Survivor 46

Episode 4 Stats

Rob Brodeur breaks down all the latest stats!


Each week Inside Survivor contributor Rob Brodeur will be collecting various Survivor-related statistics and information based on the latest episode of Survivor 46.


  • The Yanu tribe is at the same beach as Takali (Millennials vs. Gen X), Mana/Makumaku (Game Changers), Soko (Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers), Naviti/Lavita (Ghost Island), Jabeni (David vs. Goliath), Manu/Vata (Edge of Extinction), Lairo (Island of the Idols), Sele/Koru (Winners at War), Yase (Survivor 41), Vati/Kula Kula (Survivor 42), Vesi (Survivor 43), Ratu/Va Va (Survivor 44), and Belo (Survivor 45).
    • Wendell & Chris Underwood are the only winners to have their starting tribe on this beach.
    • Nobody from this beach has won in a new era season.
  • The Nami tribe is at the same beach as Vanua/Vinaka (Millennials vs. Gen X), Tavua (Game Changers), Yawa/Solewa (Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers), Malolo (Ghost Island), Tiva/Kalokalo (David vs. Goliath), Kama (Edge of Extinction), Vokai/Lumuwaku (Island of the Idols), Dakal (Winners at War), Luvu/Viakana (Survivor 41), Taku (Survivor 43), Baka/Gaia (Survivor 43), Soka (Survivor 44), and Reba/Dakuwaqa (Survivor 45).
    • This location has the most winners whose starting tribe was on this beach with 7 (Adam, Tommy, Tony, Erika, Maryanne, Gabler, and Dee).
      • Yam Yam is the only new era winner to not start the game at this beach.
      • Sarah was on Tavua and Ben was on Yawa after the tribe swaps, so this beach has produced a total of 9 winners who lived on this beach before the merge.
      • Malolo, Kama, and Soka are the only tribes on this beach to not produce a winner.
        • Soka is the only new era tribe on this beach to not produce a winner
      • David vs. Goliath is the only season where the winner was only on this beach during the merge and never at the beach pre-merge.
  • The Siga tribe is at the same beach as Yara (Winners at War), Ua (Survivor 41), Ika (Survivor 42), Coco (Survivor 43), Tika (Survivor 44), and Lulu (Survivor 45).
      • Yam Yam is the only winner to start at this beach.
      • This beach has only been used in the 40s seasons.

Reward Challenge – “Wear My Ring”

  • This is the first challenge Yanu has won this season.
  • Nami has won every challenge so far.
    • This was the first time they didn’t come in first place in a challenge

Immunity Challenge – “The Deep”

  • Variations of this challenge were previously used in Vanuatu, Cook Islands, Micronesia, Philippines, Cagayan, Millennials vs. Gen X, Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers, Ghost Island, Survivor 41, and Survivor 43.
    • Yanu is the first purple tribe to compete in this challenge and lose.
      • Malakal (Micronesia), Solana (Cagayan), Takali (Millennials vs. Gen X), and Naviti (Ghost Island) all won this challenge.
  • Charlie is the only Siga member to compete in every challenge so far.
  • Nami has placed first, Siga has placed second, and Yanu has lost every immunity challenge so far.
  • Yanu is the fifth tribe in Survivor history to lose the first four immunity challenges.
    • Maraamu in Marquesas
    • Ulong in Palau
    • Ravu in Fiji
    • Matsing in Philippines
    • Tadhana in Blood vs. Water
      • This has only happened in seasons that were filmed in island countries located in the Pacific Ocean (Marquesas, Micronesia, Fiji, and The Philippines).
  • Yanu is the second tribe in a three-starting tribe season to lose the first four immunity challenges.
    • The first was Matsing in Philippines.
  • This is the first episode where all three tribes won at least one challenge.
  • Siga is the first new era green tribe to make it to episode 4 without losing any members.
    • Survivor 41 – Ua had lost Sara, Brad, & JD by episode 4.
    • Survivor 42 – Vati had lost Jenny by episode 4
    • Survivor 44 – Soka had lost Claire by episode 4.


  • Bhanu had the most confessionals in this episode with 10.
    • It’s the second episode in a row where he had the most confessionals.
  • Bhanu has the highest confessional count (35) of any player that’s been eliminated in episode 4.
  • In four episodes, Bhanu had more confessionals than the following winners:
    • Parvati Shallow (Micronesia) – 32
    • Bob Crowley (Gabon) – 31
    • Sandra Diaz-Twine (Heroes vs Villains) – 27
    • Sophie Clarke (South Pacific) – 25
    • Chris Underwood (Edge of Extinction) – 23
    • Natalie White (Samoa) – 15
  • Tim & Venus had 0 confessionals this episode.
  • Tiffany & Kenzie have the highest confessional count of the remaining players with 28
  • Tim & Hunter have the lowest confessional count of the remaining players with 6.

Tribal Council

  • Bhanu was voted out 3-0.
    • He’s the second player this season to be voted out in a tribal council where he was ineligible to vote, following Jelinsky.
  • Bhanu is the fifth player to be voted out during an informal/verbal vote. The others are as follows:
    • Ian in Palau was verbally voted out by Tom after the final immunity challenge.
    • Brandon was verbally voted out by his tribe before an immunity challenge in Caramoan
    • Varner was verbally voted out during tribal council after outing Zeke in Game Changers.
    • Tori Meehan was verbally voted out during the split tribal council in Survivor 42.
      • Brandon, Tori, and Bhanu were all on purple tribes when this occurred.
      • This episode had the earliest instance of a verbal vote out.
  • He’s the second Indian-American player to be voted out on day 9 after Swati in Survivor 42.
  • The three Yanu tribe members whose names were alphabetically first have been eliminated, while the three members whose names are alphabetically last are still in the game.
  • Q is the highest ranking man from Yanu.
  • Jess is the only player who’s been eliminated so far to cast a vote when she was eliminated.
  • Kenzie, Q, and Tiffany have voted together at all three tribal councils.
  • Both men from Yanu that have been voted out went to the journey and lost their votes.
  • Seasons 44-46 had an LGBTQ+ player be eliminated in 15th place.
    • Survivor 44 – Claire
    • Survivor 45 – Sean
    • Survivor 46 – Bhanu
  • With Bhanu being eliminated, nobody that’s left in the game has any votes cast against them.
    • This is the latest point in a season where this has happened.
  • Both new era purple starting tribes have lost three members by the 4th episode.
    • Survivor 44 – Tika lost Bruce, Helen, & Sarah.
    • Survivor 46 – Yanu lost Jelinsky, Jess, & Bhanu.


Episode Title

  • The episode title “Don’t Touch the Oven” was said by Kenzie when talking about Bhanu being like a toddler who doesn’t listen to their parents.
    • This is the second episode title in a row where someone was referring to Bhanu.

Survivor Birthdays

  • This week’s episode aired on Betsy Bolan (Samoa), Woo Hwang (Cagayan & Cambodia), and Swati Goel’s (Survivor 42) 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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