Comments for the Week of May 1-5
  • Biggest winner this week: Jeffrey Diner ($51,010) (May 3)
  • It was a rough week for contestants at the red one bid podium. Judith, from Thursday's episode, was the only contestant to win a one bid from that position.
  • This week featured the 23rd and 24th episode this season where both Pricing Games played for a car were won (May 1 - Dice Game and Money Game and May 3 - Let 'em Roll and Rat Race). That's already the most we have had in one season since at least Season 39.
  • The Big Wheel continues its hot streak . A contestant has spun a dollar in 11 out of the past 15 episodes. With 89 dollar spinners, we are now pace for 110 bonus spins this season, which would tie Season 36 for the most since Season 29.
  • For the second time this season, $10,000+ was won in Plinko even though only one additional Plinko chip was won.
  • Since the start of Season 29, 36 contestants have only managed to win one additional chip in Plinko. Nine managed to land one of their chips in the $10,000 slot, with the highest score being $11,000. That means no one was lucky enough to hit the $10,000 slot twice.
  • This was the second straight loss where time expired in Clock Game with the contestant $1 away from the actual retail price of the second prize. These close losses have actually happened quite frequently recently: Contestants were $2 away on December 10, 2015 and $1 away on November 26, 2014.
  • Dice Game was won for the 11th time this season, which is already tied for the second best result in the past 10 seasons. Dice Game has a good chance of matching the 13 wins achieved in Season 43, but has some work to do in order to catch up to the 16 wins achieved in Season 34.
  • This week's Check-Out featured the first perfect bid on a grocery product this season. It also featured the best overall result of the season. (Combined, Tonya missed the five grocery products by $2.84.) Unfortunately, because Tonya's bids were all higher than the actual prices of the grocery products, this did not translate in a win. (By comparison, in the game's only win this season, the contestant's bids were $5.69 from the actual prices.)
  • El cheapo (03) was one of the choices in Money Game for the first time this season. Including this week, el cheapo has now been right 68.6% of the time since Season 32.
  • The Honda HR-V won in Money Game was the 200th car won this season. The 200th win occurred on the 149th episode this season, compared to the 165th episode in Season 44. With 206 cars won at the end of this week, we should have no difficulty surpassing the 232 cars won in Season 44, 214 cars won in Season 43 and 211 cars won in Season 42.
  • The cheapest price tag was right in Five Price Tags for the first time this season. In addition, with the loss, Five Price Tags has now been lost 13 straight times when the cheapest price tag was right.
  • Last time the most expensive price tags was right in Five Price Tags: April 8, 2015. Last time the middle price tag was right: April 30, 2010.
  • More or Less was won for the first time since September 20, which snapped an eight game losing streak for this game. The eight game losing streak was the longest for this game since the car was not won 19 straight times in Seasons 39 and 40.
  • Since premiering in Season 35, "more" has bee right n for the car in More or Less 13 times, with the contestants winning the car 8 times (61.5%). Conversely, "less" has been right for the car 38 times, with the contestants winning the car 14 times (36.8%).
  • Some unusually cheap and expensive prizes were offered on Tuesday's episode:
    • The $5,238 pair of motor scooters was the cheapest prize offered in Pick-a-Number since May 1, 2014 ($4,958 bedroom and television).
    • The $5,292 prize package offered in Magic # was the lowest since November 21, 2014. The $1,203 kayak was also the cheapest prize offered in this game since October 3, 2013 ($1,200 television).
    • The $9,679 hot tub and outdoor furniture was the most expensive prize offered in Side By Side since January 29, 2015 (a et ski also worth $9,679).
  • Also on Tuesday, two out of the first four contestants failed to win a one bid (first occurrence since February 2). The Showcase winner was also not the biggest winner of the day (first occurrence since January 4).
  • Wednesday's episode was the tenth time this season where five Pricing Games were fully won. (Only 2 for the Price of 1 was lost.) That exceeds last year's mark of 9. However, while Season 44 also had four perfect shows, there is still a goose egg in that category for this season.
  • So far this season, contestants won a roll in Let 'em Roll 90% of the time (9/10) when they had to guess "higher", but only 50% of the time (4/8) when they had to guess "lower". Historically, neither direction has been more successful. Between Seasons 29-44, rolls were won 80% of the time (146/182) when "higher" was right and 79% of the time (117/148) when "lower" was right.
  • With this week's win, Freeze Frame now has a record of 5-27 since the start of Season 32 when contestants have to guess the highest possible price in order to win. Since Season 32, the game is lost most often when the most expensive price is right (15.6%) followed by the second most expensive price (22.9%). The game is won most often when the third cheapest (58.3%) or the second cheapest (50%) price is right. Unfortunately, it has been over three years (February 17, 2014) since the right price was one of the four lowest choices.
  • The $9,043 barbecue island and patio furniture was also the most expensive prize offered in Freeze Frame since October 30, 2014 (another $9,359 barbecue island).
  • The green rat won its fourth Rat Race of the season. A fifth win would be the most for one rat since the orange rat won six races in Season 41.
  • Overall, since Rat Race premiered, the green rat has won 19 races and is inching closer to the orange rat's 21 wins for the overall lead.
