Which TV Show’s Season Finale Would You Most Like to Attend?

Jeff Probst during the ‘Survivor: Ghost Island’ finale. (Monty Brinton/CBS)

I’m incredibly excited about something I never really thought I would be excited about.

I watch quite a few shows–or parts of shows–that involve live studio audiences. The various late-night talk shows, the season finales of competitions like Top Chef and American Ninja Warrior, some sitcoms, the Super Bowl, etc.

Only a handful of times have I been watching one of those shows and though, “I wish I were there.” I think this stems from my desire to watch things from the comfort of my home, at my own pace, with a fully edited experience and without crowds. I like it that way.

But then a friend revealed that his brother helps to execute the season finale of Survivor.

I love Survivor. It’s 37th season just began, and I’m just as enamored by it–if not even more so–as I was in 1999 for the first season.

At the end of each season, there is a 3-hour episode that about 400 people get to experience live with the host and the contestants. The first 2 hours are mostly filmed footage from the contestants’ last few days on the island. After that, it transitions into a reunion show where the winner is revealed and Jeff Probst talks to the contestants about their experience.

It’s peak entertainment for a Survivor fan like me. And this season, I WILL BE AT THE FINALE.

That’s right. My friend was able to get me 2 tickets to the finale (I’m going with an old high school friend, another huge Survivor fan). I’ll be traveling to Los Angeles in mid-December.

If you haven’t watched Survivor, maybe now is the time to give it a try. Maybe you’ll even catch a glimpse of me on camera at the finale!

Is there any TV show or season finale that you’d like to watch live?


5 Responses to “Which TV Show’s Season Finale Would You Most Like to Attend?”

  1. Kyle Mueller says:

    That’s awesome Jamey! I’m not one to normally want to be in the audience of a TV show, but a Survivor finale would probably be a lot of fun! I’ll be keeping an eye out for you when the finale airs! I’m jealous! (In a good way!)

    PS: This season looks very interesting. I think I enjoyed the first episode of this season more than the last couple of seasons’ first episodes. Although I did find Jeff Probst’s on-the-boat introduction a bit heavy-handed, although I acknowledge that it might have been necessary to set up the season for viewers of different educational and cultural backgrounds.

    I love Survivor, I’m so glad it’s back on!

    • Jamey Stegmaier says:

      I’m glad you’re enjoying the season so far, Kyle! I see what you’re saying about the intro, though I kind of like that Jeff emphasized that everyone there is a hard worker–it’s just that they had different starting points. I hadn’t thought about that, so at least for me, it was helpful to hear. 🙂

  2. Candy Mercer says:

    OMG I am so excited for you! I will watch for you!!!!! Let us know where you will be sitting. I love Survivor so much, and use its information is power strategy in my personal life (only for good). How cool!!!!!!!!

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