Survivor 41 boxscores
Episode 7: "There's Gonna Be Blood"
By Jeff Pitman | Published: November 5, 2021
Survivor: 41  boxscores Episode 7

Filmed: April 28, 2021 |  Aired: November 3, 2021
Erika smashes hourglass
Ricard wins IC
Xander flushes KIP
Sydney out, 5-4-3


  • Ep.7 advantage: To the surprise of only the 11 people at merge beach, Erika smashes the hourglass, making the Ep6 IC winners now the losing team. Earn, schmern.
  • Ep.7 IC: "The Game is Afoot" - In a surprisingly close race, Ricard outflags Sydney, wins.
  • Ep.7 advantage drama: Liana tries to play her Knowledge is Power advantage on Xander, but it turns out Xander handed off his idol and extra vote to Tiffany, after telling everyone he planned to play his idol for Evvie.
  • Ep.7 voted out: After a ton of whispering, Sydney is out, 5-4-3 over Evvie and Deshawn. Deshawn plays his extra vote, Sydney plays her Shot in the Dark (not safe).
Episode 7 scoring notes
  • This really was just the second half of a regular episode, so it's pretty lame that it was strung out over two weeks. But it's fine, because it gave more room to show the maneuvering.
  • For the IC, no sit-outs charged (or ChA given to those who didn't participate), because half the contestants were ineligible to compete. It was impossible to tell who was next closest behind Ricard and Sydney, so everyone else (the other four) tied for 3rd place.
  • *Tribal weirdness: Sydney was given a fake TCA so that she could have a SurvAv/SurvSc total (like Chris Noble). She did not vote, then was voted out. Deshawn received 2 TCA for voting twice (neither one was a VFB).
Vote count:
  • Sydney received 5 votes, from Shan, Erika, Heather, Naseer, and Liana (voted out, 5-4-3).
  • Evvie received 4 votes, from Ricard, Danny, Deshawn and Deshawn.
  • Deshawn received 3 votes, from Evvie, Tiffany, and Xander.
Episode 7 boxscore - challenge
  Immunity challenge stats
Contestant ChW ChA Plc % Fin MPF
Ricard 1 1 1 1.00
Sydney 0 1 2 0.83
Danny 0 1 t-3 0.42
Deshawn 0 1 t-3 0.42
Naseer 0 1 t-3 0.42
Evvie 0 1 t-3 0.43
Episode 7 boxscore
  Tribal Council stats Overall scores
Contestant VFB VAP TotV TCA SurvSc SurvAv
Naseer 1 - 12
1 1.32 7.91
Liana 1 - 12
1 1.46 7.83
Shan 1 - 12
1 1.28 7.52
Erika 1 - 12
1 1.27 7.49
Heather 1 - 12
1 1.09 7.17
Ricard 0 - 12
1 1.40 5.45
Xander 0 - 12
1 0.96 4.33
Tiffany 0 - 12
1 0.91 3.61
Evvie 0 4 12
1 0.97 3.37
Danny 0 - 12
1 0.39 1.11
Sydney 0 5 12
0* -0.07 0.98
Deshawn 0 3 12
2* 0.21 0.94
Genie - -
- 0.53 1.52
JD - -
- 0.97 2.85
Brad - -
- 0.94 3.77
Voce - -
- 0.35 2.00
Sara - -
- -0.17 0.17
Abraham - -
- -0.83 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.