Welcome to donduk. A refuge for those who enjoy Deal or No Deal, the hit Channel 4 gameshow hosted by Noel Edmonds. The award winning gameshow Deal or No Deal has become a big hit for Channel 4 and marks a sensational return to our screens of Noel Edmonds.

Deal or No Deal is enjoyed my millions of viewers daily, where the contestants battle with The Banker to try and win a jackpot of £250,000. Here at donduk you will find full daily reports of each show, as well Deal or No Deal news and specials. Deal or No Deal although initially appearing very simple in format of just opening a few boxes for the chance to win some big money prizes, actually has some potentially complex decisions to be made at points throughout the show, the contestants occasionally try complex or simple gameplay in an attempt to give them an edge in beating the Banker.

Monday, May 15, 2006

A Weak Week

Hmmm... it was frankly a dull week for DOND last week. My theory is that it was a hangover from Morris' crash & burn two Saturdays ago, resulting in a far more conservative week of play, but whatever the reason, this was definitely the worst week for the contestants since DOND began last Halloween, the average payout being a desultory £8,271, less than half the average payout over the whole series to date of just under £17,000.

The best week to date was the 2nd week in March (6th - 11th), with an amazing average payout of £28,370 - Lisa, Germaine (£75,000), Candice, Paula R, Patrick and Marcus, you should be very proud of yourselves! (As an aside, a "DOND Stalker" award goes to anyone who can remember what any more than 2 of those players looked like!)

Interestingly, last week's all-time worst week for prize-winning didn't coincide with the worst week of amounts in the final box - far from it in fact! That was the week of 14th - 19th November, when the average amount in the final box was a staggeringly low £127, and that happened to be a particularly good week for the contestants, whose average payout was over £27,000! At the risk of confusing correlation with causality, if there's a message here, it appears to be that judging the best time to take The Banker's offer is (usually) a far better strategy than hoping for the best with your final box (though £100,000 Gaz would probably disagree!)

Let's hope that one way or another this week's players fare better... and if all else fails, NO DEAL!

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