A new low for CBS’ Survivor promos: result of Tribal vote, challenges

That CBS’ promotion for upcoming episodes of Survivor have been getting increasingly spoiler-filled and desperate is obvious. However, the preview for Wednesday’s episode essentially reveals every major thing that happens in the episode, but gives away what would have otherwise been a shocking moment that makes Survivor history.

The preview–which is not the “next time on Survivor” promo from last week’s episode, but instead one that rat on television during football–immediately shows Jeff Probst revealing the results of the Tribal Council vote. The scene at Tribal Council also shows the jury, briefly but clearly revealing the loser of the Redemption Island duel challenge.

Slightly less obvious is the person who is wearing the immunity idol necklace, though by process of elimination and/or freeze-frame that appears to be visible, too. In addition, the preview attempts to conceal the identity of at least two people, but because shirts are visible, it is mostly clear who they are.

A YouTube video of it is no longer viewable, having been made private, but the preview is still on CBS’ Daily Motion account as of 3 p.m. ET, and Survivor Fever has screen captures and a transcript.

Toward the end of the 30 seconds, Probst says, “There are no words that can top what just happened.” That’s exactly how I felt after watching CBS’ sad attempt to get people to watch what’s already a very engaging and popular season.

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