  • With its sixth win, Rat Race has tied Season 39 for the most wins in the game's history. Not only is the game one win away from setting a new record, but, with a 6-3 record, the game is also poised to finish a season above .500 for the first time ever.
  • Thursday was the first time this season a contestant won a Showcase Showdown when Drew helped them spin the Big Wheel. Drew was previously 0-3 when providing assistance this season.
  • The $5,617 underbid in Push Over ($3,957 guess on a $9,574 prize) was the biggest miss in this game since a $6,089 miss on the March 26, 2013 episode ($3,041 guess on a $9,130 prize).
  • By being fourth, Lucky $even became the 18th Pricing Game to be played in all six slots at least once this season. Lucky $even has achieved this feat for the fifth straight season.
  • The cash was placed in Box #8 for the 20th time in 1/2 Off's history. (The fourth box to hit 20.) 1/2 Off has an overall record of 9-11 when the cash is placed in Box #8 (The third best record amongst all boxes).
Comments for the Week of May 8-12
  • Biggest winner this week: Kaygan Monterastelli & Mya Carson ($62,886) (May 12)
  • For the second time the season, all grocery product games played in a week were won (Now or Then, Bullseye, Hole in One, Pick-a-Pair and Vend-O-Price). Not bad, considering the grocery product games have a 41% win rate this season.
  • So far this season, 56 episodes have offered a car in both Showcases. That is already significantly more than in any other recent season. After this season, the most was 40 instances in Season 42.
  • For the first time this season, Do the Math was lost when "subtract" was the correct choice. Prior to this week, the game had been won nine straight times where "subtract" was right. The last loss had occurred on May 23 of last season. ("Adding" is 5-6 this season.)
  • Two "R" cards were chosen in Spelling Bee for the first time since November 8, 2011. This occurred even though no additional cards were won. (The odds of this happening is 3.4%).
  • Since Season 29, seven contestants 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)
    • Three went on, and did not win the car (April 22, 2002, June 9, 2016, May 8, 2017)
  • The $5,000 range card was chosen in Card Game for the first time since May 13, 2015. Since the new range cards were introduced in Season 33, the $5,000 card has been drawn seven times, and the car was won in six of those playings. (The lone loss occurred when the game was played for a $66,225 Range Rover in Season 43.) The biggest "winning miss" was $4,361 from the February 27, 2006 episode.
  • The $18,214 Ford Fiesta was also the cheapest car offered in Card Game since it was played for a $17,875 Toyota Yaris on the October 23, 2014 episode.
  • Any Number was played for a $15,632 Mitsubishi Mirage ES, which is the cheapest car offered in this game since April 24, 2015 ($15,384 Ford Fiesta).
  • Since premiering, there has been a 2/3 split (either 3 higher/2 lower or 2 higher/3 lower) in every playing of Hot Seat except February 28 (4 higher/1 lower).
  • One Away was won for the 10th time this season, which is already the most wins since it was won 11 times in Season 41. In addition, with a current record of 10-7, One Away is poised to finish above .500 for only the third time since Season 29. (Season 33: 18-7 and Season 36: 13-5)
  • One Away has also been won three times in a row, which has happened only one other time since Season 37. A fourth win would be the most since a seven game winning streak in Season 36.
  • Emily won That's Too Much! when stopping at the eighth price was the correct choice. Previous time that set up resulted in a win: June 18, 2012.
  • Since premiering, That's Too Much! has an overall record of 11-69 when stopping at the eighth price was right. That's the fourth worst position, behind Price #9 (0-17), Price #2 (0-12) and Price #8 (7-74). The best position is Price #5 (22-23).
  • By being second, Cover Up became the 19th Pricing Game to be played in all six slots at least once this season. After a five year drought, Cover Up has now achieved this feat for the second straight season.
  • Kaygan and Mya were the 13th contestants this season to win more than $60,000. Thirteen is now the most $60,000+ winners in one season, surpassing last season's 12.
  • The $62,886 won by the Kaygan and Mya was the most won on a Mother's Day episode since Patricia and Emilee won $76,614 on May 11, 2012.
  • The $2,993 dance floor and speakers, offered on Friday's episode, was the most expensive one bid since December 26 ($2,999 motor scooter). In addition, Vanessa, Brian and Jordan won the one bid despite being $2,292 away from the actual retail price, which is the second biggest underbid for a winning contestant this season.
  • For the first time in its history, Vend-O-Price was won when the contestant had to pick the top row in order to win. Prior to this week, Vend-O-Price had been lost seven straight times when the top row was right.
  • With the win, Vend-O-Price was also won for the first time since January 16. The win snapped a five game losing streak for this game, the longest in its brief history.
  • Kristina, Jacob and Mackenzie won Freeze Frame by picking the second most expensive price. Last time that's happened: March 26, 2014. Prior to this week, the game had been lost nine straight times when the second most expensive price was right.
Comments for the Week of May 15-19
  • Biggest winners this week:
    • Danielle Byers-Anderson ($73,749) (May 18) - Danielle is the seventh biggest winner this season and the eighth contestant to win more than $70,000.
