Survivor 17: Gabon boxscores
Episode 7: "It All Depends on the Pin-Up Girl"
By Jeff Pitman | Published: December 8, 2020
Survivor: Gabon boxscores Episode 7

Filmed: July 11-13, 2008 |  Aired: October 30, 2008
Kote wins reward
Marcus wins IC, saves Sugar
Fang boots Ace, 3-2
Kota boots Dan, 4-3

 

  • Ep.7 Reward challenge: "Elephant Eggs" - Fang doesn't use Crystal as an attacker, obviously loses, 3-0.
  • Ep.7 exile: Sugar, who else? Only for one day this time, at least.
  • Ep.7 Immunity challenge: "Lake Log Jam" - Surprise! Individual immunity, won by Marcus. Surprise again! He gets an extra necklace that he has to give someone on Fang. He picks Sugar, to ... preserve the idol?!
  • Ep.7 voted out: Fang blindsides Ace, 3-2 (ouch, Sugar!), then Kota just does a split vote, taking out Dan, 4-3.

 

Episode 7 scoring notes

Notes:

- For our first individual challenge (still no merge!), we finally get the debut of Mean % Finish this season. For the IC, everyone eliminated in the first round tied for 7th, the three semi-final eliminees tied for 4th, Sugar was clearly 3rd, and Ace 2nd (and Marcus won).

- Also, if you ever need a specific episode to demonstrate the sit-out rule resetting with each episode, Corinne sat out the Ep6 IC and Ep7 RC, which were back-to-back challenges, but not according to Survivor, since a Tribal Council separated them.

 

Fang vote count:

- Ace received 3 votes, from Crystal, Ken, and Sugar (voted out, 3-2).

- Crystal received 2 votes, from Ace and Matty.


Kota vote count:

- Dan received 4 votes, from Bob, Charlie, Corinne, and Susie (voted out, 4-3).

- Susie received 3 votes, from Dan, Marcus, and Randy.


Episode 7 boxscore - Challenges

Reward challenge stats Immunity challenge stats
Contestant ChW ChA SO ChW ChA Plc % Fin MPF
Sugar 0.00 0.20 - 0 1 3
0.83 83%
Matty 0.00 0.20 - 0 1 t-7
0.29 29%
Crystal 0.00 0.20 - 0 1 t-7
0.29 29%
Ken 0.00 0.20 - 0 1 t-7
0.29 29%
Ace 0.00 0.20 - 0 1 2
0.92 92%
Bob 0.20 0.20 - 0 1 t-4
0.67 67%
Charlie - 0.20 1 0 1 t-4
0.67 67%
Marcus 0.20 0.20 - 1 1 1
1.00 100%
Dan 0.20 0.20 - 0 1 t-7
0.29 29%
Randy 0.20 0.20 - 0 1 t-4
0.67 67%
Corinne - 0.20 1 0 1 t-7
0.29 29%
Susie 0.20 0.20 - 0 1 t-7
0.29 29%
Episode 7 boxscore - Tribal Council

Tribal council stats

Contestant VFB VAP TotV TCA SurvSc SurvAv
Sugar 1 - 5 1 1.14 7.35
Matty 0 - 5 1 0.95 6.14
Ken 1 - 5 1 1.05 5.74
Crystal 1 2 5 1 1.11 4.31
Ace 0 3 5 1 0.70 2.21
Bob 1 - 7 1 1.50 8.31
Charlie 1 - 7 1 1.42 8.11
Corinne 1 - 7 1 1.36 7.94
Randy 0 - 7 1 1.15 5.94
Marcus 0 - 7 1 1.38 5.81
Susie 1 3 7 1 1.38 5.10
Dan 0 4 7 1 1.10 3.60
Kelly - - - - 0.68 1.51
GC - - - - 0.99 2.41
Jacquie - - - - 0.78 1.90
Paloma - - - - -0.44 0.22
Gillian - - - - 0.26 1.17
Michelle - - - - -0.89 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 in an individual challenge. Winning is 100% (1.00), or (number of people competing)/(number of people competing). Last place is 1/(number of people competing). Everything else is somewhere in between. Sitting out of an individual challenge earns a flat zero.
    • MPF: Mean Percent Finish, calculated across all 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.

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