The tribe has spoken! Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains wins the night with 2.8
million viewers

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TORONTO, May 17 /CNW/ - Last night, 2.8 million Canadians tuned in to the dramatic season finale of Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains where Sandra Diaz-Twine (originally of the villains tribe) was crowned the sole survivor for a second time - a first for the series. The much buzzed-about, three-hour conclusion won the highly-competitive night nationally and across all key markets. Yesterday's finale peaked with 3.5 million viewers at 9:04 p.m. ET and nearly 6 million Canadians tuned in at some point during the broadcast.

After another season as a consistent Top 10 performer, Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains did not disappoint. In the gripping two-hour finale, the five remaining survivors - Colby Donaldson, Jerri Manthey, Russell Hantz, Parvati Shallow and Diaz-Twine - fought for their chance to win the million-dollar prize. Following the last tribal council, the entire season 20 cast rejoined host Jeff Probst for the live, one-hour reunion show.


        -  1.5 million viewers in the key Adults 18-49 demo
        -  Survivor finale garnered 20% more viewers than CBC's
           Philadelphia/Montreal Eastern Conference semi final hockey game
           (7pm ET start - 1.3 million viewers)
        -  Survivor beat out the closest competitor of the night, the finale
           of CTV's Desperate Housewives, with 110% more viewers

    May 16th (A18-49)                  NATIONAL  TORONTO  VANCOUVER  CALGARY
    SURVIVOR (8-10pm)         Global  1,520,000  358,000    148,000   84,000
    SURVIVOR Reunion
     (10-11pm)                Global  1,500,000  349,000    153,400   67,400
    Law & Order (7-9pm)          CTV    244,000   21,200     14,100   15,600
    Desperate Housewives
     finale (9-10pm)             CTV    723,000  187,000     36,000   20,000
    Flashpoint (10-11pm)         CTV    342,000   56,000     11,000    8,100
    Extreme Makeover:
     Home Edition (8-9pm)     CityTV    213,500   71,000     25,000    8,300
    Murdoch Mysteries
     (9-10pm)                 CityTV    135,000   28,000     16,000   10,000
    Survivorman (10-11pm)     CityTV     42,000   10,200      3,400    3,700

Viewers who missed last night's episode can log onto to catch up on the stunning conclusion to Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains.

Already renewed for two more seasons, loyal Survivor fans can look forward to the next instalment of the ground-breaking reality series, which will be set in Nicaragua for its 21st season. Broadcast details to be announced at a later date.

Source: All data, as of August 31st 2009, BBM Canada PPM Overnight Data based on Adults 18-49 unless otherwise indicated.

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