Carolyn Wiger - Survivor 44

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 26 | Wins: 0 | Final three: 1

  • Survivor 44 (2023) - 3rd place, zero jury votes.
  • Received no jury votes to finish in 3rd place in Episode 13, "Absolute Banger Season" (Day 26).

Carolyn Wiger on social media: twitter | Instagram

Carolyn Wiger - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats Overall stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
Survivor 44 0.39 11.15 0.04 7 3 9 0.77 3.11 0 8 0.00 0.81 3.50
Career 0.39 11.15 0.04 7 3 9 0.77 3.11 0 8 0.00 0.81 3.50

 

Carolyn Wiger - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile

2

Tribal: VFB% percentile

80%

Tribal: rVAP percentile

88%

Performance ranks are a quick visual measure of the contestant's season vs. historical data from all prior contestants, in three basic (scorable) categories:

1. Performance in individual challenges (MPF), as a measure of "physical game";

2. Ability to vote people out consistently (VFB%, or VFB/TCA), or "strategic game"; and

3. Ability to avoid being voted against (rVAP, or TCA-VAP) - which scales better than a percentage would - for "social/strategic game."

See also: Full glossary for all these abbreviations.

 

Carolyn Wiger - Challenge record
Survivor 44 logo  Survivor 44 challenges

Ep4 IC

Tribal/team challenge record (1-for-9; 2 2nds):

  • Survivor 44, Ep. 1 RC: "Crate Wide Open" - Struggles mightily on the ring toss; Tika loses (3rd/3).
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 1 IC: "Paradise Lost" - Paddles, hauls, slides puzzle pieces; Tika doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 2 RC/IC: "A Bridge You Must Cross" - Crosses the bridge, but Tika loses (3rd/3).
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Box Car Blues" - Grabs the keys; Tika doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 4 RC: "Air Raid" - Eventually hits a target, but Tika loses (3rd/3).
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 4 IC: "Leap of Faith" - Grabs a key, Tika loses again (3rd/3).
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 5 IC: "EOC" - Crosses obstacles, but Tika loses (3rd/3).
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 6 RC/IC: "No Quarter" - Helps push the ball for winning team.
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 12 RC: "Roll With It" - Blindfolded, part of the losing team.

 

Ep7 IC

Individual challenge record (0-for-9): (Mean % finish: 28.8%)

  • Survivor 44, Ep. 7 IC: "Audio Slave" - First out for orange team, on widest part of beam (5th/5).
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 8 IC: "Eve 5" - With Carolyn, eliminated in 1st stage (tie-8th/10).
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 9 IC: "Ballin' A Jack" - First to drop out, fairly quickly (5th/5).
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 10 RC: "Put a Ring On It" - One of six tossing balls as Frannie wins (tie-2nd/8).
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 10 IC: "Union of the Snake" - Does not appear to reach the puzzle stage (8th/8).
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 11 IC: "Last Gasp" - Fourth to drop out, over 1 hr in (4th/7).
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 12 IC: "Take the Reins" - Second out, fairly quickly (5th/6).
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 13 F5 IC: "Lone Palm Express" - Last to the puzzle; does not win (5th/5).
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 13 F4 IC: "Simmotion" - First out, at the two-ball stage (4th/4).

 

Hero challenge/ duel record (0-for-0):

  • Survivor 44: None yet.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 1
2nd place: 2
Played: 9
Win%: 0.22
Sat out: --
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 9
Win%: 0.00
Mean% Finish: 28.8%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean% Finish: --
Carolyn Wiger - Tribal Council record
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Ep10 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (1/1; 2 votes voided):

  • Survivor 44, Ep. 2: Finds Tika's key, promptly opens the cage and takes the idol, mostly undetected (Day 4).
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 4: Plants the fake idol in camp, Sarah finds it (Day 8).
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 11: Plays her (real) idol for Carson, voiding two votes (Day 21).

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (7/9):

Tribal Voted Boot (totals) VFB?
Ep2 Helen Helen Li (voted out, 3-1) Yes
Ep4 Sarah Sarah Wade (idoled out, 2-[0]) Yes
Ep6 Kane Josh Wilder (voted out, 7-3-1) -
Ep8 Brandon Brandon Cottom (idoled out, [0]-4]) Yes
Ep9 Kane Kane Fritzler (voted out, 5-3-1-1) Yes
Ep10 Heidi Frannie Marin (voted out, 5-2-1) -
Ep11 Danny Danny Massa (voted out, 3-[0]-2) Yes
Ep12 Jaime Jaime Ruiz (voted out, 4-2) Yes
Ep13 Lauren Lauren Harpe (voted out, 3-1-1) Yes
10 TOTALS 7

 

VAP - Votes against (3):

  • Survivor 44, Ep. 2: One vote, from Helen.
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 12: Two votes, from Jaime and Lauren.

