Survivor: David vs. Goliath

Episode 9 Stats

Rob Brodeur breaks down all the Episode 9 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

  • Dan was voted out 6-3-2.
  • There are now half the amount of people remaining in the game than there were when the season started.
  • There are now an equal amount of Goliaths remaining as there are Davids.
    • Five Goliaths and five Davids have been eliminated.
      • All five Goliaths were voted out, while only three Davids were voted out since Pat was evacuated and Bi quit.
  • Angelina has received votes at four tribal councils in a row.
    • None of the votes against her have been from the same person twice.
      • Lyrsa voted for her in episode 6
      • Elizabeth voted for her in episode 7
      • Carl and Gabby voted for her in episode 8
      • Alec and Kara voted for her in episode 9.
        • Episode 9 is the first time she’s received votes from Goliaths.
  • Dan only got votes from Davids, while Christian and Angelina only got votes from Goliaths.
  • Christian is the only “Brochacho” left in the game.
  • The last two players voted out started on Goliath and were on post-swap Tiva.
  • Nobody from post-swap Jabeni has been voted out post-merge.
  • Christian has received votes from Angelina, Dan, and Mike in the past two tribal councils.
    • This was his first episode where votes against him counted as they were negated in episode 8.
  • Alison is the third person to have her vote stolen. The others are as follows:
    • Stephen Fishbach stole Joe Anglim’s vote in Cambodia.
    • Sarah Lacina stole Tai Trang’s vote in Game Changers.
      • Stephen is the only person to split his extra vote, and the only person to vote for the person he stole the vote from.
  • Both Dan and John won the reward challenge in the episode they were eliminated in.
  • Angelina is still the only remaining Goliath to have votes cast against her.
  • Nick and Christian are the only players to have a perfect voting record so far this season.
  • There have been six Dan/Daniels to play Survivor. Three made the jury and three were voted out pre-merge.
    • Daniel Lue (The Amazon), Dan Barry (Panama), Dan Kay (Gabon) – voted out pre-merge.
    • Dan Lembo (Nicaragua), Dan Foley (Worlds Apart), Dan Rengering (David vs. Goliath) – voted out during the jury phase.

Hidden Immunity Idol/Advantage

  • Nick is the seventh person to use an extra vote advantage.
    • He’s the third person to use it in a majority vote. The others are as follows:
      • Debbie Wanner used her extra vote to vote out Ozzy Lusth in Game Changers.
      • Sarah Lacina used her vote steal to vote out Michaela Bradshaw in Game Changers.
        • Nick is the only non-returning player to use his extra vote advantage in a majority vote.
  • Carl is the first person to find and successfully use the idol nullifier.
  • Dan is the first person to play an idol and have it nullified.
  • Christian is the third person to find a hidden immunity idol this season.
    • The only players to find hidden immunity idols this season have been men.
  • Davie is the only player to find a hidden immunity idol this season and not be from Florida.
    • Christian is from Tallahassee, Florida and Dan is from Gainesville, Florida.


  • Kara had the most confessionals this episode with 5.
  • Carl had the least amount of confessionals this episode with 0.
    • This is his second episode in a row with 0 confessionals.
  • Nick still has the most confessionals this season with 29.

Reward Challenge – “All Mixed Up”

  • Alec has won both post-merge reward challenges.
  • Davie is the only David to win the reward in this episode.

Immunity Challenge – “Roll Away the Dew”

  • The immunity challenge name is a reference to a line from the Grateful Dead song “Franklin’s Tower”.
  • A variation of this challenge has been previously used in Philippines, Cagayan, San Juan Del Sur, Millennials vs. Gen X, and Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers.


Episode Title

  • The episode title “Breadth-First Search” was said by Christian while describing his method for searching for a hidden immunity idol.
    • This is his fourth episode title this 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.

3 responses to “Episode 9 Stats”

  1. While I get what you mean about the brochacos, the scene at the merge suggests the brochacos existed before the tribe swap. Alec and Dan clearly reference it, which is why I think Christian was referred to as an honorary brochaco at first.

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