Statistics - Final Chase

Chaser Wins by Target

  3 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 ALL
No. of Episodes 1 1 4 9 9 16 29 54 67 93 105 135 158 160 148 140 103 66 43 34 18 9 8 1 2 1413
Chaser Wins 1 1 4 9 9 16 29 53 66 92 96 121 128 114 114 88 51 32 17 13 3 1 2 0 0 1060
Chaser Losses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 9 14 30 46 34 52 52 34 26 21 15 8 6 1 2 353
Chaser Win % 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 98% 99% 99% 91% 90% 81% 71% 77% 63% 50% 48% 40% 38% 17% 11% 25% 0% 0% 75%

Chaser Wins by Target and Old v New Series

If we separate the data by old series (1-5) and new series (6 onwards), it gives a different perspective. For series 1-5, a target of 24 would see the chasers losing more times than not. But for series 6 onwards, this number drops to 20.

  3 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 ALL
Series 1-5 Episodes         1   1 4 10 6 10 23 19 19 26 34 31 26 17 17 9 7 6 1 2 269
Wins         1   1 4 10 6 9 21 19 15 22 29 21 17 9 11 2 1 2 0 0 200
Win %         100%   100% 100% 100% 100% 90% 91% 100% 79% 85% 85% 68% 65% 53% 65% 22% 14% 33% 0% 0% 74%
Series 6- Episodes 1 1 4 9 8 16 28 50 57 87 95 112 139 141 122 106 72 40 26 17 9 2 2     1144
Wins 1 1 4 9 8 16 28 49 56 86 87 100 109 99 92 59 30 15 8 2 1 0 0     860
Win % 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 98% 98% 99% 92% 89% 78% 70% 75% 56% 42% 38% 31% 12% 11% 0% 0%     75%

Chaser Wins by Target and Series

The first number in each cell is the number of chaser wins. The second number in each cell, after the "/", is the number of episodes. The cell is then coloured according to this number as a percentage.

  3 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 ALL
S 1                 1/1   1/1     1/1 1/1 1/1 1/3   1/1   0/1         7/10
S 2         1/1       1/1   4/4 2/2 4/4   4/4 2/2 2/2 4/6 2/4 3/3 0/4 0/1 1/1   0/1 30/40
S 3               1/1 1/1     6/6   2/2 3/4 6/7 1/2 4/4 1/1 4/4 0/1 1/4 1/2 0/1   31/40
S 4               3/3 2/2 4/4 2/2 4/4 5/5 2/3 6/7 5/7 5/6 1/3 3/7 3/4   0/1 0/2     45/60
S 5             1/1   5/5 2/2 2/3 9/11 10/10 10/13 8/10 15/17 12/18 8/13 2/4 1/6 2/3 0/1 0/1   0/1 87/119
S 6       1/1   1/1 3/3 9/9 5/5 6/6 11/12 14/16 11/14 19/26 13/18 6/10 2/9 2/8 4/7 0/2 0/1         107/148
S 7       2/2 1/1 1/1 7/7 3/3 10/10 10/10 12/13 18/20 14/15 14/21 9/14 11/17 3/7 0/3 1/3 0/1 0/2         116/150
S 8     1/1   1/1 4/4 5/5 4/5 8/8 15/15 12/12 13/16 15/17 6/10 15/18 3/12 3/12 2/6 0/1 0/1 0/2         107/146
S 9       1/1 1/1 4/4 5/5 9/9 8/9 16/16 17/19 13/14 19/26 17/25 13/14 7/16 8/12 2/8 0/3 0/3 0/1 0/1 0/2     140/189
S10 1/1   2/2 3/3 2/2 3/3 3/3 10/10 7/7 12/12 10/12 14/15 24/31 12/20 17/24 10/17 4/10 4/8 1/4 2/5   0/1       141/190
S11   1/1   2/2   2/2 3/3 9/9 11/11 12/13 11/11 12/14 14/21 15/22 15/19 14/19 8/14 2/3 1/2 0/3 1/1         133/170
S12     1/1   3/3 1/1 2/2 5/5 7/7 15/15 13/15 16/17 12/15 16/17 10/15 8/15 2/8 3/4 1/6 0/2 0/2         115/150
S13                     1/1                             1/1
ALL 1/1 1/1 4/4 9/9 9/9 16/16 29/29 53/54 66/67 92/93 96/105 121/135 128/158 114/160 114/148 88/140 51/103 32/66 17/43 13/34 3/18 1/9 2/8 0/1 0/2 1060/1413

Average No. of Questions Answered in the Build Up to the Final Chase (Players)

More questions were asked to the players in the build up to the final chase in series 2 to 6. The peak of 27.0 for series 4 is 4.5 questions more than for series 12. For series 3, solo players were asked on average 4.0 more questions than teams who were using the buzzers. For series 12, the difference is 1.9 questions.

  No. of Episodes Documented Teams With 1 Player Teams With 2 or More Players ALL
Series 1 10/10 25.0 22.1 22.4
Series 2 40/40 27.9 25.6 26.0
Series 3 40/40 29.0 25.0 25.7
Series 4 60/60 28.9 26.3 27.0
Series 5 119/119 28.1 24.8 25.4
Series 6 148/148 26.3 24.3 24.7
Series 7 148/150 24.7 23.4 23.6
Series 8 146/146 24.9 23.0 23.2
Series 9 189/189 24.3 22.6 22.9
Series 10 190/190 24.3 22.5 22.8
Series 11 170/170 23.4 22.1 22.3
Series 12 150/150 23.9 22.0 22.3
Series 13 1/1 - 21.0 21.0

Average No. of Questions Answered in the Final Chase (Chasers)

The length of the final chase varies from as little as about 30 seconds up to the maximum of 2 minutes. So when the chaser wins, I use the speed at which questions were being asked to calculate how many questions they would have been asked had it gone on for the full 2 minutes.

As per the players, the chasers were asked more questions in series 2 to 6. The average number of questions in the latest series is about 5.0 fewer than the peak. Compared to a solo player in the build up to the final chase, the chasers get through about 2-3 additional questions. Compared to a team with more than 1 player, they get through about 3-5 additional questions. These differences are probably due to the chasers being more willing to anticipate the answer and interrupt the question.

  No. of Episodes Documented No. of Questions
Series 1 10/10 26.3
Series 2 40/40 29.9
Series 3 40/40 30.5
Series 4 60/60 30.5
Series 5 119/119 30.2
Series 6 148/148 28.2
Series 7 148/150 27.1
Series 8 146/146 26.0
Series 9 189/189 25.6
Series 10 190/190 26.0
Series 11 170/170 25.5
Series 12 150/150 25.0
Series 13 1/1 26.7

% of Questions Answered Correctly in the Build Up to the Final Chase (Players)

For series 6 onwards, the average number of questions answered correctly in the build up to the final chase is 59%. Naturally the more players you have in the team, the higher this percentage gets. In recent series, non-Lazarus solo players actually get more questions wrong than they do right. The percentages have dropped when compared to series 1-5. So either the questions are getting harder, or the players aren't so knowledgeable.

  % of Episodes Covered No. of Players Winning Head-To-Head ALL
0 1 2 3 4
Series 1-5 100% 52% 53% 65% 67% 69% 63%
Series 6- 99.8% 51% 47% 58% 63% 65% 59%

% of Questions Answered Correctly in the Final Chase (Chasers)

Typically the chasers answer 78-85% of questions correctly in the final chase.

  No. of Episodes Documented % of Questions Answered Correctly
Series 1 10/10 83%
Series 2 40/40 84%
Series 3 40/40 85%
Series 4 60/60 79%
Series 5 119/119 80%
Series 6 148/148 78%
Series 7 148/150 78%
Series 8 146/146 79%
Series 9 189/189 80%
Series 10 190/190 81%
Series 11 170/170 83%
Series 12 150/150 84%
Series 13 1/1 94%

% of Pushbacks Answered Correctly in the Final Chase (Players)

The percentage of pushbacks answered correctly is fairly consistent when comparing series 1-5 with series 6 onwards. Again, as you would expect the percentage rises as the team size increases.

  % of Episodes Covered No. of Players Winning Head-To-Head ALL
0 1 2 3 4
Series 1-5 100% 38% 42% 52% 55% 57% 52.1%
Series 6- 99.8% 35% 40% 47% 55% 59% 50.8%

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