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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.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

The Last Round-Up: Season 1 By The Numbers

Well, that’s it for the first season of DOND – 234 games, and we’ve sweated over nearly all of them… The Banker, meanie or not, has given away well over £3,000,000, and I thought it might be worth having a quick run-down of how the season panned out now the dust has settled…

Top 5 Winners
1) Jennifer (18th November) - £120,000
2) Gaz (2nd May) - £100,000
=3) Germaine (7th March) – £75,000
=3) Kirsty (4th April) - £75,000
5) Brenda (9th February) - £57,000

The 7 Members of “The 1p Club”
Nick (3rd January)
Trevor (1st March)
Fadil (14th April)
Dave E (25th April)
Sally (14th July)
Connell (17th July)
Giorgio (22nd July)

Number of players who “Beat The Banker” (defined as winning more money than The Banker’s highest offer): 11 (just 5%)

Number of players who “Beat The Box” (defined as accepting The Banker’s highest offer, which also turned out to be higher than their Box value): 70 (30%)

Average Win: £16,004
Average Highest Offer: £26,329
Average Value of Contestant’s Box: £20,399

Number of times £250,000 was in the Contestant’s Box: 8
Number of times 1p was in the Contestant’s Box: 9
Most “popular” Box: £1 and £10 (16 times each)
Least “popular” Box: £75,000 (6 times only)
(NB statistically each number should have come up 10.6 times)

So can we learn anything from all this? Well, most players go too far, and by the time they’ve realised it, they’re on a collision course to the endgame, where even the fact that statistically the last box is 25% higher in value than the average win makes no difference…

OK, that’s (probably) my lot for the summer, so just time to give a shout-out to my fellow reporters and contributors – Bal, Bairy, Chris, Georgia, Olivia, Randomthoughts, Steve, Toby, and of course to all of the players, especially those who have joined in!

Finally I naturally have to include Grand Poobahs Iain and Sue. Good work guys, it’s (been) a pleasure to be in your company – sorry this looks like it’s coming to an end for you, but keep in touch and well done on getting this all started.

Happy Summer to you all and “No Deal!”

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

picking random numbers.

Teo said...

Thanks for all your work Adie
See you whenever DOND is back (any dates known yet?)