Survivor winners, highest SurvSc - J.T. Thomas, Tocantins

 

J.T. Thomas

Tocantins

2.26

 

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Winners - by SurvAv

Survivor winners, ranked by SurvSc
Rank Contestant, Season Season ChW% TC% JV% SurvAv
1 J.T. Thomas, Tocantins J.T. Thomas S18 - Tocantins 0.44 0.82 1.00 2.26
2 Boston Rob Mariano, Redemption Island Boston Rob Mariano S22 - Redemption Island 0.42 0.92 0.89 2.23
3 Tom Westman, Palau Tom Westman S10 - Palau 0.49 0.86 0.86 2.20
4 Kim Spradlin, One World Kim Spradlin S24 - One World 0.48 0.90 0.78 2.11
5 Mike Holloway, Worlds Apart Mike Holloway S30 - Worlds Apart 0.55 0.82 0.75 2.11
6 John Cochran, Caramoan John Cochran S26 - Caramoan 0.42 0.67 1.00 2.09
7 Brian Heidik, Thailand Brian Heidik S5 - Thailand 0.51 1.00 0.57 2.08
8 Tony Vlachos, Cagayan Tony Vlachos S28 - Cagayan 0.18 0.99 0.89 2.06
9 Jenna Morasca, S6, S8 Jenna Morasca S6 - The Amazon 0.35 0.81 0.86 2.02
10 Earl Cole, Fiji Earl Cole S14 - Fiji 0.11 0.89 1.00 2.00
11 Tyson Apostol, Blood vs. Water Tyson Apostol S27 - Blood vs. Water 0.29 0.82 0.88 1.98
12 Danni Boatwright, Guatemala Danni Boatwright S11 - Guatemala 0.26 0.83 0.86 1.95
13 Ethan Zohn, Africa Ethan Zohn S3 - Africa 0.22 1.00 0.71 1.93
14 Adam Klein, Millennials vs. Gen X Adam Klein S33 - Millennials vs. Gen X 0.13 0.75 1.00 1.88
15 Chris Daugherty, Vanuatu Chris Daugherty S9 - Vanuatu 0.32 0.83 0.71 1.86
16 Sophie Clarke, South Pacific Sophie Clarke S23 - South Pacific 0.32 0.84 0.67 1.83
17 Natalie White, Samoa Natalie White S19 - Samoa 0.03 1.00 0.78 1.81
18 Parvati Shallow, Micronesia - FvF Parvati Shallow S16 - Micronesia 0.18 0.99 0.63 1.80
19 Amber Brkich, All-Stars Amber Brkich S8 - All Stars 0.22 0.99 0.57 1.78
20 Sandra Diaz-Twine, Pearl Islands Sandra Diaz-Twine S7 - Pearl Islands 0.09 0.83 0.86 1.78
21 Yul Kwon, Cook Islands Yul Kwon S13 - Cook Islands 0.25 0.99 0.56 1.78
22 Michele Fitzgerald, Kaoh Rong Michele Fitzgerald S32 - Kaoh Rong 0.39 0.66 0.71 1.76
23 Jeremy Collins, Cambodia Jeremy Collins S31 - Cambodia 0.10 0.64 1.00 1.74
24 Aras Baskauskas, Panama-Exile Island Aras Baskauskas S12 - Panama 0.22 0.76 0.71 1.70
25 Fabio Birza, Nicaragua Fabio Birza S21 - Nicaragua 0.51 0.60 0.56 1.66
26 Todd Herzog, China Todd Herzog S15 - China 0.10 0.99 0.57 1.66
27 Denise Stapley, Philippines Denise Stapley S25 - Philippines 0.12 0.78 0.75 1.65
28 Bob Crowley, Gabon Bob Crowley S17 - Gabon 0.52 0.55 0.57 1.65
29 Sarah Lacina, Game Changers Sarah Lacina S34 - Game Changers 0.09 0.85 0.70 1.64
30 Natalie Anderson, San Juan del Sur Natalie Anderson S29 - San Juan del Sur 0.22 0.78 0.63 1.63
31 Tina Wesson, The Australian Outback Tina Wesson S2 - The Australian Outback 0.05 1.00 0.57 1.62
32 Richard Hatch, Borneo Richard Hatch S1 - Borneo 0.12 0.90 0.57 1.60
33 Vecepia Towery, Marquesas Vecepia Towery S4 - Marquesas 0.16 0.75 0.57 1.48
34 Sandra Diaz-Twine, HvV Sandra Diaz-Twine S20 - Heroes vs. Villains 0.06 0.75 0.67 1.48

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

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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