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OPENING
Episodes 190          
             
Amber Lancaster passed Drew the microphone 37          
Gwendolyn Osborne passed Drew the microphone 30          
Manuela Arbelaez passed Drew the microphone 34          
Rachel Reynolds passed Drew the microphone 89          
Connor (Drew's son) passed Drew the microphone 2   (Nov. 7, Jan. 17)    
(Amber and Rachel both did the handoff on Oct. 10)            
(Amber and Connor both did the handoff on Jan. 17)            
ITEM UP FOR BIDS
Males called to Contestant's Row 667          
Females called to Contestant's Row 1113          
(Contestants played in groups on Dec. 22, Dec. 23, Feb. 14, Apr. 21            
& May 12)            
(Rival contestants were called on Mar. 31)            
             
Eggland's Eggs awards given away 10   (Oct. 7, Oct. 19, Nov. 1, Nov. 7, Nov. 14, Nov. 21, Feb. 17, Mar. 2, Mar. 29, May 2)
             
TPiR Train brought out the prize 9   (Sep. 22, Oct. 17, Oct. 20, Nov. 1, Jan. 24, Mar. 2, Apr. 21, Jun. 12, Jun. 21)
TPiR Tugboat brought out the prize 8   (Sep. 20, Dec. 9, Feb. 7, Feb. 15, Mar. 3, Mar. 30, Mar. 31, May 4)
             
Prizes placed on center stage 164          
Prizes presented in front of the Big Doors 31          
Prizes placed behind the Big Doors 40          
Prizes placed on the turntable 106          
Prizes lowered from the rafters 121          
Prizes placed behind the Giant Price Tag 97          
Prizes placed in the Clam 142          
Prizes placed behind the Reveal 159          
Prizes placed behind the $ tag 126          
Prizes presented in Contestant's Row 81          
Prizes presented in front of Contestant's Row 29          
Prizes presented at George's podium 25          
Prizes presented at the back of the audience 1   (Oct. 21)      
Prizes presented in multiple locations 1   (May 12)      
             
Fourth bidder won 478   41.93%      
Third bidder won 231   20.26%      
Second bidder won 236   20.70%      
First bidder won 195   17.11%      
             
Bidder at the red podium won 280   24.56%      
Bidder at the blue podium won 271   23.77%      
Bidder at the yellow podium won 293   25.70%      
Bidder at the green podium won 296   25.96%      
             
First bidder called won 161 ( 23 won the Showcase)  
Second bidder called won 160 ( 23 won the Showcase)  
Third bidder called won 170 ( 23 won the Showcase)  
Fourth bidder called won 170 ( 24 won the Showcase)  
Fifth bidder called won 140 ( 27 won the Showcase)  
Sixth bidder called won 140 ( 24 won the Showcase)  
Seventh bidder called won 99 ( 15 won the Showcase)  
Eighth bidder called won 72 ( 11 won the Showcase)  
Ninth bidder called won 28 ( 3 won the Showcase)  
             
One out of the first four contestants failed to win a one bid 81          
Two out of the first four contestants failed to win a one bid 9   (Sep. 29, Oct. 6, Oct. 12, Oct. 18, Dec. 12, Jan. 31, Feb. 2, May 2, Sep. 1)
             
$1 bids 202          
$1 bids that were not from the last bidder 33   (2 in overbid)      
$1 bids in an overbid 6   (Nov. 7, Dec. 7, Feb. 15, Mar. 6, Mar. 8, Mar. 20)
$1 bids when there was a perfect bid 5   (Nov. 9, Jan. 19, Jan. 23, Feb. 20, Mar. 7)
             
Winning $1 bids 41   (2 on Jan. 4)      
Winning $1 bids that were not from the last bidder 1   (Dec. 30)      
Winning $1 bids in an overbid  0          
             
$2-$99 bids 8   (Dec. 23, Feb. 17, Feb. 22, Mar. 2, Apr. 14, May 22, May 26, Jun. 16)
$2-$99 bids that were after a previous $1 bid 8          
             
