Survivor finale watched by 15.1 million, up from Fiji but down from Cook Islands

On Sunday night, 15.1 million people watched Todd Herzog win the $1 million prize on Survivor China‘s finale, Variety reports.

Those numbers are up from the 13.6 million who watched Survivor Fiji‘s finale but down from last fall’s conclusion of Survivor Cook Islands, which was watched by 16.4 million.

While only 12.2 million stuck around for the finale, the 8 to 10 p.m. episode (which actually ended a few minutes into the 10 p.m. hour), gave CBS a victory in that timeslot.

‘Survivor’ finale a winner [Variety]

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