Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X

Episode 8 Stats

Each week Inside Survivor contributor Rob Brodeur will be collecting various Survivor related statistics and information based off the latest episode of Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X.


  • Michelle was voted out 9-4.
    • This was the first ever 9-4 vote in Survivor history.
    • The vote count matches the gender ratio of the merged tribe.
    • Seven out of the eight people voted out this season have been women.
      • Hannah is the only remaining Millennial female.
    • This is the second person named Michelle to be the first merge boot.
      • The other coincidentally was Michelle Yi in Survivor: Fiji.
    • The last time the Old vs. Young twist was used (in Survivor: Nicaragua) the first merge boot/member of the jury was a female.
  • David is now the only person who has correctly voted at every tribal council he has attended.
  • Michelle is the first person to be voted out on day 23.
      • With this episode, every day from 1-39 has had at least one person eliminated from the game.
  • Survivor: Cagayan was the last season where the last pre-merge boot and first merge boot were both women.
  • Adam is the only Millennial still in the game that has votes against him.
    • Michelle was the only Millennial entering the merge to have votes against her.
  • Chris is the only Gen X member to enter the merge that has not received any votes.
  • There is now an equal amount of Millennials and Gen X members remaining in the merged tribe.


  • Adam had the most confessionals in this episode, with ten.
    • Adam got more confessionals in this episode than Sunday and Will have had the entire season up to this point.
  • Every Millennial had at least two confessionals this episode.
  • Jessica, Sunday, and Ken did not receive a confessional this episode.


  • This is the first time that three tribes have merged into one.
  • This is only the second time that tribes have merged at thirteen.
    • The first time was in Survivor: Cambodia.
    • Both seasons have had the first merge boot be female and a member of the jury.
  • In both Cambodia and Millennials vs. Gen X, the merged tribe name meant “thank you” in the language of the filming location.
    • “Orkun” in Khmer (the official language of Cambodia).
    • “Vinaka” in Fijian.
  • In both seasons filmed in Fiji, there was a large difference in the male to female ratio at the merge.
    • Seven males and three females in Fiji.
    • Nine males and four females in Millennials vs. Gen X.
  • Vinaka is the thirteenth black buffed tribe.
    • This is the third time that back-to-back merge tribes have worn black.
      • Gitanos in Survivor: Panama and Aitutonga in Survivor: Cook Islands.
      • Tikiano in Survivor: One World and Dangrayne in Survivor: Philippines.
      • Dara in Survivor: Kaoh Rong and Vinaka in Millennials vs. Gen X.
  • The tribe color scheme for Millennials vs. Gen X is the same as Cagayan.
    • Orange, purple, and green pre-merge tribes with a black merge tribe.

Immunity Challenge – “Fools in the Rain.”

  • Will is the youngest individual immunity challenge winner in Survivor history.
    • Julia from Kaoh Rong previously held this record.
      • She is still the youngest female to win individual immunity.
  • Every season this challenge has been done a man and woman made it to the end of the challenge.
    • Will is the first male to win this challenge.
      • Jessica is the first female runner-up.
    • This challenge has previously been seen in Survivor: Africa, All-Stars, Micronesia, Heroes vs. Villains, and One World.
      • This is the first time that two hands have been tied to the pole.



  • The episode title “I’m the Kingpin” was said by Jay in reference to his position in the game.

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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.

2 responses to “Episode 8 Stats”

  1. It’s also interesting to note that while this isn’t the most unbalanced ratio of men to women during a merge, if I recall correctly this is the most unbalanced gender ratio for the start of the jury phase. This would beat the record set in Vanuatu where 33.33% of those remaining at the start of the jury were men, as only 32.35% of those remaining at that point this season were women. I believe this is also the first time in Survivor history where only three women have made the final twelve (and inversely, nine men).

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