Comments for the Week of May 2-6
  • Biggest winner this week: Crystal Rienick ($41,028) (May 3)
  • After hovering around a 50% win rate earlier this season, this season's Pricing Game winning percentage has since dropped to 46.7% (429-489 - this counts $10,000+ wins in Plinko as a win). That is now only slightly ahead of last year's win rate of 46.05% (525-615).
  • The top winner and the runner up have basically split the Showcase wins so far this season (72 and 71, respectively). Overall, the runner up has historically been victorious more often (1372 to 1174 wins between Seasons 29 and 43) with the top winner getting the upper hand only in Seasons 37 and 43.
  • On Monday:
    • Flip Flop has now been played on four out of the past six episodes where all six Pricing Games were fully lost. (October 21 and May 19 of last season and February 8 and May 2 of this season.)
    • Five cars were offered on this episode (for the fourth time this season), but none of them were won. That last occurred on November 19 of last season (Triple Play was also played on that episode).
    • In Money Game, the three plausible choices for the first two numbers were 19, 21 and 23. That ended a streak of 83 straight playings where the three choices increased by intervals of 1 (ie: 19, 20, 21). Prior to this week, April 1, 2013 (14, 17, 19) and March 14, 2013 (22, 24, 26) was the last times the show deviated from this pattern.
    • Stephanie wound up picking the least expensive grocery product in Hi Lo. That has only happened five other times since the start of Season 32, with the previous occurrence happening on June 3, 2014.
  • On Tuesday:
    • This was the fifth daytime Teachers Special. That's Too Much! has been played most often on these specials (three times) and the biggest winner was Christine Sanchez ($44,928 on November 14, 2011).
    • Switch? became the first Pricing Game to be won 20 times this season. Switch? now has picked up at least 20 wins in 7 out of the past 9 seasons. (Switch? was won 18 times in Seasons 38 and 42.)
    • Switch? picked up 24 wins in Season 30, which is the most wins since at least Season 29. With 37 episodes left this season, Switch? has a decent chance of equalling or surpassing that mark.
    • Switch? is by far the Pricing Game with the most wins so far this season. Well back in second place is Side by Side (15 wins), followed by Double Prices, Flip Flop and Range Game (14 wins).
    • Less than $10,000 was won in Plinko for the first time since February 9, 2016. That snapped a streak of six straight $10,000+ wins. Six wins equalled the longest winning streak for this game since the start of Season 30. (The game was also won six straight times in Season 38 and Season 40/41.)
    • Safe Crackers was played for a car for only the second time in the past five seasons. It was also played for a car (and was won) on January 23, 2014.
    • In Check-Out, Laurie overbid on the laundry detergent by $4.01. That is the largest miss for a single grocery product since August 16, 2013 ($4.51).
    • Laurie wound up being $6.80 away from the actual total in Check-Out. That is the biggest loss since August 16, 2013 ($8.35).
  • On Wednesday:
    • For the first time since February 19 (Golden Road win), the biggest winner of this episode was not the Showcase winner.
    • Brent became the third contestant this season to spin first and win the Showcase Showdown with a score of 60 cents. (The lowest winning score for a contestant spinning first this season.) Last season, four contestants spinning first won with a lower score - 30 cents on February 10, 2015 and 50 cents on October 14, 2014, January 16, 2015 and January 30, 2015.
    • That's Too Much! was won for the first time since February 5, which snapped a nine game losing streak for this game. That's Too Much! has now been lost at least nine straight times in each of the past 8 seasons.
  • On Thursday:
    • So far this season, contestants have had to guess "higher" in order to win a roll in Let 'em Roll 17 times, compared to 3 times for "lower". By comparison, in the previous 12 seasons, "higher" was right 53% of the time (162/306).
    • Erica became the third contestant this season to lose Secret "X" by failing to win an additional "X". That ties Season 38 for the most wipeouts in a single season since Season 29.
    • The three cards that have gone the longest without being chosen in Pocket ¢hange are #2 (January 22, 2015), #6 (October 25, 2011), #9 (April 20, 2015). Incidentally, #6 was the $2 card the last time it was picked - and the $2 card has not been found since it was last chosen on this October 25, 2011 playing.