Winning $2-$99 bids 2   (Dec. 23, Apr. 14)    
Winning $2-$99 bids that were after a previous $1 bid 2          
             
$4,000+ bids 18   (2 in the same bidding round on Dec. 22 & May 15)
             
Bid $1 above a previous bidder 532          
Winning $1 up bids 260          
$1 up bids in an overbid 2   (Nov. 7, Dec. 8) (Dec. 8 won)  
Bid $1 above a perfect bidder 6   (Sep. 29, Feb. 20, Mar. 29, Mar. 31, May 26, Jun. 9)
             
Bid $1 above a bidder that had also bid $1 above a previous bidder 58          
Winning $1 up bids 36          
$1 up bids in an overbid 1   (Sep. 1 - did not win)    
Bid $1 above a perfect bidder 1   (Feb. 13)      
             
All bidders bid $1 above the previous bidder 1   (Feb. 15)      
             
Bid $1 under a previous bidder 12   (2 by the same contestant on Sep. 22 and Mar. 6)
      (1 in an overbid on Mar. 6)  
             
Bid was $1 above the actual retail price 20          
             
Aired overbids 9   (Nov. 7, Dec. 7, Dec. 8, Feb. 15, Mar. 6, Mar. 8, Mar. 20, Jun. 13, Sep. 1)
Aired double overbids 0          
             
Perfect bids 33          
2 perfect bids in the same episode 1   (Apr. 6)      
Perfect bids in an overbid 0          
             
Highest bids $14,000   (Oct. 24)      
  $10,000   (Jan. 10)      
  $9,000   (Dec. 13)      
             
Biggest underbids from the winning contestant $2,529   (Sep. 20)      
  $2,292   (May 12)      
  $2,234   (Apr. 14)      
             
Most expensive prizes $4,154   (Dance Floor & DJ Equipment - Oct. 26)
  $3,610   (Trip to Las Vegas - Oct. 24)  
  $3,367   (Trip to Cabo San Lucas - Oct. 28)  
             
Most expensive prize (Excluding Big Money Week) $3,099   (Kawasaki Off-Road Motorcycle - Oct. 6)
             
Least expensive prizes $500   (2 Healbe GoBe Fitness Trackers - Sep. 28, Nov. 16 & Feb. 8)
      (2 Michael Kors Watches - Oct. 19)
      (2 FitBit Activity Trackers - Dec. 5 & May 10)
      (Park & Sun Foosball Table - Apr. 11)
      (2 Garmin Watches - May 30 & Sep. 8)
  $504   (6 One Face SmartWatches - Dec. 21)
  $508   (Imperia Pasta Maker - Oct. 12, Nov. 21)
             
Highest one bid totals for one episode $16,040   (Oct. 28)      
  $15,363   (Oct. 24)      
  $14,618   (Oct. 25)      
             
Lowest one bid totals for one episode $5,558   (Apr. 21)      
  $5,582   (Sep. 29)      
  $5,733   (Dec. 8)      
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN
Male spinners 459          
Female spinners 725          
(Contestants played in groups on Dec. 22, Dec. 23 & Feb. 14, Apr. 21            
& May 12)            
             
First spinner won 123   32.37%      
Second spinner won 138   36.32%      
Third spinner won 119   31.32%      
             
Contestant went over $1.00 319          
First two contestants went over $1.00 19   (Sep. 19, Nov.18, Dec. 13, Dec. 20, Dec. 27, Dec. 29, Jan. 27, Feb. 3, Feb. 10, Feb. 13,
      Mar. 24, Mar. 30, May 8, May 12, May 17, Jun. 12, Jun. 21, Jun. 23, Jul. 4)
             
$1,000 winners 101          
$11,000 winners 5   (Sep. 23, Dec. 5, Apr. 18, May 16, Jun. 1)
$26,000 winners 1   (Feb. 10)      
Total winnings $182,000    
             
