Survivor: Winners At War

Episode 12 Stats

Rob Brodeur breaks down all the latest 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: Winners At War.

Tribal Council

  • Kim was voted out 5-3.
    • All the men (plus Sarah) voted for Kim this episode, while all the remaining women voted for Jeremy.
  • Everybody post-merge that was voted out for their first time this season is a two-time player who hasn’t been voted out before.
    • Wendell, Adam, Sophie, and Kim have never been voted out of Survivor before.
    • Tyson, who was already voted out once this season pre-merge, has also been voted out of Survivor before.
  • Tony is the only player to successfully vote out every player post-merge so far.
  • Ben and Tony have 0 votes against them.
    • Every woman has at least one vote against them this season.
    • Ben is the only Sele player who hasn’t received any votes.
    • Tony is the only Dakal player who hasn’t received any votes.
  • Kim is the first post-swap Dakal to be voted out post-merge.
  • This is the first time this season where original Sele members outnumber original Dakal members.
  • Jeremy is the only remaining player from the “poker alliance.”
    • Rob (and Amber), Tyson, and Kim have all been voted out.
  • Of the remaining players, the first four people alphabetically by first name were on original Sele, while the last three people alphabetically by first name were on original Dakal.
    • Sele: Ben, Denise, Jeremy, and Michele.
    • Dakal: Nick, Sarah, Tony.

Hidden Immunity Idol/Advantage

  • Ben is the fourth player to find more than 3 idols.
    • Russell Hantz found 3 in Samoa and 2 in Heroes vs. Villains
    • Tai Trang found 1 in Kaoh Rong and 3 in Game Changers
    • Tony found 3 in Cagayan and 1 in Winners at War
    • Ben found 3 in Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers and 1 in Winners at War
  • The two players who are currently in possession of a hidden immunity idol (Ben and Tony) found 3 idols in their winning season.
    • They’re also currently the only players this season who haven’t received any votes yet.
  • Nick is the only player left who hasn’t had an advantage or idol this season.

Immunity Challenge – “When it Rains, it Pours”

  • After winning 0 individual immunity challenges in his winning season, Tony has won 3 challenges in a row this season.
  • Tony is the 19th player to win at least 3 individual immunity challenges in a row. The others are as follows:
    • Kelly Wiglesworth in Borneo
    • Colby Donaldson in The Australian Outback
    • Brian Heidik in Thailand
    • Darrah Johnson in Pearl Islands
    • Tom Westman in Palau
    • Terry Deitz in Panama
    • Ozzy Lusth in Cook Islands
    • Erik Reichenbach in Micronesia
    • Bob Crowley in Gabon
    • JT Thomas in Tocantins
    • Brett Clouser in Samoa
    • Fabio Birza in Nicaragua
    • Tasha Fox in Cagayan
    • Mike Holloway in Worlds Apart
    • Joe Anglim in Cambodia
    • Brad Culpepper in Game Changers
    • Chrissy Hofbeck in Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers
    • Nick Wilson in David vs. Goliath
  • This was the first time this season where Denise was immune and Jeremy wasn’t.
    • This could have been different if Jeremy successfully used Michele’s 50/50 coin.
  • Every time Denise has won individual immunity, it’s been during a challenge where a man and a woman would win.
    • She won one with Carter in Philippines.
    • She won one with Jeremy and one with Tony in Winners at War.
  • This challenge was previously used in Africa, All-Stars, Micronesia, Heroes vs. Villains, One World, and Millennials vs. Gen X.
    • Tony is the second man to win this challenge after Will in Millennials vs. Gen X.
    • Kim has lost this challenge both times she competed in it.
    • Kim is the only player who’s previously competed in this challenge individually.
      • Ethan, Amber, Rob, Sandra, Parvati, and Adam (who have already been voted out) have competed in this challenge before.
      • Parvati is the only player to win this challenge twice.
  • In the four most recent times this challenge was used for individual immunity, the merge tribe was black.
    • Heroes vs. Villains: Yin Yang.
    • One World: Tikiano.
    • Millennials vs. Gen X: Vinaka.
    • Winners at War: Koru.
  • A variation of this challenge was also used in David vs. Goliath as a team reward challenge.
    • Nick has lost this challenge both times he competed in it.
  • This was the first time where two individual immunities were offered during this particular challenge.
  • There still haven’t been any immunity winners from post swap Yara or Sele.
    • Everyone that’s won individual immunity has been from post swap Dakal.
  • Kim is the first player who has won individual immunity this season that has been voted out.
  • Everyone that’s won individual immunity this season has won at least three times (combining this season and their previous seasons).

Edge of Extinction/Fire Tokens

  • Ben and Jeremy are the only in-game players this episode who didn’t earn or give away fire tokens.
    • Denise won 2 for the immunity challenge and got one from Kim when she was voted out.
    • Kim gave away her 3 fire tokens when she was voted out.
    • Michele got one from Kim when she was voted out.
    • Nick was given one by Tony for stepping down from the immunity challenge.
    • Sarah got one from Kim when she was voted out.
    • Tony won 2 for the immunity challenge but gave one to Nick.
  • Natalie, Parvati, Yul, Wendell, Tyson, and Sophie earned 2 fire tokens for completing the coconut carrying task.


  • Tony had the most confessionals again with 8.
  • Everyone (including people on the Edge of Extinction) had at least 1 confessional this episode.
  • Denise had the least amount of confessionals with 1.
    • Sophie, Adam, Wendell, Yul, Amber, and Natalie also had 1 confessional.


Episode Title

  • The episode title “Friendly Fire” was said by both Nick and Jeremy at different times during the episode.

Written by

Martin Holmes

Martin is a freelance writer from England. He’s represented by Berlin Associates for comedy writing and writes about TV and entertainment, currently for TV Insider and Vulture, previously Digital Spy, ET Canada, and Yahoo. A finalist for the Shortlist Sitcom Search in 2012 for “Siblings,” Martin received his BA in English with Creative Writing from The University of Hull. Martin is the owner and editor-in-chief of Insider Survivor.

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