Survivor: Kaôh Rōng Episode 14 – Stats and Figures

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

Tribal Council #1

  • This is the 6th time that there has been a final 4 fire making tiebreaker challenge.
    • There was a fire making challenge in Survivor: Palau, but it was due to Ulong losing the immunity challenge, and Stephenie and Bobby Jon being the only remaining tribe members.
  • With Cydney being voted out, there are no remaining Totang members.
  • Aubry has correctly voted at every tribal council this season.
    • Her first tribal, she voted for Peter, but it was part of a successful vote split plan.
  • Every time Aubry received votes this season, she got 2 votes.
    • Aubry and Alecia are tied for most votes cast against them this season with 8.

Final Tribal Council

  • Neal is the first person ever to be removed from the jury.
    • This is the only time his name was written down this season.
    • Caleb is the only person this season to not have his name written down at all.
  • Brains is the only starting tribe to not produce a winner in both BvBvB seasons.
  • This is the first season since Survivor: Tocantins in which the jury had only 7 members.
  • This is the first time that a three-tribe season has had a runner-up and 3rd place finisher.

Winner – Michele Fitzgerald

  • Michele is the 3rd winner from New Jersey.
    • Tony and Natalie Anderson are the other two. All 3 have won within the past 5 seasons.
  • Michele is tied with Natalie Anderson for most challenge wins for a female winner, both had 13 during their seasons (tribal and individual).
  • Michele is the first Survivor winner that was born in the 90’s.
    • She’s the youngest winner by birth date.
  • Michele now holds the record for least tribal councils attended by a winner with 6.
    • Tom Westman previously held this record with 8 tribals attended in Palau.
  • Michele is the only winner to not attend a tribal council during the pre-merge phase.


  • During the entire merge phase of the game, no two people from the same starting tribe were voted out/eliminated back-to-back.
    • This is the first time this has ever happened.
  • The final 3 of Survivor: Cagayan was also 2 from one original starting tribe and 1 from another.
    • Woo, Tony – Brawn, Kass – Brains
    • Michele, Tai – Beauty, Aubry – Brains
  • Both BvBvB seasons have had an original Brain member in the F3
    • Kass was not in the final tribal council because Cagayan was a F2.

Reward Challenge #1– The Home Stretch

  • This is the first individual challenge that Aubry won this season.

Immunity Challenge #1- Gimme Three Steps

  • Michele is the only person to win 2 individual immunity challenges this season.

Reward Challenge #2- Dexterity

  • This challenge was the unused “dexterity” portion of the first immunity challenge this season.
  • Michele is the first person to win the advantage of removing a jury member.


Episode Title

  • The episode title “Not Going Down Without a Fight” was said by Aubry, as she was unsure if Tai would be on her side in the final 4 vote.


Rob is 30 years old from Boston, MA. He studied Architectural Engineering at college and has been following Survivor since the first season. He is married and has a dog named Snoopy. He also hosts Survivor ORGs (Online Reality Games) on Facebook.

  • Kyle

    Michele holds the record for fewest tribals in which she was eligible for elimination out of the female winners at 4 tribals (Tom holds the record for males at 3). For comparison, Mike was eligible at 5, Denise was eligible at 13, and Micronesia Parvati was eligible at 8.

  • CarlosF

    During the entire merge phase of the game, no two people from the same starting tribe were voted out/eliminated back-to-back.
    – This is the first time this has ever happened.

    Second part is wrong. It happened in San Juan del Sur too, I believe

    • Rob Brodeur

      I forgot to add that the finishing placements of the final 3 follows this pattern as well. San Juan Del Sur had Keith and Missy (both were Hunahpu) finish back to back.

  • Joe

    One could also say that this was the most diverse Final 4 in terms of demographics (one Italian-American, one African-American, one Irish-American and one Vietnamese-American).

  • Red

    I hope you continue this next season

    • Rob Brodeur

      I definitely will be!