    • Christian Perry ($65,785) (May 17)
    • Summer Charles ($62,956) (May 15)
  • Record of games normally played for a car this week: 2-7 (Lucky $even and Pass the Buck were won)
    Record of non-car games played for a car this week: 7-1 (Balance Game was the only loss)
  • This was the first time Lucky $even was not played for a luxury car during Dream Car Week. Conversely, this was the first time Range Game, Pathfinder, Pocket ¢hange and Pass the Buck were the "Dream Car" games.
  • The $178,309 won on Monday's episode is the third highest total of the season, behind two Big Money Week episodes.
  • Four car games were also won on Monday's episode, which is almost certainly a record. In fact, prior to this episode, the previous time more than two car games were won on the same episode was October 17, 2007 (Safe Crackers, Dice Game and Cover Up).
  • Range Game was won even though the price of the Porsche was placed $345 from the bottom of the range. That's the third highest placement in a win in the past four seasons. Only the wins on the May 31, 2015 episode ($370 from the bottom) and the October 9, 2014 episode ($365 from the bottom) was higher.
  • Gas Money was played fourth for the first time since April 16, 2014. It was only the fourth time ever this game has been played in that slot.
  • In all six Gas Money losses so far this season, the contestant wound up picking the pink slip on either their first or their second pick.
  • On Tuesday, 15 cents was spun in a bonus spin for the first time this season. Every amount has now been landed on at least once, with 75 cents (11 times) being the most frequent occurrence.
  • As you would expect, since Season 32, Lucky $even has a record of 36-4 when contestants get at least two numbers exactly right. The only losses during this time span occurred on June 26, 2014, May 27, 2011, May 28, 2010 and June 25, 2009.
  • So far this season, Lucky $even has not been lost more than three times in a row. Not bad, considering the game has gone on a losing streak of at least seven games every year since Season 36.
  • Balance Game has now been lost 10 straight times when played for a car. Overall, the game has an all-time record of 2-14 when played for a car. The only wins occurred on June 22, 2009 and January 11, 2013.
  • On Wednesday, Christian became the 20th contestant this season to win more than one car. That is already the most multiple car winners since at least Season 39.
  • Christian also became the 15th contestant this season to win a Showcase Showdown by default. (The first two spinners went over.) That is the second highest total since Season 29, behind only last season's 21 default winners.
  • Highest score this season for a contestant spinning third that won by default: $1.00 (December 13). Lowest score: 10 cents (May 12).
  • With this week's win, Bonus Game has now been won 10 straight times, with the last loss occurring over a year ago on January 19, 2016. This is the game's longest winning streak since at least Season 29.
  • Bonus Game's 7-0 record has also matched Double Prices for the most wins by a Pricing Game to start this season before being lost.
  • No prizes were won in Race Game for the first time since May 20, 2014. In other words, this week's loss ended a streak of 29 straight playings where at least one prize was won.
  • With this week's loss, Pocket's ¢hange's record has dropped to 2-8. The 20% win rate is currently the lowest in the game's history. (The current low is a 3-7 record in Season 37.) Part of the problem is that the median pocket change accumulated by contestants this season is 73 cents, which is the lowest in the game's history. (The current low is 80 cents in Season 38.) The median car price is also $1.38 this season, which is the highest in the game's history. (The current high is $1.25 from multiple seasons.)
  • Pass the Buck was won for the 15th time since Season 32 when the car was placed behind #6. While the #6 placement has yielded the most win, the car has been won only 29% of the time when it was placed behind this number. Conversely, the car has been won only 7 times from spot #4, but the game is won 70% when the car is placed behind that number.
  • For the first time this season, Money Game was lost even though the first two numbers were found on the first pick. The game was 9-0 before this loss. (Money Game is 5-7 this season when it took more than one try to find the first two numbers.)
  • $272 was also the most money won in Money Game since June 9 of last season ($317).
  • There were two perfect guesses in Cliff Hangers for the first time since June 22 of last season. Overall, this was the 12th time since Season 32 where a playing had two perfect guesses. All 12 of these playings were won, with the lowest finishing climb being 1 step (April 28, 2009) and the highest climb being 12 steps (December 26, 2012 and March 5, 2013).
  • Friday's episode featured the 51st time this season where a contestant bid $1 higher than a previous $1 up bid. (ie: 1250-1251-1252). That ties last season for the most occurrences since Season 39.
  • This season, contestants $1 upping a previous $1 upped bid went on to win the one bid round 58.8% of the time. That is significantly less than the 70.8% success rate from the previous four seasons.
  • The top prize was won in Punch a Bunch for the first time since June 19, 2014. The win snapped a streak of 48 straight playings where the top prize was not won.
  • This was the fifth time since Season 30 where the top right corner was revealed to contain a slip with the top prize in Punch a Bunch. (Other occurrences: October 17, 2002 (not won), December 23, 2003, June 8, 2004 and June 11, 2007). Hole #10 has been revealed to contain the top prize most often during this span - no other hole has been revealed to contain the top prize more than three times.
  • Clock Game was lost on the first prize for the first time since March 26, 2015. This was only the second complete loss in the past five years.
