Not voting for the boot (Non-VFB), career

By: Jeff Pitman | Last updated: June 10, 2023

Most times not voting for the person booted, career - Keith Nale, S29, S31


Keith Nale, S29, S31

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Non-VFB - Season

Non-VFB, career
Rank Contestant Season(s) Non-VFB TCA TC%
1 Keith Nale, S29, S31 Keith Nale S29, S31 14 20 0.29
2 Kelly Wiglesworth, S1, S31 Kelly Wiglesworth S1, S31 11 18 0.39
3 Spencer Bledsoe, S28, S31 Spencer Bledsoe S28, S31 11 26 0.57
4 Kelley Wentworth, S29, S31, S38 Kelley Wentworth S29, S31, S38 10 24 0.58
5 Ozzy Lusth, S23 Ozzy Lusth S13, S16, S23, S34 10 30 0.67
6 Eddie Fox, Caramoan Eddie Fox S26 9 11 0.17
7 Joe Anglim, S30, S31, S38 Joe Anglim S30, S31, S38 9 12 0.24
8 Abi-Maria Gomes, S25, S31 Abi-Maria Gomes S25, S31 9 19 0.52
9 Michele Fitzgerald, S40 Michele Fitzgerald S32, S40 9 20 0.55
10 Tasha Fox, S28, S31 Tasha Fox S28, S31 9 22 0.59
11 Aubry Bracco, S32, S34, S38 Aubry Bracco S32, S34, S38 9 23 0.60
12 Andrea Boehlke, S22, S26, S34 Andrea Boehlke S22, S26, S34 9 27 0.66
13 Sarah Lacina, S28, S34, S40 Sarah Lacina S28, S34, S40 9 28 0.68
14 Sandra Diaz-Twine, S7, S20, S34 Sandra Diaz-Twine S7, S20, S34 9 32 0.72
15 Cirie Fields, S12, S16, S20, S34 Cirie Fields S12, S16, S20, S34 9 33 0.73
16 Terry Deitz, S12, S31 Terry Deitz S12, S31 8 12 0.33
17 Bret LaBelle, S33 Bret LaBelle S33 8 13 0.38
18 Sierra Thomas, S30, S34 Sierra Dawn Thomas S30, S34 8 17 0.52
19 Ciera Eastin, S27, S31, S34 Ciera Eastin S27, S31, S34 8 19 0.57
20 Tai Trang, S32, S34 Tai Trang S32, S34 8 22 0.63
21 Jeremy Collins, S29, S31, S40 Jeremy Collins S29, S31, S40 8 23 0.65
22 Colby Donaldson, S2, S8, S20 Colby Donaldson S2, S8, S20 8 24 0.66
23-t Rupert Boneham, S7, S8, S20, S27 Rupert Boneham S7, S8, S20, S27 8 25 0.68
23-t Denise Stapley, S25, S40 Denise Stapley S25, S40 8 25 0.68
25 Jay Starrett, S33 Jay Starrett S33 7 10 0.33
26 Rodney LaVoie, S30 Rodney LaVoie S30 7 11 0.36
27 Gervase Peterson, S1, S27 Gervase Peterson S1, S27 7 18 0.61
28 Troyzan Robertson, S24, S34 Troyzan Robertson S24, S34 7 19 0.63
29 Erik Reichenbach, Micronesia Erik Reichenbach S16, S26 7 20 0.65
30 Malcolm Freberg, S25, S26, S34 Malcolm Freberg S25, S26, S34 7 21 0.67
31 Tyson Apostol, S18, S20, S27, S40 Tyson Apostol S18, S20, S27, S40 7 22 0.68
32 Parvati Shallow, S13, S16, S20, S40 Parvati Shallow S13, S16, S20, S40 7 35 0.80
32+ 20 contestants tied   6 n n

Complete through Survivor 44. Click contestant name/picture to view their contestant page.

Non-VFB notes

Non-VFB is voting for someone other than the person booted. Think of this as the Tribal Council futility index. To be fair, when we score VFB, we don't give credit for taking the wrong option in an intentional vote-split, but those are the breaks. Still, to truly rack up non-VFB totals, you really have to make a concerted effort, whether it be repeatedly trying and failing to target the majority's leader when you're down in the numbers, or just being completely oblivious as to where the numbers lie. For the career numbers, persistence is key. Keith Nale only managed the second- and third-most single-season non-VFB totals, but together, he's vastly surpassed Eddie Fox's one-hit wonder. The career totals also include a lot of people who won a long string of individual immunities, which apparently gave them the freedom to just throw their votes away, willy-nilly. To each their own.


Important notes:

  • As with VFB, re-votes after a tie don't count as votes. Only the first vote does. Although if you vote for the wrong person on a vote split, enjoy your non-VFB consolation prize.
  • Note that getting voted out yourself counts as a non-VFB event. So Ozzy significantly increased his career total by getting voted out three times in South Pacific.
  • Non-VFB: Non-votes For Bootee. The number of times the contestant has not voted for the person who was ultimately voted out. Applies only to initial votes (no points for revotes in case of a tie).
  • 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.