Michael Yerger - Survivor: Ghost Island

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 29 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

  • Survivor 36: Ghost Island (2018) - 9th place, 12th out - 5th juror.
  • Voted out in Episode 11, "The Finish Line is in Sight" (Day 29).

Michael Yerger on social media: twitter | Instagram

Michael Yerger - 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
S36: Ghost Island 0.77 6.22 0.12 5 5 9 0.55 1.73 - - - 0.67 2.50
Career 0.77 6.22 0.12 5 5 9 0.55 1.73 - - - 0.67 2.50

 

Michael Yerger - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile

73%

Tribal: VFB% percentile

54%

Tribal: rVAP percentile

78%

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.

 

Michael Yerger - Challenge record
Survivor 36 logo  S36: Ghost Island

Ep2 RC/IC - Coming Up for Air

Tribal/team challenge record (2-for-12; 1 2nd):

  • Ghost Island Ep. 1 IC: "Sled Zeppelin" - Hauls the sled and works the puzzle, but Malolo loses.
  • Ghost Island Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Coming Up for Air" - Crosses obstacles and dives to release buoys, but Malolo loses again.
  • Ghost Island Ep. 3 RC/IC: "All Along the Watchtower" - Now with Malolo, works the puzzle, and Malolo wins!
  • Ghost Island Ep. 4 RC: "Water Slaughter" - With Brendan, scores one point (not shown) and loses one; Malolo loses.
  • Ghost Island Ep. 4 IC: "Cell Block Sea" - Helps move the crate, Malolo builds a huge lead, but... Malolo loses.
  • Ghost Island Ep. 5 RC: "Rod Screw-It" - Helps move the giant sandbags to pull the lever, but Malolo loses again.
  • Ghost Island Ep. 5 IC: "Hitch a Ride" - Helps turns the crank, but... Malolo loses, once again.
  • Ghost Island Ep. 6 IC: "Sir Duke" - Still with Malolo, tethered to James; Malolo blows a huge lead, loses (3rd/3).
  • Ghost Island Ep. 7 RC: "Discy Business" - Helps hold and stack, but Malolo loses (3rd/3).
  • Ghost Island Ep. 7 IC: "Cruel Sea" - Tosses all the rings, and Malolo somehow doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
  • Ghost Island Ep. 9 RC: "Gone Shootin'" - Hits two targets, but his orange team loses, 6-4.
  • Ghost Island Ep. 10 RC: "Caged Tigers" - Paddles the boat, helps with the puzzle, and the orange team wins.

 

Fijian Feast - Ep9 IC

Individual challenge record (0-for-4): (Mean % Finish: 64.6%)

  • Ghost Island Ep. 8 IC: "Audio Slave" - Seventh person to drop out, on the transition to the final stage (7th/13).
  • Ghost Island Ep. 9 IC: "Fijian Feast" - Makes it to the final round, but loses to Angela (2nd/12).
  • Ghost Island Ep. 10 IC: "Take the Reins" - Eighth person to drop out, just under 10 minutes in (4th/11).
  • Ghost Island Ep. 11 IC: "Crocodile Rock" - Second person (in orange, and overall) to drop out (4th/5).

 

Hero challenge/ duel record (1-for-1): (Mean % finish: 100%)

  • Ghost Island, Ep. 1 RC: "Chief's Choice" - Runs the obstacle course to collect keys; Malolo wins by forfeit.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 2
2nd place: 1
Played: 12
Win%: 0.21
Sat out: -
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 4
Win%: 0.00
Mean% Finish: 64.6%
Hero challenges
Wins: 1
Played: 1
Win%: 1.00
Mean% Finish: 100%
Michael Yerger - Tribal Council record
Survivor 36 logo  S36: Ghost Island

Ep4 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (2/2; 7 votes voided):

  • Ghost Island, Ep. 3: With Brendan, finds the Malolo hidden idol (originally held by James in China; Day 8).
  • Ghost Island, Ep. 4: After claiming the idol protects two people, plays it for Stephanie (but she received no votes).
  • Ghost Island, Ep. 7: Shortly after James's boot, finds the new Malolo idol (it's Jason Siska's f***ing stick; Day 18).
  • Ghost Island, Ep. 9: Plays his idol, saving himself (while booting Libby), and voiding seven votes (Day 25).

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (5/9):

 

VAP - Votes against (5):

  • Ghost Island, Ep. 2: One vote, from Jacob.
  • [Ghost Island, Ep. 9: Seven votes, all voided by Michael's idol play.]
  • Ghost Island, Ep. 10: Two votes, from Chelsea and Desiree.
  • Ghost Island, Ep. 11: Two votes, from Domenick and Wendell (voted out, 2-2-1-1 [3-0 on revote]).