  • The most expensive prize in Most Expen$ive has been prize #1 in the past four playings and in 8 out of the past 10 playings. It's a somewhat unusual trend, considering the most expensive prize has historically been evenly split between prizes #1, #2 and #3.
  • Prize #1 has been right in Most Expen$ive 60% of the time this season. That is the biggest disparity since Season 29. The current high during that span is Season 29, when prize #1 was right in 13 out of 21 playings.
  • Overall stats for the four Big Money Weeks:
    StatisticsSeason 42Season 43Season 44Season 45
    Pricing Games Won15141616
    Dream Car Games Won1/52/52/52/6
    Total Cars Won*6/155/158/2114/31
    Total Winnings $404,568 $439,072 $631,725 $627,193
    Biggest WinnerJason
    $89,812
    Vanessa
    $81,212
    Adrain
    $147,621
    Danielle
    $73,749
    *For Seasons 44 and 45, the car offered in the Showcase Showdown is counted as one car offered per episode.
Comments for the Week of May 22-26
  • Biggest winner this week: Alexander Muckle ($33,195) (May 22)
  • All 10 car games were lost this season. That's the first car game shutout in a 5-day week since the week of April 28-May 2 in Season 42.
  • Since four cars were won in the Showcase rounds this seasons, this week did not feature the fewest cars won this season. Only three cars were won during the weeks of October 3-7, January 2-6 and January 23-27.
  • Only 7 Pricing Games were fully won this week (and 6 games were partially won). That's the worst result since the Pricing Games went 6-24 during the week of April 28-May 2 in Season 42.
  • For the first time this season, no money was won in a playing of Pay the Rent. This was the game's fifth wipeout in the past four seasons, compared to 17 wipeouts between Seasons 39 and 41.
  • The following order has been a winning combination in all eight playings of Pay the Rent this season:
    Mailbox: Third most expensive grocery product
    First Floor: Second and third cheapest grocery products
    Second Floor: Cheapest and the fifth most expensive grocery products
    Attic: Most expensive grocery product
  • Flip Flop was won for the 10th time this season - the sixth straight year where the game reached double digit wins. However, with a current record of 10-16, the game is currently having its worst season since it went 9-24 in Season 39.
  • The rangefinder in Range Game was stopped $99 away from the actual retail price of the trip to Madrid. That is the biggest miss in this game since April 2, 2014 ($114 away).
  • The most expensive price tag was right in Five Price Tags for the first time since April 8, 2015. While that drought ended, the drought of the third cheapest price tags continues - it was last right on April 30, 2010.
  • Five Price Tags was also played sixth for the for the first time since April 2, 2015.
  • Tuesday's episode ended a streak of eight straight episodes where the top winner passed the first Showcase. Overall, the first Showcase has been passed 61% of the time this season, which is slightly less than the rate of 69% between Season 29 and 45.
  • Shopping Spree was lost for the first time since October 9, 2015, which ended a 13 game winning streak for this game. That ended quite possibly the longest winning streak in the game's history. Prior to this streak, the longest winning streak since Season 30 was an eight game winning streak spanning Seasons 30 and 31.
  • The 2 of diamonds was drawn in Card Game for the first time since April 6, 2015. That leaves the Queen of clubs and the King of hearts as the only two cards than have not been drawn at least once in the past two seasons.
  • Overall, 45 out the 52 playing cards have been drawn at least once this season in Card Game. Card drawn least often: Only one queen has been drawn (the queen of hearts). Card drawn most often: A ten has been drawn 11 times.
  • Since Season 43, 5 out of the 6 losses in Shopping Spree occurred when contestants had to avoid picking the prize second from the left in order to win.
  • $13,596 in cash and prizes was won on Wednesday's episode, which is the lowest total since January 13, 2014 ($13,641).
  • All six Pricing Games played on Wednesday were lost or were only partially won AND the episode ended in a double overbid. (The $5,000 partial win in Hot Seat prevented a complete skunking.) That previous occurrence of such a dismal day was January 24, 2014. (A $10,000 Pay the Rent partial win prevented a complete skunking.) November 10, 2010 was the last time there was a complete skunking - all six games were lost and there was a double overbid. Only $7,311 was won on that episode.
  • The five grocery products used in Check-Out totalled $22.25, which is the highest total since June 11, 2013 ($22.70).
  • The $9,627 hot tub and bar set was the most expensive prize offered in Freeze Frame since April 28, 2011 (a $9,992 hot tub). $9,627 is tied for the most expensive prize offered in a year other than Season 39. Season 39 tried to blow the bank by offering five prizes worth more than $9,627.
  • $31,500 has set the record for the most cash ever won in a single playing of Plinko. It was only the second time where the center slot was hit three times in the same playing since its value was increased to $10,000 in Season 27.
  • At least $10,000 has now been won in 13 out of 22 playings of Plinko this season. The 59% is poised to be the highest success rate since at least Season 29. The current high is Season 36, with 18 out of 33 $10,000+ winners (55%).
  • Grocery Game was won for the fifth time this season, which is a very nice improvement over last season's 0-9 record. With a 5-4 record, the game has a chance to finish above .500 for only the fourth time since Season 29. (Season 29: 7-6, Season 36: 10-9, Season 41: 4-1).
