Survivor 15: China boxscores
Survivor: China boxscores - Episode 2
Ep.2: "My Mom Is Going to Kill Me!"
By Jeff Pitman | Published: January 16, 2018

Filmed: June 28-30, 2007 |  Aired: September 27, 2007
Fei Long wins
Jaime gives clue to Leslie
Fei Long wins IC
Ashley out, 6-1

 

  • Ep.2 Reward challenge: "Chinese Checkers" - You'll be surprised to learn that the team with James and Jean-Robert is better at shoving people around. Fei Long wins fishing gear, kidnaps Jaime.
  • Ep. 2 idol clue: Jaime is thrilled to be given an idol clue... that she can't open, and has to give to a Fei Long person. She selects Leslie, who she perceives as Fei Long's weakest link. Leslie promptly shares the clue with Todd.
  • Ep.2 Immunity challenge: "Gate Crasher" - Starving Zhan Hu wilts in another physical challenge, shockingly.
  • Ep.2 voted out: Ashley, 6-1 over Dave.

 

Episode 2 scoring notes

Notes: Only item of note here: Neither Courtney nor Peih-Gee participated in the RC, but they were not charged with an official sit-out. (Todd was, though.) Courtney, Leslie, and Jaime then sat out the IC, so Courtney avoided all challenges this week. Also, a bit of an odd choice to run a challenge (the "Gate Crasher" IC) that only requires six people from each tribe at this point in the game, when the tribes are 8-7.

 

Vote count:

- Ashley received 6 votes, from Peih-Gee, Erik, Frosti, Jaime, Sherea, and Dave (voted out, 6-1).

- Dave received 1 vote, from Ashley.

Episode 2 boxscore
Reward Challenge Immunity Challenge Tribal council stats
Contestant ChW ChA SO ChW ChA SO VFB VAP TotV TCA SurvSc SurvAv
Ashley 0.00 0.14 - 0.00 0.17 - 0 6 7 1 -0.27 0.00
Dave 0.00 0.14 - 0.00 0.17 - 1 1 7 1 0.47 2.80
Erik 0.00 0.14 - 0.00 0.17 - 1 - 7 1 1.00 7.00
Frosti 0.00 0.14 - 0.00 0.17 - 1 - 7 1 1.00 7.00
Jaime 0.00 0.14 - - 0.17 1 1 - 7 1 1.00 7.00
Peih-Gee 0.00 0.14 - 0.00 0.17 - 1 - 7 1 0.97 5.60
Sherea 0.00 0.14 - 0.00 0.17 - 1 - 7 1 1.00 7.00
Aaron 0.14 0.14 - 0.17 0.17 - - - - - N/A N/A
Amanda 0.14 0.14 - 0.17 0.17 - - - - - N/A N/A
Courtney 0.14 0.14 - - 0.17 1 - - - - N/A N/A
Denise 0.14 0.14 - 0.17 0.17 - - - - - N/A N/A
James 0.14 0.14 - 0.17 0.17 - - - - - N/A N/A
Jean-Robert 0.14 0.14 - 0.17 0.17 - - - - - N/A N/A
Leslie 0.14 0.14 - - 0.17 1 - - - - N/A N/A
Todd - 0.14 1 0.17 0.17 - - - - - N/A N/A
Chicken - - - - - - - - - - -0.63 0.00
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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