austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,

I'm telling you so that you won't lose all

It's the start of a fresh month so I can disappoint everyone looking for fun or personal stuff by having an entry that's nothing but statistics for The Price Is Right. (I'll get to the pinball league tomorrow, I think, barring surprises.) This covers the 4th of November through the 27th (the show was preempted on Thanksgiving for the parade, and was a rerun on the 29th, and was a rerun on the 8th for some reason), and here's the Showcase Showdown winners:

First Second Third
Month 8 13 13
Season 28 33 39

And for the Showcase winners, regarding whether the first or the second-revealed won the showcase, or whether they both overbid, here we are:

First Revealed Second Revealed Double Overbid
Month 5 6 1
All 20 20 5
Unforced Month 2 5 -
Unforced Season 5 15 -

I'm curious whether the selection of which Showcase bid to reveal first depends on how close the bidder is to the actual retail price, but it'd make my little spreadsheet a bit crowded if I started tracking that. I might anyway for the variety of it all.

The show played ``Pay The Rent'' once in November; the contestant went home with, if I remember it rightly, $5,000 but could have got $10,000 at best. There was just the one possible winning configuration because yeah, they've given the viewers at home their win and now they're not giving away $100,000 until people stop believing in the game anymore.

Trivia: One of the first buildings in Manhattan constructed as an office building was the Trinity Building, 1853, a five-storey, double-wide structure. Source: Gotham: A History Of New York City To 1898, Edwin G Burrows, Mike Wallace.

Currently Reading: Humboldt's Cosmos: Alexander von Humboldt and the Latin American Journey that Changed the Way We See the World, Gerard Helferich.

PS: Reading the Comics, December 3, 2013, mathematics in the funny pages.

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