Survivor 46 boxscores
Episode 5: "Tiki Man"
By Jeff Pitman | Published: March 30, 2024
Survivor 46 Episode 5 boxscore

Filmed: June 12-13, 2023 |  Aired: March 27, 2024
Nami wins, Yanu 2nd
Hunter loses vote
Jem finds idol
Jem out, 4-2


  • Ep.5 Beware clue: Hunter searches for the Nami clue, and after waiting out Venus's surveillance efforts, finds the clue, losing his vote in the process.
  • Ep.5 Reward/Immunity Challenge: "Knock One Back" - Nami once again dominates, hitting all three of their targets before either of the other tribes even hits one. Then it becomes a tight race between Yanu and Siga, and finally, Yanu doesn't lose.
  • Ep.5 journey: Only one person is allowed to compete, it's a test of Survivor, and between Hunter, Q, and Tim, they decide it's best for Hunter to try it. It's a superfan's dream challenge, but Hunter biffs it, and has now lost two votes.
  • Ep.5 idol: Jem's post-IC-loss task to find the key to the Siga idol turns out to be math-based, but she solves it, digs up the key, and gets the idol.
  • Ep.5 Tribal Council: Despite assurances it's Charlie's Angels vs. Ben and Tim, Jem is out, 4-2 over Ben, with Maria voting twice for Jem. Jem doesn't play her brand-new idol, which must rank as one of the shortest idol holds in the show's history.
Episode 5 scoring notes
  • *Tribal Council voting: As always, extra votes count as an extra TCA (for Maria, who also gets two VFBs), and no votes (Ben) count as no TCA. So Ben received two votes without a TCA, which sucks, but he'll vote eventually, hopefully. (Contemplating adding a new stat, VC, for votes cast, and reverting TCA to actual Tribals attended, to avoid confusion.)
Vote count:
  • Jem received four votes, from Charlie, Maria, Maria*, and Tim (voted out, 4-2).
  • Ben received two votes, from Jem and Moriah.
Episode 5 boxscore

Immunity challenge Tribal council stats Overall scores
Contestant ChW ChA SO VFB VAP TotV TCA SurvSc SurvAv
Charlie - 0.33 1 1 - 6 1 1.32 7.52
Tim 0.00 0.33 - 1 - 6 1 1.32 7.52
Kenzie 0.17 0.33 - - - - - 1.26 7.42
Q 0.17 0.33 - - - - - 1.26 7.42
Tiffany 0.17 0.33 - - - - - 1.26 7.42
Maria 0.00 0.33 - 2 - 6 2* 1.16 7.27
Moriah - 0.33 1 0 - 6 1 0.26 0.42
Jem 0.00 0.33 - 0 4 6 1 -0.50 0.27
Ben - 0.33 1 - 2 6 0* NA NA
Hunter 0.33 0.33 - - - - - NA NA
Liz - 0.33 1 - - - - NA NA
Soda - 0.33 1 - - - - NA NA
Tevin 0.33 0.33 - - - - - NA NA
Venus 0.33 0.33 - - - - - NA NA
Bhanu - - - - - - - 1.04 3.75
Randen - - - - - - - -0.32 0.53
Jess - - - - - - - 0.30 1.75
Jelinsky - - - - - - - -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.