  • In all five of Grocery Game's wins this season, the contestant's total was between $21 and $22. In other words, if the old $20-$21 range had been maintained, the game would be winless for the second straight season.
  • Secret "X" was won for the tenth time this season, which is the most wins for this game since at least Season 29. This season's 77% win rate (10-3) is also the best record since at least Season 29.
  • So far this season, 43 contestants have passed the first Showcase even though it offered a car. Out of these 43 occurrences, 27 episodes ended up offering a car in the second Showcase. (The success rate last season was 12 out of 38.)
  • Out of the 29 perfect bids this season, 7 were by the first bidder, 12 were by the second bidder, 6 were by the third bidder and 4 were by the fourth bidder.
Comments for the Week of May 29-June 2
  • Biggest winner this week: Alexander Vogl ($60,934) (May 29)
  • For the second straight week, all 10 Pricing Games played for a car were lost. Previous time there were two straight car week skunkings: The weeks of February 20-24 and February 27-March 2 in Season 40. (In that streak, 22 straight car games were lost.)
  • Despite the recent car slump, there have already been more car game wins this season (132) than in any of the previous 8 seasons.
  • This week featured the two cheapest Showcase rounds of the season. Combined, Friday's and Monday's Showcases only totalled $44,104 and $46,256, respectively. In fact, Friday's Showcase round was the cheapest since April 2, 2014 ($43,685).
  • On Monday, Alexander became the fifth contestant to win both Showcases this season. That is tied with Seasons 42 and 43 for the most in the previous six years. However, this season's total pales in comparison to the 10 Double Showcase winners that occurred in Season 39.
  • With this week's $12,000 win, $240,300 in cash has now been won in Plinko this season. That is currently the fifth highest total since Season 29, behind Season 36 ($306,500), Season 30 ($293,100), Season 31 ($270,900) and Season 40 ($248,000). However, the average cash won per playing is currently $10,448, which is the first time since at least Season 29 where the average winnings exceeded $10,000.
  • By being played second, Danger Price became the 20th Pricing Game to be played in all six slots at least once this season. It was the second time since Season 16 where Danger Price achieved this feat (is also happened in Season 41).
  • So far this season, Danger Price has a record of 4-0 when contestants have to avoid the second most expensive prize and a record of 2-4 otherwise.
  • Cliff Hangers was won for the 10th time this season, which means the game has now achieved double digit wins every year since at least Season 29. During this span, the game has been won a median of 13 times, with a high of 29 wins in Season 41.
  • Pick-a-Pairwas also won for the 10th time this season, reaching double digit wins for the first time since Season 40. After three lackluster seasons (7-5, 8-6, 7-5), the game has rebounded nicely with a 10-3 record this season to match the 82% win percentage it achieved between Seasons 29 and 41.
  • The $15,485 Nissan Versa S was the cheapest car offered in Temptation since December 17, 2001 ($15,340 Chevrolet Cavalier).
  • The total gifts, worth $4,947, was also the smallest amount offered in Temptation since May 20, 2014 ($4,484).
  • With the bailout, Temptation now has a record of 0-7 this season. Temptation is danger of going an entire season without giving away a car for the seventh time in the past 12 seasons.
  • Temptation is one of five games that has not been fully won this season, along with Golden Road, It's in the Bag, Pay the Rent and Plinko. However, because these games have several partial wins, it is Check-Out, with $12,381, that has the lowest overall winnings.
  • By being played third, Hi Lo became the 21st Pricing Game to be played in all six slots at least once this season. Hi Lo achieved this feat for the second straight season.
  • Push Over was won for the 10th time this season, which means the game has now achieved double digit wins for the eleventh straight season. During this span, the game has been won a median of 14 times, with a high of 24 wins in Season 40.
  • There was a difference of $1,801 between the value of both prizes in Magic # ($4,199 and $2,398) - the lowest spread since March 3, 2015 ($1,299). Magic # was also played sixth for the first time since May 6, 2015.
  • On Thursday, Jaice became the 30th contestant this season to win $500 for a perfect bid. It looks like this season's total will approximate the average of 35 perfect bids achieved between Seasons 29 and 44.
  • Also on Thursday, Alexander became the first contestant this season to win additional money in a $1.00 spin-off. No one managed to land on the 5, 15 or 100 in the previous six $1.00 spin-offs this season.
  • Squeeze Play was won for the 15th this season. Between Seasons 29 and 42, the game had a winning percentage of 36.5%. The game has since rattled off seasons of 18-11, 18-11 and 15-9 - a much better winning percentage of 62% during that span.
  • Jaice overbid on her Showcase by $80, which is the second smallest overbid of the season, behind the $55 overbid from the January 12 episode.
  • Only $55 was won in the six Pricing Games played on Friday's episode (a $54 hair dryer in Switcheroo and $1 in Grand Game). That is the second lowest total of the season, behind October 26's complete skunking.
  • The car in Pocket ¢hange was priced at $2.25 for the first time since October 23, 2014 and for the fourth time in the game's history. (The record high is $2.50 from the November 18, 2015 episode.) With this week's loss, the game has still never been won when the car was priced higher than $1.75.
