Dwight Moore - Survivor 43

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 14 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

  • Survivor 43 (2022) - 12th place, 7th out.
  • Voted out in Episode 7, "Bull in a China Shop" (Day 14).

Dwight Moore on social media: twitter | Instagram

Dwight Moore - 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 43 1.17 2.65 0.44 2 7 3 0.60 1.70 - - - 1.04 2.86
Career 1.17 2.65 0.44 2 7 3 0.60 1.70 - - - 1.04 2.86


Dwight Moore - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile


Tribal: VFB% percentile


Tribal: rVAP percentile


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.


Dwight Moore - Challenge record
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Walk Around - Ep4 RC

Tribal/team challenge record (5-for-8; 1 2nd):

  • Survivor 43, Ep.1 RC: "Crate Wide Open" - Works puzzle, retrieves flint, and Vesi wins.
  • Survivor 43, Ep.1 IC: "Freedom of Choice" - Crosses obstacles, Vesi doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
  • Survivor 43, Ep.2 RC/IC: "Serpent Turf" - Works puzzle with Nneka, but Vesi loses (3rd/3).
  • Survivor 43, Ep.3 RC/IC: "Turtle Head" - Retrieves a buoy/key; Vesi loses (3rd/3).
  • Survivor 43, Ep.4 RC: "Walk Around" - Lands final sandbag; Vesi wins.
  • Survivor 43, Ep.4 IC: "Brain Stew" - Works the puzzles, and Vesi wins (1st/3).
  • Survivor 43, Ep.5 RC/IC: "EOC" - Lands all three balls, and Vesi wins (1st/3).
  • Survivor 43, Ep.6 RC/IC: "No Quarter" - With Jeanine, works puzzle for winning team.


Individual challenge record (0-for-1): (Mean % finish: 75%)

Eve 6 - Ep7 IC

  • Survivor 43, Ep.7 IC: "Eve 6" - First out in final stage (4th/12).


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

  • Survivor 43: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 5
2nd place: 1
Played: 8
Win%: 0.69
Sat out: -
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 1
Win%: 0.00
Mean% Finish: 75%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: -
Mean% Finish: -
Dwight Moore - Tribal Council record
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Ep1 dilemma

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Survivor 43, Ep. 1: Risks his vote at Ep1 dilemma; loses his vote (Day 2).
  • Survivor 43, Ep. 7: Voted out while holding Jeanine's idol for safe-keeping (Day 14).


VFB - Votes for the person booted (2/3*):

Tribal Voted Boot (totals) VFB?
Ep2 -* Justine Brennan (voted out, 3-1-1) -
Ep3 Nneka Nneka Ejere (voted out, 4-1) Yes
Ep6 Elie Elie Scott (voted out, 7-2-1-1) Yes
Ep7 James Dwight Moore (voted out, 7-3-2) -

*Because of losing his vote on the Ep.1 journey, Dwight was present, but unable to vote at the Ep.2 Tribal (no TCA charged).


VAP - Votes against (7):

  • Survivor 43, Ep. 7: Seven votes, from Cassidy, Cody, James, Jesse, Karla, Ryan, and Sami (voted out, 7-3-2).


Jury votes made (0/0):

  • Survivor 43: None.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols
Found: 0
Played: -
Votes voided: -
Voting record
VFB: 2
Tribals: 3*
VAP: 7
Jury votes
Made: 0
For winners: -
Received: -
Dwight Moore - Pictures
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    CBS pre-season trailer shot
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    Greeting Probst, Day 1
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    Working the crate puzzle with Nneka, Ep1 RC
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    Retrieving the flint
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    Vesi wins!
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    Vesi tribe meet-and-greet
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    Talking about the tribe (channeling Bryce)
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    Day 2 dilemma with Karla and Gabler
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    That went well
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 IC
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    Vesi doesn't lose!
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    Working the puzzle with Nneka, Ep2 IC
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    The losing Vesis
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    Plotting with Jesse
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    Vesi, Ep2 Tribal Council
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    Not pleased with Jesse's decision to boot Justine, Ep3
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    Watching the puzzle stage, Ep3 IC
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    Vesi, Ep3 Tribal
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    Listening to Probst
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    Landing the final sandbag, Ep4 RC
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    Plotting the reward camp raid
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    Vesi wins! Ep4 IC
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    Noelle helps Baka take second
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    Rolling balls, Ep5 IC
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    Vesi wins!
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    The merge is coming, Ep6
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    Yay, it's the sort-of-merge
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    Teams drawn, Ep6 IC
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    Working the puzzle with Jeanine
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    Blue team wins!
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    Half-merge feasting
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    Tipping Elie off to Gabler's betrayal
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    Not-merge tribe, Ep6 Tribal
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    Listening to Probst
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    Reading treemail, Ep7
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    Talking about treemail, from a tree
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    Final stage, Ep7 IC
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    James just found an advantage in the well
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    It's probably KIP, we should hand off items
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    Gaia tribe, Ep7 Tribal
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    Talking to Probst
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    Seventh person voted out...
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    Snuffed, Day 14 (Episode 7)
Dwight Moore - Interviews
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Pre-game interviews


Post-game interviews

  • Dalton Ross at EW.com (11/3/22): "Dwight Moore says Jeanine was not reaching for the idol at Tribal Council on Survivor 43"
  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (11/3/22): "Dwight Moore Reveals a Last-Minute Vote Change that Led to Him Not Playing Jeanine's Idol"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (11/3/22): "Survivor 43 | Exit Interview with the 7th Player Voted Out"
Dwight Moore - Bio
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Official CBS Survivor 43 bio excerpts (expected August, 2022):

(Still none as of 10/8/22. But available at EW.com)

"Favorite hobbies: Skiing, video games, tutoring/teaching

3 words to describe you: Ambitious, confident, and strong-willed

Pet peeve(s): Someone making a reference to The Office within two seconds of learning my name. Arrogance. Refusal to use turn signals while driving.

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? In my sophomore year of high school, I decided to take the ACT, just to see how I would do on it, and I ended up getting a perfect score. That was great for college admissions, and it garnered me attention locally and nationally. Due to that, I've had parents in Memphis tell me that they've used me as an example for their kids, to show what black people can accomplish academically. It's not the actual score that I'm proud of; it's the idea that, hopefully, someone felt motivated by seeing Black representation in an academic space.

What is something we would never know from looking at you? That I had a whole career as a journalist that rivals that of professionals, all before I entered college! I got into journalism because as a kid, I wanted to become president and decided that the best way to learn was by interviewing other political figures. The list of people I've interviewed includes Cory Booker, Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice. I also covered the red carpet at the National Civil Rights Museum's Freedom Awards for many years, interviewing honorees.

Which past Survivor will you play the game most like? I hope to emulate Wendell's game from Ghost Island the most. He made it far due to an extremely strong social game, and I hope to create that same level of bond, such that people will want to keep me around, even if doing so would be detrimental to their long-term game. Also, he performed well in challenges, both in the individual and tribal phases when needed.

Why do you believe you can be the Sole Survivor? I can be the Sole Survivor not just because of my social skills or intellect, but because of the passion that I put into every single thing that I do in life. If I set my mind to do something, I'm giving it everything until I see that goal met. I'm well aware that I lack typical skills for living outdoors, but many legends of the game lacked those skills initially as well. I've always been open to learning and adapting to my environment in order to succeed, and I don't plan on treating this game any differently, especially in the succeeding part."

CBS's "Meet Dwight" pre-game interview video tweet: