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Survivor: Africa boxscores - Episode 3
"The Gods Are Angry"
By: Jeff Pitman | Published: September 6, 2015

Filmed: July 17-19, 2001 || Aired: October 25, 2001 || Re-watched: September 6, 2015
Boran wins
Boran wins immunity
Carl out, 4-4

 

  • Ep3 Reward challenge: "Rock ' n Roll" - Boran rolls to its first win.
  • Ep3 Immunity challenge: "Distress Signal" - Feather-butted Boran wins.
  • Ep3 voted out: Carl, 4-4 over Lindsey (lost tie-breaker).

 

Episode 3 scoring notes

Notes: We're not really sure whether Samburu sat anyone out of the IC (or needed to). Frank, Linda, Lindsey, Silas, Brandon, and Kim P. were all shown working, so it's possible Carl and Teresa sat out. It's pretty much a moot point, since the Samburus lost, so nobody missed out on any points they would otherwise be getting.

 

Even so, it's a little unfair that Boran was able to use Mama Kim's luxury item for an advantage here. Although they clearly had an even larger advantage in not idiotically trying to camouflage their distress signal by incorporating their boma into it.

 

As for the tie-breaker at Tribal, was Carl really "voted out," or did he simply lose a challenge? Hard to say.

 

Vote count:

- Carl received 4 votes, from Kim P., Brandon, Lindsey, and Silas (voted out, 4-4, lost tie-breaker trivia).

- Lindsey received 4 votes, from Teresa, Frank, Linda, and Carl.

Episode 3 boxscore
Reward Challenge Immunity Challenge Tribal Council stats
Contestant ChW ChA SO ChW ChA SO VFB VAP TotV TCA SurvSc SurvAv
Big Tom 0.17 0.17 - 0.17 0.17 - - - - - 0.45 0.33
Clarence 0.17 0.17 - 0.17 0.17 - - - - - 1.31 3.83
Ethan 0.17 0.17 - 0.17 0.17 - - - - - 1.45 7.33
Kelly 0.17 0.17 - 0.17 0.17 - - - - - 1.45 7.33
Kim J 0.17 0.17 - 0.17 0.17 - - - - - 1.45 7.33
Lex 0.17 0.17 - 0.17 0.17 - - - - - 1.45 7.33
Brandon - 0.17 1 0.00 0.17 - 1 - 8 1 1.55 7.41
Carl 0.00 0.17 - - 0.17 1 0 4 8 1 0.05 0.41
Frank 0.00 0.17 - 0.00 0.17 - 0 - 8 1 0.55 0.41
Kim P - 0.17 1 0.00 0.17 - 1 - 8 1 1.55 7.41
Linda 0.00 0.17 - 0.00 0.17 - 0 - 8 1 0.55 0.41
Lindsey 0.00 0.17 - 0.00 0.17 - 1 4 8 1 1.05 3.91
Silas 0.00 0.17 - 0.00 0.17 - 1 - 8 1 1.55 7.41
Teresa 0.00 0.17 - - 0.17 1 0 - 8 1 0.55 0.41
Jessie - - - - - - - - - - 0.33 1.56
Diane - - - - - - - - - - -0.75 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.
  • 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.

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