Parvati Shallow, Amanda Kimmel and Cirie Field by Monty Brinton/CBS
Sunday's numbers:8 pm/ETThe finale of Survivor: Micronesia Fans vs. Favorites: The Pussycat Dolls Present: Miami (Crime Scene Investigation) topped the hour with 12.9 million total viewers, a 14 percent decline from the China closer. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition placed second with 11.9 mil (up 440K). Chris and the freshly canceled Aliens did a typical 1.24 and 1.12 mil, respectively.9 pmHousewives (15.23 mil) bested the back half of the Survivor finale, but was down 1.4 mil. Doing about 2.7 mil, NBC's Office repeats delivered 72 percent of the audience that Psych was getting. 10 pmBrothers & Sisters' season-ender (11.03 mil) edged out the Survivor reunion show, and was up 180 thou week-to-week.Related:• Survivor: Micronesia finale recap• Survivor Q&A: Erik discusses his million-dollar blunder• Cheers & Jeers vs. Brothers & Sisters• Ask Matt takes on Brothers & Sisters' latest twist
After 39 days Survivor: Micronesia Fans vs. Favorites has chosen a winner and her name is Parvati Shallow. Congratulations to her as she played a good game especially against such tough competition as Amanda and Cirie. If Ive taken anything away from this edition, its the hope for an all-female final four every season. Never has the trail of torches been so entertaining. Usually, the mind wanders as the finalists reach for complimentary things to say of their former tribemates. Not this time. These ladies walked along the beach dropping one-liners like there was no tomorrow. From Cirie, the chickens have not been the same since Chet left. From Parvati, Eliza, my arch rival! They teased Amanda who praised Ozzy as an all-around competitor with, You like him! You can carry his torch! Just gals having fun. Of course, this was all after they had voted out Natalie, the fourth woman in their pot-stirring crew. The first immunity chal...
Erik Reichenbach by Monty Brinton/CBS
Erik Reichenbach made a million-dollar blunder when he gave away the immunity that guaranteed him a spot in Survivor: Micronesia's final four. Tricked by the remaining women on his tribe, Erik believed that he would earn goodwill on the jury by saving Natalie Bolton. Unfortunately for this 22-year-old ice cream scooper from Hell, Michigan, the ladies had another idea and Erik found himself joining the same jury whose vote he had been seeking. In this season of unprecedented blindsides, TV Guide.com spoke with Erik about his exit and why he too didnt see it coming. Rhoda CharlesTV Guide.com: Erik, you made your mark in Survivor history when you gave away immunity. Can you talk us through your downfall?Erik Reichanbach: I was on the island with all girls and at first I thought it was a good thing, but then slowly it turned into something completely different. I think one of the major things that happened was that I had played the game pretty passively. I was behind Joel p...
Amanda Kimmel, Cirie Field, Natalie Bolton and Parvati Shallow by Monty Brinton/CBS
Survivor Micronesia has been full of shockers from Jonny Fairplay quitting to stupidstupid Ozzy making for some crazy-fun Tribal Councils So we were very anxious to hear definitive Survivor expert Jeff Probsts thoughts on the final four castaways as we approach the May 11 season finale 8 pmET CBS We caught up with him to see who he thinks will take the prize Megan Walsh-BoyleParvatiParvatis strength is also her weakness shes made moves and alienated people Thats the only way youre going to get to the end in this game and she did it And so shes got a lot of damage control to do Bringing Natalie and Alexis over to the alliance is a move that could bite her in the ass because Amanda and Cirie could realize weve got to get rid of this girl shes getting too many people on her side AmandaIm really curious about the showdown between Parvati and Amanda that has to be coming at some point Whats working against [her] i
OMG! Funniest. Survivor. Ever! You are going to have to excuse me as I wipe the tears of laughter from my eyes. There are no words none that can truly describe the bittersweet hilarity of Eriks monumental crash and burn. If you missed the show for any reason run dont walk to your nearest internet-ready computer and watch the repeat online because in a season of blindsides, this one takes the cake.Im just going to say it. Erik gave up immunity! Gave. It. Up. Minutes later he was saying goodbye. That was the most boneheaded move ever in the history of Survivor! Why, Erik, would you choose to give up the immunity necklace? Nobody does that. Every week Jeff asks, Would you like to give immunity to someone else? and whoevers wearing that necklace shakes their head and unconsciously touches the skillfully-crafted, yet ugly-as-sin necklace that is their protection for that vote. And then they vote and that person remains in...
