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Episodes 73   (Last Updated: January 17)  
             
Amber Lancaster passed Drew the microphone 0          
Manuela Arbelaez passed Drew the microphone 4          
Melissa Ordway passed Drew the microphone 8          
Rachel Reynolds passed Drew the microphone 47          
             
Drew's Diner dancers passed Drew the microphone 1   (Oct. 31)      
Courtney Hope passed Drew the microphone 5          
Hunter King passed Drew the microphone 1   (Nov. 18)      
Kiara Barnes passed Drew the microphone 1   (Nov. 5)      
Nischelle Turner passed Drew the microphone 2   (Dec. 2, Jan. 10)    
Rena Sofer passed Drew the microphone 1   (Dec. 18)      
Sheryl Underwood passed Drew the microphone 1   (Nov. 25)      
There was no handoff 2   (Nov. 6, Jan. 9)    
ITEM UP FOR BIDS
Eggland's awards offered 4   (Sep. 27, Oct. 7, Oct. 25, Nov. 18)  
Ancestry DNA bonuses offered 1   (Dec. 10)      
             
TPiR Train brought out the prize 1   (Nov. 27)      
TPiR Tugboat brought out the prize 0          
             
Prizes placed on center stage 63          
Prizes presented in front of the Big Doors 8          
Prizes placed behind the Big Doors 17          
Prizes placed on the turntable 56          
Prizes lowered from the rafters 47          
Prizes placed behind the Giant Price Tag 21          
Prizes placed in the Clam 51          
Prizes placed behind the Reveal 62          
Prizes placed behind the $ tag 43          
Prizes presented in Contestant's Row 46          
Prizes presented in front of Contestant's Row 21          
Prizes presented at George's podium 2   (Oct. 1, Dec. 6)    
             
Fourth bidder won 171   39.04% (Season 29-47 percentage: 39.91%)
Third bidder won 106   24.20% (Season 29-47 percentage: 21.96%)
Second bidder won 82   18.72% (Season 29-47 percentage: 19.94%)
First bidder won 79   18.04% (Season 29-47 percentage: 18.19%)
             
Bidder at the red podium won 102   23.29% (Seasons 30-47 percentage: 24.49%)
Bidder at the blue podium won 102   23.29% (Seasons 30-47 percentage: 23.90%)
Bidder at the yellow podium won 122   27.85% (Seasons 30-47 percentage: 24.56%)
Bidder at the green podium won 112   25.57% (Seasons 30-47 percentage: 27.05%)
             
First bidder called won 59 ( 7 won the Showcase)  
Second bidder called won 59 ( 11 won the Showcase)  
Third bidder called won 62 ( 9 won the Showcase)  
Fourth bidder called won 65 ( 14 won the Showcase)  
Fifth bidder called won 56 ( 9 won the Showcase)  
Sixth bidder called won 57 ( 5 won the Showcase)  
Seventh bidder called won 39 ( 12 won the Showcase)  
Eighth bidder called won 27 ( 3 won the Showcase)  
Ninth bidder called won 8 ( 1 won the Showcase)   
(Excludes November 27)            
             
Contestants called eighth and ninth both won 1   (Nov. 7)      
Contestants called seventh, eighth and ninth all won 0          
             
One out of the first four contestants failed to win a one bid 35          
Two out of the first four contestants failed to win a one bid 4   (Oct. 31, Nov. 7, Dec. 12, Jan. 14)  
             
$1 bids 77          
$1 bids that were not from the last bidder 18          
$1 bids in an aired overbid 1   (Nov. 1)      
$1 bids when there was a perfect bid 2   (Oct. 16, Dec. 6)    
             
Winning $1 bids 15          
Winning $1 bids that were not from the last bidder 3   (Sep. 30 x2, Dec. 12)    
Winning $1 bids in an aired overbid  0          
             
$2-$99 bids 5   (3 $2 bids, 1 $3 bid, 1 $5 bid)  
$2-$99 bids that were after a previous $1 bid 3   (Sep. 27, Nov. 8, Dec. 2)    
             
Winning $2-$99 bids 1   (Dec. 2)      
Winning $2-$99 bids that were after a previous $1 bid 1   (Dec. 2)      
             
$4,000+ bids 11          
             
Bid $1 above a previous bidder 219          
Winning $1 up bids 112          
$1 up bids in an aired overbid 2   (Nov. 1, Nov. 12) (Nov. 1 - won)  
Bid $1 above a perfect bidder 1   (Dec. 18)      
             