  • This was also the first time ever where Pocket ¢hange was played on an episode where all six Pricing Games were fully lost. (During this same span, One Wrong Price and Freeze Frame have been played on eight winless shows.)
  • There was a $4,096 spread between both prices in Double Prices ($9,231 and $5,135). That is the largest spread in a playing of Double Prices that was lost since at least Season 32. (The previous record during this span was $3,303 from the July 4, 2016 episode.
  • The $5,135 barbecue island and outdoor dinette was also the cheapest prize offered in Double Prices since December 22, 2011 ($4,997 bedroom).
  • The $21,490 Showcase won by Chandra on Friday's episode was the third cheapest Showcase won this season. As a result, Chandra's $22,598 in total winnings is the third lowest total amongst all Showcase winners this season.
Comments for the Week of June 5-9
  • Biggest winners this week: Emily Kurtz ($32,637) (June 9) and Stacy Dent ($32,609) (June 6)
  • That's Too Much! and Lucky $even were both lost for the 20th time this season. It looks like both games will finish the season top two in total losses for the fourth straight year. Both games are also in danger of surpassing last year's mark of 22 losses.
    (Since Season 29, the record number of losses for both games is 31 for That's Too Much! and 28 for Lucky $even.)
  • By being played first, Bullseye became the 22nd Pricing Game to be played in all six slots at least once this season. (And the third grocery product game along with Grand Game and Hi Lo.) Bullseye has now achieved this feat in three out of the past four seasons.
  • Bullseye was also lost for the fourth time this season - the most losses since Season 38. A fifth loss would be the most since at least Season 29.
  • Bullseye has been lost the same number of times this season (5-4) than it was lost in all of Seasons 42 (8-2), 43 (12-0) and 44 (7-2).
  • For the first time this season, a contestant stopped three prices away from the correct stopping point in That's Too Much!. In all other losses this season, contestants were either one or two prices away. The record for this game is a miss by five prices, which happened on the May 25, 2007 episode.
  • This week's win in 2 for the Price of 1 snapped a streak of eight straight playings where the game was lost when contestants asked to reveal the first number in the price of the 3-digit prize. The previous time the game had been won with a first number freebie was November 16, 2010.
  • By being played second, Punch a Bunch became the 23rd Pricing Game to be played in all six slots at least once this season. (And the fourth cash game after Grand Game, 1/2 Off and Plinko.) Punch a Bunch has now achieved this feat for the third straight season.
  • Money Game's win ended a streak of 24 straight car game losses. Prior to this win, the last car game to be won was Punch a Bunch (Dream Car Week edition) on May 19. 24 losses is the longest losing streak since at least Season 36.
  • So far this season, Line em Up is 0-10 when contestants get one or two numbers right on the first try. The game has been won only when contestants get all three numbers right on the first try, or no numbers right.
  • Only $16,086 was won on Wednesday's episode - the fifth episode this season where less than $30,000 was won. By comparison, there were two sub-$30,000 days in Season 43 and none in all of Season 44.
  • Wednesday's episode also feature the rare occurrence where 5 out of the 6 Pricing Games were played by men. (Excluding episodes where contestants played in pairs). The previous time that happened was November 11, 2014.
  • After two straight losses, Switch? is stuck on 18 wins. As a result, Switch? is in danger on not reaching 20 wins for only the third time in the past 10 seasons. Switch? also now has Double Prices breathing down its neck (17 wins) to take over top spot and the overall lead in wins.
  • Only $696 separated the value of both prizes in Switch? ($3,595 and $2,899). That is the smallest difference since June 24, 2014 ($639).
  • By being played third, Switch? became the 24th Pricing Game to be played in all six slots this season. Switch? has now achieved this feat for the ninth straight season.
  • Most Expen$ive was won for the 10th time this season. If that holds, that would be the fewest wins for this game since it went 10-14 in Season 29. With a current record of 10-12, the game has slipped back a bit after posting impressive results of 23-6 and 19-7 in the previous two seasons.
  • One six cards have not been drawn in Card Game this season: 2♥, K♥, Q♦, Q♠, 3♣ and Q♣.
  • Friday's episode was the first time in 14 episodes where more than one car was won (Any Number and the Showcase). The previous multi car day was May 19. Overall 2+ cars have been won on 73 episodes this season, which is already the most since at least Season 41. (Season 44 - 70, Season 43 - 58, Season 42 - 56, Season 41 - 39)
  • The $15,439 Nissan Versa was the cheapest car offered in Any Number since April 24, 2015 ($15,384 Ford Fiesta). Any Number was also won for the ninth time this season and therefore is one win away from reaching double digit wins for the first time since Season 41.
  • The $3,690 trip to Austin was the cheapest trip ever offered in Do the Math. The total prize package of the trips, worth $8,348, was also the lowest in the game's history.
    (Do the Math has now been played for two trips 12 times in its history. It has a record of 7-5 in those playings.)
  • 24 different Pricing Games were played in all six slots at least once in Season 44. 17 of those games also achieved that feat in Season 45. Cliff Hangers, Coming or Going, Dice Game, Double Prices, It's in the Bag, Pick-a-Number and Range Game achieved this feat in Season 44, but not yet this season. Bargain Game, Bullseye, Danger Price, Make Your Move, One Away, 1 Right Price and Secret "X" achieved this feat this season but not in Season 45.
