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‘Survivor’s’ survivor

Summer phenom finale draws millions of viewers

The survivor has been named.

After scorching the Nielsen charts for months, CBS’ ‘Survivor’ ended the current version of the show by crowning a champion. Warning: if you don’t yet want to know, read no further.

Richard Hatch, a brash strategizing corporate trainer from Rhode Island, won the $1 million ‘Survivor’ jackpot Wednesday in a surprise finale to the cult hit that drew millions of Americans to their televisions every week this summer. In the final round of the wildly popular CBS reality show, 39-year-old Hatch — a gay man who made no bones about his ruthless pursuit of the grand prize — beat 23-year-old river guide Kelly Wiglesworth, people’s favorite Rudy Boesch — a 72-year-old father of three and ex-Navy SEAL — and 38-year- old truck driver Susan Hawk.

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