Survivor: Borneo

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Survivor: Borneo
Presented by
No. of episodes13
No. of days39
No. of castaways16
WinnerRichard Hatch
Production locationsPulau Tiga, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia
Filming datesMarch 13[1] –
April 20, 2000
Original release
ReleaseMay 31 –
August 23, 2000

Survivor: Borneo was the first season of the American reality show Survivor. When it was first being shown, it was simply called Survivor but its official name has been changed to Survivor: Borneo, so viewers can tell which season they are watching. Before the change to Survivor: Borneo, the season was known as Survivor: Pulau Tiga, but it was changed again to its current name so viewers would not get this season confused with the tenth season, Survivor: Palau.[1] The show began filming on March 31, 2000 and ended on April 20, 2000. It was shown later that year on CBS. It was set in the South China Sea on the Malaysian island of Pulau Tiga in the state of Sabah, about 6 miles (9.7 km) off the north coast of Borneo, Malaysia. The show became available on DVD on May 11, 2004.[1]

At the beginning, the sixteen players were divided into two tribes, an orange tribe, Tagi, and a yellow tribe, Pagong, which the producers named after their beaches.[1] When ten players were left, the two tribes merged, becoming one tribe. Players Sean Keniff and Jenna Lewis named the new tribe "Rattana". After 39 days of playing, Richard Hatch was named the Sole Survivor, winning against Kelly Wiglesworth in a 4–3 jury vote. In 2006, it was revealed that Hatch did not declare his winnings, among other earnings, in his tax return and was sentenced to 51 months in prison.[2]

The Survivor: Borneo finale (last episode) got the highest ratings of any Survivor episode to date.[3] Richard Hatch, Jenna Lewis, Rudy Boesch, Susan Hawk and Colleen Haskell were asked to return in the eighth season of Survivor, Survivor: All-Stars. Haskell was the only one who did not return,[4] while Hatch, Lewis, Boesch and Hawk placed 14th, 3rd, 17th and 13th.

Players[change | change source]

The game had sixteen players, divided into two tribes, Pagong and Tagi. After six players were voted off, the tribes were combined, or merged, to make one tribe, Rattana. Seven players made up the jury, who chose who would win the game, and the $1 million prize.

Jenna Lewis came in eighth place and was the second jury member.
Rudy Boesch came in third place and was the seventh jury member.
Player Starting tribe Merged tribe Finish Total Votes[A]
Sonja Christopher
63, Walnut Creek, CA
Tagi 1st Voted Out
Day 3
B.B. Andersen
64, Mission Hills, KS
Pagong 2nd Voted Out
Day 6
Stacey Stillman
27, San Francisco, CA
Tagi 3rd Voted Out
Day 9
Ramona Gray
29, Edison, NJ
Pagong 4th Voted Out
Day 12
Dirk Been
23, Spring Green, WI
Tagi 5th Voted Out
Day 15
Joel Klug
27, Sherwood, AR
Pagong 6th Voted Out
Day 18
Gretchen Cordy
38, Clarksville, TN
Pagong Rattana 7th Voted Out
Day 21
Greg Buis
24, Ridgewood, NJ
Pagong 8th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 24
Jenna Lewis
22, Franklin, NH
Pagong 9th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 27
Gervase Peterson
30, Willingboro, NJ
Pagong 10th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
Day 30
Colleen Haskell
23, Miami Beach, FL
Pagong 11th Voted Out
4th Jury Member
Day 33
Sean Kenniff
30, Carle Place, NY
Tagi 12th Voted Out
5th Jury Member
Day 36
Susan "Sue" Hawk
38, Palmyra, WI
Tagi 13th Voted Out
6th Jury Member
Day 37
Rudy Boesch
72, Virginia Beach, VA
Tagi 14th Voted Out
7th Jury Member
Day 38
Kelly Wiglesworth
22, Las Vegas, NV
Tagi Runner-Up 0
Richard Hatch
39, Middletown, RI
Tagi Sole Survivor 6

Episodes[change | change source]

