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Survivor: The Australian Outback boxscores - Ep. 10
"Let's Make a Deal"
By Jeff Pitman | Published: February 21, 2015

Filmed: November 19-21, 2000 |  Aired: April 5, 2001 | Re-watched February 21, 2015
RC: Auction time
IC: Colby wins
Nick out, 4-2-1


  • Reward challenge: None, the first Survivor Auction instead.
  • Immunity challenge: "Fire and Water" - Colby wins, igniting a lengthy streak.
  • Voted out: Nick, 4-2-1 over Amber and Keith, respectively.


Episode 10 scoring notes

Notes: Nobody won the auction, in case you're wondering. As for the IC, while it's a "classic" challenge (i.e. recycled from Borneo), we prefer ones with a measurable order of finish. But still, this was the start of Colby's winning streak, in which he won all but one of the remaining challenges, and all the remaining ICs. Also, his streak starts one episode earlier than Kelly's did in Borneo.


Still, there was absolutely no reason for Amber not to flip here. The only reason Elisabeth or Rodger didn't win this season is that they were unable to convince Amber to align with them at this vote (well, and Colby would have won all the remaining immunity challenges). She was clearly out of the loop on the Jerri boot. A free agent, ripe for the plucking. Did Colby reassure her? It certainly wasn't Keith, and her relationship with Tina seemed tenuous at best (Amber ended up voting for Colby to win). Had Nick, Rodger, and Elisabeth tried harder, they might have turned it around here. But they didn't.


Vote count:

- Nick received 4 votes, from Tina, Colby, Keith, and Amber (voted out, 4-2-1).

- Amber received 2 vote, from Rodger and Elisabeth

- Keith received 1 vote, from Nick (for not bringing his backpack to Tribal).

Episode 10 boxscore - challenge
Immunity Challenge  
Contestant ChW ChA Plc % Fin MPF
Tina - 1 t-3 0.43 0.57
Colby 1 1 1 1.00 0.59
Keith - 1 2 0.86 0.70
Amber - 1 t-3 0.43 0.68
Elisabeth - 1 t-3 0.43 0.40
Rodger - 1 t-3 0.43 0.46
Nick - 1 t-3 0.43 0.55
Episode 10 boxscore - Tribal
Tribal council stats
Contestant VFB VAP TotV TCA SurvSc SurvAv
Tina 1 - 7 1 1.08 7.59
Colby 1 - 7 1 1.28 5.20
Keith 1 1 7 1 1.21 5.59
Amber 1 2 7 1 0.76 5.26
Elisabeth 0 - 7 1 0.63 3.30
Rodger 0 - 7 1 0.58 4.07
Nick 0 4 7 1 0.77 3.72
Jerri - - - - 0.97 3.26
Alicia - - - - 0.68 2.53
Jeff - - - - 0.96 2.67
Skupin - - - - 1.21 2.84
Kimmi - - - - 0.73 1.97
Mitchell - - - - 1.00 2.73
Maralyn - - - - 0.93 1.95
Kel - - - - -0.21 0.25
Debb - - - - -0.88 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.
    • Plc: Place finished in an individual challenge
    • %Fin: Percent finish - roughly, percent of a win achieved, with 1 being 100%.
    • MPF: Mean % finish - mean of all % finishes in individual challenges.
  • 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.