Survivor 44

Episode 9 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: “Ballin a Jack”

  • This challenge was previously used in San Juan del Sur, Cambodia, and Island of the Idols (it was also used in Australian Survivor: Blood vs. Water).
    • Joe Anglim in Cambodia is the only man to win this challenge in the US version.
  • Frannie won her second immunity challenge.
  • A woman has won immunity in every post-merge episode.

Hidden Immunity Idol/Advantage

  • Heidi found a hidden immunity idol.
  • Both players who were voted out with fake idols were unaware that their idols were fake when they were voted out.
    • Sarah and Kane both had idols that they thought were real.
  • This is the sixth time that an extra vote was used to vote for someone that didn’t go home.
    • Worlds Apart: Dan used his extra vote to vote for Carolyn, who used an idol, sending Dan home.
    • Kaoh Rong: Tai used his extra vote against Michele, but Kyle was voted out instead.
    • Ghost Island: Kellyn used her extra vote against Laurel, but Michael was voted out instead.
    • Survivor 41: Deshawn used his extra vote against Evvie, but Sydney was voted out instead.
    • Survivor 42: Drea used her extra vote against Mike, but she was voted out instead.
    • Survivor 44: Jaime used her extra vote against Heidi, but Kane was voted out instead.
  • This is the first “new era” season with a Canadian player in which a Canadian player didn’t make it to final tribal council.
  • The original holders of the extra vote and vote steal (control a vote) either directly or indirectly used their advantages on each other.
    • Heidi controlled Lauren’s vote in episode 7.
    • Lauren’s extra vote was used by Jaime to vote for Heidi in episode 9.
  • This is the first season to have both an unsuccessful vote steal and unsuccessful extra vote.
    • The opposite of this happened in Game Changers in which a vote steal and extra vote were successfully used.
  • Survivor 43 is the only season in the “new era” to not have an extra vote advantage present.


  • Danny had the most confessionals this episode with 6.
  • Heidi and Jaime had the least amount of confessionals this episode with 2.
    • Everyone had at least 2 confessionals this episode.
  • Yam Yam has the most confessionals with 49.
  • Heidi has the least amount of confessionals with 17.

Tribal Council

  • Kane was voted out 5-3-1-1.
    • This is the second time this vote count has happened.
    • Rachel Ako in Millennials vs. Gen X is the only other player to be voted out 5-3-1-1.
  • Kane was unsuccessful in voting anybody out this season.
    • Episode 1: He voted for Brandon, who negated the vote with a hidden immunity idol.
    • Episode 6: He voted for Yam Yam but Josh was voted out.
    • Episode 8: he voted for Frannie but her votes were negated by a hidden immunity idol.
    • Episode 9: He voted for Danny, but Kane was voted out.
  • This is the first “new era” season to have only one player eliminated on day 17.
    • In Survivor 41 Naseer and Evvie were voted out.
    • In Survivor 42 Tori and Rocksroy were voted out.
    • In Survivor 43 James and Ryan were voted out.
      • At least one man has always been voted out on day 17 in the “new era.”
      • Lyrsa in David vs. Goliath is the only woman to be the sole player voted out on day 17 in her season.
        • Tori was voted out in a double elimination, and Sue quit on day 17 of All-Stars.
  • This episode continued the trend in which none of the tribal councils this season have had a typical vote (all votes counted, everybody voted, no advantages used, etc.)
    • Episode 1: Brandon used his idol and negated 2 votes for him. Matthew and Jaime used their Shot in the Dark and didn’t vote. Lauren banked her vote using her double vote advantage.
    • Episode 2: Sarah could not vote due to losing her vote at The Summit.
    • Episode 3: Claire used her Shot in the Dark and didn’t vote. Matt lost his vote at The Summit.
    • Episode 4: Josh used his idol and negated two votes for him.
    • Episode 5: No Tribal Council.
    • Episode 6: Matt was unable to vote due to him losing his second vote at The Summit.
    • Episode 7: Half of the tribe was immune and unable to vote.
    • Episode 8: Danny played an idol for Frannie and negated six votes for her.
    • Episode 9: Jaime used the extra vote and voted twice for Heidi.
  • This episode is the first time this season where everyone voted and every vote that was cast counted towards the vote total.
  • Three players received their first votes in this episode.
    • Danny, Heidi, and Jaime had never been voted for prior to this tribal council.
      • Coincidentally, they were all members of post-swap Soka.
  • Kane is the second man to sit out of an immunity challenge that occurred before his elimination.
    • The first was Phillip in Caramoan.
  • Everyone that’s been voted out post-merge so far has voted for Yam Yam at a tribal council.
    • Lauren is the only player left who voted for Yam Yam and is still in the game.
      • However, this vote was controlled by Heidi’s advantage, so everyone that has voluntarily voted for Yam Yam has been voted out post-merge.
  • All three Ratu men have been eliminated from the game.
  • Carson and Lauren are the only players left in the game without any votes against them.
  • This is the seventh season where the first three jury members are men.
    • Guatemala: Bobby Jon, Jamie, & Gary.
    • Gabon: Marcus, Charlie, & Randy.
    • One World: Jonas, Michael, & Jay.
    • Caramoan: Michael, Phillip, & Malcolm.
    • Blood vs. Water: Aras, Vytas, & Caleb.
    • San Juan del Sur: Josh, Jeremy, & Wes.
  • This is the fourth season to have an equal 3-3-3 tribe split at the final 9.
    • Survivor 43, Kaoh Rong, and Cagayan also had three players from each starting tribe at the final 9.


Episode Title

  • The episode title “Under the Wing of a Dragon” was said by Danny in a confessional when Frannie suggested working with the original Ratu members.

Survivor Birthdays

  • This week’s episode aired on Jeremy Crawford’s (David vs. Goliath) birthday.

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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