Complete scoring data for Survivor
- For detailed, episode-by-episode scoring
information, please check the Palau
- For a detailed explanation of what the various
scoring categories mean, see the glossary
(abbreviated version below).
- For actual order of finish, see the Survivometer
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containing all scoring
data for Survivor: Palau.
- *Janu's quit was scored as a unanimous vote-out
by the tribe (Janu gets 8 VAP, 8 TotV, 1 TCA added to her
scores). But, even though this occurred at Tribal Council,
those score adjustments are artificial, and are not shown
in her totals below. Yes, she attended three Tribals, but
only two in which someone was voted out.
- Stephenie and Bobby Jon's Ulong-dissolving tribal
council was scored as an individual challenge, and
not as a TC appearance or vote for/against a bootee.
- The initial race for necklaces was scored as an
individual challenge (Jolanda and Ian each won).
- Jonathan and Wanda are the only contestants not
to be members of tribes (sorry, no tribe colors for you).
- Updated scoring update (June, 2023): We've reversed our reversal of our scoring for the weird (and now rare) case of Final 3 votes, where only the F3 IC winner casts a ballot, sending one last person to the jury. In the current version, only the F3 IC winner (here, Tom) gets VFB or TCA credit. He and the person receiving the vote (Ian) see 1 TotV, Ian gets a VAP without a TCA. Sort of like a modern player receiving a vote against while being unable to vote due to some dumb advantage. Katie is completely unaffected: 0 VFB, 0 TCA, 0 TotV.
Glossary of terms
- 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.
- 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
- JVF: Number of jury votes for
the contestant to win. Maximum nine (Earl Cole, Fiji),
- TotJ: Total number of jurors.
Necessary to not punish unanimous 7-juror winners (JT
- 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
- 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
- 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.