June 4th, 2013

krazy koati

And everybody's in movies, it doesn't matter who you are

And with the start of the month, yeah, another statistics report for The Price Is Right. And, yes, I'm not sure why exactly I'm keeping these at this point, since the original question I was interested in --- whether any of the spinning contestants has an advantage from place --- seems obvious, although I suppose I should check properly whether there's a difference rather than saying that the differences look too small for me. I suppose I'll keep up the record-keeping at least to the end of this season (later in June) and consider whether I really need to keep up the tracking.

Anyway, this is for the episodes from the 29th of April through to the 31st of May, with no episode for the 27th of May because that was Memorial Day and they did a rerun, I assume of one of the shows where the whole audience was military personnel. (The DVR didn't record it --- not a new episode, after all --- and I don't recognize the episodes from the airdate schedule at the official CBS page for the show.)

First Second Third
Month 11 12 17
Season 108 120 110

For the lowest winning spin the only change has been the almost inevitable: someone spinning a nickel after the first two contestants over-spun. I did have someone ask what the lowest two-spin win was, and that's just not data that I've kept, and I'd be foolish to start keeping that. I think. At least, I'd have to rejigger the spreadsheet I have on my iPad for that and I don't want to do quite that much work.

No Overspins One Overspin Two Overspins
Solo Win 65 45 5
Tied Win 65 75 -
Triple Tie - - -

Trivia: Sailors in the late 18th century referred to the London-to-New York sailing route as ``uphill'', due to the contrary prevailing winds, while the considerably faster one from New York-to-London was ``downhill''. Source: Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, And a Vast Ocean Of A Million Stories, Simon Winchester.

Currently Reading: Falling To Earth: An Apollo 15 Astronaut's Journey To The Moon, Al Worden, Francis French.

PS: Reading the Comics, June 1, 2013, because they've been doing word problems in the funny pages again.