I’ve been something of a fan of Survivor since the first series. I’d rather watch Eco-Challenge (the more entertaining, more admirable predecessor to Survivor) I haven’t followed every series closely, but have watced most of them. I caught the final episode of the current series and, true to early rumors, Sandra Diaz won.
I’ll spare you the lengthy analysis, but I did want to pass on this unpopularized tidbit: everybody in the final 16 wins money. The first ejectee gets $2,500 and the runner-up (in this case Boy Scout Lil) walks with $100,000. That’s $2564 a day. It ain’t a cool million, but it’s ain’t bad.
UPDATE: Todd’s got some insights into this series, and I made a comment about winning by being under the radar.