Bid $1 above a bidder that had also bid $1 above a previous bidder 14          
Winning $1 up bids 6          
$1 up bids in an aired overbid 0          
Bid $1 above a perfect bidder 1   (Oct. 14)      
             
All bidders bid $1 above the previous bidder 0          
             
Bid $1 under a previous bidder 4   (Sep. 23, Sep. 27, Oct. 9, Oct. 15)  
      (Oct. 9 - wound up being a perfect bid)
             
Bid was $1 above the actual retail price 10   (Oct. 9, Oct. 14, Oct. 28, Oct. 30, Nov. 8, Dec. 6, Dec. 17, Dec. 18, Dec. 19, Jan. 14)
             
Aired overbids 2   (Nov. 1, Nov. 12)    
Aired double overbids 0          
             
Perfect bids 16          
2 perfect bids in the same episode 0          
Perfect bids in an overbid 0          
             
Median one bid value $1,300          
             
Highest bids $12,995   (Oct. 15)      
  $12,994   (Oct. 15)      
  $12,453   (Oct. 17)      
             
Highest bids (Excluding Big Money Week) $4,500   (Oct. 30, Nov. 18)    
  $3,500   (Oct. 31, Dec. 2)    
  $3,200   (Nov. 6, Nov. 8)    
             
Biggest underbids from the winning contestant $4,484   (Dec. 31)      
  $3,316   (Oct. 16)      
  $2,990   (Nov. 11)      
             
Most expensive prizes $13,645   (Trip to Monte Carlo - Oct. 17)  
  $5,700   (Rolex Watch - Dec. 31)    
  $4,950   (Rolex Watch - Oct. 16)    
             
Total one bids above $3,000 18          
             
Least expensive prizes $510   (Tablet Computer - Sep. 30)  
      (Nintendo Switch - Oct. 8)  
      (3 FitBit Fitness Trackers - Oct. 9)  
      (Amazon Home Gadgets - Oct. 28)  
  $511   (Olympus Camera - Oct. 7)  
  $517   (Kami Home Security System - Dec. 2)
      (3 Snow Sleds & Heat Holders Winter Outerwear - Dec. 23)
             
Highest one bid totals for one episode $22,412   (Oct. 17)      
  $13,569   (Oct. 10)      
  $13,277   (Oct. 16)      
             
Lowest one bid totals for one episode $6,021   (Oct. 7)      
  $6,089   (Nov. 14)      
  $6,141   (Oct. 3)      
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN
First spinner won 42   28.77% (Season 29-47 percentage: 30.11%)
Second spinner won 51   34.93% (Season 29-47 percentage: 33.92%)
Third spinner won 53   36.30% (Season 29-47 percentage: 35.97%)
             
Contestant went over $1.00 114          
First two contestants went over $1.00 6   (Oct. 2, Oct. 3, Oct. 29, Oct. 30, Nov. 5, Nov. 14)
             
$1,000 winners 28          
$11,000 winners 2   (Oct. 21, Dec. 30)    
$26,000 winners 2   (Dec. 10, Dec. 17)    
Total winnings $102,000    
             
At least one $1,000+ winner in each Showcase Showdown 1   (Dec. 6)      
             
Spun $1.00 in one spin 12          
Spun $1.00 in two spins 16          
Spun $1.00 in a spin-off spin 3   (Oct. 17, Dec. 17 x2)    
Spun $1.00 in a spin-off spin tie 1   (Nov. 25)      
             
2-person spin-offs  15          
2-person $1.00 spin-offs 3   (Nov. 27, Dec. 6, Dec. 23)  
             
Spin-off ties 3   (Oct. 14, Nov. 25, Dec. 17)  
$1.00 Spin-Off ties 1   (Dec. 17)      
             
Spin-offs in both Showcase Showdowns 0          
             
3 person spin-offs 0          
3 person $1.00 spin-offs 0          
             
Spun a total of 20 cents in two spins 3   (Dec. 2, Dec. 3, Jan. 13)    
Spun a total of $1.90 in two spins 1   (Dec. 30)      
             
Spins under one revolution 16   (Sep. 30, Oct. 2, Oct. 7, Oct. 9 x3, Oct. 23, Oct. 28, Dec. 6 x2, Dec. 16, Dec. 27, Jan. 3 x2,
      Jan. 6, Jan. 10)    
Puny spins in a bonus spin 0          
             
Assisted spins 8   (Sep. 30 x2, Nov. 5 x2, Jan. 3 x2, Jan. 16 x2)
Spun $1.00 in an assisted spin 0          
Won the Showcase Showdown 0          
SHOWCASE
Top winner bid on the first Showcase 27   36.99%      
Bid on a Showcase that ended with a car 24          
Bid on a Showcase that ended with a trip 3          
Bid on a Showcase that ended with a boat 0          
             
