Date: 26th January 2001

Survivor Winner Hatch Predicts Bigger Ratings For Sequel

Survivor winner Richard Hatch is predicting that the sequel series, Survivor: The Australian Outback, which debuts following Sunday's Super Bowl game, will attract an even bigger audience than the original.

"The mystery may be gone to some extent, but the stakes will be that much higher,'' Hatch told today's (Friday) Boston Globe. ''Look, these contestants not only saw what we did, they saw us sit around and discuss how and why we did it. They hit the ground running this time out. I predict that will make it an even more powerful, interesting experience to watch." Hatch made the comments as he was interviewed by the newspaper about his agreement to co-host a daily talk show beginning next week on Boston radio station WQSX-FM.

Source: Studio Briefing