Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"

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Today's 3/1 ep. was the 57th of the season.

GSN's schedule on my onscreen guide shows:

March 2-5 to get the count to 61 episodes.

Next week:
March 8
March 9 back-to-back new shows at 4 & 4:30
March 10 last new one of the season to get it to the expected 65 episodes.

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Jonathan: The highest contestant score we've ever seen.

Me: Early in Season 1, a contestant scored 7400.

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I believe this is Neill from today's episode: https://www.j-archive.com/showplayer.php?player_id=707

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Shaquebanisa wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:47 pm
I believe this is Neill from today's episode: https://www.j-archive.com/showplayer.php?player_id=707
Looks like a match to me and I added a line to his page. Thanks.

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Stats through the 3/1/21 week:
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Appearances
Ken: 59
Muffy: 55
Jonathan: 52
LaKedra: 8
Arianna: 5
Ryan: 4

Bonus Round Outright Wins
Ken: 26
Muffy: 17
Jonathan: 7
LaKedra: 3
Arianna: 1

Bonus Round Losses
Muffy: 2 (2/4/21 - Tony: 4-3 & 2/23/21 - Paul 3-2)

Bonus Round Ties
Ken: 4 (Contestant Missed Tiebreaker 3 times & Contestant Correct on Tiebreaker 1 time)
Jonathan: 1 (Contestant Correct on Tiebreaker)

Master Mind Bonus Round Percentage Correct
Ken: .746 (30 times) (Played 138 out of possible 150 questions)
Muffy: .685 (19 times) (Played 89 out of possible 95 questions)
Jonathan: .639 (8 times) (Played 36 out of possible 40 questions)
LaKedra: .571 (3 times) (Played 14 out of possible 15 questions)
Arianna: .200 (1 time) (Played 5 out of possible 5 questions)

Bonus Round 5/5 by Master Mind
Ken: 5
Muffy: 2

Bonus Round 4/4 by Master Mind
Ken: 3
Muffy: 1

Bonus Round 3/3 by Master Mind
Ken: 1

Bonus Round Wins By Contestant
12/22/20 - Tyler (3-3 tiebreaker against Ken)
1/19/21 - Hunter (3-3 tiebreaker against Jonathan)
2/4/21 - Tony (4-3 against Muffy)
2/23 - Paul (3-2 against Muffy)

Master Mind Wins Against Other Master Minds
Ken: 30
Muffy: 19
Jonathan: 8
LaKedra: 3
Arianna: 1
Ryan: 0

Master Mind Eliminated After Second Round
Jonathan: 26
Muffy: 17
Ken: 12
Ryan: 3
Arianna: 2
LaKedra: 1

Master Mind Runner-Up Against Other Master Minds
Muffy: 19
Jonathan: 18
Ken: 17
LaKedra: 4
Arianna: 2
Ryan: 1

Average 3-Round Score Per Appearance
Ken: 3398
Muffy: 3033
LaKedra: 2388
Arianna: 2080
Jonathan: 1810
Ryan: 1375

Highest Scores by Master Minds through 3 Rounds
Ken: 7200
Muffy: 7200
Jonathan: 7000
LaKedra: 4300
Ryan: 3800
Arianna: 3700

Master Mind Wins from Left Position
31

Master MInd Wins from Center Position
20

Master Mind Wins from Right Position
10

Games with Ken vs. Muffy vs. Jonathan: 82%

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Evidently none of the Master Minds knew the nautical miles question and only one knew Magellan's flagship.

They may be Master Minds, but they certainly aren't Eggheads. ;)

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LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Sun Mar 07, 2021 12:40 am
Evidently none of the Master Minds knew the nautical miles question and only one knew Magellan's flagship.

They may be Master Minds, but they certainly aren't Eggheads. ;)
How many times have you seen one of them give a look like "Oh, yeah, I knew that one, darn it!" after the answer is revealed? Just because they answered incorrectly or didn't come up with the answer doesn't necessarily mean they didn't know it. Just like someone getting an answer correct in the first round (multiple choice) doesn't mean that they knew the answer.

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Disastrous final round on Friday's episode. I got all 5. Easy $10k for me.

Most surprised Arianna missed Leonidas.

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Monday's Final Round wasn't as bad, but again, a 5/5 for me making it another easy $10k win.

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Today, there were two episodes of Master Minds. The first episode had a $10k winner. The second episode was a continuation of the $10k winner.

I wonder if tomorrow's back-to-back episodes will be the same case?

Also disappointed at Ken for missing a question about one of my favorite places, The Schonbrunn Palace.

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LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 4:50 pm
I wonder if tomorrow's back-to-back episodes will be the same case?
I will spoil it right now and tell you "no".

There's only one new episode left in the season.

