Survivor: David vs. Goliath

Episode 6 Stats

Rob Brodeur breaks down all the Episode 6 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: David vs. Goliath.

Tribal Council

  • Lyrsa was voted out 3-1.
    • She got votes at all three tribal councils she attended.
  • The last three people voted out were voted out with three votes against them.
    • Natalia – voted out by Alec, Davie, Elizabeth.
    • Natalie – voted out by Lyrsa, Mike, Nick.
    • Lyrsa – voted out by Angelina, Mike, Nick.
  • Lyrsa is the only original David member to be voted out post-swap.
  • The only original David members to be voted out pre-merge were female.
  • Jessica was the only Caucasian person voted out pre-merge.
  • Pat is the only male David member and Jeremy is the only male Goliath member to not make the merge.
    • Jeremy is the only male to be voted out pre-merge this season, as Pat was medically evacuated.
  • Edgardo Rivera in Fiji is the only player born in Puerto Rico to make the merge.
    • Jessie Camacho was voted out pre-merge in Africa, Stephanie Gonzalez was voted out pre-merge in Ghost Island, and Lyrsa was voted out pre-merge in David vs. Goliath.
  • Angelina is the only Goliath to make it to the merge and have any votes cast against her.
  • Angelina is the only person to vote for the same person (Lyrsa) twice so far this season.
  • Mike and Nick currently have the highest correct number of vote outs this season with three each.
  • Natalie is the only player to be voted out post-swap from the same tribe she started on.
    • Natalia started on the Goliath/Jabeni tribe and was voted out from David/Vuku.
    • Lyrsa started on the David/Vuku tribe and was voted out from Goliath/Jabeni.
  • The last person to be voted out of a green tribe was Michaela Bradshaw in Millennials vs. Gen X.


  • Mike and Lyrsa had the most confessionals this episode with 4 each.
    • They were both on Jabeni.
  • Mike and Nick are tied for the most pre-merge confessionals with 20 each.
  • Natalie had the most confessionals of the pre-merge contestants with 15.
  • Alec and John had the least confessionals with episode with 0 each.
  • Bi is the only person so far this season to have 0 confessionals on their elimination episode.
  • This is the first episode where Alison had more than 1 confessional.
  • 7/13 people remaining have never had an episode in which they had 0 confessionals.
    • Elizabeth and Carl are the only David members who have had a 0 confessional episode.

Reward Challenge – “Carry On”

  • This challenge hasn’t been seen before.
  • Goliath/Jabeni came in second place in all three reward challenges this season (1st, 5th, & 6th episodes).
  • Tiva came in first place in both challenges this episode.
    • Both episodes this season where there was a separate reward and immunity challenge, the same tribe came in first place.
      • Vuku came in first place in both challenges in Episode 5.
      • Tiva came in first place in both challenges in Episode 6.

Immunity Challenge – “Dishwalla”

  • The challenge name is a reference to an American rock band.
  • A similar challenge was seen in One World and Worlds Apart.
    • This is the first season to use the challenge without the word “World” in the title.
    • Every time this challenge was used, each tribe that won had three male members on it.
      • One World Salani (Jay, Michael, & Troyzan).
      • Worlds Apart – Escameca (Dan, Mike, & Rodney), Masaya (Joaquin, Max, & Tyler).
      • David vs. Goliath – Tiva (Christian, Dan, & John), Vuku (Alec, Carl, & Davie).


  • This is the first season since Samoa to have a blue merged tribe.
    • This is the fourth season with a blue merged tribe.
      • Chaboga Mogo in All-Stars.
      • Nobag in Gabon.
      • Aiga in Samoa.
  • Everyone named Nick to play Survivor has made it to the merge.
    • Nick Brown – The Australian Outback.
    • Nick Stanbury – Panama.
    • Nick Maiorano – Kaoh Rong.
    • Nick Wilson – David vs. Goliath.
      • This also includes Australian Survivor, where Nick Iadanza made it to the merge.
      • None of them have made it past seventh place, with Nick Brown having the highest placement.
  • This is the second season where two African-American men made it to the merge.
    • Earl Cole & Dreamz Herd in Fiji.
    • Carl Boudreaux & Davie Rickenbacker in David vs. Goliath.
      • Both seasons were filmed in Fiji.
  • This is the fourth time that three tribes remained until the merge. It happened previously in Millennials vs. Gen X, Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers, and Ghost Island.
    • Ghost Island is the only season to not have “vs.” in the title.
  • This is the first season that had a green, orange, and purple tribe pre-merge where the merged tribe color wasn’t black.
    • Panama, Cagayan, Millennials vs. Gen X and Ghost Island all had black merge tribes.
  • Tiva is the third expansion tribe to never attend a pre-merge tribal council.
    • Tavua in Game Changers.
    • Yanuya in Ghost Island.
      • All three tribes were green and the tribe name ended with an “a”.
  • Tiva is the seventh tribe to never attend a pre-merge tribal council.
    • Bayoneta and Viveros in Panama.
    • Puka Puka in Cook Islands.
    • Tandang in Philippines.
    • Tavua in Game Changers.
    • Yanuya in Ghost Island.
      • Coincidentally, 5 out of the 7 tribes were green.
  • The five members of Tiva are the only remaining players to attend only one pre-merge tribal council.
  • Every 20-player season since Cambodia has merged with 13 people.


Episode Title

  • The episode title “Aren’t Brochachos Just Adorable” was said by Dan while talking to John and Christian.
  • This is the third episode to air on Halloween, following Episode 7 in Thailand, and Episode 7 in Philippines.
    • A female was voted out in all three episodes. Shii-Ann in Thailand, R.C. in Philippines, and Lyrsa in David vs. Goliath.
    • This episode is the only one to not be the seventh episode of a season.

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.

5 responses to “Episode 6 Stats”

  1. I noticed a couple of mistakes this time. First, you say this is the second episode to air on halloween, but then mention two previous ones, which would make this the third.

    Second, you mentioned that Tiva were the only players left to only attend one tribal council, but this isn’t true. Carl has only attended one tribal, due to being on exile.

  2. Some people might say Natalia is a Caucasian since her ethnic group is literally from the Caucasus mountains. I believe she was born here in the US. But both of her parents are from Jordan. But both of them are of Circassian descent. Not Arab, Turkish, Persian, Kurdish, etc. The Circassian people were killed & expelled from their homeland in the 1860’s by the Russian army. Many fled to the Ottoman empire of which the current Kingdom of Jordan was a part. But issues of identity with regards to race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, culture, etc. can be difficult to assess. Especially with regards to diversity & representation on Survivor. Also I believe Gabby is 1/2 Filipino heritage. Think that makes this season (with 8 or 9; depending on how Natalia is classified) one of the most diverse. Excluding obvious examples like Cook Islands & Fiji. Both of which were 50% or less non Hispanic White Caucasian contestants. Can’t remember how Millennial vs Gen X ranked. And I’d personally put an asterisk next to any all returnee season such as Game Changers or 2nd Chances with regards to diversity. Because of the pool of potential players they have to draw from. So they get less credit & blame vis a vis racial/ethnic diversity of contestants IMHO. Always enjoy the facts & figures in your blog posts!

  3. Does this season have the least amount of pre-merge tribals? 5 is less than the first few seasons, and I can’t think of another one that had so few.

    • Australian Outback had 5 pre-merge tribals (Skupin was evacuated), One World only had 4 people voted out pre-merge, but there was the combined tribal with Salani and Malolo after Colton was evacuated.

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