Full-season Survival Scores: Ranking of winners by Survival Average

Individual statistical leaders - click stat to view

Overall Scores (SurvAv, SurvSc)

Winners - SurvAv - Tom Westman, S10SurvAv - Tom Westman, S10SurvSc - J.T. Thomas, S18No jury - Brian Heidik, S5PAE - performance above expected - Earl Cole, S14PBE - Mike Skupin, S25Winners- SurvSc - J.T. Thomas, S18Non-winners, non-finalists - Boston Rob, S8 and Terry Deitz, S12
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Challenge-related stats

ChW (total challenge wins) | ChW% (total challenge win %) | Duels (wins, win streaks) | IndChW (individual chall. wins)

Coming soon: Individual IC wins | Individual challenge win %

Tribal Council-related stats

VFB (votes for boot) | VAP (votes against) | Coming soon: Times voted out

Other stats

Returnees - Career longevity | Returnees - Average longevity

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All-Winners Leaderboard (from seasons 1-27) - By Survival Average

This is a ranking of all winners by Survival Average (below).

Click contestant pictures to see more details, via their contestant pages (where available)
Rank Contestant, Season Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats SurvAv
ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV%
1 Tom Westman, Palau 6.66 13.60 0.49 6 0 0.86 6.00 6 7 0.86 17.81
2 J.T. Thomas, Tocantins 5.51 12.30 0.45 9 0 0.82 5.73 7 7 1.00 17.24
3 Brian Heidik, Thailand 6.18 12.13 0.51 9 0 1.00 7.00 4 7 0.57 16.61
4 John Cochran, Caramoan-FvF2 5.03 11.90 0.42 8 0 0.67 4.67 8 8 1.00 15.70
5 Kim Spradlin, One World 6.08 12.64 0.48 9 3 0.90 3.60 7 9 0.78 14.35
6 Ethan Zohn, Africa 2.87 13.29 0.22 10 0 0.91 6.36 5 7 0.71 13.52
7 Danni Boatwright, Guatemala 3.35 12.97 0.26 10 1 0.83 4.67 6 7 0.86 13.16
8 Jenna Morasca, The Amazon 4.72 13.60 0.35 9 3 0.81 3.27 6 7 0.86 13.14
9 Boston Rob Mariano, Redemption Island 4.64 11.02 0.42 12 6 0.92 2.58 8 9 0.89 12.56
10 Chris Daugherty, Vanuatu 4.87 15.29 0.32 10 3 0.83 3.33 5 7 0.71 12.49
11 Bob Crowley, Gabon 6.20 11.83 0.52 5 2 0.55 2.59 4 7 0.57 12.22
12 Earl Cole, Fiji 1.18 11.73 0.10 8 1 0.89 4.98 9 9 1.00 12.16
13 Fabio Birza, Nicaragua 6.00 11.77 0.51 6 2 0.60 2.80 5 9 0.56 12.14
14 Tyson Apostol, Blood vs Water 2.91 10.11 0.29 9 2 0.82 3.82 7 8 0.88 11.98
15 Sandra Diaz-Twine, Pearl Islands 1.00 11.78 0.09 9 0 0.75 5.25 6 7 0.86 11.39
16 Tina Wesson, The Australian Outback 1.59 14.09 0.11 10 0 0.91 6.36 4 7 0.57 11.39
17 Sophie Clarke, South Pacific 3.55 10.98 0.32 11 5 0.84 2.63 6 9 0.67 10.18
18 Parvati Shallow, Micronesia-FvF 2.17 12.05 0.18 8 4 0.88 3.11 5 8 0.63 9.04
19 Aras Baskauskas, Panama-Exile Island 3.27 14.67 0.22 6 9 0.65 1.44 5 7 0.71 8.99
20 Vecepia Towery, Marquesas 2.45 15.35 0.16 8 2 0.66 3.11 4 7 0.57 8.99
21 Yul Kwon, Cook Islands 2.50 9.90 0.25 9 5 0.99 3.11 5 9 0.56 8.95
22 Sandra Diaz-Twine, Heroes vs. Villains 0.69 11.56 0.06 9 1 0.75 4.20 6 9 0.67 8.89
23 Amber Brkich, All-Stars 2.87 12.81 0.22 8 6 0.88 2.49 4 7 0.57 8.79
24 Denise Stapley, Philippines 1.65 13.36 0.12 11 6 0.78 2.20 6 8 0.75 8.35
25 Natalie White, Samoa 0.37 11.61 0.03 14 5 1.00 3.11 7 9 0.78 8.14
26 Todd Herzog, China 1.33 13.30 0.10 9 5 0.99 3.11 4 7 0.57 7.86
27 Richard Hatch, Borneo 1.87 14.98 0.12 9 6 0.81 2.29 4 7 0.57 6.73

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.
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
  • SurvSc: Calculated by the formula SurvSc = ChW% + TC% + JV%, or SurvSc = (ChW/ChA) + ([VFB - (VAP/TotV)] / TCA) + (JV/TotJ). Maximum score is 3.00, or 2.00 prior to jury votes.
  • SurvAv: Calculated by the formular SurvAv = ChW + wTCR + wJV%, or SurvAv = ChW + (2*[VFB / (4+VAP)]x(14/TCA)) + (6*JV%), for a maximal score of around 18-20 after jury votes are counted.
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