  • On Friday:
    • This was the fifth daytime Expectant Mother's special. The biggest winner is Lisa Hills ($55,132 - March 3, 2014). No game has been played more than twice on these specials. In fact, out of the six games that were played on Friday, Any Number was the only Pricing Game that had been previously played on one of these specials.
    • For the first time this season, the right price in Freeze Frame was not either the third or the fourth most expensive choice.
    • Alexandra's guess in Freeze Frame ($3,580) was $4,431 away from the actual price of $3,580, which is the biggest miss in this game since May 2, 2013 ($4,648).
    • Vend-O-Price was lost for the first time in its history when the bottom row was the correct choice. The top row is still winless (0-3) while the middle row is still undefeated (6-0).
    • The money was placed in Box #9 in 1/2 Off for the first time since November 2, 2012. Prior to this playing, Box #9 had gone the longest without holding the top prize. Box #7 (April 15, 2013) now has the distinction of being the box with longest cash drought.
Comments for the Week of May 9-13
  • $50,000+ winners this week:
    • Thomas Herrmann ($54,121) (May 12)
    • Joseph Lardaro ($53,093) (May 11)
    • Allen Stottlemire ($51,088) (May 9)
  • Nine one prize games were played this week (every game except Bonkers, Freeze Frame and Push Over), which is the most played in a five episode week since the week of March 30 in Season 43.
    (Season 42 had two weeks where 11 and 10 one prize games were played.)
  • On Monday:
    • Only one trip was offered (in Range Game), which is the fewest trips offered in an episode since March 25 of last season. It was also on the third time this season (along with September 25 and December 31) where a trip was not offered in the Showcase.
    • John lost Range Game by a mere $6, which is the most painful loss in this game since another $6 loss on the June 8, 2007 episode. Since Season 29, the closest loss was a pair of $1 misses on the December 3, 2003 and February 23, 2004 episodes.
    • That's Too Much! was lost for the 20th time this season, which means it has now been lost at least 20 times in 7 out of the past 8 seasons. (In the lone outlier - Season 41 - That's Too Much! was only played 20 times.) Despite all the losing, That's Too Much! is nowhere close to breaking the record of 31 losses it accumulated in Season 39.
  • On Tuesday:
    • This episode featured the tenth $1.00 spin-off of the season - the first time since at least Season 29 where there have been double digit bonus spin-offs.
    • In the second one bid, all contestants bid $1 above the previous bidder (1500-1501-1502-1503). Previous time that's happened: August 16, 2013 (Also a 1500-1501-1502-1503 sequence).
    • Pick-a-Pair was played for a $26,290 Kohler bathroom, which is the second most expensive prize ever offered in this game. The current record is a pair of Scion iQs ($32,410), which was offered on the March 21, 2012 episode.
    • In Check Game, Joshua wrote the check for $4,950, which is the highest bid since a $4,990 check was written on the January 28, 2009 episode. The highest check ever written is almost certainly $5,500 from the September 23, 2008 episode.
      (Since the winning range was increased to $7,000-$8,000, the largest check written in a win was $3,222 from the April 7, 2009 episode.)
    • Joshua wound up losing Check Game by $1,957, which is the largest miss since May 8, 2014 ($2,294 over).
      (Since the winning range was increased to $7,000-$8,000, the largest miss was $2,409 from the January 28, 2009 episode.)
  • On Wednesday:
    • The car was won in Switcheroo for the third time this season, which is the most wins since Season 40. A fourth win would be the most since Season 31.
    • It was also on the fourth time since Season 29 where the car was won in Switcheroo when the contestant only had one prize right. It also happened on December 5, 2000, December 8, 2008 and April 5, 2010.
    • Hi Lo was lost for the ninth time this season. With a current record of 1-9, Hi Lo is having its worst season since it went 1-13 in Season 38.
  • On Thursday:
    • Thanks to an "Around the World" Showcase, six trips were offered on the same episode for only the second time this season (it also happened on October 7). Five trips were also won for the first time since April 29 of last season.
    • For the first time since February 20 of last season (12 playings ago), the contestant had to pick the prize on the far left in order to win Swap Meet.
    • Pick a Number was played for a $20,486 Mazda 3, which is the second most expensive ever offered in this game, behind a $20,974 Chevrolet HHR offered on the February 20, 2009 episode.
  • On Friday:
    • Irvin opened the show with a $1 bid. Previous time that's happened: May 2, 2012.
    • Five digit Squeeze Play was won for the first time since June 25, 2013 when the fourth digit had to be removed. Five digit Squeeze Play now has an overall record 4-20 when contestants have to remove the fourth digit in order to win. By comparison, the all-time records are: 7-3 for the second digit, 13-9 for the third digit and 2-10 for the fifth digit.
    • Switch? was lost for the first time since March 1, which ended a seven game winning streak for this game. That was Switch's third loss of the season. Despite the loss, Switch? still has a good chance to surpass last season (5 losses) for the fewest losses in a season for this game since at least Season 29.
  • Comments for the Week of May 16-20
  • Biggest winner this week: Christian Waddell ($41,597) (May 20)
  • There were a lot of similarities in the five Showcase rounds this week. In all five episodes: The top winner passed the first Showcase, the winner won a car in their Showcase and the winner was a male.
  • Pricing Games played most often this season on episodes without a small prize or a grocery product game: Bonkers, Freeze Frame and Lucky $even (6 times each).
    (A small prize game or a grocery product game was not played on all three episodes featuring Golden Road this season.)
  • On Monday:
    • Misha lost Push Over by $4,129 (A $5,412 guess on a $9,541 barbecue island). Four out of the past five Push Over losses have now featured misses in excess of $4,000 ($4,284, $4,777, $5,043, $352 and $4,129). Prior to this streak, the last time 4-digit Push Over had a miss of at least $4,000 was June 21, 2013.
    • Tyler failed to win a free number in Stack the Deck - the first time this season that's happened. Overall, it has happened 13 times in the game's history. In these 13 playings, the game was lost with the best outcome was April 19, 2011, where the contestant managed to get three numbers right.
    • Fernando won the Showcase round by $156 (differences of $5,255 and $5,411), which was the fourth closest Showcase result of the season. The current leader is a $22 difference from the January 18 episode.
  • On Tuesday, an ace was drawn in Card Game for the 11th time this season, which surpasses last season's 10 as the most aces drawn since at least Season 29. Andrew assigned a value of $7,100 to this ace, which is the highest amount since February 20, 2015 ($15,900 - during Dream Car Week) and January 16, 2015 ($8,000).
  • For the first time this season, a contestant failed to win a rat in Rat Race on the three-digit prize. Overall, since the game premiered, contestants have missed the grocery product 36 times, the two-digit prize 42 times and the three-digit prize 17 times.
  • The yellow rat also won a Rat Race for the first time since April 17 of last season. All five rats have now won at least one race this season.
  • Based on the available information, One Away was played for the 800th time in daytime history on Wednesday's episode. One Away is the 21st Pricing Game to reach this feat and is one of only three games in this club that premiered in the 1980s (along with Bargain Game and Plinko) .
  • The next two games that are closest to reaching 800 playings are Cliff Hangers (793) and Grand Game (787).
  • With the win on Wednesday, Squeeze Play's record improved to 15-10 (60%) for this season. Squeeze Play has a chance of surpassing Season 43 (18-11 - 62% win rate), for its best record since at least Season 29.
  • Squeeze Play's record between Seasons 29 and 41: 136-249 (35.3%) Between Seasons 42-44: 50-38 (56.8%).
  • On Friday, Bethany tried four combinations in Race Game (albeit the two combinations were identical) for the first time since December 10 of last season. Overall, since Season 32, Race Game is 5-13 when contestants try exactly four combinations, with the last win occurring on February 11, 2011.
  • So far this season, Pick-a-Number is 8-0 when contestants have to pick the biggest number in order to win, but 2-7 when contestants have to pick the smallest or the largest number.
    (The overall streak for the middle number is 12 straight wins with the last loss occurring on March 30 of last season.)
  • Comments for the Week of May 23-27
  • Biggest winner this week: Melvin Trinidad ($46,041) (May 25)
  • On Monday:
    • Temptation was played for a $16,470 Chevrolet Sonic - the second cheapest car offered in this game since the start of Season 37. During this span, the only playing where a cheaper car was offered was December 12, 2012 (a $16,320 Hyundai Accent).
    • By being played sixth, Do the Math became the 21st Pricing Game to be played in all six slots at least once this season (and the second two-prize game, along with Switch?). Do the Math has achieved this feat for the second time in its history (Seasons 42 and 44).
    • 8 was the right choice in Pick-a-Number even though it appeared elsewhere in the price. That's the fourth time this season contestants couldn't rely on a repeating digit strategy in order to win this game.
  • On Tuesday:
    • 1/2 Off was won for the first time since December 22, which snapped a seven game losing streak for this game. That ended the longest losing streak for this game since it was lost 12 straight times at the end of Season 37 and the start of Season 38.
    • 1/2 Off was won with only eight boxes discarded for only the seventh time in its history (overall record 7-43) and for the second time this season. (The first time 1/2 Off was won twice in the same season with eight boxes left.)
    • Box #10 became the first box to contain the money three times this season. Meanwhile boxes #4, #6, #7, #13 and #16 have yet to contain the money at least once this season.
    • Pocket Change was won for the first time since December 18, which snapped a six game losing streak for this game. That tied the longest losing streak in the game's history. (Pocket Change was also lost six straight times in Season 37.)
    • Cards #2 and #9 were chosen in Pocket ¢hange. That means all cards have been chosen at least once this season - except #6. In fact, card #6 has was last picked on October 25, 2011.
    • The Nissan Versa, won by Adrienne in the Showcase, was the 200th car won this season. With 205 total cars won so far, it looks like we will easily surpass last season's total of 214.
    • At $287, Adrienne also had the third closest Showcase bid of the season.
    • Finally, Adrienne snapped a streak of nine straight episodes where the Showcase was won by a male contestant.
  • On Wednesday:
    • Calvinita tried the very first possible price in Push Over (which has never been right in the game's history). Previous time a contestant did not send any blocks to China: October 7, 2011.
    • Gas Money was played second for the first time since April 12, 2013.
    • Osayamen gave the 200th $1 bid in the Item Up For Bids this season. With 202 total $1 bids so far, we are on pace to match last season's total of 227. (However, the current success rate, 22%, is significantly less than last season's rate of 30%.)
    • Time i$ Money has now been played 30 times since returning to the Pricing Game rotation last season. Exactly half of the contestants have managed to win at least some money in these playings, with only one contestant walking away with the full $20,000.
  • On Thursday:
    • For the 33rd time this season, the first Item Up For Bids had an actual retail price of less than $1,000.
    • Secret "X" was lost for the ninth time this season, dropping its record to 4-9. It looks like Secret "X" will finish below .500 for the first time since Season 38 (8-9) and could surpass Season 36 (3-7) for the worst record since at least Season 29.
    • The five of hearts was drawn in Card Game for the first time since May 14, 2014. That leaves the 5 of Spades (May 14, 2014) and the King of Hearts (December 1, 2008) as the only cards that have not been drawn at least once in the past two seasons.
  • On Friday:
    • Eazy az 1 2 3 was won for the first time since December 17, which snapped a five game losing streak for this game. Since Season 32, the longest losing streak for this game was 9 straight losses between the start of Season 38 and the start of Season 39.
    • That's Too Much! was won for the seventh time this season. In three of those episodes, the other car game (Lucky $even and Cover Up twice) was also won.
    • 7 wins is the most wins in That's Too Much! since it went 9-14 in Season 32.
    • A contestant won a Showcase Showdown with a nickel for the third time this season. It also happened on October 2 and February 3.
    • Debra won Check-Out by 37¢, which is the best result in this game since the victory by one penny on the September 23, 2014 episode.
  • Comments for the Week of May 30-June 3
  • Biggest winner this week: John ($51,188) (June 3). John is the 30th contestant to win at least $50,000 in cash and prizes this season.
  • $50,000+ winners in previous seasons:
    • Season 43: 28
    • Season 42: 25
    • Season 41: 23
    • Season 40: 21
  • 17 Pricing Games were fully won this week (and these 17 wins don't include the $10,000 partial wins in Pay the Rent and Punch a Bunch). This is the best performance for the Pricing Games since they went 18-6 during this season's week of December 21-24.
  • So far this season, the third spinner has won the Showcase Showdown 40.17% of the time. If that holds, that would essentially tie Season 43 (40.0%) for the best result for the third spinner since the start of Season 29. (The overall win rate for the third spinner during this span is 36%.)
  • On Monday:
    • By being played second, Grand Game became the 22nd Pricing Game to be played in all six slots at least once this season. Grand Game has achieved this feat for the fourth time in the past five seasons.
    • Grand Game is the fifth cash game to achieve this feat this season. Only Pay the Rent (never played fourth or fifth) and Time i$ Money (never played first or second) have not been played in all six slots this season.
    • Katelyn tried the last possible price in Push Over (pushed the blocks as far as possible), which has not been right very often in the past few seasons. It has never been right this season and has only been right three times between Seasons 41 and 43.
    • In heartbreaking fashion, Steven lost Any Number despite lighting up three numbers in the price of the car with his first three picks. Previous time a contestant's first three picks were all in the price of the car: December 2, 2011. Previous time a contestant lost in this fashion: January 5, 2010.
  • On Tuesday:
    • Christopher bid $1 in a bidding round that ended with a perfect bid. That happened only one other time this season: November 12
    • Stephen won Range Game with the price placed $370 from the bottom of the range. That was the highest placement in a win since the March 18, 2013 episode ($384 from the bottom). Overall, since Season 32, the highest ever placement in a winning playing was $426 from the December 14, 2012 episode.
    • Stephen also overbid on his Showcase by $53, which is the third smallest overbid (and third sub-$100 overbid) of the season.
  • On Wednesday:
    • Let 'em Roll became the 118th Pricing Game played for a car that was won this season. That matches last year's total. We are currently on pace to have 131 car game wins, which would be the most since 161 car games were won in Season 36.
    • 10 Chances was played on back to back weeks for the first time since Season 35 (March 22 and March 27) (This excludes the unusual scheduling at the start of Season 36).
    • Flip Flop was lost for the fourth straight time. What a reversal of fortune - after starting the season at 11-3, the game has since gone on a 3-8 slump.
  • On Thursday:
    • Gas Money was the only Pricing Game that was lost on this episode. Previous times Gas Money spoiled a perfect show: December 2, 2013, April 17, 2013 and February 1, 2013.
    • Hi Lo was won for the first time since December 11 (and for only the second time this season), which snapped an eight game losing streak for this game. That ended the longest losing streak for this game since it was lost 9 straight times between June 15, 2009 and February 16, 2010.
  • On Friday:
    • Candace won $500, which is the least won by an on-stage contestant since Phyllis won $500 on the June 18, 2014 episode. (The last time a contestant won less than $500 was April 22, 2011.)
    • Hole #35 (Row 4, Column 5) was selected in Punch a Bunch for the first time since June 19, 2014. (It also held a $10,000 slip in that playing.)
    • Interestingly, the same three holes were selected on both this week's playing and the June 19, 2014 playing of Punch a Bunch (#13, #27, #35).
    • The $10,000 win moved Punch a Bunch into fifth place for the most cash won in the seven cash games this season:
      • Plinko: $165,200
      • Pay the Rent: $145,000
      • Time i$ Money: $91,018
      • Grand Game: $61,241
      • Punch a Bunch: $46,250
      • It's in the Bag: $46,000
      • 1/2 Off: $33,000
  • What grocery product games have been most affected by the introduction of Vend-O-Price? Currently, Bullseye (-4), Hole in One (-3) and Pick-a-Pair (-3) have seen the biggest decrease in play over last season. On the flip side, Grocery Game, Hi Lo and Pay the Rent have all been played the exact same number of times as last season.
  • Comments for the Week of June 6-10
  • Biggest winner this week: Erin Hayes ($47,349) (June 10)
  • The show surpassed $13 million in total winnings this week, which has only happened two other times (Seasons 39 and 43). With twelve episodes to go, the show should easily surpass last year's total winnings of $13.4 million and could even surpass $14 million for the first time ever.
  • The three most frequently played games this season - Lucky $even, Squeeze Play and That's Too Much! were all given the week off. The previous time all three of these games were not played on a five-episode week: May 13-17 in Season 41.
  • There has been a bit of a Big Wheel dry spell lately - there have only been five $1.00 spinners in the past four weeks. Overall, there have been 82 dollar spinners this season, which is on pace to pretty much match last year's total of 86. (The median over the past 15 seasons is 86, with a high of 110 in Season 36.)
  • All 10 Showcase participants this week were female.
  • On Monday:
    • This day marked the 13th anniversary of Rachel's first appearance on the Price is Right (June 6, 2003). Appearing in over 1700 episodes, Rachel currently has had the fourth longest tenure amongst models in Price is Right history, behind only Janice (29 years), Dian (19 years) and Holly (19 years).
    • Three cars were won on the same episode for the first time since March 25. Overall, there have been nine episodes this season where at least three cars were won.
    • Shopping Spree was won for the seventh time this season, improving its record to 7-1. With a winning percentage of 87.5%, Shopping Spree is poised to have its best year since at least Season 29. (The current best during this span is Season 30, with a record of 8-3).
    • Unless it gets played again, Shopping Spree will finish this season with 8 playings, which would be the second fewest in its history. Only Season 37, with 3, had fewer playings.
  • On Tuesday:
    • Range Game was won for the 16th time this season, which improved its record to 16-4. With a winning percentage of 80%, Range Game is poised to have its best season since at least Season 29. (The current best during that span is Season 33, with a record of 10-5).
    • Shell Game was lost for the fourth time this season, which dropped its record to 3-4. If that holds, this will be the first time since at least Season 29 where Shell Game finishes a season below .500.
  • On Wednesday:
    • Cover Up was the only Pricing Game that was won on this episode. This was the fifth time this season where a car game saved an episode from being winless. It also happened on October 27 (That's Too Much!), February 23 (Money Game), April 20 (One Away) and May 4 (That's Too Much!).
    • Previous time Cover Up was the only Pricing Game fully won on an episode: December 8, 2009.
    • By being played third, Cover Up became the 23rd Pricing Game to be played in all six slots at least once this season. Cover Up has achieved this feat for the first time since Season 38.
    • 1 Wrong Price was played for the 400th time in daytime history, becoming the 48th Pricing Game to reach this total.
    • Double Cross was lost for the eighth time this season, which dropped its record to 7-8. If that holds, this will be the first time in its short history where Double Cross finishes a season below .500. (The current low is 8-7 in Season 42.)
    • Coming or Going was lost for the first time since March 30, which ended a six game winning streak for this game. Coming or Going has had a winning streak of at least 5 games in each of the past five seasons, including two 6 game winning streaks during this season.
    • Kelli won the Showcase round by $16,048 (Showcase differences of $18,510 and $2,462), which is the second largest margin of victory in the past two seasons (behind a win by $18,243 on the October 7, 2015 episode).
  • On Thursday:
    • Including this episode, since Season 29 six contestants have failed to win any additional cards in Spelling Bee:
      • Three quit, but could have won the car (November 14, 2000, November 15, 2006, February 3, 2016)
      • One went on, and won the car (January 26, 2007)
      • Two went on, and did not win the car (April 22, 2002, June 9, 2016)
    • Double Prices was won for the 18th time this season, which is the most wins for this game since it went 20-16 in Season 38. (The high in the past fifteen seasons is 23 wins in Seasons 31, 33 and 36.)
    • Despite losing the car, Reginald won $317 in Money Game, which ties the May 23, 2005 episode for the most money won in this game since at least Season 32.
    • The show ended with the 11th double overbid of the season. That ties last year's total, but is well below the marks set in Season 41 (22) and Season 42 (15). (12 double overbids is the median total in the past 15 seasons.)
  • On Friday:
    • The Secret "X" was placed on the bottom row for the first time since December 23, 2014.
    • Since Season 29, Secret "X" has been played for a car nine times. In these nine playings, the Secret "X" has been placed on the top row once (0-1), middle row twice (2-0) and bottom row six times (1-5).
  • Comments for the Week of June 13-17
  • Biggest winner this week: Kelly Wilson ($43,678) (June 16)
  • There have been 220 $1 bids so far this season, which could surpass the 227 $1 bids from last season and be the most since there were 249 $1 bids in Season 38. However, only 22% of contestants bidding $1 this season went on to win their one bid, compared to 30.4% in Season 43.
  • On Monday:
    • Side By Side was won for the 19th time this season, which ties Season 42 (19-8) for the most wins for this game in a single season. With one more win, Side By Side will reach 20 wins for the first time ever.
    • There was a $6,020 difference between both prizes ($8,990 and $2,970) in Magic #, which is the largest spread in the game's history. The previous high was $4,699 from this season's November 4 playing.
    • Magic # was played for a $8,990 barbecue island, which is the most expensive prize offered in the game's history. The previous high was a $6,099 sauna offered on the March 24, 2010 episode.
    • Magic # was also played for a $2,970 outdoor television, which the second most expensive "lower priced prize" in the game's history. Only a $3,995 hot tub, offered on the March 24, 2010 episode, was more expensive.
    • Susan won Check-Out with an overall difference of $1.86. Since Season 32, the closest a contestant has come to the top of the $2 range in a win was $1.98 on the July 17, 2008 and February 18, 2011 episodes.
  • On Tuesday:
    • $3,000 was won in Plinko, which pushed the total cash winnings on the season to $188,800. That's slightly ahead of last season ($188,200), but nowhere close to the $221,100 that was won in Season 42. (The record over the past 15 seasons is $306,500 from Season 36.)
    • Squeeze Play was won for the 18th time this season, which ties the mark set last season. A 19th win would be the most wins for this game since at least Season 29.
    • By being played sixth, One Wrong Price became the 24th Pricing Game to be played in all six slots at least once this season. One Wrong Price has achieved this feat for the eighth straight season.
  • On Wednesday:
    • For the 20th time this season, both car games were won. That's the most occurrences since at least Season 39. (The previous high during that span was 18 in Season 42.)
    • Car games most often played this season in episodes where both car games were won: Cover Up, Dice Game and One Away (4 times each).
    • Do the Math was played for the 24th time this season, which is the most in this game's history. (The previous high was 22.)
  • On Thursday:
    • Only $58 was won in the six Pricing Games that were played on this episode (a garment steamer in Master Key). That's the second worst performance of the season, behind the $50 that was won on the February 8 episode. (February 17, 2015 was the last time absolutely nothing was won in the Pricing Games.)
    • Out of the $50,550 that was won on this episode, 86.4% was won by Kelly. That's the highest proportion of winnings by a single contestant this season.
    • Freeze Frame has now been played on four winless episodes in the past three seasons (June 16, 2014, October 15, 2014, February 17, 2015, June 19, 2016). On the other hand, the other five games that were played on this episode have not been involved in any other winless shows in the past three seasons.
    • Double Prices was lost for the first time since April 25, which ended a five game winning streak for this game. This was the second time Double Prices went on a 5 game winning streak this season.
    • So far this season, Double Prices is 12-1 when the most expensive price is right, but 6-6 when the least expensive price is right. This mirrors the historical stats. Between Seasons 32-43, Double Prices was 111-52 when the most expensive price is right, but 97-99 when it was the least expensive price.
    • The first Showcase was worth $42,458, which was the most expensive Showcase offered (and the first Showcase to exceed $40,000) since January 19 ($54,266).
    • Conversely, the second Showcase was worth $20,509, which was the cheapest Showcase offered this season.
    • Kelly wound up winning the $42,458 Showcase despite underbidding on it by $15,458. That was the third biggest miss amongst all Showcase winners this season.
  • On Friday:
    • Switch? Became the 500th Pricing Game to be fully won this season. (If you include $10,000+ wins in Plinko as a full win, then the 500th Pricing Game to be won was Side By Side on Monday.) We are on pace to have 520 Pricing Game wins this season, which would surpass last season's total of 513 and would be the most full fledged wins in the past 15 seasons. (The current high is 516 in Season 36.)
    • Switch? has now been won 23 times this season. Switch? will almost certainly finish the season with its best winning percentage in the past 15 years (currently 23-3, or 86.6% - the previous high is 22-5, or 81.5% from last season). Switch? is also one win away from tying Season 30 (24-8) for the most wins in the past 15 years.
    • For the first time this season (and for the first time since March 30 of last season), Pick a Number was lost when contestant had to pick the middle number in order to win. Prior this playing, the game had been riding a 12 game winning streak under these conditions.
    • In Off, the cash was placed in Box #16 for the first time this season. That leaves boxes #4, #6, #7 and #13 as the only boxes that have not held the cash this season.