Top winner passed the first Showcase 46   63.01%      
Passed on a Showcase that ended with a car 30   ( 17 offered a car in the second Showcase)
Passed on a Showcase that ended with a trip 10          
Passed on a Showcase that ended with a boat 6          
             
             
The top winner won the Showcase 28   38.36%      
Bid on the first Showcase 11          
Bid on the second Showcase 17          
             
The runner up won the Showcase 44   60.27%      
Bid on the first Showcase 28          
Bid on the second Showcase 16          
             
The most expensive Showcase was won 39          
The least expensive Showcase was won 31          
(Excludes Double Showcase wins)            
             
Showcase #1 was the most expensive 39   53.42% (Season 29-47 percentage: 47.70%)
Showcase #2 was the most expensive 34   46.58% (Season 29-47 percentage: 52.30%)
             
The top winner bid on the most expensive Showcase 37   50.68%      
The top winner bid on the least expensive Showcase 36   49.32%      
             
One contestant overbid 32          
Double Overbids 1   (Nov. 14)      
Double Showcase Winners 2   (Sep. 23, Jan. 6)    
             
Showcase winner was not the biggest winner of the episode 6   (Sep. 23, Sep. 27, Oct. 10, Oct. 17, Dec. 17, Dec. 24)
             
Showcase ended with a car 96 ( 50 were won)   
Showcase ended with a trip 31 ( 14 were won)  
Showcase ended with a boat 19 ( 10 were won)  
             
Neither Showcase offered a trip 0          
Showcases that offered at least three trips 9   (Sep. 23, Sep. 30, Oct. 18, Nov. 6, Nov. 14, Dec. 3, Dec. 11, Jan. 7, Jan. 14)
             
Showcases that offered less than three prizes 14          
             
Both Showcases offered a car 28          
Neither Showcase offered a car 4   (Oct. 17, Dec. 11, Dec. 27, Jan. 16)  
             
Showcases that offered more than one car 1   (Sep. 27)      
             
Median Showcase value $29,365          
Median value of Showcases won $29,370          
             
Showcases worth more than $40,000 8          
Showcases worth less than $22,000 10          
             
Most expensive Showcases $59,677   (Nov. 11)      
  $50,488   (Sep. 27)      
  $43,770   (Jan. 2)      
             
Most expensive Showcases won $42,901   (Nov. 11)      
  $39,582   (Dec. 5)      
  $37,365   (Oct. 1)      
             
Least expensive Showcases $20,835   (Jan. 9)      
  $21,372   (Jan. 15)      
  $21,422   (Dec. 5)      
             
Least expensive Showcases won $21,684   (Nov. 18)      
  $21,847   (Oct. 18)      
  $21,924   (Oct. 24)      
             
Most expensive Showcases (combined) $102,578   (Nov. 11)      
  $83,280   (Sep. 27)      
  $75,130   (Jan. 2)      
             
Least expensive Showcases (combined) $46,792   (Dec. 3)      
  $46,993   (Nov. 8)      
  $48,311   (Dec. 11)      
             
Largest difference between Showcase values $21,406   (Oct. 18)      
  $18,160   (Dec. 5)      
  $17,696   (Sep. 27)      
             
Smallest difference between Showcase values $607   (Nov. 7)      
  $935   (Nov. 22)      
  $987   (Oct. 28)      
             
Bids closest to the actual retail price $124   (Sep. 23)      
  $233   (Jan. 6)      
  $350   (Nov. 5)      
             
Closest bids for a contestant that did not win their Showcase $1,928   (Dec. 12)      
  $2,054   (Oct. 29)      
  $2,120   (Dec. 31)      
             
Bids furthest from the actual retail price $16,583   (Dec. 24)      
  $16,274   (Oct. 30)      
  $14,677   (Nov. 11)      
             
Biggest miss from a contestant that won the Showcase $12,901   (Nov. 11)      
  $12,875   (Dec. 16)      
  $12,708   (Oct. 4)      
             
Median Showcase difference (excluding overbids) $3,948          
             
Smallest overbids $4   (Nov. 14)      
  $49   (Dec. 23)      
  $123   (Nov. 7)      
             
Largest overbids $8,303   (Jan. 10)      
  $7,378   (Dec. 13)      
  $6,456   (Oct. 17)      
             