Comments for the Week of June 12-16
  • Biggest winners this week: Erica Large ($40,518) (June 16) and Amber Purcell ($40,418) (June 12)
  • $310 was won in Money Game, which is second highest cash total since at least Season 32. Only the May 23, 2005 and June 9, 2016 episodes, with $317, had a higher total.
  • We are in danger of going an entire season without having the "front and back" trick being correct at least once in Money Game. Every season since at least Season 32 has had at least one instance where the back half of the car was placed directly to the right of the front half.
  • Race Game was won in just eight seconds - one of the fastest wins in recent history. Since Season 38, only last season's 7 second (December 16) and 8 second (June 3) wins were just as speedy.
  • Pathfinder was lost without getting off the first number for the first time this season. That means Season 37 remains the last season where every contestant got at least one number right.
  • On Tuesday, Matthew became the 100th contestant to spin a dollar in the Showcase Showdowns this season. This is the fifth time since Season 29 where there has been triple digit dollar spinners. The current record during that span is Season 36, with 110 $1,000+ winners.
  • Although we have had several dollar spinners, only one contestant has managed to land on the dollar in their bonus spin (February 10). If that holds, that will be the lowest number of $26,000 winners since at least Season 29. (The low during that span is 2 in Season 34.)
  • Tuesday's episode also featured the eighth aired one bid overbid of the season. That's basically on par with the average of 10 overbids that have aired in the previous five seasons (the low is 5 in Season 42). Season 39, with 37, was the last time the overbid buzzers sounded on a regular basis.
  • The car was won in Pass the Buck for the fifth time this season, which is tied with several seasons for the second highest number of wins. Only the debut season, Season 31 with 7, has had more wins.
  • Pass the Buck has been won 3 out of the 4 times this season where the car was placed behind #6. Pretty impressive result considering that, prior to this season, the #6 placement had a dismal record of 13-36.
  • The $5,038 pair of motor scooters was the cheapest prize offered in Freeze Frame since it was played for a $4,821 trip to Seattle on the April 2, 2012 episode.
  • Freeze Frame was also played for the 20th time this season, which is the most playings for this game since it was played 29 times in Season 41.
  • The win in Vend-O-Price brought to the game's all-time record back to .500 (15-15). It also extended its winning streak to three games. A fourth win would be the most in the game's short history.
  • Lucky $even became the first Pricing Game to be played 30 times this season. 30 is already the most playings for this game since it was played 35 times in Season 42. A 31st playing would also be the most playings for any Pricing Game since Season 42.
  • Lucky $even was lost even though there was two perfect guesses. Previous time that's happened: June 26, 2014. It was only the fourth time (out of 45 instances) since Season 32 where Lucky $even was lost despite having two perfect guesses.
  • Lucky $even was also lost for the fourth straight time -the first time this season this game has been lost more than three times in a row.
  • Friday's episode featured the third closest Showcase result of the season ($95 separated both bidders) and the third closest bid of a non-Showcase winner this season ($1,434 difference).
  • Clock Game was won at the last possible moment with barely any time left on the clock. Previous time Clock Game was won on a buzzer beater: December 14, 2012.
  • Since premiering in Season 35, 22 contestants have asked Drew to reveal the first number in the price of the car in Stack the Deck. Only two out of these 22 contestants went on to win the car: October 24, 2006 (1 _ 7 3 _) and February 19, 2007 (1 _ _ 7 9).
  • So far this season, 18 contestants have bid $4,000 or more in a one bid round (three happened during Big Money Week). That is the second highest total in the previous six seasons and just one behind the current leader, Season 43 with 19.
  • Out of these 18 $4,000+ bids, 4 have come from the first bidder, 5 from the second bidder, 5 from the third bidder and 4 from the fourth bidder.
Comments for the Week of June 19-23
  • Biggest winner this week: Kayla Fox ($55,413) (June 22)
  • The first digit was missing in 12 out of the 13 playings of 4-digit Pick-a-Number this season. It has been quite a while since contestants have had to guess the third digit (May 13, 2014) or the fourth digit (July 4, 2012) in this game.
  • Similarly, the second digit has been missing in each of the past 14 playings of 5-digit Pick-a-Number. Contestants last had to guess the third digit on January 29, 2014, the fourth digit on May 28, 2012 and the fifth digit on January 27, 2010 (the only time that's ever happened).
  • Grocery Game was won using just one grocery product for the first time since November 27, 2013. Prior to this week, the game had been lost six straight times when the game ended on the first product. Overall, since Season 32, Grocery Game's record with one grocery product is an underwhelming 6-23. (At 23-33, Grocery Game is won most often when using three products.)
  • Tuesday's episode featured the 16th double overbid of the season. That is tied with Season 29 for the second most in the past 17 seasons. During this span, Season 41 leads the way with 22 double overbids.
  • Both car games were won on Tuesday's episode (Lucky $even and Cover Up), which was the first double car game win (excluding Dream Car Week) since May 3. Despite the recent slump, both car games have been won on 26 episodes this season, which is the most since at least Season 39. (The previous high was 21 in Season 44).
