Not voting for the boot (Non-VFB), single-season

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

Most times not voting for the person booted, single-season - Eddie Fox, Caramoan


Eddie Fox, S26: Caramoan

See also:

Non-VFB - Career

Non-VFB, single-season
Rank Contestant Season Non-VFB TCA TC%
1 Eddie Fox, Caramoan Eddie Fox S26 9 11 0.17
2 Bret LaBelle, S33 Bret LaBelle S33 8 13 0.38
3 Keith Nale, Cambodia Keith Nale S31 7 9 0.22
4 Jay Starrett, S33 Jay Starrett S33 7 10 0.33
5-t Keith Nale, San Juan del Sur Keith Nale S29 7 11 0.35
5-t Rodney LaVoie, S30 Rodney LaVoie S30 7 11 0.36
7 Aubry Bracco, S32, S34 Aubry Bracco S34 7 13 0.46
8 Michele Fitzgerald, S40 Michele Fitzgerald S40 7 14 0.50
9-t Gervase Peterson, S1 Gervase Peterson S1 6 7 0.13
9-t Kelly Wiglesworth, Cambodia Kelly Wiglesworth S31 6 7 0.13
11-t Ozzy Lusth, S23 Ozzy Lusth S23 6 8 0.22
11-t Reynold Toepfer, S26 Reynold Toepfer S26 6 8 0.24
11-t Kyle Jason, Kaoh Rong Kyle Jason S32 6 8 0.24
14-t Ralph Kiser, Redemption Island Ralph Kiser S22 6 9 0.32
14-t Teresa Cooper, Africa Teresa Cooper S3 6 9 0.33
14-t Jaime Ruiz, S44 Jaime Ruiz S44 6 9 0.32
17-t Steve Wright, Redemption Island Steve Wright S22 6 10 0.39
17-t Terry Deitz, Panama-Exile Island Terry Deitz S12 6 10 0.40
19-t Colby Donaldson, HvsV Colby Donaldson S20 6 11 0.45
19-t Christina Cha, One World Christina Cha S24 6 11 0.45
19-t Sunday Burquest, S33 Sunday Burquest S33 6 11 0.45
19-t Chrissy Hofbeck, HvHvH Chrissy Hofbeck S35 6 11 0.45
23-t Spencer Bledsoe, Cagayan Spencer Bledsoe S28 6 12 0.49
23-t Will Sims, Worlds Apart Will Sims S30 6 12 0.50
23-t Kelley Wentworth, Cambodia-Second Chance Kelley Wentworth S31 6 12 0.50
26-t Katie Collins, Blood vs. Water Katie Collins S27 6 13 0.54
26-t Sarah Lacina, S28, S34, S40 Sarah Lacina S40 6 13 0.54
28 Rick Devens, EoE Rick Devens S38 6 14 0.57
29+ 30+ contestants tied   5 n n

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

Non-VFB notes

Non-VFB is voting for someone other than the person booted. Think of this as the Tribal Council futility index. To be fair, when we score VFB, we don't give credit for taking the wrong option in an intentional vote-split, but those are the breaks. Still, to truly rack up non-VFB totals, you really have to make a concerted effort, whether it be repeatedly trying and failing to target the majority's leader when you're down in the numbers, or just being completely oblivious as to where the numbers lie. For the career numbers, persistence is key. Keith Nale only managed the second- and third-most single-season non-VFB totals, but together, he's vastly surpassed Eddie Fox's one-hit wonder. The career totals also include a lot of people who won a long string of individual immunities, which apparently gave them the freedom to just throw their votes away, willy-nilly. To each their own.


Important notes:

  • As with VFB, re-votes after a tie don't count as votes. Only the first vote does. Although if you vote for the wrong person on a vote split, enjoy your non-VFB consolation prize.
  • Note that getting voted out yourself counts as a non-VFB event. So Ozzy significantly increased his career total by getting voted out three times in South Pacific.
  • Fun "new era" rule clarification: Playing your Shot in the Dark counts as casting a wrong vote (you're choosing not to vote). So yay for that.
  • Non-VFB: Non-votes For Bootee. The number of times the contestant has not voted for the person who was ultimately voted out. Applies only to initial votes (no points for revotes in case of a tie).
  • 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.