Survivor 44

Episode 4 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: “Air Raid”

  • Soka won the reward challenge.
    • They’ve come in first for both reward challenges so far this season.
  • Ratu came in second place.
    • They came in second place for both reward challenges so far this season.
  • Tika has lost the reward challenge both times this season.
  • Variations of this challenge have previously been used in Worlds Apart, Cambodia, Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers, and Ghost Island.
    • Both times a green tribe competed in this challenge they won (Ta Keo & Soka).

Immunity Challenge: “Leap of Faith”

  • All three tribes came in the same place for the reward challenge and immunity challenge.
    • Soka first, Ratu second, and Tika last.
  • Josh and Carson are the only players to both win and lose a challenge this episode.
    • Josh won the reward but lost the immunity, while Carson lost the reward but won the immunity.
      • This is due to them swapping tribes between challenges.
  • Jaime is the only swapped player to win both challenges in this episode.
  • Tika is the only tribe that hasn’t had to sit a member out during a challenge.
  • Variations of this challenge have previously been used in Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers, David vs. Goliath, and Island of the Idols.
    • When being used for tribal immunity, this challenge has only been played by green, purple and orange tribes.
      • Island of the Idols : Vokai (purple) vs. Lairo (orange).
      • Survivor 44: Soka (green) vs. Ratu (orange) vs. Tika (purple).

Tribe Swap/Switch

  • This is the first time anyone has swapped tribes since Winners at War.
    • It’s tied with Gabon to Nicaragua for the longest gap of seasons between tribe swaps.
  • This is the first season where only one person has been swapped from each tribe (this doesn’t include mutinies or tribe absorptions).
  • This season holds the record for fewest number of players swapping tribes with 3.
    • The previous record holders were Vanuatu and China who had 4 players swap tribes.
  • This season holds the record for lowest percentage of players switching tribes with 3 out of 14 switching (21%).
    • The previous record was held by Vanuatu where 4 out of 13 players switched tribes (31%).
  • This is the first season where a tribe swap occurred on day 8.
  • Soka, Tika, and Ratu are tied with Casaya (Panama) and Escameca & Nagarote (Worlds Apart) for losing the least number of players during a tribe swap with only 1 original tribe member being placed on a different tribe after the swap.
    • Soka: Josh went to Tika
    • Ratu: Jaime went to Soka
    • Tika: Carson went to Ratu
    • Casaya: Ruth Marie went to La Mina
    • Escameca: Kelly went to Nagarote
    • Nagarote: Joe went to Escameca
  • This is the second season where a tribe swap occurred after a reward challenge but before the following immunity challenge.
    • The first season this happened in was All-Stars
  • Lauren is the only woman on Ratu after the swap.
  • Sarah is the only non-LGBTQ+ player on Tika.


  • Josh had the most confessionals this episode with 7.
  • Kane and Lauren had 0 confessionals this episode.
  • Carolyn has the most confessionals so far with 20.
  • Heidi has the least confessionals so far with 7.

Hidden Immunity Idol/Advantage

  • This is the most idols that have been in play at one time.
    • 6 players had idols in play this episode up until Josh played his at tribal.
  • Sarah is the first player to be voted out while in possession of the Inheritance Advantage.

Tribal Council

  • Sarah was voted out 2-0.
    • She’s the second player to be idoled out this season after Maddy.
    • Both players that have been idoled out this season were the youngest woman on their tribe.
  • Everybody this season has been eliminated with a different number of votes.
    • Bruce: 0 votes
    • Maddy: 1 vote
    • Sarah: 2 votes
    • Helen: 3 votes
    • Claire: 4 votes
      • This previously happened in Philippines where the first five players eliminated had different vote counts (5,4,3,2,0).
  • Sarah is the second player to be voted out 2-0 after a 2-2 tied vote where someone played an idol.
    • The first was Alan Ball in Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers when Joe played an idol on himself.
  • Sarah didn’t cast a single correct vote this season.
    • She wasn’t able to vote at the first tribal council Tika attended, and her vote in this episode was nullified by an idol.
  • Sarah Lacina (Cagayan, Game Changers, Winners at War) is the only Sarah/Sara to make the merge on Survivor.
    • Sarah Jones – 13th Place – Marquesas
    • Sarah Dawson – 13th Place – Philippines
    • Sara Wilson – 17th Place – Survivor 41
    • Sarah Wade – 14th Place – Survivor 44
  • Out of 21 possible votes cast this season, only 11 have counted.
    • 4 were nullified by idols
    • 6 were votes lost by players due to Shot in the Dark plays or Summit outcomes.
  • Frannie is the only player to be the youngest woman on her tribe and not be voted out yet.
    • Maddy was the youngest woman on Ratu.
    • Sarah was the youngest woman on Tika.
  • JD in Survivor 41 is the only man in the “new era” to be voted out on day 9.
    • Survivor 42 – Swati
    • Survivor 43 – Lindsay
    • Survivor 44 – Sarah
  • This is the first episode this season where everyone on the tribe cast a vote at tribal council.
  • Carolyn is the only player still in the game with votes cast against her that weren’t negated by a hidden immunity idol.
    • Tribal council #1: Maddy & Kane’s votes for Brandon were negated by a hidden immunity idol.
    • Tribal council #3: Claire lost her vote and everyone else voted for her.
    • Tribal council #4: Sarah & Yam Yam’s votes for Josh were negated by a hidden immunity idol.
  • Tika is the only tribe so far where nobody has used their Shot in the Dark.
  • With Sarah being voted out, Tika is the first tribe to be completely made up of openly LGBTQ+ players.
  • This is the sixth Survivor season where the first four players to be voted out are women.
    • Panama: Tina, Melinda, Misty & Ruth-Marie
    • Fiji: Jessica, Erica, Sylvia & Lilliana
    • Gabon: Michelle, Gillian, Paloma, & Jacquie
    • Caramoan: Francesca, Allie, Hope, & Laura
    • 43: Morriah, Justine, Nneka, & Lindsay
    • 44: Maddy, Helen, Claire, & Sarah
      • Every previous season where the first four players voted out were women, a man won the season.
        • Aras, Earl, Bob, Cochran, and Gabler.


Episode Title

  • The episode title “I’m Felicia” was said by Carolyn at tribal council after Yam Yam said “bye Felicia” and Jeff asked who he was referring to.

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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