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Schonnbrun bored me. That Somalia question (Africa’s longest coastline) seems like a recent question on a show jennings was on yet he got it wrong. Good try by Patrick.

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Stats through the 3/5/21 week: [End of Season]
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Appearances
Ken: 61
Muffy: 59
Jonathan: 54
LaKedra: 10
Arianna: 7
Ryan: 4

Bonus Round Outright Wins
Ken: 27
Muffy: 18
Jonathan: 7
LaKedra: 4
Arianna: 1

Bonus Round Losses
Muffy: 3 (2/4/21 - Tony 4-3 & 2/23/21 - Paul 3-2 & 3/9/21 - Patrick 3-2)

Bonus Round Ties
Ken: 4 (Contestant Missed Tiebreaker 3 times & Contestant Correct on Tiebreaker 1 time)
Jonathan: 1 (Contestant Correct on Tiebreaker)

Master Mind Bonus Round Percentage Correct
Ken: .748 (31 times) (Played 143 out of possible 155 questions)
Muffy: .657 (21 times) (Played 99 out of possible 105 questions)
Jonathan: .639 (8 times) (Played 36 out of possible 40 questions)
LaKedra: .526 (4 times) (Played 19 out of possible 20 questions)
Arianna: .200 (1 time) (Played 5 out of possible 5 questions)

Bonus Round 5/5 by Master Mind
Ken: 5
Muffy: 2

Bonus Round 4/4 by Master Mind
Ken: 3
Muffy: 1

Bonus Round 3/3 by Master Mind
Ken: 1

Bonus Round Wins By Contestant
12/22/20 - Tyler (3-3 tiebreaker against Ken)
1/19/21 - Hunter (3-3 tiebreaker against Jonathan)
2/4/21 - Tony (4-3 against Muffy)
2/23/21 - Paul (3-2 against Muffy)
3/9/21 - Patrick (3-2 against Muffy)

Master Mind Wins Against Other Master Minds
Ken: 31
Muffy: 21
Jonathan: 8
LaKedra: 4
Arianna: 1
Ryan: 0

Master Mind Eliminated After Second Round
Jonathan: 28
Muffy: 18
Ken: 12
Ryan: 3
Arianna: 2
LaKedra: 2

Master Mind Runner-Up Against Other Master Minds
Muffy: 20
Jonathan: 18
Ken: 18
Arianna: 4
LaKedra: 4
Ryan: 1

Average 3-Round Score Per Appearance
Ken: 3439
Muffy: 3076
LaKedra: 2750
Arianna: 2271
Jonathan: 1757
Ryan: 1375

Highest Scores by Master Minds through 3 Rounds
Ken: 7200
Muffy: 7200
Jonathan: 7000
LaKedra: 5000
Ryan: 3800
Arianna: 3700

Master Mind Wins from Left Position
33

Master MInd Wins from Center Position
22

Master Mind Wins from Right Position
10

Games with Ken vs. Muffy vs. Jonathan: 80%

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The upshot is ... contestants win 7.7% of the time. Not very good odds. And at that, you basically have a 33% chance of getting $1,000.

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alietr wrote:
Thu Mar 11, 2021 5:58 am
The upshot is ... contestants win 7.7% of the time. Not very good odds. And at that, you basically have a 33% chance of getting $1,000.
If you are travelling far on an airplane to be on the show, you are barely breaking even or losing money if you only win $1,000 after taxes.

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goongas wrote:
Thu Mar 11, 2021 10:48 am
alietr wrote:
Thu Mar 11, 2021 5:58 am
The upshot is ... contestants win 7.7% of the time. Not very good odds. And at that, you basically have a 33% chance of getting $1,000.
If you are travelling far on an airplane to be on the show, you are barely breaking even or losing money if you only win $1,000 after taxes.
IF is the key word there, and the $1,000 is BEFORE taxes, so yes, it's not likely that your trip will be paid for. Which is why I haven't bothered auditioning for them.

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Love how the March 5th episode, which Ken was not part of, featured the answer "Boricua" :lol:
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He got it wrong on The Chase premier.

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alietr wrote:
Thu Mar 11, 2021 1:10 pm
goongas wrote:
Thu Mar 11, 2021 10:48 am
alietr wrote:
Thu Mar 11, 2021 5:58 am
The upshot is ... contestants win 7.7% of the time. Not very good odds. And at that, you basically have a 33% chance of getting $1,000.
If you are travelling far on an airplane to be on the show, you are barely breaking even or losing money if you only win $1,000 after taxes.
IF is the key word there, and the $1,000 is BEFORE taxes, so yes, it's not likely that your trip will be paid for. Which is why I haven't bothered auditioning for them.
I meant before taxes...

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Is it possible they pay airfare and/or hotel? Considering 2/3rd of the players walk away with nothing it seems plausible.

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