tv programs The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch

16k votes 3.8k voters 245k views 29 items Embed

List Rules TV shows about survival skills and living in the wilderness only.

These are the best survival TV shows voted on by fans like you. If you're ever stuck in a desert or jungle, these shows may just help you survive for a little bit longer. It is a hot genre now, with many new survival shows airing each year. Naturally, there is much debate on which one is best. Are you a fan of Bear Grylls, or do you think he is nothing compared to Les Stroud?

This list has a variety of survival TV shows, like Dual Survival, Naked and Afraid, and Survivorman. Maybe there are event some survival shows on Netflix for you to watch 90 episodes of in a row! From survival reality shows to new survival shows that are soon to be your favorites, there are plenty of TV series to watch if you're into wilderness survival shows and outdoor survival in general. 

What is the best survival skills show of all time? What are the greatest survival skills shows starring survivalists out in the world, taking on Mother Nature? Cast your votes for the best survivalist and surviving shows today!

1
+ - 1,403 362
Survivorman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch
Survivorman Les Stroud

The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played The Best Saturday Night Live Characters of All Time

2
+ - 577 84
Alone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch
Alone Russ McCarroll, Zachary Behr

3
+ - 1,061 544
Ranker Video v
Dual Survival with E.J. and Jeff E.J. Snyder, Jeff Zausch - Survival superstars on Discovery’s NAKED AND AFRAID and NAKED AND AFRAID XL, Jeff and EJ have proven their expertise when it comes to outlasting tough, rugged scenarios. From fending off packs of hungry hyenas to building extreme ...

4
+ - 833 459
Man, Woman, Wild is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch
Man, Woman, Wild Mykel Hawke Pierce, Ruth England

5
+ - 522 281
Ranker Video v
Marooned With Ed Stafford Ed Stafford - Adventurer and survivalist Ed Stafford returns to complete his challenge and this time he visits Thailand, Rwanda and Arizona where he will live stranded, for 10 days with nothing but his video equipment. Ed is completely exposed ...

6
+ - 735 517
Naked and Afraid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch
Naked and Afraid Michael Brown, Amanda Kaye, E.J. Snyder

7
+ - 351 218
Dude, You're Screwed is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch
Dude, You're Screwed Tom Tomahawk Moore, Terry Schappert

8
+ - 418 285
Lost Survivors is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch
Lost Survivors Ruth England, Mykel Hawke Pierce

9
+ - 713 583
Man vs. Wild is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch
Man vs. Wild Bear Grylls, Will Ferrell, Jake Gyllenhaal

10
+ - 418 299
Ray Mears' Bushcraft is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch

11
+ - 307 254
Survival with Ray Mears is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch

12
+ - 285 244
Extreme Survival is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch
Extreme Survival Ray Mears

13
+ - 263 225
Ray Mears' World of Survival is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch

14
+ - 259 227
Ray Mears' Northern Wilderness is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch

15
+ - 161 124
The Island with Bear Grylls is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch

The Best Survivor Players Ever 31 Times You've Seen The Walking Dead Actors Before

16
+ - 208 198
Survive This is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch
Survive This Les Stroud

17
+ - 195 196
Ray Mears Goes Walkabout is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch

18
+ - 175 182
Wild Britain with Ray Mears is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch

19
+ - 128 122
Fat Guys in the Woods is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch
Fat Guys in the Woods Creek Stewart

20
+ - 66 58
Dirty Rotten Survival is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch
Dirty Rotten Survival

21
+ - 71 57
Ranker Video v
Men Women Wild Men Women Wild  is a six-episode series that follows three survivalist couples as they spend three weeks living off the land in harsh terrain.The couples featured in the new series include a husband and wife, a boyfriend and ...

22
+ - 148 193
Wild Food is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch

23
+ - 48 47
Alone in the Wild is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch

24
+ - 30 30
The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch
The Walking Dead Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies

25
+ - 12 5
Primal Survivor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch
Primal Survivor

26
+ - 132 222
Mantracker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch
Mantracker Shawn Devlin, Terry Grant, Chad Savage

27
+ - 7 5
The Colony is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch
The Colony Thom Beers

28
+ - 41 64
Ranker Video v
Lone Target with Joel Lambert Joel Lambert, ex-Navy SEAL against the world's most elite military and law enforcement tracking teams in new series LONE TARGET. With only what he can carry on his back, Joel will play an extreme version of hide-and-seek in unknown ...

29
+ - 32 250
Danger! 50,000 Volts! is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch
Danger! 50,000 Volts! Nick Frost^! Bruce Parry^! Annti Antikainen