austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,

A big thing or a small, the winner takes it all

Good spot now for an update on The Price Is Right, what with the end of the month and all that. This covers the daily shows from the 6th of March through the 30th, which had two reruns in support of the start of March Madness.

First Second Third
Month 6 17 13
Season 76 98 88

The second spinner's really got the hang of things finally. At this rate my long-ago hypothesis that the second spinner has the privileged spot looks to work out this season. Of course, that would mean in one season's trackings the third spinner had the edge, in another's nobody did, and then this season it looks like the second is the hot spot, which all adds up to nobody having any advantage on anybody else, most likely.

No Overspins One Overspin Two Overspins
Solo Win 65 50 15
Tied Win 70 55 -
Triple Tie 70 - -

There was only a little motion on the lowest-winning-spin front, and this in the case of the contestant who goes on to the Showcase after the two others overspin. That dropped down to 15 cents, which, like as happened last season (when a 5-cent spin won the Showcase Showdown) happened when the first two went over a dollar and the contestant just got the one spin to see about hitting a dollar. And we finally got a two-contestant tie that needed to be tie-broken, at 55.

Trivia: In the ninth inning August 1882 exhibition game between the Cleveland and New York teams the rain-drenched ball ripped open at the seams. The umpire (correctly, according to the rules) refused to replace it until the half-inning had ended. Source: Fifty-Nine In '84: Old Hoss Radbourn, Barehanded Baseball, And The Greatest Season A Pitcher Ever Had, Edward Achorn.

Currently Reading: Albion: The Origins Of The English Imagination, Peter Ackroyd.

Setting Out To Trap A Zoid, or to show my meager Photoshop skills and mastery of the color gradient in the service of polygons.


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