Survivor 37: David vs. Goliath boxscores
Ep.8: "You Get What You Give"
By Jeff Pitman | Published: November 15, 2018
Survivor: David vs. Goliath Episode 8 boxscore

Filmed: April 18-19, 2018 |  Aired: November 14, 2018
Orange team wins
Nick finds vote steal
Dan wins IC
John idoled out, [0]-3-[0]

 

  • Ep.8 Reward challenge: "Raise the Roof" - Survivor re-enacts Survivor AU for the second time in two episodes. Dan makes a big pile o' bags, gloats, one falls off, and that gives the other team (Alec, Alison, John, Christian, Gabby, Nick) 12 pizzas.
  • Ep.8 advantage: Davie finds the advantage clue with Nick, then runs a decoy mission as Nick finds the vote steal.
  • Ep.8 Immunity challenge: "Can't Buoy Me Love" - Everyone disrespects the memory of Brad Culpepper by dropping out quickly, but it gets down to a showdown between Angelina and Dan, and eventually, Dan wins!
  • Ep.8 voted out: John is idoled out, [0]-3-[0], after Davie plays his idol for Christian (voiding 7 votes), and Dan reluctantly responds by playing one of his, for Angelina (voiding 2 votes, unnecessarily).

 

Episode 8 scoring notes

Notes: Davie's idol play is tied for the second-most votes voided in a single play in Survivor history, with seven. Not bad.

 

Vote count:

- [*Christian received 7 votes, from Alec, Alison, Angelin, Dan, John, Kara and Mike, all voided by Davie's idol play.]

- John received 3 votes, from Christian, Davie, and Nick (idoled out, [0]-3-[0]).

- [*Angelina received 2 votes, from Carl and Gabby, both voided by Dan's idol play.]

Episode 8 boxscore - challenges
Reward Challenge Immunity Challenge
Contestant ChW ChA ChW ChA Plc % Fin MPF
Dan 0.00 0.17 1 1 1 1.00 92.3%
Angelina 0.00 0.17 0 1 2 0.92 76.6%
Alec 0.17 0.17 0 1 5 0.67 67.9%
Nick 0.17 0.17 0 1 3 0.83 64.7%
Alison 0.17 0.17 0 1 10 0.25 62.5%
John 0.17 0.17 0 1 8 0.42 59.3%
Davie 0.00 0.17 0 1 9 0.33 43.6%
Mike 0.00 0.17 0 1 4 0.74 41.3%
Carl 0.00 0.17 0 1 6 0.58 40.7%
Gabby 0.17 0.17 0 1 7 0.50 40.4%
Kara 0.00 0.17 0 1 12 0.08 23.4%
Christian 0.17 0.17 0 1 11 0.17 16.0%
Episode 8 boxscore - Tribal Council

Tribal council stats

Contestant VFB VAP TotV TCA SurvSc SurvAv
Christian 1 0* 12 1 1.35 8.34
Nick 1 - 12 1 1.17 7.62
Dan 0 - 12 1 1.22 6.68
Alison 0 - 12 1 1.17 6.59
Alec 0 - 12 1 1.00 6.15
Mike 0 - 12 1 0.95 6.14
Gabby 0 - 12 1 0.90 5.51
Davie 1 - 12 1 0.92 4.85
Kara 0 - 12 1 0.70 4.24
John 0 3 12 1 0.94 3.84
Angelina 0 0* 12 1 0.74 3.34
Carl 0 - 12 1 0.52 2.98
Elizabeth - - - - 0.72 1.62
Lyrsa - - - - 0.92 2.14
Natalie - - - - 0.69 2.05
Natalia - - - - 0.79 2.21
Bi - - - - 0.14 0.13
Jeremy - - - - -0.27 0.21
Jessica - - - - -0.56 0.00
Pat - - - - -1.00 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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