  • One Away and Lucky $even have both appeared on six of the episodes where both car games were won (including April 21, where both games were played).
  • Lucky $even was won for the tenth time this season, which is the most wins for this game since it went 12-24 in Season 38. This was the fourth time since Season 29 where the game has hit double digit wins, with the highest total being the aforementioned 12 in Season 38 and the best overall record being 11-12 in Season 35.
  • Lucky $even was also played for the 31st time this season, which is the most playings for any game since Season 42.
  • Previous time Lucky $even was won despite losing $3 dollars on the second number: November 18, 2009. Since Season 32, the record comeback win is losing $5 on the second number. That happened on the November 3, 2008 episode (Guessed $26,795 on a $21,895 Ford Mustang).
  • Lucky $even is now 5-2 this season when it offered a car worth more than $24,000, but only 5-19 when it offered a car under $24,000.
  • After another partial win, it looks like the top prize will not be won at least once in It's in the Bag for the third time since Season 29. (The game also went winless in Seasons 35 and 39.) Overall, $47,000 has been won this year, which is ranked fifth out of the ten seasons since Drew became host.
  • Cover Up was won for the first time since April 5, which snapped a five game losing streak for this game. That losing streak is nowhere close to a record - Cover Up was lost 21 straight times in Seasons 39 and 40.
  • The $19,800 Toyota Corolla was the most expensive car offered in Spelling Bee since August 19 of last season ($20,485 Jeep Renegade). Spelling Bee is one of three car games, along with Line am Up and 10 Chances, that has not offered a car worth more than $20,000 this season.
  • The $30 overbid on the carving knife ($57 bid on a $27 prize) was also the biggest miss on a small prize in Spelling Bee since May 4 of last season ($36 miss).
  • The prize on the far right wound up being the least expensive prize in Shopping Spree for the first time since February 27, 2015. Historically, the cheapest prize is most often the prize second from the right (54 times since Season 32) and least often the prize on the far left (14 times).
  • Shopping Spree is one of five Pricing Games that has never been played in the second half this season, along with Golden Road, Pay the Rent, Temptation and Triple Play.
    (Master Key and Stack the Deck are the only two games that have not been played in the first half this season.)
  • Check-Out was won for the first time since December 28, which snapped a five game losing streak for this game. A sixth loss would have been the most since it was lost six straight times to start Season 36.
  • With the win, Check-Out has leap-frogged ahead of Check Game to third on "Pricing Games with the lowest winnings this season" list. The current standings are Golden Road ($2,335), Check Game ($15,251), Check-Out ($18,741), Switcheroo ($22,166) and Temptation ($22,437).
  • With the win, Push Over is now 5-1 this season when played for a 5-digit prize but remains 6-9 when played for a 4-digit prize. Overall, since Season 32, Push Over is 137-179 when played for a 4-digit prize and 46-24 when played for a 5-digit prize (including 21-4 when played for a car).
  • Thursday's episode broke several slumps:
    • At least one contestant spun $1.00 in both Showcase Showdowns for the first time since April 27. Overall, it has happened on 12 episodes this season, compared to 11 times in Season 44.
    • All three Pricing Games were won in the same half for the first time since May 15. Overall, there have been 32 perfect halves this season, compared to 37 in Season 44.
    • More than two cars were won for the first time since May 3 (Dream Car Week excluded). Overall, more than two cars have been won on 17 episodes this season, compared to 10 in Season 44. It's the most occurrences since at least Season 41.
    • A contestant won more than one car for the first time since May 12 (Dream Car Week excluded). Overall, there have been 21 2+ car winners this season, compared to 18 in Season 44. It's the most occurrences since at least Season 39.
    • More than $100,000 was won for the first time since May 3 (Dream Car Week excluded). Overall, there have been 27 episodes with $100,000+ winnings, compared to 26 in Season 44. It's the most occurrences since at least Season 29.
  • Pocket ¢hange was won for the first time since January 12, which snapped a seven game losing streak for this game. That streak set the record for the longest losing streak in this game's history.
  • Pocket ¢hange was won with the car priced at $1.75. That ties the record for the highest car price in a win. Cars priced at $1.75 were also won on December 8, 2005 and January 22, 2015.
  • The $3.10 in pocket change accumulated by Wesley also tied the October 25, 2011 playing for the highest total in this game's history. (However, there have been several playings with unrevealed cards.)
  • Line em Up was won for the fourth time this season on the first try. That ties Season 33 for the most occurrences in the past 16 seasons.
  • Friday's episode featured the fourth 3-way spin-off of the season, which is the most since there were five in Season 38. A contestant spun a $1.00 in a 3-way spin-off for only the third time since Season 40. It also happened on January 12, 2012 and April 1, 2015.
  • That's Too Much! was lost for the 23rd time this season, which is the most losses for any Pricing Game since Season 43.
  • 18 contestants have won the Showcase Showdown by default this season (the first two contestants went over). Since Season 29, only last season had more occurrences, with 21. In these 18 occurrences, one contestant spun a dollar with their free spin (December 13) while one contestant spun a nickel (June 12).
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