Survivor: 34 boxscores
By Jeff Pitman | Published: March 23, 2017
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Episode 4: "The Tables Have Turned"
Filmed: June 15-16, 2016 |  Aired: March 22, 2017
  • Ep4 Reward challenge: "Ram-Ball On" - For no obvious reason, Survivor forces eleven people to sit out of the first reward challenge. Malcolm finally delivers a clutch performance, winning for Nuku; Culpepper second for Mana.
  • Ep4 Immunity challenge: "Ow Pairs" - In a twist, only Tavua wins, both Mana and Nuku attend Tribal.
  • Ep4 voted out: Malcolm, idoled out [0]-5 over Sierra, who played Tai's newly found idol.

 

See also: Ep.4 Well, in theory... | It's Kind of a Funny Story | The Golden Ticket | Jeff Pitman's recap

Nuku wins, Mana second
Tavua wins immunity
Sierra plays Tai's idol for herself
Malcolm idoled out by the other tribe, [0]-5
Episode 4 scoring notes

Notes:

  • The Ep.4 reward challenge was scored as a duel (since it was essentially a pre-merge San Juan del Sur RC, minus the clunky arena), with two people competing. And as a duel with a second place. So... half-credit for the win, divided by two (0.25 ChW for JT and Malcolm), then divided by two again for Mana (0.125 for Tai and Brad). Zero points for the losers (Ozzy and Troyzan). Nobody charged with sitting out, despite 11 people not participating.
  • The Ep.4 immunity challenge: Because both losing tribes went to Tribal, only Tavua received credit for the win. No points for second place. Also, Sandra and Troyzan officially sat out of the IC, meaning Sandra had a free pass the entire episode.
  • Sierra's idol play was Sierra's idol play. Tai lost credit for the play by handing the idol to Sierra, rather than to Probst. Sierra gained credit for the play by handing the idol to Probst, since she could have just kept it for herself (which would have been hilarious, but unwise).

 

Vote count:

- Malcolm received 5 votes, from Brad, Debbie, Hali, Sierra, and Tai (idoled out, [0]-5)..

- [*Sierra received 6 votes, none of which counted due to her idol play, from Aubry, JT, Malcolm, Michaela, Sandra, and Varner.]

Episode 4 boxscore
Reward Challenge Immunity Challenge Tribal council stats
Contestant ChW ChA ChW ChA SO VFB VAP TotV TCA SurvSc SurvAv
Aubry - - 0.00 0.20 - 0 - 11 1 0.93 3.28
J.T. 0.25 0.25 0.00 0.20 - 0 - 11 1 0.58 0.63
Malcolm 0.25 0.25 0.00 0.20 - 0 5 11 1 1.00 2.49
Michaela - - 0.00 0.20 - 0 - 11 1 0.94 3.90
Sandra - - - 0.20 1 0 - 11 1 0.62 2.50
Varner - - 0.00 0.20 - 0 - 11 1 0.96 4.83
Andrea - - 0.20 0.20 - - - - - N/A N/A
Cirie - - 0.20 0.20 - - - - - N/A N/A
Ozzy 0.00 0.25 0.20 0.20 - - - - - N/A N/A
Sarah - - 0.20 0.20 - - - - - N/A N/A
Troyzan 0.00 0.25 - 0.20 1 - - - - 1.08 7.08
Zeke - - 0.20 0.20 - - - - - N/A N/A
Brad 0.13 0.25 0.00 0.20 - 1 - 11 1 1.31 7.34
Debbie - - 0.00 0.20 - 1 - 11 1 1.37 7.21
Hali - - 0.00 0.20 - 1 - 11 1 0.99 5.60
Sierra - - 0.00 0.20 - 1 0* 11 1 1.37 7.21
Tai 0.13 0.25 0.00 0.20 - 1 - 11 1 1.31 7.34
Caleb - - - - - - - - - 0.60 2.07
Tony - - - - - - - - - 0.32 1.27
Ciera - - - - - - - - - -0.90 0.00
Full glossary of terms
Challenge stats
  • ChW: Challenge Wins. For tribal challenges, a contestant earns a fraction of 1 win, depending on if they participated (no points for sitting out). So in a five-person tribe's win, each participant gets (1/5) of a point, or 0.2 points. Duels (or individual RCs as in Ep1) at Redemption Island count as half a challenge (and half a win). Individual challenge wins count as a full point.
  • ChA: Challenge Appearances. Used to calculate ChW%. Fractional for tribal challenges (same as ChW), except sit-outs get charged for an appearance, because they could have participated.
  • ChW%: Challenge Win%. Simply, ChW% = ChW / ChA.
  • SO: The number of times a contestant sat out of a challenge.
Tribal Council stats
  • VFB: Votes For Bootee. The number of times the contestant has voted for the person who was ultimately voted out. Applies only to initial votes (no points for revotes in case of a tie). Special case: In a final three TC, where only one vote is cast (by the F3 IC winner), only that vote counts.
  • VAP: Votes Against the Player. The total number of tribal council votes cast against the contestant. Again, only initial votes count (no penalty for revotes), and here a hidden immunity idol (if played) erases the votes. In the special case of a final three tribal council above, only the F3 bootee receives a vote against.
  • TotV: Total votes cast during the tribal councils the player has attended (again, only initial votes count). Used to adjust for different vote totals as tribes shrink.
  • TCA: Tribal council appearances. The number of times a contestant has attended tribal council (at which they voted).
  • TC%: Tribal Council percent. Attempts to reward voting for the bootee (which players controlling the vote almost always do), while punishing receiving votes yourself. The formula is: TC% = [VFB - (VAP/TotV)] / TCA.
  • wTCR: weighted Tribal Council Ratio. Very similar in intent to TC%, but calculated as a ratio of VFB to VAP, while also scaling to a uniform number of TC appearances. The formula is as follows: wTCR =2* [VFB / (4+VAP)] x (14/TCA). I originally tried (1+VAP) to avoid dividing by zero, but this overly rewarded getting zero votes against relative to just one vote against, which seemed silly. (4+VAP) scaled that effect back comfortably. 14 was used as the scaling factor for TC appearances because there are usually 14 episodes, then a final scaling factor of 2 to bring maximal scores up to roughly even with ChW and JV% high scores.
Jury stats
  • JVF: Number of jury votes for the contestant to win. Maximum nine (Earl Cole, Fiji), theoretically.
  • TotJ: Total number of jurors. Necessary to not punish unanimous 7-juror winners (JT Thomas, Tocantins).
  • JV%: The percent of total jury votes cast for the contestant, or Jur% = JVF/ TotJ. This number is used, raw, in SurvSc, and is scaled in SurvAv (multiplied by six) to make it similar in size to ChW and wTCR.
Overall scores
  • Survival Score (SurvSc). It's simply the sum of Challenge Win% (ChW%) + Tribal Council% (TC%) + Jury Vote%, for a maximum possible score of 2 (3 after the finale).
  • Survival Average (SurvAv). It's a simple sum of fractional Challenge Wins (ChW), weighted TC Ratio (wTCR), and (eventually) a weighted Jury%. The latter two max out at six points total, for a theoretical maximum score of around 18 or so.
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