Highest MPF, individual challenges - season

By: Jeff Pitman | Last updated: June 19, 2024

Mean % finish, season - Joe Anglim, S30: Worlds Apart


Joe Anglim, S30: Worlds Apart

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MPF - Career

MPF, single-season leaders (minimum 4 challenges)
Rank Contestant Season MPF ChA
1 Joe Anglim, Worlds Apart Joe Anglim S30: Worlds Apart 92.5% 4
2 Tasha Fox, Cagayan Tasha Fox S28: Cagayan 88.0% 6
3 Ozzy Lusth, Cook Islands Ozzy Lusth S13: Cook Islands 87.8% 8
4 Mike Holloway, Worlds Apart Mike Holloway S30: Worlds Apart 87.7% 11
5 Frannie Marin, Survivor 44 Frannie Marin Survivor 44 86.5% 5
6 Dawn Meehan, South Pacific Dawn Meehan S23: South Pacific 86.3% 4
7 Ricard Foye, Survivor 41 Ricard Foyé Survivor 41 85.7% 7
8 Lex van den Berghe, Africa Lex van den Berghe S3: Africa 84.9% 11
9 Yau-Man Chan, Fiji Yau-Man Chan S14: Fiji 82.4% 9
10 Ozzy Lusth, South Pacific Ozzy Lusth S23: South Pacific 82.3% 5
11 Kim Spradlin, One World Kim Spradlin S24: One World 82.2% 12
12 Rupert Boneham, Pearl Islands Rupert Boneham S7: Pearl Islands 81.9% 4
13 Tom Westman, Palau Tom Westman S10: Palau 81.6% 10
14 Colby Donaldson, The Australian Outback Colby Donaldson S2: The Australian Outback 81.5% 11
15 Alec Merlino, DvsG Alec Merlino S37: David vs. Goliath 81.5% 4
16 Terry Deitz, Panama-Exile Island Terry Deitz S12: Panama-Exile Island 81.1% 12
17 Bruce Perrault, S45 Bruce Perrault Survivor 45 80.8% 5
18 Brian Heidik, Thailand Brian Heidik S5: Thailand 80.5% 9
19 Joe Anglim, S31 Joe Anglim S31: Cambodia 80.3% 8
20 Boston Rob Mariano, All-Stars Boston Rob Mariano S8: All-Stars 79.8% 10
21 Ian Rosenberger, Palau Ian Rosenberger S10: Palau 79.1% 10
22 Keith Nale, San Juan del Sur Keith Nale S29: San Juan del Sur 79.0% 11
23 Chrissy Hofbeck, Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Chrissy Hofbeck S35: Heroes v Healers v Hustlers 78.9% 11
24 Jason Siska, Micronesia Jason Siska S16: Micronesia 78.5% 4
25 Bob Crowley, Gabon Bob Crowley S17: Gabon 78.3% 9
26 David Wright, Edge of Extinction David Wright S38: Edge of Extinction 77.5% 5
27 Austin Li Coon, Survivor 45 Austin Li Coon Survivor 45 76.5% 9
28 Fabio Birza, Nicaragua Fabio Birza S21: Nicaragua 76.29% 10
29 J.T. Thomas, Tocantins J.T. Thomas S18: Tocantins 76.28% 10
30 Lindsay Dolashewich, Survivor 42 Lindsay Dolashewich Survivor 42 76.25% 8
31 Ami Cusack, Vanuatu Ami Cusack S9: Vanuatu 75.41% 8
32 Domenick Abbate, Ghost Island Domenick Abbate S36: Ghost Island 75.40% 10

Complete through Survivor 46. Click contestant name/picture to view their contestant page.

What do we mean by MPF?

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.

Single-season data summary: Over the first 32 seasons, there have been 261 contestants who appeared in four or more individual challenges in a season. Of those, the average MPF score is 0.563, and the standard deviation is 0.140. There have been 41 contestants with an MPF at least one SD above the mean (greater than 0.703), who would be strong performers. Conversely, there have been 50 contestants whose MPF has been lower than one SD below the mean (less than 0.423); they fared particularly poorly. (There are six contestants at > 2 SDs above the mean, three at < 2 SDs below the mean, mainly because it's difficult to get a really low % Finish.)

  • MPF: Mean % finish - mean of all % finishes in individual challenges. Essentially how close the contestant comes to winning any random challenge (1.00 is a win; 1/[# of participants] is last place).
  • ChA: Challenge Appearances. The number of challenges in which they competed.