Well, that's going to do it for the November '99 run of Who Wants to be a Millionaire. Let's take a look at some of the stats of what happened during the 18 nights:
||TOTAL QUESTIONS ASKED1:||457
||MOST QUESTIONS RIGHT:||John Carpenter (15)
||LEAST QUESTIONS RIGHT:||Jim Baird (6)
||POST-MORTEM ACCURACY2:||5/9 (56%)
||FASTEST QUALIFYING TIME:||Jim Baird (2.80)
||LIFELINES LEFT UNUSED:||20
||LIFELINES USED ON LOWER TIER:||12
||LIFELINES MOST OFTEN USED FIRST:||Ask the Audience (24)
||50:50 EFFICIENCY4:||13/32 (40%)
||AUDIENCE EFFICIENCY:||30/34 (88%)
||PHONE EFFICIENCY:||17/29 (59%)
||MOST LOPSIDED AUDIENCE RESULT:||96%
||PHONE CONVERSATIONS ENDED PREMATURELY:||9
||VICTORS (Million dollar winners):||1
||BAILOUTS (Games ended voluntarily):||21
||KNOCKOUTS (Games ended by wrong answer): ||17
||TOTAL MONEY AWARDED:||$3,746,000
||AVERAGE AMOUNT WON:||$95,538
||MONEY LOST FROM WRONG ANSWERS:||$260,000
||1. Qualifying Questions are not counted.
2. This is the success rate of players' guesses after they decide to stop and take the money.
3. This is how many people qualified by being the only one to answer a Qualifying Question correctly.
4. A Lifeline use is deemed successful if and only if A) No further subsequent Lifelines are used on the question, B) The Lifeline endorses the correct answer (in the case of human element Lifelines), and C) The contestant plays the question and answers correctly.
And of course, here are my favorite moments from the November run:
Well, I hope you enjoyed my look at the November shows. I'll see you soon when I start on the January episodes (in about, oh, 3 years). Thanks for visiting!