The WORST episodes of I Survived...

Every episode of I Survived... ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of I Survived...!

What would you do if you were confronted with death? What gives someone the strength to survive? Is it luck, chance, instinct? In a stripped-down, simple-yet-cinematic interview style, I Survived... allows survivors to explain, in their own words, how they overcame unbelievable circumstances -- offering insight into what got them through the experience that changed their lives forever.

Last Updated: 1/9/2024Network: LMNStatus: Ended
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Glen/Barbara
star
5.00
4 votes

#1 - Glen/Barbara

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 7/25/2010

A man is taken hostage by Marxist rebels. Two girls walking home from school are abducted, sexually assaulted, and left for dead.

Dr. Roger & Dena/Sydney/Jennifer
star
5.20
5 votes

#2 - Dr. Roger & Dena/Sydney/Jennifer

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 8/30/2009

Roger and Dena's home overlooking the San Pasqual Valley is everything they've ever dreamed of until Roger awakes one day to find a 40-foot wall of fire racing up the valley towards their house. Sydney, only 15 years old, bravely leaps 12 feet out of her house in a desperate attempt to escape two attackers. And after Jennifer ends her relationship with her overly possessive boyfriend, he breaks into her home with a gun and terrifies Jennifer and her son for hours while a SWAT team descends on the house.

Roger/Julie
star
6.00
1 votes

#3 - Roger/Julie

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/26/2015

A man is held hostage on a shuttle bus with several others by a man with a gun for over 8 hours in Atlantic City, New Jersey; a Bullhead City, Arizona, woman is sexually assaulted and shot after a botched home invasion leaves her friends and her husband dead.

Mijalina and Yvonne/Peter
star
6.33
3 votes

#4 - Mijalina and Yvonne/Peter

Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired 7/8/2012

A Sacramento, California man stabs his young daughter, before unleashing his anger on their next door neighbors. After a man decides to move to Washington state, he purchases a fixer-upped in Freeland, Washington. But his life becomes a nightmare when his contractor shows up at the house, beats him with a wooden board and kidnaps him.

Franklin/Jeff & Frank/Connie
star
6.44
9 votes

#5 - Franklin/Jeff & Frank/Connie

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/21/2010

A man and his wife survive a plane crash that killed 125 passengers and crew after 3 men hijack it. A heroic rescue bid goes horribly wrong when 2 men are stranded on an iceberg with several other people on frigidly cold Lake Saint Clair. A woman is beaten, raped and left for dead after 2 men break into her remote Tyler, Texas farmhouse and kill her husband.

The Norway Massacre: Sofie/Adrian/Magnus/Rebekka
star
6.46
13 votes

#6 - The Norway Massacre: Sofie/Adrian/Magnus/Rebekka

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/16/2012

A deadly bombing and shooting spree in Norway is recalled.

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Alga/Blaine/Lincoya
star
6.50
4 votes

#7 - Alga/Blaine/Lincoya

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired 8/8/2010

Attacked and abducted by a church handyman, an elderly woman is left in the trunk of her car to die. A miner and eight co-workers survive 77 hours trapped in a rapidly flooding coal mine. A student and his roommate are held captive by two masked gunman who make no secret of their intention to kill them.

Stephanie/Rick & Laura/Craig & Crystal
star
6.50
4 votes

#8 - Stephanie/Rick & Laura/Craig & Crystal

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 8/1/2010

A woman survives three shotgun wounds to the head. A family is attacked by bees. Two teenagers narrowly survive the infamous Columbine massacre.

Kim/John/Charlene
star
6.59
22 votes

#9 - Kim/John/Charlene

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/28/2012

A model in Memphis, Tennessee is stabbed and raped by a close friend of hers. A man is kidnapped and held for ransom in Colombia. A Vancouver, Washington woman's family movie night turns into a bloodbath when her home is broken into by 3 armed men.

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Teka/Robert/Debbie
star
6.60
5 votes

#10 - Teka/Robert/Debbie

Season 3 - Episode 27 - Aired 1/30/2011

A pregnant woman is abducted by another woman who wants to remove her unborn baby from her body. A geologist is attacked by a grizzly bear. A woman is held hostage and wounded by a drunken ex-marine.

Directors: Sally Howell
Terri/Walter/James
star
6.63
8 votes

#11 - Terri/Walter/James

Season 4 - Episode 25 - Aired 8/5/2012

A Colorado Springs, Colorado woman is Taken hostage with her daughter and raped by her ex-husband. An Ashdown, Arkansas man becomes trapped when an airplane crashes into him. A Bethlehem, Pennsylvania man is attacked in his basement by a man with a golf club, who then burns him with chemicals.

Anita/Jim and Glen/Sabret
star
6.75
8 votes

#12 - Anita/Jim and Glen/Sabret

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/6/2011

A woman in Kokomo, Indiana is kidnapped, raped, and forced to live, chained up, in a metal box, for 13 days. 2 brothers are struck by lightning in a cabin at Yosemite National Park. A propane truck driver in Miami, Florida displays extraordinary courage when she is viciously beaten by a stranger.

