Macleod scored 124 in his final heat game to confirm membership of the 800 club and become number 3 seed for the finals. He was in top form throughout his quarter and semi-final, scoring centuries in both games and achieving victories by more than 50 points in both games. Macleod's run ended in the final with a narrow defeat to Martin Hurst.
Macleod is one of a few, if not the first person, to have beaten two members of the same family on Countdown, having defeated Samantha Dorrough during the heats and then her father, Stephen Fuller, in the semi-final.
Macleod will return to Countdown in January 2019 as a contestant in Championship of Champions XV.
|#||Date||Type||Contestant 1||Score||Contestant 2||Guest||Lex||Max|
|6443||11/10/2016||P||Jamie Smith||76 – 77||Andrew Macleod||Kate Williams||Susie Dent||119|
|6444||12/10/2016||P||Andrew Macleod||82 – 57||Charlie Walker||Kate Williams||Susie Dent||124|
|6445||13/10/2016||P||Andrew Macleod||95 – 63||Sam Gunning||Kate Williams||Susie Dent||121|
|6446||14/10/2016||P||Andrew Macleod||122 – 49||Adam Bevan||Brendan Cole||Susie Dent||134|
|6447||17/10/2016||P||Andrew Macleod||106 – 51||Ruaraidh Macdonald||Brendan Cole||Susie Dent||138|
|6448||18/10/2016||P||Andrew Macleod||109 – 28||Samantha Dorrough||Brendan Cole||Susie Dent||158|
|6449||19/10/2016||P||Andrew Macleod||94 – 69||David Stirling||Brendan Cole||Susie Dent||140|
|6450||20/10/2016||P||Andrew Macleod||124 – 83||Peter Andrews||Brendan Cole||Susie Dent||165|
|6489||19/12/2016||QF||Andrew Macleod||114 – 56||Rik Anstee||Carol Kirkwood||Susie Dent||121|
|6492||22/12/2016||SF||Andrew Macleod||111 – 60||Stephen Fuller||Carol Kirkwood||Susie Dent||129|
|6493||23/12/2016||GF||Martin Hurst||96 – 85||Andrew Macleod||Carol Kirkwood||Susie Dent||134|