'Survivor' notches two more cycles


The torch of CBS' "Survivor" will continue to burn for another year.

The network has ordered two more installments of Mark Burnett's hit reality series to run next season. The deal will bring the editions of the Jeff Probst-hosted show to 16.

Despite its long run and increased competition, "Survivor" continues to be a formidable anchor of CBS' Thursday lineup in the 8 p.m. slot.

The most recent 13th installment of the franchise, "Survivor: Cook Islands," averaged 15.8 million viewers and a 5.5 rating/15 share in adults 18-49. The 14th edition, "Survivor: Fiji," will premiere Feb. 8.

Burnett executive produces "Survivor" with Tom Shelly.