • Heidi is the only player left from the swapped Soka tribe.
  • Carson is the only player remaining who swapped tribes.
    • Josh and Jaime have both been voted out.


Episode Title

  • The episode title “I’m the Bandit” was said by Carolyn when explaining how she got her hidden immunity idol.
    • This is Carolyn’s fourth episode title this season.
      • She’s tied with Cody from Survivor 43 for most episode titles said by a player in a new era season.
    • Three of her episode titles have started with “I’m.”
      • Episode 4: “I’m Felicia”
      • Episode 11: “I’m Not Worthy”
      • Episode 12: “I’m the Bandit”

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.

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