 

Jury votes made (0/1):

  • Ghost Island, Ep. 14: Voted for Domenick Abbate, who finished second, 5-5-0 (1-0).
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols/ advantages
Advantages held/played: 0/0
Idols found: 2
Idols played: 2
Votes voided: 7
Voting record
VFB: 5
Tribals: 9
VAP: 5
Jury votes
Made: 1
For winners: 0
Received: -
Michael Yerger - Pictures
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    Ghost Island intro shot
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    Ghost Island intro shot
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    Bonus Ghost Island intro shot
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    CBS pre-game interview
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    On the boat, Day 1
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    Waiting for Brendan to pick the participants in the Ep1 RC
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    Starting line
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    Malolo wins! (by forfeit)
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    Malolo tribe meet-and-greet
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    I'm 18, but I'm telling everyone I'm 23
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 IC
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    Helping Donathan grab a bag
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    Working the puzzle
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    The losing Malolos
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    Malolo, Ep1 Tribal Council
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    Brendan doesn't buy Jacob's fake idol story
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 RC/IC
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    Releasing the buoys
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    Malolo, Ep2 Tribal Council
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    Talking to Probst
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    Pre-swap lineup, Ep3
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    The new Malolo tribe
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    Boom
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    It's James's idol from Survivor: China!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 RC/IC
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    Watching the puzzle stage
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    Malolo wins!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 RC
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    Unable to stop Chris from scoring
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 IC
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    Watching Sebastian and Brendan place balls
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    The losing Malolos
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    Showing off his #backidol
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    Malolo, Ep4 Tribal Council
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    This idol can protect *TWO* people
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    Playing the idol for Stephanie
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 RC
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    Ready to move sandbags
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    The losing Malolos
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 IC
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    Watching the puzzle stage
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    The losing Malolos
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    Talking about what the show/game means to him
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    Malolo, Ep5 Tribal Council
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    Pre-swap lineup, Ep6
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    The new new Malolo tribe
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep6 IC
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    Bringing back the final bag
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    The losing Malolos
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    Checking in with James
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    Malolo, Ep6 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Angela
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    I'm the only one left from original Malolo, Ep7
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    Time to look for an idol
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    Success
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    It's just a f***ing stick
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep7 RC
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    Burning the Malolo flag
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep7 IC
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    About to land the non-losing shot?
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    Malolo doesn't lose!
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    Yay, merge
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    It's like my birthday!
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    Cheers to the sunset
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep8 IC
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    Waiting for it to end
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    Lavita, Ep8 Tribal Council
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    Enjoying the Chris-Domenick argument
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep9 RC
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    How did we lose this thing, guys?
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep9 IC
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    Round 1... mmm, eyeballs
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    Round 2
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    Round 3, sea slugs
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    Lavita, Ep9 Tribal Council
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    I have an idol, Jeff
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    This one's for Ozzy
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep10 RC
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    Working the puzzle
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    Orange team wins!
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    Reward feasting
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    Another idol? Let's look.
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    Donathan almost has it
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    Handing the second half to Donathan
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep10 IC
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    Still going...
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    Lavita, Ep10 Tribal Council
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    Arguing with Desiree
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep11 IC
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    Second one out
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    Orange team, Ep11 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Probst
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    12th person voted out, and the fifth member of our jury...
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    Snuffed, Day 29 (Episode 11)
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    The jury, Final Tribal Council
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    The jury, reunion show, waiting for the vote reveal
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    Full cast, reunion show
Michael Yerger - Interviews
Survivor 36 logo  S36: Ghost Island

Pre-game interviews

  • Erin Cebula at ET Canada (1/31/18): "Michael Yerger Isn't What He Seems"
  • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (2/5/18): "Michael - 'I Can Tell Who the Good Guys Are and Who the Bad Guys Are'"
  • Josh Wigler at The Hollywood Reporter (2/17/18): "Meet Michael Yerger"
  • Dalton Ross at EW.com (2/20/18): "Meet Michael in 60 seconds"

 

Post-game interviews

  • Dalton Ross at EW.com (5/3/18): "Michael Yerger says Kellyn never asked to see his idol"
  • Josh Wigler at The Hollywood Reporter (5/3/18): "Michael and Jenna on the 'Discouraging' Malolo Curse"
  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (5/3/18): "Michael Yerger Discusses His Eighteen Lives in the Game"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (5/3/18): "Double Exit Interview - 5/03/18"
Michael Yerger - Bio
Survivor 36 logo  S36: Ghost Island

Official CBS Ghost Island bio excerpts (1/31/18):

"Hobbies: Health, fitness, luxury and exotic cars, outdoor activities (camping, hiking, swimming), traveling, concerts/festivals, and architecture/design.

Pet peeves: Incompetent drivers, negativity, and rain/cold.

What's your personal claim to fame? Earning Eagle Scout, the highest achievement or rank attainable in the Boy Scouting Program of the Boy Scouts of America.

If you could have three things on the island, what would they be and why? Hot sauce, boomerang, skittles.

Which Survivor contestant are you most like? Malcolm Freberg—I'd be inwardly strategic and aggressive but outwardly friendly and easy-going.

Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor? Because I'm a people person. I've always preferred to spend my time around others over being alone. I feel as though I can relate to those of all ages from all walks of life in some way in order to form common ground."