Wayne & Mary/Holly/Linda
star
6.80
5 votes

#13 - Wayne & Mary/Holly/Linda

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/12/2008

Wayne and Mary woke up to find their farmhouse surrounded by a cloud of lethal chlorine gas following a rail derailment. Thus began a harrowing six-hour ordeal where they struggled to take a breath, coughed up blood, and watched their metal appliances literally melt before their eyes. While Holly and her boyfriend Chris were taking a quiet stroll near the railroad tracks, they were accosted by a man demanding money. Linda was driving to her lakeside cabin when she was run off the road in the middle of the night by four strangers. High on drugs, they viciously attacked her, demanded money, set her car ablaze, and left her for dead in a deserted field.

Directors: Sally Howell
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Lori and Pat/David/Kevin
star
6.83
6 votes

#14 - Lori and Pat/David/Kevin

Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired 1/9/2011

A California couple faces life-threatening danger during a robbery in Mexico. A pastor is disemboweled during a home invasion. A walk in the woods turns into a tornado survival story.

Lenore/Steven/Ellen and Jim
star
6.83
6 votes

#15 - Lenore/Steven/Ellen and Jim

Season 4 - Episode 23 - Aired 7/22/2012

Second segment: Steven Berk, a physician in Amarillo, Texas, is kidnapped for four hours in 2005 and released unharmed. In 2011, he wrote Anatomy of a Kidnapping: A Doctor's Story to show how the ordeal changed his perspective on life.[10

Brandy/Steve/James
star
6.90
10 votes

#16 - Brandy/Steve/James

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 2/21/2010

A 16-year-old girl is abducted and assaulted by two gunmen. A deer hunter drags himself up a dry creek bed after falling out of a tree and breaking both legs. A college student is used as a human shield by a gunman on a rampage.

Rhonda/Jason/Patrick
star
6.91
11 votes

#17 - Rhonda/Jason/Patrick

Season 5 - Episode 25 - Aired 7/14/2013

A Pensacola, Florida woman is kidnapped, stabbed and raped, but fakes amnesia to escape her attacker. A Henryville, Indiana man clings to his mobile home when a tornado threatens to rip it from the ground. A man is brutally shot by his brother-in-law at his family Thanksgiving dinner in Jupiter, Florida.

Nate/Denna
star
7.00
1 votes

#18 - Nate/Denna

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 1/26/2015

A 15-year-old boy from Bothell, Washington, is shot through the jaw and plays dead for three hours during a horrific school shooting; and an elderly woman, whose daughter deals drugs, winds up stabbed four times in her yard in Barnardsville, North Carolina, in a case of apparent mistaken identity.

Rosalie/Jane
star
7.00
1 votes

#19 - Rosalie/Jane

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/26/2015

A Gilmer, Texas, woman is abducted from the prison where she works by a convicted murderer, and held captive at gunpoint for 26 hours on the run with him, sparking the largest search in Texas history; a heavily pregnant woman is stabbed 27 times at a gas station in West Swanzey, New Hampshire, by a man who accuses her of beating up his sister.

Hostage: Keith and Marc
star
7.00
15 votes

#20 - Hostage: Keith and Marc

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired 3/17/2013

A routine drug surveillance mission over the Colombian jungle turns into a nightmare when Keith and Marc's plane crash-lands and they are captured by FARC guerillas and held hostage for five grueling years.

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Tricia and Linae/Jason/Mary
star
7.00
7 votes

#21 - Tricia and Linae/Jason/Mary

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/9/2012

After witnessing their mother and grandmother being shot dead, and their father critically injured in their Oakley, Utah home, 2 young sisters are abducted by 2 men and driven off a cliff. A man and his friends are buried in a Montana avalanche while going snowmobiling. A Concord, New Hampshire woman is held hostage at her law office by a man who has stalked her for years.

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Heather/Donna/Kim
star
7.00
8 votes

#22 - Heather/Donna/Kim

Season 4 - Episode 29 - Aired 9/16/2012

While driving on the highway in Gaston, Oregon, a woman is stabbed with a screwdriver by a man she offered to give directions to. A New Haven, Connecticut woman is sexually assaulted at gunpoint by a man she and her husband knew well. And a girl working at a gas station in Winthrop, Minnesota is viciously attacked by a robber, who takes her to the beer fridge and saws through her jugular vein (usually a fatal injury).

Kirby/Suzanna/Reagan
star
7.00
4 votes

#23 - Kirby/Suzanna/Reagan

Season 4 - Episode 27 - Aired 9/2/2012

While eating lunch in Killeen, Texas, two strangers are caught up in the infamous Luby's shooting when a man crashes his car into the restaurant and open fires. A mother of two is stalked by her ex-husband and beaten in the face with a crowbar in Rochester, New York.

Angela/Pat/Tricia
star
7.00
4 votes

#24 - Angela/Pat/Tricia

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/15/2012

A Young woman from Chicago, Illinois is kidnapped and raped. A farmer in Auburn, New York loses his arm in a crop harvester. A woman is stabbed in Spring, Texas home by a man she thought was her friend.

Kaye/Johnny/Scott
star
7.00
4 votes

#25 - Kaye/Johnny/Scott

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/29/2012

A Laurel, Delaware insurance agent is sexually assaulted and stabbed over 150 times in the chest, face and neck, but miraculously survives. A Mount Hood, Oregon man crashes his car into a deep ravine. In Rockland County, New York, A man and his best friend are abducted at gunpoint and driven to a snowy construction sight where the two are shot at point blank range in the head.