At least one $1,000+ winner in each Showcase Showdown 13   (Oct. 4, Nov. 17, Dec. 16, Dec. 19, Jan. 4, Jan. 6, Feb. 22, Apr. 6, Apr. 17, Apr. 25,
      Apr. 27, Jun. 22, Aug. 16)  
Spun $1.00 in one spin 52          
Spun $1.00 in two spins 52          
Spun $1.00 in a spin-off spin 3   (Jan. 23, Mar. 28, Jun. 23)  
      (Jun. 23 was a 3 person spin-off)  
             
2-person spin-offs  39          
2-person $1.00 spin-offs 7   (Oct. 28, Dec. 19, Jan. 25, Mar. 13, May 3, May 15, Jun. 1)
             
Spin-off ties 1   (Jan. 25)      
             
Spin-offs in both Showcase Showdowns 2   (Nov. 9, Dec. 9)    
             
3 person spin-offs 4   (Oct. 17, Dec. 12, Jan. 26, Jun. 23)  
3 person $1.00 spin-offs 1   (Oct. 17)      
             
Spins under one revolution 5          
Puny spins in a bonus spin 1   (Dec. 19)      
             
Assisted spins 9   (Four times 2 by same contestant, 1 in a spin-off)
Spun $1.00 in an assisted spin 0          
Won the Showcase Showdown 1   (May 4)      
SHOWCASE
Female/Female Showcases 63          
Male/Male Showcases 27          
Female/Male Showcases 95 ( 37 were won by females)
(Excludes Dec. 22, Dec. 23, Feb. 14, Apr. 21 & May 12)   ( 50 were won by males)
             
Top winner bid on the first Showcase 76   40.00%      
Bid on a Showcase that ended with a car 71          
Bid on a Showcase that ended with a trip 2          
Bid on a Showcase that ended with a boat 3          
             
Top winner passed the first Showcase 114   60.00%      
Passed on a Showcase that ended with a car 49          
Passed on a Showcase that ended with a trip 27          
Passed on a Showcase that ended with a boat 38          
             
The top winner won the Showcase 82   43.16%      
Bid on the first Showcase 33          
Bid on the second Showcase 49          
             
The runner up won the Showcase 91   47.89%      
Bid on the first Showcase 58          
Bid on the second Showcase 33          
             
The most expensive Showcase was won 64          
The least expensive Showcase was won 104          
(Excludes Double Showcase wins)            
             
Showcase #1 was the most expensive 89   46.84%      
Showcase #2 was the most expensive 101   53.16%      
             
The top winner bid on the most expensive Showcase 113          
The top winner bid on the least expensive Showcase 77          
             
One contestant overbid 49          
Double Overbids 17   (Oct. 3, Oct. 29, Nov. 10, Nov. 11, Dec. 9, Dec. 30, Jan. 24, Mar. 31, Apr. 3, Apr. 11,
      Apr. 13, Apr. 24, May 11, May 24, Jun. 7, Jun. 20, Aug. 16)
Double Showcase Winners 5   (Nov. 2, Dec. 5, Feb. 15, Apr. 21, May 29)
             
Showcase winner was not the biggest winner of the episode 10   (Oct. 13, Oct. 24, Dec. 22, Jan. 3, Jan. 4, May 2, May 15, May 18, May 19, May 25)
             
Showcase ended with a car 254 ( 112 were won) (Includes the Jan. 25 "opposite day" Showcase)
Showcase ended with a trip 58 ( 33 were won)  
Showcase ended with a boat 68 ( 33 were won)  
             
Showcases that offered at least three trips 18          
Neither Showcase offered a trip 0          
             
Showcases that offered less than three prizes 47   (Both did on Oct. 10)    
             
Both Showcases offered a car 70          
Neither Showcase offered a car 6          
             
Showcases that offered more than one car 1   (Feb. 14)      
             
Most expensive Showcases $52,529   (Nov. 21)      
  $50,488   (Feb. 22)      
  $49,726   (Dec. 27)      
             
Most expensive Showcases won $48,179   (Jan. 31)      
  $46,323   (Sep. 21)      
  $45,828   (Feb. 21)      
             
Least expensive Showcases $20,263   (Mar. 13)      
  $20,360   (Jan. 3)      
  $20,419   (Apr. 11)      
             
