Matt Quinlan - Survivor: One World

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 8 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

  • Survivor 24: One World (2012) - 16th place, 3rd out.
  • Voted out in Episode 3, "One World Is Out the Window" (Day 8).

Matt Quinlan on social media: twitter | Instagram

Matt Quinlan - 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
S24: One World 0.36 0.65 0.56 0 7 1 -0.78 0.00 - - - -0.22 0.36
Career 0.36 0.65 0.56 0 7 1 -0.78 0.00 - - - -0.22 0.36


Matt Quinlan - 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.


Matt Quinlan - Challenge record
Survivor 24 logo S24: One World

Shut Your Trap - Ep3 RC

Tribal/team challenge record (3-for-5):

  • One World Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Free Fallin'" - Manono wins by default, as Kourtney is medevaced.
  • One World Ep. 2 RC: "DIY Knots" - Once again, Manono wins.
  • One World Ep. 2 IC: "By The Numbers" - Manono wins third straight, thanks to Kat's many falls/jumps.
  • One World Ep. 3 RC: "Shut Your Trap" - Loses to Sabrina, initiating the Manono sweep by Salani, 5-0.
  • One World Ep. 3 IC: "Ow Pairs" - Manono loses (after Salani copies Bill's puzzle).


Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

  • One World: None.


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

  • One World: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 3
Played: 5
Win%: 0.60
Sat out: -
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: -
Mean% Finish: -
Hero challenges/duels
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: -
Mean% Finish: -
Matt Quinlan - Tribal Council record
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Ep3 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • One World: None.


VFB - Votes for the person booted (0/1):

  • None. (Although he did at least vote against Colton.)


VAP - Votes against (7):

  • One World, Ep. 3: Seven votes, from Tarzan, Troyzan, Leif, Jay, Jonas, Bill, and Colton (voted out, 7-1-1).


Jury votes made (0/0):

  • One World: None.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols/ advantages
Advantages held/played: 0/0
Idols found: 0
Idols played: -
Votes voided: -
Voting record
VFB: 0
Tribals: 1
VAP: 7
Jury votes
Made: 0
For winners: -
Received: -
Matt Quinlan - Pictures
Survivor 24 logo  S24: One World image gallery
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    One World intro shot
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    One World intro shot
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    Pre-game interview
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    Pre-game glamour shot
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    More pre-game posing
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    Fresh off the truck, first episode
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    Early camp shot, chatting with Kat. Probst approves.
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    Early camp shot with the bro squad (plus Tarzan)
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    A more bro-tastic framing
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    Even more bro-tastic framing!!!
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    Early camp shot
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    Bros, unfettered by the stifling constraints of shirts
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    Manono tribe, ready for the first challenge
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    Waiting for Tarzan to get across the balance beam, Ep1 IC
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    More first challenge waiting around. Walk it off, Kourtney.
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    Ep2 RC: no Probst, very little Tarzan clothing
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    Ep2 IC, bro hugs pay off
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    Victory handslaps for Manono, Ep2 IC
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    Ready to go vs. Sabrina, Ep3 RC
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    That didn't end well...
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    Well, at least we have the surgeon with the huge vocabulary on our team. He should have a good memory. Oh wait, he's sitting out.
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    Manono tribe, Ep3 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Tarzan's defense of Colton
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    Agitated, Ep3 Tribal Council
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    Snuffed, Day 8 (Episode 3)
Matt Quinlan - Interviews
Survivor 24 logo  S24: One World

Pre-game interviews

  • CBS "Meet Matt" pre-game video (YouTube, removed by CBS)


Post-game interviews

  • Rob & Nicole Cesternino at RHAP (2/29/12): "Here Comes the Rooster: An Interview with Matt Quinlan"
  • Gordon Holmes at (3/1/12): "Castaway Interview – Matt Quinlan"
  • Daniel Fienberg at (3/3/12): "Matt Quinlan talks Survivor: One World"
Matt Quinlan - Bio
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From's pre-game interview with Jeff Probst:

"Matt says: I'm here to win, and I have to use all my resources. I'm smart, competitive and handsome. I want to control the game. They need the athletic guy to beat the other tribe because nobody wants to go home.

Jeff says: Matt is another villain on the men's tribe. He's very good looking and very charismatic. If anyone sees Matt's true colors, that he could be a little condescending, maybe a little misogynistic. Then that could bite him in the ass."

From his official CBS bio page (1/19/12):

"Personal Claim to Fame: Starting my own law firm; The Law Offices of Matthew J. Quinlan. I take my career and my commitment to my clients very seriously. Being able to set up MJQLAW so that I can make a difference in the lives of my clients is probably the thing I am most proud of in my life.

Inspiration in Life: I aim to maximize my potential in everything I do. It is what keeps me pushing every day. Of course, "potential" is an elusive thing, but I look forward to chasing it for the rest of my life.

Hobbies: Golf, fitness and all things sports.

Pet Peeves: Complaining, pessimism and over-the-top subjectivity.

3 Words to Describe You: Ambitious, optimistic and dependable.

Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: I have seen a lot of Survivor and can't recall a past contestant that reminds me of myself, so I have to answer this question with "nobody." I don't plan on playing this game like any past Survivor. In fact, if someone's plan is to play like a past contestant they are probably both in-over-their-heads and in-real-trouble. If I have it my way, I will be playing a bold, evolved and innovative game that I hope takes Survivor game play to its inevitable next level.

Reason for Being on Survivor: Who wouldn't want to be on Survivor?!?! I feel extremely fortunate to be given an opportunity that millions of people would give anything for and won't take it for granted for even a minute. America will see me give everything I have to the game! I owe that to myself and all the Survivor fans out there.

Why You Think You'll "Survive" Survivor: I'll die out there before I quit. The only way I am leaving that island is with a tag on my toe or with a snuffed torch.

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: I think I have a lot of attributes that will help me succeed in the game: athleticism, charisma, smarts, etc. That said, these things are also going to make me a target in the game of Survivor, so figuring out how to use these traits in a non-intimidating way will be the key to my success."