Alexis Jones and James Clement
Alexis Jones and James Clement are the latest casualties from Survivor: Micronesia (Thursdays at 8pm/ET, CBS). James, the physical threat serving his second consecutive tour on the show, was brought down by an infected cut that he got while opening a clam. Alexis, however, was bested by a Hidden Immunity Idol that was used with finesse by Amanda Kimmel in what could be called a reverse-blindside. The gravedigger and the motivational speaker who both missed out on immunity and a snack when they lost focus during a challenge chatted with TV Guide.com about their time on the show and why one of them still wants their cookies.
TVGuide.com: It was great watching the two of you this season. How was it?Alexis Jones: It was awesome! It was so much cooler than I could have ever have anticipated.James Clement: China was kind of rough. This time we were on the beach. You can't be
I know what Im about to say will not make sense, but I am confident that Survivor fans will understand the sentiment: I wish this show could start at the merge because, right now, I can barely remember the first half of the season. And yes, now Im going to contradict myself by saying that the first half of the season was pretty good too with all of its drama. Still, since the merge weve had blindside after blindside, fake idols, unused idols and finally, thanks to Amanda, a hidden immunity idol used the way it was meant to. Well done, Amanda! I am sad to see that Alexis was doomed by Amanda and Parvatis ricochet votes, but these things happen. This is the problem when you ally based solely on gender loyalty is thin. If you notice, Parvati refused to vote against Amanda because they go way back (all of 30 days). Cirie confessed that it was only circumstances that were making her vote against original her tribemate Amanda. Natalie, Alexis and that Bene...
Jason Siska, Survivor: Micronesia
Jason Siska should have used the idol but didn't, and now the 22-year-old gymnastics coach is sitting on the sidelines of Survivor: Micronesia (Thursdays at 8 pm/ET, CBS) as the newest member of the jury. He clung to a "fans to the end" mentality that, perhaps, clouded his judgment and opened the door for one of his own to backstab him. Looking back, Jason discusses some of his strategic plays and tells TVGuide.com just what he thinks about the women who, in the end, played him.
TVGuide.com: What was it like to sit at tribal council holding the immunity idol and realize that you had been blindsided?
Jason Siska: It was rough, especially to [have seen] the same thing happen the week before [to Ozzy]. It was my own stupidity, and I really honestly can only say that I should have just been smarter and more aware.
What do you have to do to get these people to use the idol?! They find it, they hide it, they whisper about it, caress it lovingly, some even make replicas, but they never use it. Listen up Survivors, it doesnt need to mature. Just use it!You would think that after Ozzys blindside, Jason, holder of the new idol, would pay more attention and risk playing the idol for no reason rather than sitting on it and going home. He didnt and I have to remind myself that this is the guy who thought a poorly whittled stick was his Holy Grail. Hes the guy who bowed out of an immunity challenge because everybody said they wouldnt vote him out. And now hes the guy who is jury member no. three.Jason left behind a Black Widow Brigade of women who are plotting to pick off the males of their species one by one. Eventually, the women will have to turn on themselves and I hope Parvati brought her venom-proof bikini because Natalies fangs are showi...
Ozzy Lusth, Survivor: Micronesia
It was the blindside heard 'round the world. Ozzy Lusth was arguably the most capable player on Survivor: Micronesia (Thursdays at 8 pm/ET, CBS) and the holder of the hidden immunity idol. Still, he became the second member of the jury after he was betrayed by two alliance members. The 26-year-old photographer from Venice, California, excelled at all things athletic, and while he was an obvious target, he was also expected to make it further in the game. (Perhaps that's why he didn't even bring the idol to his final tribal council?) Even though all was not lost — Ozzy made a love connection with Amanda Kimmel — he tells TVGuide.com that it was his social game that tripped him up.
TVGuide.com: What happened with the idol? Why didn’t you decide to play it?Ozzy Lusth: I got played, basically. I got stabbed in the back by my friends, and I didn’t s