Least expensive Showcases won $20,360   (Jan. 3)      
  $21,273   (Jan. 19)      
  $21,490   (Jun. 2)      
             
Most expensive Showcases (combined) $85,797   (Nov. 21)      
  $83,192   (Feb. 22)      
  $80,987   (Dec. 23)      
             
Least expensive Showcases (combined) $44,104   (Jun. 2)      
  $46,256   (May 29)      
  $46,708   (Jan. 19)      
             
Largest difference between Showcase values $22,908   (Jan. 31)      
  $20,368   (Feb. 21)      
  $20,354   (Dec. 27)      
             
Smallest difference between Showcase values $76   (Apr. 7)      
  $152   (Jan. 6)      
  $396   (Oct. 25)      
             
Bids closest to the actual retail price $8   (Apr. 21)      
  $79   (Dec. 5)      
  $103   (Nov. 2)      
             
Closest bids for a contestant that did not win the Showcase $1,262   (Apr. 20)      
  $1,353   (Sep. 19)      
  $1,434   (Jun. 16)      
             
Bids furthest from the actual retail price $21,679   (Jan. 18)      
  $21,529   (Nov. 21)      
  $18,805   (Dec. 7)      
             
Biggest miss from a contestant that won the Showcase $21,679   (Jan. 18)      
  $17,179   (Jan. 31)      
  $14,182   (Dec. 21)      
             
Smallest overbids $55   (Jan. 12)      
  $80   (Jun. 1)      
  $115   (Nov. 3)      
             
Largest overbids $9,119   (Nov. 11)      
  $8,940   (Mar. 28)      
  $8,539   (Nov. 10)      
             
Smallest margins of victory $1   (Mar. 30)      
  $61   (Jan. 27)      
  $95   (Jun. 16)      
             
Largest margins of victory $15,261   (Nov. 21)      
  $14,496   (Mar. 6)      
  $13,854   (Dec. 27)      
OVERALL
Male Showcase winners 80          
Female Showcase winners 99          
(Contestants played in groups on Dec. 22, Dec. 23, Feb. 14, Apr. 21            
& May 12)            
             
Both car games were won 27   (Sep. 20, Oct. 12, Oct. 13, Oct. 19, Nov. 1, Nov. 7, Nov. 8, Nov. 15, Nov. 23, Dec. 22,
      Feb. 7, Feb. 10, Feb. 17, Feb. 20, Feb. 21, Feb. 28, Mar. 3, Mar. 9, Mar. 20, Mar. 30,
      Apr. 21, Apr. 28, May 1, May 3, Jun. 20, Jun. 22, Sep. 1)
      (Excludes May 15-19)    
             
Contestants that won more than one car 21   (Oct. 31, Nov. 2, Nov. 8, Dec. 13, Dec. 22, Dec. 27, Dec. 29, Jan. 18, Feb. 1, Feb. 10,
      Feb. 14, Feb. 21, Feb. 22, Mar. 28, Mar. 30, Apr. 21, May 3, May 8, May 12, May 17,
      Jun. 22)      
             
All three Pricing Games played in the first half were won 10   (Oct. 25, Nov. 2, Nov. 15, Dec. 12, Feb. 10, Mar. 20, Mar. 31, Apr. 7, Apr. 24, May 15)
All three Pricing Games played in the second half were won 22   (Sep. 21, Sep. 27, Sep. 29, Oct. 4, Nov. 7, Nov. 11, Dec. 14, Dec. 15, Dec. 19, Dec. 20,
      Dec. 27, Feb. 1, Feb. 23, Feb. 27, Mar. 2, Mar. 9, Apr. 12, Apr. 13, May 3, May 8,
      May 12, Jun. 22)    
             
6/6 Pricing Games won 0          
5/6 Pricing Games won 10   (Sep. 21, Sep. 29, Nov. 7, Nov. 15, Dec. 14, Dec. 20, Mar. 9, Mar. 20, Mar. 31, May 3)
4/6 Pricing Games won 40          
3/6 Pricing Games won 55          
2/6 Pricing Games won 55          
1/6 Pricing Games won 24          
0/6 Pricing Games won 6   (Oct. 17, Oct. 26, Nov. 18, May 24, May 25, Jun. 2)
             
