MPF, or Mean Percent Finish in individual
challenges, is a simple measurement of individual challenge
proficiency. Someone with a 1.000 MPF has finished first in
every individual challenge in which they've competed.
Finishing in the middle of the pack every time will net you a
score around 50%. And so on down from there.
While simply totalling challenge wins is a handy shortcut, we
feel this is a more comprehensive measurement of challenge
success. Maybe someone is good at standing still, or holding
balls aloft, but can't solve a puzzle to save their life. That
may be hidden when comparing challenge performance by simply
adding up challenges won, or even calculating challenge win
percentage. In contrast, MPF includes the challenges the
contestant didn't win. So there may be a few surprises. For
example, despite Kelly Wiglesworth memorably ending Borneo
with a five-challenge win streak, that performance is only the
61st-best overall (!), because she under-performed in several
early post-merge challenges (she still makes the career
leaderboard, though). We've added MPF totals to all the single-season
scoring data, so if you don't see someone you expect
here, check that season's complete scores.
Career MPF notes: Only 64 contestants meet the
minimum requirements of appearing in at least two individual
challenges in two or more seasons. (We set the bar this high
to avoid instances of someone setting a spectacular mark in
their first season, then not affecting their career numbers by
getting booted before appearing in an individual challenge
their second. Mostly, this just screws over someone like Terry
Deitz. Sorry.) The median sits at 64.3%, which is higher than
the single-season median of 55%.