Median overbid value $2,149          
             
Smallest margins of victory $78   (Nov. 18)      
  $446   (Dec. 12)      
  $696   (Sep. 27)      
             
Largest margins of victory $16,028   (Dec. 24)      
  $13,406   (Oct. 18)      
  $10,314   (Jan. 13)      
OVERALL
Both car games were won 4   (Sep. 30, Oct. 11, Oct. 18, Dec. 19)  
      (Excludes Oct. 10)    
             
Contestants that won more than one car 6   (Oct. 1, Oct. 29, Dec. 12, Dec. 24, Jan. 6, Jan. 17)
             
Episodes where more than two cars were won 5   (Oct. 10, Oct. 11, Dec. 19, Dec. 24, Jan. 6)
             
All three Pricing Games played in the first half were won 4   (Oct. 3, Dec. 2, Dec. 27, Jan. 15)  
All three Pricing Games played in the second half were won 5   (Oct. 1, Oct. 4, Oct. 10, Oct. 22, Dec. 26)
             
6/6 Pricing Games won 0          
5/6 Pricing Games won 1   (Oct. 4)      
4/6 Pricing Games won 15          
3/6 Pricing Games won 25          
2/6 Pricing Games won 24          
1/6 Pricing Games won 8          
0/6 Pricing Games won 0          
             
All games were at least partially won 0          
Winless Shows  0          
             
Episodes with no grocery product Pricing Games 1   (Nov. 4)      
Episodes with more than one grocery product Pricing Game 0          
             
Episodes with no small prize Pricing Games 5   (Sep. 27, Oct. 8, Oct. 23, Nov. 12, Jan. 3)
Episodes with more than one small prize Pricing Game 0          
             
Episodes where the small prize and the grocery product games were 9   (Oct. 18, Oct. 31, Nov. 8, Nov. 22, Dec. 18, Dec. 20, Dec. 30, Dec. 31, Jan. 14)
played in the same half            
             
Episodes with more than two car games 1   (Oct. 10)      
Episodes with more than one cash game 0          
             
Episodes where more than one Pricing Game was played for a trip 15          
Episodes where no Pricing Games were played for a trip 0          
             
Episodes with no 1-prize games 1   (Oct. 9)      
Episodes with more than two 1-prize games 0          
             
Non-car games played for a car 8   (Oct. 1, Oct. 10 x2, Oct. 15, Oct. 31, Dec. 2, Dec. 20, Dec. 31)
(Balance Game, Cliff Hangers x2, Grocery Game, Hi Lo, Pick-a-Number,      (3-5 record)      
Push Over, Squeeze Play)            
             
Non-cash game played for cash 3   (Oct. 17, Oct. 18, Dec. 31)  
(Clock Game, Let 'em Roll x2)     (3-0 record)      
             
Pricing Games played for multiple trips 9   (Oct. 1, Oct. 14, Oct. 25, Oct. 30, Nov. 11, Nov. 27, Dec. 10, Jan. 6, Jan. 16)
(Bargain Game, Do the Math x5, 1 Right Price, Switch? x2)     (9-0 record)      
             
Approximate total winnings $6,193,797   (Excludes the value of bonus prizes awarded on September 27 and December 6)
Average winnings per episode $84,847          
Median winnings per episode $74,173          
Pace (190 episodes) $16,120,842          
             
Episodes with more than $100,000 in winnings 16          
Episodes with less than $50,000 in winnings 7          
             
Biggest winners: $262,743   (Michael Stouber - Oct. 14)  
  $134,234   (Michael Knapp Jr - Dec. 31)  
  $113,645   (Paula Radford-Bowen - Oct. 17)  
             
Median winnings for Showcase winners: $35,078          
             
Biggest Showcase winners: $262,743   (Michael Stouber - Oct. 14)  
  $134,234   (Michael Knapp Jr - Dec. 31)  
  $84,554   (Philip Paul - Oct. 16)    
             
Smallest winners: $510   (Kevin Libeg - Oct. 9)    
  $517   (Kathleen Bowes - Dec. 2)  
  $527   (David, Kathleen & Abigail Pargee - Dec. 24)
             
Smallest Showcase winners: $22,474   (Sandra Watt - Nov. 18)    
  $22,969   (Carianna Keniston - Oct. 24)  
  $23,301   (Shelby Thiem - Oct. 31)  
             
Most won in one episode: $301,355   (Oct. 14)      
  $202,152   (Oct. 17)      
  $187,825   (Oct. 18)      
             
Least won in one episode: $35,773   (Nov. 14)      
  $43,749   (Oct. 28)      
  $44,395   (Oct. 23)