All games were at least partially won 5   (Oct. 25, Dec. 14, Dec. 20, Mar. 9, Mar. 20)
Winless Shows  3   (Oct. 17, Oct. 26, Jun. 2)    
             
Episodes with no grocery product Pricing Games 12          
Episodes with more than one grocery product Pricing Game 1   (Oct. 28)      
             
Episodes with no small prize Pricing Games 10          
Episodes with more than one small prize Pricing Game 1   (Oct. 28)      
             
Episodes where the small prize and the grocery product games were 15   (Excludes Oct. 28)    
played in the same half            
             
Episodes with more than two car games 5   (Sep. 19, May 15, May 16, May 18, May 19)
Episodes with no car games 1   (Oct. 28)      
             
Episodes with more than one cash game 2   (Oct. 28, Dec. 30)     
             
Episodes where more than one Pricing Game was played for a trip 44          
Episodes where no Pricing Games were played for a trip 2   (Oct. 28, May 15)    
             
Episodes with no 1-prize games 10   (Sep. 23, Oct. 6, Oct. 11, Oct. 28, Jan. 23, Feb. 20, Apr. 6, Apr. 14, May 1, Jun. 23)
Episodes with more than two 1-prize games 1   (Oct. 18)      
             
Non-car games played for a car 25   (Sep. 19, Oct. 3, Oct. 7. Oct. 18, Oct. 26, Nov. 1, Nov. 14, Dec. 19, Dec. 20, Dec. 23,
(Balance Game x3, Bonus Game, Check-Out x2, Cliff Hangers,      Dec. 30, Jan. 9, Feb. 7, Feb. 22, Mar. 10, May 15, May 16, May 17, May 18, May 19,
Grocery Game, Hi Lo x3, Pick-a-Number x3, Punch a Bunch, Push Over,      May 24, Aug. 16)    
Range Game, Secret "X", Squeeze Play x2, Switch? x2,      (13-12 record)    
Vend-O-Price x2, 2 for the Price of 1)     (4 non-car games were played on May 15)
             
Pricing Games played for multiple trips 22   (Oct. 3, Oct. 20, Oct. 25, Nov. 1, Nov. 9, Nov. 16, Nov. 23, Dec. 8, Dec. 16, Dec. 29,
(Bargain Game x4, Do the Math x6, Double Cross x2, 1 Right Price x5,)     Feb. 6, Feb. 9, Feb. 13, Feb. 20, Feb. 21, Mar. 31, Apr. 5, Apr. 14, May 5, May 16,
Switch? x5)     May 23, Jun. 9)    
      (17-5 record)      
             
Approximate total winnings $14,625,043          
Average winnings per episode $76,974          
Median winnings per episode $73,302          
             
Biggest winners: $213,876   (Christen Freeman - Oct. 28)  
  $105,014   (Rymond Keefe - Oct. 24)  
  $102,164   (Cassandra Boettcher - Dec. 30)  
             
Biggest Showcase winners: $78,273   (Thomas Kotlarsz - Jan. 5)  
  $77,062   (Anthony & Kimberly Valenti - Apr. 21)
  $74,921   (Linda Baquero - Feb. 10)  
             
Smallest winners: $500   (Dana Martin - Sep. 28)    
      (Royal Harrington - Sep. 8)  
  $504   (Jeremy Memme - Dec. 21)  
  $508   (Cassandra Mercury - Nov. 21)  
             
Smallest Showcase winners: $21,940   (Allen Kushynski - Jan. 3)  
  $22,573   (Rosalind Dixon - Jan. 19)  
  $22,598   (Chandra Borcik - Jun. 2)  
             
Most won in one episode: $244,532   (Oct. 28)      
  $188,245   (Oct. 24)      
  $178,309   (May 15)      
             
Least won in one episode: $13,596   (May 24)      
  $16,086   (Jun. 7)      
  $18,217   (Dec. 9)