Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Reports

This site provides reports on various aspects of the data recorded in the Wait Wait Don't Tell Me! Stats Page database.

Available Report Categories

Guests

Best Of Only Not My Job Guests
This report provides a list of Not My Job guests that have only appeared on Best Of shows and not on any regular show. These guests would have made their appearances on second live tapings when Wait Wait Don't Tell Me! travel to other cities.
Most Appearances
This report provides a list of Not My Job guests and the number of appearances that they have made across all shows and regular shows. The list is ordered based on the number of appearances for all shows in descending order.
Not My Job Scoring Exceptions
This report provides a list of Not My Job guests that have a scoring exception that allowed them to win the prize for the listener contestant, even though they didn't score the required 2 or more points. An exception is also noted if the guest was awarded all 3 points no matter their actual score.
Not My Job Three Pointers
This report provides a list of all of the Not My Job guests who answered all three Not My Job questions correctly or were awarded all three points via a scoring exception.

Hosts

Appearance Summary
This report provides a list of show hosts along with the number of appearances, their first and most recent appearance, for both regular and for all shows (including Best Of and repeat shows).

Locations

Average Score by Location
This report provides a list of show locations and the corresponding average panelist score and average total score, in descending order.
One exception from the scoring is that the 25th Anniversary Special, that aired on October 27, 2018, which is excluded due to the unique Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank format.

Panelists

Aggregate Scores
This report provides information on general statistics for the aggregate of panelist total scores and a break down of the number of times a total score has occurred.
Appearances by Year
This report breaks down the number of times a panelist has appeared on a show for a given year. The counts excludes Best Of and Repeat shows.
Bluff the Listener Statistics
This report provides a break down of the number of times each panelist has had their Bluff the Listener story chosen, had the correct story, and the number of appearances on both regular shows that had a Bluff the Listener segment and Best Of shows with unique Bluff the Listener segments.
Please note that the data for Bluff the Listener is not complete as audio from shows aired in 1998 and 1999 are not publicly available. Thus, panelists that do not appear on this list do not have any Bluff the Listener information entered from those shows.
Debut by Year
This report provides a break down of when panelists made their debut on the show, grouped by year.
First and Most Recent Appearances
This report provides a list of panelists and their first appearance and most recent appearance on the show, for both regular shows and all shows, including Best Ofs and repeats.
Losing Streaks
This report provides a break down of the longest losing streak for each panelist. "All Losses" includes shows in which a panelist did not finish in first place or tied for first.
Panelist vs Panelist
This report allows you to lookup how well a panelist has faired against another panelist.
Panelist vs Panelist: All
This report compares on how well each all panelists have faired against other panelists based on their scores and ranking, broken down my panelist.
Panelist vs Panelist Scoring
A report that provides a way to lookup how well a panelist has scored against another panelist on a show-by-show basis.
Scoring data is currently available for shows that aired in January 2000 through current shows. Best Of, repeat and special shows, including the 20th anniversary show that aired on 2018-10-27, will not be included in the results.
Perfect Score Counts
This report provides a count for how many times a panelist that has had a total score of 20 points, which Bill Kurtis calls a "perfect score", or higher. The counts exclude any scores from Best Of and repeat shows.
Rankings Summary
This report provides statistics for the ranking of each panelist after each show.
Single Appearance
This report provides a list of panelists that have made only one appearance on the show, excluding any Best Of and Repeat shows.
Statistics by Gender
This report provides a break down of panelist statistics grouped by the gender that each panelist has identified themselves as.
Statistics Summary
This report provides a break down of scoring statistics for each panelist.
Win Streaks
This report provides a break down of the longest winning streak for each panelist. "All Wins" includes shows in which a panelist did not finish in first place or tied for first.

Scorekeepers

Appearance Summary
This report provides a list of scorekeepers along with the number of appearances, their first and most recent appearance, for both regular and for all shows (including Best Of and repeat shows).
Introductions
This report provides a list of introductions that Bill Kurtis and other scorekeepers have used at the start of each show.

Shows

All Shows
This reports provides a list of all shows that have been broadcasted, including Best Of and repeat shows. The list does not include any pledge specials shows or special shows that were not aired in their original form.
All Women Panel
This report provides a list of shows that have an all women panel.
High Scoring Shows
This report provides a list of shows in which the total score for all three panelists is greater than or equal to 50, listed in descending order.
Highest Score Equals Sum of Other Scores
This report provides a list of shows in which the highest panelist total score matches the sum of the two other panelists' scores.
Lightning Round Ending in a Three-Way Tie
This report provides a list of shows in which all three panelists finished the Lightning Fill-in-the Blank segment in a three-way tie.
Lightning Round Starting and Ending in a Three-Way Tie
This report provides a list of shows in which all three panelists started and ended the Lightning Fill-in-the Blank segment in a three-way tie.
Lightning Round Starting in a Three-Way Tie
This report provides a list of shows in which all three panelists started the Lightning Fill-in-the Blank segment in a three-way tie.
Lightning Round Starting with Zero Points
This report provides a list of shows in which a panelist started the Lightning Fill-in-the Blank segment with zero points.
Lightning Round with Zero Correct Answers
This report provides a list of shows in which a panelist answered zero Lightning Fill-in-the Blank questions correct.
Low Scoring Shows
This report provides a list of show locations and the corresponding average panelist score and average total score, in descending order.
One exception from the scoring is that the 25th Anniversary Special, that aired on October 27, 2018, which is excluded due to the unique Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank format.
Original Shows
This reports provides a list of original shows that have been broadcasted, which excludes Best Of and repeat shows.
Panel Gender Mix
This report provides a break down of the gender mix of panels for all broadcasted shows by year, excluding Best Of, Repeats, pledge specials, and the 25th Anniversary special.
Search Shows by Multiple Panelists
This report allows you to search for shows with a particular set of panelists (up to three) with options to include Best Of and repeat shows.
Shows that are repeats of Best Of shows will be included if either option is checked.
Show Counts by Year
This report provides a count of the number of regular, Best Of and repeat shows, grouped by year.
The counts for the current year will only include shows that have already aired.
Shows with a Guest Host
This report provides a list of all shows, including Best Of and repeat shows, that have a guest host.
Shows with a Guest Scorekeeper
This report provides a list of all shows, including Best Of and repeat shows, that have a guest scorekeeper.
Shows with Perfect Panelist Scores
This report provides a list of shows where a panelist finishes the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank segment with a total score of 20 points, or as Bill Kurtis calls it, a "perfect score".
The list also includes shows where a panelist has a total score greater than 20 points.