Survivor: All 43 Seasons Ranked From Worst to Best — Which Top Your List?

Survivor Seasons Ranked

A brand new sole Survivor has been crowned, which means it’s time to rank Season 43 in our list below.

In Wednesday’s season finale, Mike Gabler defeated Cassidy Clark and Owen Knight by a jury vote of 7-1-0, making him the series’ 43rd winner and recipient of the $1 million check. (Read a recap here.) But how will this overly stealthy season fare in our comprehensive ranking?

From casts we’ve loved and loathed, to real-life controversies that overshadowed the game (Island of the Idols, anyone?), there are plenty of reasons why some Survivor seasons may be remembered more fondly than others. But those aren’t the only criteria taken into consideration below. Here, we dissect all of the series’ tweaks, advantages, themes and more throughout the years in order to rank all 43 seasons, and make the ultimate declaration of the best Survivor season(s) ever.

A brief note: This ranking can and will shift as we see fit! Not only has Season 43 been thrown into the mix below, but subsequent rewatches always bring fresh perspectives. Weighing how seasons have fared throughout the years tends to shake things up each and every time we reconsider our ranking.

Ready to revisit the thrills of seasons past, and find out where 43 landed? Scroll down to view photos and see how your favorites fared. Then be sure to hit the Comments to let us know your picks for best and worst!

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