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The Best Seasons of 'Survivor' 

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Updated December 19, 2019 11.1k votes 1.6k voters 66.3k views 39 items

There are plenty to choose from when picking the best seasons of Survivor, since it's been on the air since 2000. With so many seasons it can be difficult to keep track of the places they've been, challenges they've done and what seasons were worth watching.,Hardcore fans of the series often argue over what the greatest season of Survivor is, which is exactly why this ranked list was created. This list of the best Survivor seasons has been voted on by Survivor fans from around the world, so the order of the seasons isn't just one person's opinion.

Each season of Survivor has at least one memorable episode, so it isn't necessarily easy to figure out what the top season is. Is your favorite season of Survivor not as high as it should be? Be sure to vote it up so it rises to the top. If you want to answer the questions, "What is the best season of Survivor?" and "Which season of Survivor is the best?" then this list will have you covered.

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Survivor - Season 20 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Seasons of 'Survivor'
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The twentieth season of Survivor premiered on February 11, 2010 and contains 14 episodes. This season was filmed at Upolu, Samoa and welcomed back previous contestants as either heroes or villains.

This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "It's Getting the Best of Me," "Expectations," and "Anything Could Happen."

Memorable moments from Season 20 include:

  • Sandra Diaz-Twine is voted the winner of Season 20.
  • Rob and Russell go head-to-head.
  • Russell uses his idol to save Parvati.
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Survivor - Season 16 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Seasons of 'Survivor'
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The sixteenth season of Survivor premiered on February 7, 2008 and contains 14 episodes. This season takes place in Micronesia and places fans against favorite past contestants.

This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "The Sounds of Jungle Love," "I'm Gonna Fix Her!," and "Stir the Pot!."

Memorable moments from Season 16 include:

  • Parvati Shallow is voted the winner of Season 16.
  • Ozzy finds an idol and hides a fake one in its place.
  • Erik gives Natalie his immunity necklace and is voted off.
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Survivor - Season 28 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Seasons of 'Survivor'
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The twenty-eighth season of Survivor premiered on February 26, 2014 and contains 13 episodes. This season took place on the Palaui Island, Cagayan, Philippines.

This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Cops-R-Us," "Bag of Tricks," and "It's Do or Die."

Memorable moments from Season 28 include:

  • Tony Vlachos is voted the winner of Season 28.
  • Kass betrays her alliance.
  • Tony finds several immunity idols.
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Survivor - Season 13 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Seasons of 'Survivor'
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Survivor: Cook Islands - Season 13

The thirteenth season of Survivor premiered on September 14, 2006 and contains 15 episodes. This season took place in the Cook Islands and the tribes were divided by ethnicity.

This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Flirting and Frustration," "Ruling the Roost," and "This Tribe Will Self-Destruct in 5, 4, 3..."

Memorable moments from Season 13 include:

  • Yul Kwon is voted the winner of Season 13.
  • Yul finds the hidden immunity idol.
  • Sundra and Becky compete in a fire-making challenge.
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