Survivor 14: Fiji boxscores
Episode 8: "So You Think You Can Meke?"
By Jeff Pitman | Published: October 20, 2020
Survivor: Fiji boxscores Episode 8

Filmed: November 18-19, 2006 |  Aired: April 5, 2007
Mookie gets idol
Moto wins reward
Moto wins IC
Lisi out, 4-1

 

  • Ep.8 idol: Mookie, Alex, and Edgardo collaborate to dig up the idol early in the morning.
  • Ep.8 Reward challenge: "So You Think You Can Meke?" - Yau-Man is self-aware enough to realize he has no rhythm. Ravu, on the other hand, has to be told this by Fijian judges. Moto gets a Fijian feast and dancing.
  • Ep.8 Exile: Lisi, and this is starting to seem a little cruel, since the idols have both been found. Still, it's Lisi.
  • Ep.8 Immunity challenge: "Warrior's Choice" - Final score: Yau-Man 5, Boo 1, Ravu zero.
  • Ep.8 voted out: Lisi, 4-1 over Dreamz.

 

Episode 8 scoring notes

Notes:

- Overlooked last week: Anthony set the all-time record for most tribal challenge appearances without ever winning, with nine. This week, "Ravu" finally broke their losing streak, even if the only people who scored were Yau-Man (for Moto), Mookie (for Ravu), and Dreamz twice (for Ravu) - so it would be a tie by original tribes. Regardless, Anthony takes the all-time crown (9), with Rita right behind with 8, and Marquesas's Sarah Jones in third place, with 6.

- The non-sit-out: Earl was not required to compete at any time in the immunity challenge, thanks to Yau-Man and Boo. Still earns a win.

 

Vote count:

- Lisi received 4 votes, from Alex, Dreamz, Edgardo, and Mookie (voted out, 4-1).

- Dreamz received 1 vote, from Lisi.

 

Episode 8 boxscore
  Reward Challenge Immunity Challenge Tribal council stats    
Contestant ChW ChA SO ChW ChA SO VFB VAP TotV TCA SurvSc SurvAv
Boo 0.20 0.20 - 0.20 0.20 - - - - - 1.91 8.78
Stacy 0.20 0.20 - 0.20 0.20 - - - - - 1.91 8.78
Earl 0.20 0.20 - 0.20 0.20 - - - - - 1.36 6.33
Yau-Man - 0.20 1 0.20 0.20 - - - - - 1.27 6.13
Michelle 0.20 0.20 - 0.20 0.20 - - - - - 1.13 5.98
Cassandra 0.20 0.20 - - 0.20 1 - - - - 0.61 1.43
Alex 0.00 0.20 - 0.00 0.20 - 1 - 5 1 1.62 8.21
Edgardo 0.00 0.20 - 0.00 0.20 - 1 - 5 1 1.62 8.21
Dreamz 0.00 0.20 - 0.00 0.20 - 1 1 5 1 1.61 6.81
Mookie 0.00 0.20 - 0.00 0.20 - 1 - 5 1 0.80 4.17
Lisi 0.00 0.20 - 0.00 0.20 - 0 4 5 1 1.07 2.63
Rocky - - - - - - - - - - 0.59 1.72
Anthony - - - - - - - - - - 0.55 1.20
Rita - - - - - - - - - - 0.45 1.40
Liliana - - - - - - - - - - 0.25 0.74
Gary - - - - - - - - - - -0.24 0.46
Sylvia - - - - - - - - - - 0.31 1.40
Erica - - - - - - - - - - -0.18 0.00
Jessica - - - - - - - - - - -0.67 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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