Naked and Afraid – Who Taps Out More? Men or Women

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Figure 1: Locations of 2-Person Naked and Afraid Episodes.

Figure 1: Locations of 2-Person Naked and Afraid Episodes.

I have been receiving quite a few questions about my database of Naked and Afraid information. I only track the shows with 2-person teams – I am not a big fan of the XL episodes. There recently has been a number of shows where women have been particularly strong leaders and finishers, and some big, tough-looking men struggled right from the start and failed to complete the challenge.   In response to some of the recent shows, a number of people have asked "Who taps out more – men or women?" So I have updated my Excel Workbook with the data from recent episodes and went to work. I have also updated Figure 1, which shows where the episodes were filmed.

I filtered my database for episodes where a woman finished and a man did not, or vice versa. This process generated a list of solo finishers and the number of days they were solo (Figure 2). Seventeen people finished the challenge alone, 9 men and 8 women.

igure 2: List of Solo Finishers and the Number of Days Solo.

Figure 2: List of Solo Finishers and the Number of Days Solo.

Figure 3 shows the summary statistics for the solo finishers. While there have been some strong female solo finishers lately, overall men and women have had similar solo performances, at least with respect to the average days solo and the number of solo finishers.

Figure 3: Summary Statistics of Solo Finishers.

Figure 3: Summary Statistics of Solo Finishers.

I am seeing a pattern in how men tap out that I do want to explore, but I am not certain how to obtain the data to prove it. It seems that the big, muscular men do not do as well as the smaller, wiry men. I do not have data on the size of the men, so I cannot perform this analysis right now – I am thinking about how to gather that data.

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9 Responses to Naked and Afraid – Who Taps Out More? Men or Women

  1. robyne says:

    I loved.finding your blog. Super interesting. Thanks so much for sharing.

     
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  3. Becky Morgan says:

    When will u update again.I'd like 2 know how many so far this year.

     
    • mathscinotes says:

      I will update the files in the next week or two. As I have been mentioning in some posts, I am building a house and large garage in northern MN. This has reduced my blogging time.

      mark

       
    • mathscinotes says:

      I have two posts out there on N&A. I have just updated the database on this post. I will update this post in the next couple of days.

      mark

       
  4. Today is April 3, 2018. I too an interested in how many omen have finished their challenges alone on Naked and Afraid? Hopefully you have updated your research.

     
    • mathscinotes says:

      I will be updating it in the next week or so. I am still doing construction work on my garage.
      Thanks for leaving me a note.

      mark

       
  5. Eric says:

    You don't like the Naked and Afraid xl episodes because, all the women do is sit around on their asses collecting firewood, bitching and moaning...work for 2 days building a shelter and depend on the men to take care of them for 40 days...or at least that's how it's went so far...

     
    • mathscinotes says:

      I do not like the XL episodes because watching factions form reminds me too much of what I have to deal with as a director. I do not watch Survivor for the same reason. I prefer to watch two people working hard to solve problems.

      mark

       

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