Lowest mean % finish, season - Bruce Kanegai - Panama-Exile Island

 

Bruce Kanegai

Panama - Exile Island

20.2%

 

See also:

Low MPF - Career

Lowest MPF, single-season (min. 4 ChA)
Rank Contestant Season MPF ChA
1 Bruce Kanegai, Panama Bruce Kanegai S12 - Panama 0.202 4
2 Ciera Eastin, Cambodia Ciera Eastin S31 - Cambodia 0.213 4
3 Purple Kelly Shinn, Nicaragua 'Purple Kelly' Shinn S21 - Nicaragua 0.283 4
4 Trish Hegarty, Cagayan Trish Hegarty S28 - Cagayan 0.304 8
5 Sandra Diaz-Twine, Heroes vs. Villains Sandra Diaz-Twine S20 - Heroes vs. Villains 0.306 9
6 John Cochran, South Pacific John Cochran S23 - South Pacific 0.314 6
7 Missy Payne, San Juan del Sur Missy Payne S29 - San Juan del Sur 0.318 11
8 Shane Powers, Panama Shane Powers S12 - Panama - Exile Island 0.318 7
9 Edna Ma, South Pacific Edna Ma S23 - South Pacific 0.321 7
10 Colby Donaldson, Heroes vs. Villains Colby Donaldson S20 - Heroes vs. Villains 0.324 8
11 Sabrina Thompson, One World Sabrina Thompson S24 - One World 0.324 12
12 Stephen Fishbach, Cambodia Stephen Fishbach S31 - Cambodia 0.330 6
13 Kimmi Kappenberg, Cambodia Kimmi Kappenberg S31 - Cambodia 0.330 11
14 Dan Lembo, Nicaragua Dan Lembo S21 - Nicaragua 0.332 9
15 Alec Christy, San Juan del Sur Alec Christy S29 - San Juan del Sur 0.333 7
16 Crystal Cox, Gabon Crystal Cox S17 - Gabon 0.339 9
17 Will Sims, Worlds Apart Will Sims S30 - Worlds Apart 0.344 11
18 Jenna Lewis, All-Stars Jenna Lewis S8 - All-Stars 0.349 9
19 Earl Cole, Fiji Earl Cole S14 - Fiji 0.357 8
20 Tina Wesson, Blood vs. Water Tina Wesson S27 - Blood vs. Water 0.359 5
21 Jake Billingsley, Thailand Jake Billingsley S5 - Thailand 0.362 4
22 Scot Pollard, Kaoh Rong Scot Pollard S32 - Kaoh Rong 0.366 5
23 Cirie Fields, Panama Cirie Fields S12 - Panama - Exile Island 0.367 9
24 Sunday Burquest, S33 Sunday Burquest S33 - Millennials vs. Gen X 0.370 8
25 Heidi Strobel, The Amazon Heidi Strobel S6 - The Amazon 0.373 9
26 Phillip Sheppard, Redemption Island Phillip Sheppard S22 - Redemption Island 0.381 10
27 Natalie Tenerelli, Redemption Island Natalie Tenerelli S22 - Redemption Island 0.382 10
28 Natalie White, Samoa Natalie White S19 - Samoa 0.384 9
29 Caryn Groedel, Palau Caryn Groedel S10 - Palau 0.386 8
30 Monica Padilla, Samoa Monica Padilla S19 - Samoa 0.392 6
31 Lydia Morales, Guatemala Lydia Morales S11 - Guatemala 0.395 10

Complete through MvGX. Click contestant name/picture to view their contestant page.

Lowest MPF - putting the "mean" in Mean % Finish

You've seen the best MPF performers, now here's the rest.

 

As it turns out, it's really, really difficult to achieve a truly low score in MPF. While any garden-variety challenge beast can score a perfect 1.000 by simply winning, the only way to get all the way down to zero is to sit out completely from an individual challenge. (Even 32 seasons in, the producers generally frown on this.) Even finish last every time, your score gets progressively higher the longer you stick around: 0.10 for last out of 10 ten people, 0.20 for last out of five. And if you have the misfortune of appearing in, say, a puzzle challenge - where one person wins and the rest tie for second? Well, then your score for not winning shoots all the way up to around 0.50. So reaching the levels of these hallowed low scores takes some considerable effort.

 

Here, we present the all-time lowest single-season challenge performances. Please take a moment to appreciate their majesty. Everyone listed here ended up more than one standard deviation below the mean. Considering the difficulty in achieving that, this is something of an achievement.

 

Glossary of terms
  • MPF: Mean % finish - mean of all % finishes in individual challenges. Essentially how close the contestant comes to winning any random challenge (1.00 is a win; 1/[# of participants] is last place).
  • ChA: Challenge Appearances. The number of challenges in which they competed.

 

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