Episode name[5] Date shown on TV[5] Challenges[B] Eliminated Finish
Reward Immunity
"The Marooning" May 31, 2000 Pagong [C] Sonja 1st Voted Out
Day 3
"The Generation Gap" June 7, 2000 Pagong [D] Tagi B.B. 2nd Voted Out
Day 6
"Quest for Food" June 14, 2000 Tagi Pagong Stacey 3rd Voted Out
Day 9
"Too Little, Too Late?" June 21, 2000 Tagi Tagi Ramona 4th Voted Out
Day 12
"Pulling Your Own Weight" June 28, 2000 Pagong Pagong Dirk 5th Voted Out
Day 15
"Udder Revenge" July 5, 2000 Pagong Tagi Joel 6th Voted Out
Day 18
"The Merger" July 12, 2000 None [F] Greg Gretchen 7th Voted Out
Day 21
"Thy Name Is Duplicity" July 19, 2000 Greg Gervase Greg 8th Voted Out
Day 24
"Old and New Bonds" July 26, 2000 Colleen
Rudy Jenna 9th Voted Out
Day 27
"Crack In the Alliance" August 2, 2000 Gervase Richard Gervase 10th Voted Out
Day 30
"Long Hard Days" August 9, 2000 Sean
Kelly Colleen 11th Voted Out
Day 33
"Death of an Alliance" August 16, 2000 Kelly Kelly Sean 12th Voted Out
Day 36
"Season Finale" August 23, 2000 None Kelly Susan[E] 13th Voted Out
Day 37
Kelly Rudy 14th Voted Out
Day 38
Jury Vote Kelly Runner-Up
Richard Sole Survivor

Voting history[change | change source]

Starting tribes Merged Tribe
Episode #: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Finale
Eliminated: Sonja
4/8 votes
6/8 votes
5/7 votes
4/7 votes
4/6 votes
4/6 votes
4/10 votes
6/9 votes
4/8 votes
5/7 votes
4/6 votes
4/5 votes
Tie Susan
2/4 votes[E]
1 vote
3/7 votes
4/7 votes
Voter Vote
Richard Stacey Stacey Dirk Gretchen Greg Jenna Gervase Colleen Sean Susan None[G] Jury Vote
Kelly Rudy Rudy Dirk Gretchen Greg Sean Gervase Sean Sean Richard Susan Rudy
Rudy Sonja Stacey Dirk Gretchen Greg Jenna Gervase Colleen Sean Susan Susan Richard
Susan Sonja Stacey Dirk Gretchen Greg Jenna Gervase Colleen Sean Richard None[G] Richard
Sean Sonja Stacey Rudy Colleen Greg Jenna Gervase Colleen Susan Richard
Colleen B.B. Ramona Joel Richard Jenna Richard Sean Sean Kelly
Gervase B.B. Colleen Jenna Susan Jenna Richard Sean Kelly
Jenna B.B. Ramona Joel Gervase Greg Richard Kelly
Greg Ramona Jenna Joel Jenna Jenna Richard
Gretchen B.B. Ramona Joel Rudy
Joel B.B. Ramona Jenna
Dirk Sonja Stacey Susan
Ramona B.B. Colleen
Stacey Rudy Rudy
B.B. Ramona
Sonja Rudy

References[change | change source]

  • A The Total Votes is the number of votes a player got during Tribal Councils where the player is able to be voted out of the game. It does not count the votes they got during the final Tribal Council.
  • B If more than one tribe or player wins reward or immunity, they are listed in order of finish, or alphabetically if it was teamwork, or if one player won and invited others, the players they invited are in brackets.
  • C The first challenge was a combined reward/immunity challenge. The winning team got immunity and waterproof matches.
  • D Sometime between day four and six, a reward challenge took place that was not shown on TV. The challenge involved holding weight on poles. Richard held the weight for Tagi, as Joel for Pagong. The reward was a map to a closer water hole.
  • E The final four vote was tied with Richard and Sue each getting two votes. In the tie-breaker vote, Rudy voted for Sue again while Kelly changed her vote from Richard to Sue.
  • F There was no reward challenge because of the tribal merge.
  • G Richard and Susan were not able to vote in the second Tribal Council vote.
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  • Burnett, Mark; Martin Dugard (2000). Survivor: The Ultimate Game. New York, New York: TV Books. p. 237.
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  3. "Variety: 'Survivor' Finale Racks Up Phenomenal Ratings". Variety. 2000-08-25.
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