    • For only the second time its history, 1/2 Off was won when the cash was placed in Box #16. The only other win occurred on March 28, 2007. 1/2 Off now has an overall record of 2-15 when the cash is placed in Box #16.
  • Comments for the Week of June 20-23
  • Biggest winner this week: Ellen Draper ($56,504) (June 22)
  • On Monday:
    • Flip Flop was the only Pricing Game that was fully won on this episode. Other games that have prevented winless shows this season: 1 Right Price (October 9), Secret "X" (March 30), Side By Side (May 10), Coming or Going (May 23)
    • That's Too Much! was played for the 29th time this season. Unless it gets played one more time, no Pricing Game will reach 30 playings for the second straight season. (In each season between Seasons 1-42, at least one Pricing Game was played at least 31 times.)
    • Although no money was won in this week's playing, it looks like Time i$ Money will finish the season in second place in terms of median cash winnings in the cash games. Pay the Rent leads the pack ($7,500), followed by Time i$ Money ($4,424), It's in the Bag ($3,000), Plinko ($2,800), Punch a Bunch ($2,500), Grand Game ($10) and 1/2 Off ($0).
    • For only the third time this season (and for the seventh time in the past three seasons), the four possible choices for the second number in the price of the car in Pathfinder did not all increase by an increment of 1 (ie: 1, 2, 3, 4) .
  • On Tuesday:
    • Most Expen$ive was won for the 19th time this season, achieving this feat for the third time in the past four seasons.
    • Between Seasons 29-42, Most Expen$ive had a 51% win rate, with its best season being 13-8 (62%) in Season 32. Most Expen$ive has far exceeded these results in the past two seasons, racking up wins with records of 23-6 (79%) in Season 43 and 19-7 (73%) in Season 44.
    • Card Game has now been lost 11 straight times when contestants draw the $1,000 range card. Overall, since the current distribution was implemented in Season 33, Card Game has a record of 9-35 when contestants have to work with a $1,000 range.
    • Cards not drawn in Card Game this season: 6♥, 10♥, Q♥, K♥, 2♦, 3♦, 5♦, 6♦, 4♠, 5♠, 8♣, Q♣.
    • In the sixth one bid, Amber became the 50th contestant this season to bid $1 above a contestant that had bid $1 above another contestant (ie: 650-651-652). That's the most occurrences since at least Season 39.
    • Including Amber, 70.6% of contestants doing a double $1 up have gone on to win their one bid this season. That's basically identical to the overall success rate of 69.4% in Season 39 and Seasons 41-43.
  • On Wednesday:
    • Switch? was the only Pricing Game that was lost on this episode. Other games that have spoiled a perfect show this season: Clock Game (October 28), Hole in One (December 15), Pass the Buck (December 21), Golden Road (December 23), Grand Game (February 26), Stack the Deck (March 11), Plinko (May 27), Gas Money (June 2).
    • Previous time Switch? ruined a perfect show: December 26, 2011. Although Switch? has had a winning percentage of 69.5% over the past five seasons, some of its losses have definitely come at inopportune times.
    • For the third time this season, One Away was won on the first try. Previous time that's happened: Season 41 (there were no perfect wins in Season 42 and 43). Since Season 29, the most one-try wins in a single season is 6 in Season 32.
    • Salvatore won Cliff Hangers with a combined miss of a mere $3. That's the best result in this game since April 28, 2009, where the game was won with Hans stopped on the first step. (The last perfect playing was June 4, 2002).
    • While Cliff Hangers was played for a $26,290 bathroom, that doesn't even crack the top 3 most expensive prizes ever offered in this game ($250,000 on October 6, 2013, a $47,017 destination wedding in Aruba on June 17, 2013, a $39,000 bachelor party in Cancun on February 13, 2015).
    • Stack the Deck was won for the first time since January 11, which snapped a seven game losing streak for this game.
    • Balance Game was played for the 17th time this season, which is the most playings for this game since it was played 18 times in Season 37.
  • On Thursday:
    • Only one additional chip was won in Plinko for the first since June 2, 2015. Since Season 32, the most cash won by a contestant earning only one additional chip was $11,000 (October 2, 2009).
    • The right price in Range Game was placed $495 from the bottom of the range - the highest placement for a non-car prize since March 14, 2014 (a $12,026 trip to Bali - the price was $426 from the bottom of the range).
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