 

Jury votes received (0/8):

  • Survivor 44, Ep. 13: Received no jury votes, to finish in third place, 7-1-0.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols
Found: 1
Played: 1
Votes voided: 2
Voting record
VFB: 7
Tribals: 9
VAP: 3
Jury votes
Made: --
Received: 0
Total jurors: 8
Carolyn Wiger - Pictures
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    Pre-season video shot
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    Season-opening confessional
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    On the boat, Day 1
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    Greeting Probst
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    Watching the puzzle stage, Ep1 RC
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    Tika discusses who will do the Savvy task
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    Wanting what's in the cage
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    Picking who will go on the dilemma trip
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    Listening to Sarah's story
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 IC
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    Tika doesn't lose!
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    Talking about finding the idol, Ep2
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    Here it is!
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    Repositioning the birdcage
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    The cage is different?
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    Watching Sarah do the snake maze, Ep2 IC
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    The Tika three is formed
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    Tika, Ep2 Tribal
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    Listening to Yam Yam
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    Tika three success, Ep3
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    Digging deep, Ep3 IC
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    Tika takes second!
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    Talking about creating the fake idol 'X marks the spot' scheme, Ep4
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    Shooting, Ep4 RC
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    Watching the puzzle stage, Ep4 IC
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    Checking out Josh's swap idol
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    Listening to Josh, Ep4 Tribal
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    Happy the plan worked, Ep5
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    Watching the table maze, Ep5 IC
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    Journey-ing with the bros
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    Third-wheeling it
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    It's so frustrating!
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    Probst announces there's no Tribal
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    Merge-ish time, Ep6
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    Happy to be merged, not loving big group chats
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    A big group chat
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    Stealth Tika three, a smaller group chat
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    Purple team wins, Ep6 IC
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    Half-merge feasting
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    Not-merge tribe, Ep6 Tribal
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    Talking to Probst
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    Already done, Ep7 IC
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    Excited for sandwiches
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    Post-reward feats note reading
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    Silently observing, Ep7 Tribal
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    Not loving the net, Ep8 IC
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    Va Va, Ep8 Tribal
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    Talking
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    Telling her story, Ep9
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    Starting line, Ep9 IC
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    Kane over Danny?
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    Va Va, Ep9 Tribal
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    Talking to Probst
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    Starting line, Ep10 RC
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    Picked for reward by Frannie
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    Appreciating her letter from home
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    Jaime announces her idol left with Kane
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    Starting line, Ep10 IC
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    Bonding with Frannie
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    Let's blindside Heidi!
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    Va Va, Ep10 Tribal
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    Listening to Frannie
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    Displeased with the Tikas, Ep11
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    Starting line, Ep11 IC
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    Va Va, Ep11 Tribal
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    Talking to Probst
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    Playing her idol for Carson
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    Talking about the idol, Ep12
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    Purple team trailing, Ep12 RC
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    Starting line, Ep12 IC
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    Talking about the vote
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    Va Va, Ep12 Tribal
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    Listening to Yam Yam
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    Final five, new beach, Ep13
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    It's just a fucking stick?
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    Pre-challenge lineup, F5 RC/IC
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    Go, Carson!
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    Chatting back at camp
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    Va Va, F5 Tribal
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    F4 IC, already in progress
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    Va Va, F4 Tribal
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    Final three, morning 26
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    Morning 26 breakfast!
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    Reflecting on her game
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    Leaving camp one last time
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    Final three, ready to face the jury
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    Answering questions
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    Yam Yam wins!
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    Finalists + jury, aftershow
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    Talking to Probst
Carolyn Wiger - Interviews
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Pre-game interviews

  • Rob Cesternino & Mike Bloom at RHAP (2/3/23): "Survivor 44 | Tika Tribe Castaway Preview"
  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (2/7/23): "Carolyn Wiger's Battle with Addiction Will Make Her Play as Her 'Complete Authentic Self'"

 

Post-game interviews

  • Dalton Ross at EW.com (5/25/23): "Carolyn Wiger was 'shocked as hell' and 'hurt' not to get any Survivor jury votes"
  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (5/25/23): "Survivor 44 Finalist Carolyn Wiger on Why She Was 'Scared' by the Jury and Her Surprising Perception"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (5/25/23): "Survivor 44 | Final 5 Exit Interviews"
Carolyn Wiger - Bio
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Official CBS Survivor 44 bio excerpts (January 31, 2023), via Mike Bloom at Parade.com:

"3 Words to Describe You: Passionate, a little bit loud, open

Why do you want to be part of SURVIVOR? I want to share my story. I want to bring the hope. Addiction looks different for everybody and recovery does too. SURVIVOR is so much more than a game to me. It’s the human interactions, the growth and the fun! Of course, I want to be a part of that!

What’s one life experience you feel has prepared you for the game? Overcoming my addiction and learning how to forgive, love and accept myself. Active addiction is mental and emotional torture. It took me years to realize my mistakes don’t define me. I’ve worked hard to become this person I am proud of. I know this game will break me down but I am strong, resilient and most importantly I believe in myself!

Which previous player do you identify with the most? Who do you think you will play most like? I so badly want to be like, “Yeah, I’m going to be as strategic as [Kelley] Wentworth and cutthroat like Parvati.” But that isn’t happening because I am way more Noura. My entire life I’ve been told that I’m too this, I’m too that, I’m too loud…too much. It has been my dream to play this game as myself and Maryanne is proof it can be done. I want to have fun like Tiffany, be lovable like Maryanne, and free-spirited and spontaneous like Noura.

Favorite Hobbies: Gardening, ice skating, rescuing bunnies

Pet Peeves: When people ask me if I’m sick if I’m not wearing makeup. People who make fun of what is different from them or what they don’t understand. Gel polish that chips quickly.

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Staying sober for the last 13 years and raising my son in recovery.

What is something we would never know from looking at you? I eat so much candy, it’s ridiculous. I’ve had three crowns because I keep cracking my teeth from jawbreakers and atomic fireballs. I’ve fallen asleep eating chocolate too many times to count.

Why will you be the Sole Survivor? Because my authentic connections will win me the game!"


"Meet Carolyn" tweet/video (2/6/23):