Survivor 44

Episode 6 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.

Immunity Challenge: “No Quarter”

  • Variations of this challenge have been used in Africa, Gabon, Survivor 41, and Survivor 42
    • Survivor 43 is the only “new era” season that didn’t use this challenge.
  • This challenge has only been used in seasons filmed in Africa and “new era” seasons.
    • Both times this challenge was used in Africa, the yellow tribe won.
    • In the “new era” seasons, a different colored team has won each time.
      • In Survivor 41 the blue team won, in Survivor 42 the orange team won, and in Survivor 44 the purple team won.
  • The tree puzzle at the end of the challenge was used in Winners at War.
    • A similar tree puzzle was used in One World and Worlds Apart, but it was much smaller.
  • This is the first “earn the merge” challenge that didn’t have a blue team competing.
  • This is the first time the “earn the merge” twist was done where nobody was sitting out.
    • Survivor 41: Erika and Naseer sat out
    • Survivor 42: Lindsay and Rocksroy sat out
    • Survivor 43: Noelle sat out


  • This is the first black merged tribe in the “new era.”
    • The most recent black merged tribe was in Winners at War.
  • This is the 16th black tribe in Survivor history.
    • It’s the 15th black merged tribe.
  • This season has the same tribe color scheme as Cagayan, Millennials vs. Gen X, and Ghost Island.
    • There were orange, green, and purple tribes pre-merge with a black merged tribe.
  • Tom from Island of the Idols is the only Canadian player to not make it to the merge.
    • Erika & Shan in Survivor 41
    • Omar & Maryanne in Survivor 42
    • Kane in Survivor 44
  • Both of the players who are from Puerto Rico (Heidi & Yam Yam) made it to the merge this season.
  • Matt is the 20th player to make it to the merge without casting a vote at a pre-merge tribal council. The others are as follows:
    • The Tandang tribe in Philippines (Abi-Maria, Lisa, Skupin, Artis, Pete, & RC)
    • Keith & Joe in Cambodia
    • Nick & Michele in Kaoh Rong
    • Cirie in Game Changers
    • Jessica in Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers
    • Chris in Ghost Island
    • Joe, Julia, Ron, Julie & Aurora in Edge of Extinction
    • Sydney in Survivor 41
      • Matt is the only player to attend a pre-merge tribal council and make it to the merge without casting a vote.
  • This is the first season since Ghost Island that didn’t have a blue tribe.


  • Carson had the most confessionals this episode with 6.
  • Lauren and Danny had 0 confessionals this episode.
    • Lauren hasn’t had a confessional since episode 3.
  • Of the remaining players, Yam Yam has the most confessionals with 35 and Heidi has the least amount of confessionals with 8.

Tribal Council

  • Josh was voted out 7-3-1.
  • He’s the fourth player to be voted out with this vote total. The others are as follows:
    • Michael Snow in Caramoan
    • Natalie Anderson in Winners at War
    • Chanelle Howell in Survivor 42
  • Josh is the 12th player to be voted out on day 13.
    • The most recent was Elie in Survivor 43.
  • Josh is the first man to be voted out at the “mergatory” tribal council.
    • Sydney was voted out in Survivor 41
    • Lydia was voted out in Survivor 42
    • Elie was voted out in Survivor 43
  • Josh is the first man to be voted out this season.
  • This episode was the first time this season where Lauren and Jaime cast a vote.
  • Matt is the first player to be unable to vote at multiple tribal councils.
    • He’s also the first player to be unable to vote and immune at the same tribal council.
  • Kane is the only player remaining who has voted but never voted someone out.
    • He voted for Brandon in episode 1 and his vote was nullified
    • He voted for Yam Yam this episode but Josh was voted out.
  • Carson is the only Tika player that has attended a tribal council but not received a vote.
  • None of the remaining Soka players have any votes cast against them.
    • This includes Jaime who swapped to Soka.
  • All three post-swap Tika members voted for a different person at tribal council.
    • Carolyn voted for Kane
    • Josh voted for Yam Yam
    • Yam Yam voted for Josh
      • Carolyn is the only post-swap Tika player that didn’t get a vote at this tribal council.
  • This is the first tribal council this season where no women received votes against them.
  • Carolyn is the only woman so far this season to receive votes and not be voted out.
  • Every starting tribe now has at least two players fewer than they started with.
    • Ratu: Maddy & Matthew
    • Soka: Claire & Josh
    • Tika: Bruce, Helen, & Sarah
  • Half of the LGBTQ players made it to the merge.
    • Claire, Matthew, & Josh were eliminated before the merge
    • Carolyn, Frannie, & Yam Yam made it to the merge.


Episode Title

  • The episode title “Survivor With a Capital S” was said by Matt before heading into tribal council.

Survivor Birthdays

  • This week’s episode aired on the following Survivor players’ birthday (April 5th): Liliana Gomez (Fiji), Matt Quinlan (One World), Jessica Johnston (Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers), Rick Devens (Edge of Extinction)
    • Coincidentally all four of them were the first player voted out of a tribe.
      • Liliana was the first player voted out of Moto
      • Matt was the first player voted out of Malolo
      • Jessica was the first player voted out of Solewa (merged tribe)
      • Rick was the first player voted out of Lesu (expansion tribe)

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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