Thursday, May 18, 2017

#1 in 2000: Survivor

Survivor had come out from nowhere to become a surprise hit for CBS. Nobody was expecting the show to be much more than a cheap way to produce summer programming. Perhaps it was a lack of competition, but as the weeks wore on, the show captured America's attention before becoming the biggest show of the year. Its huge success would spawn a ton of competitors and establish "reality" programming as a competitive television genre.