Survivor 10: Palau boxscores
Episode 12: "We'll Make You Pay"
By Jeff Pitman | Published: April 16, 2021
Survivor: Palau  boxscores Episode 12

Filmed: December 1-3, 2004 |  Aired: May 5, 2005
Gregg wins RC
Loved ones on the yacht
Ian wins IC
Gregg out, 4-2

 

  • Ep.12 Reward challenge: "First Quencher Q&A" - A coconut chop challenge based on Palauan trivia. Gregg answers everything right, wins. He takes Jenn, then Katie for an overnight spa stay on a yacht. As in Borneo, his loved one (his best friend, also named Greg) is there, as are Jenn and Katie's.
  • Ep.12 Immunity challenge: "Second Chance" - You'll be shocked to learn Ian and Tom are still good at challenges. Ian wins.
  • Ep.12 voted out: Gregg, 4-2 over Caryn, as Ian avoids a tie by pulling Katie back to his group.

 

Episode 12 scoring notes

Notes:

- The RC/coconut chop: In recent seasons, this kind of challenge has not been scored, because of pre-challenge collusion. This version feels legit, though, with multiple people (mostly Katie) acting entirely out of spite.

 

Vote count:

- Gregg received 6 votes, from Caryn,  Ian, Katie, and Tom (voted out, 4-2).

- Caryn received 2 votes, from Gregg and Jenn.

Episode 12 boxscore - Challenges

Reward challenge stats Immunity challenge stats
Contestant ChW ChA Plc % Fin ChW ChA Plc % Fin MPF
Ian 0 1 4 0.50 1 1 1 1.00 81.3%
Tom 0 1 5 0.33 0 1 2 0.83 72.7%
Jenn 0 1 2 0.83 0 1 3 0.67 67.4%
Gregg 1 1 1 1.00 0 1 4 0.50 65.7%
Katie 0 1 3 0.67 0 1 5 0.33 50.4%
Caryn 0 1 6 0.17 0 1 6 0.17 35.5%
Episode 12 boxscore - Tribal Council

Tribal council stats

Contestant VFB VAP TotV TCA SurvSc SurvAv
Ian 1 - 6 1 1.47 11.50
Tom 1 - 6 1 1.38 10.66
Katie 1 - 6 1 1.10 6.60
Jenn 0 - 6 1 0.87 6.44
Gregg 0 4 6 1 1.03 5.62
Caryn 1 2 6 1 1.11 5.30
Stephenie - - - - 0.72 2.07
Janu - - - - 0.41 1.95
Coby - - - - 0.60 2.85
Bobby Jon - - - - 0.83 3.85
Ibrehem - - - - 0.57 2.02
James - - - - 0.84 2.59
Angie - - - - 0.89 2.76
Willard - - - - -0.64 0.55
Kim - - - - 0.82 2.02
Jeff - - - - 0.76 2.34
Ashlee - - - - 0.42 1.53
Jolanda - - - - 0.23 1.00
Wanda - - - - 0.00 N/A
Jonathan - - - - 0.00 N/A
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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