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EntertainmentJames Holzhauer's 'Jeopardy!' winning streak has fueled a ratings streak for the game show

23:05  30 april  2019
23:05  30 april  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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James Holzhauer ' s ' Jeopardy !' winning streak has fueled a (continued) ratings streak . Gary Levin. The game show averaged 9.6 million same-day viewers for the week of April 1-5, when Holzhauer made his first appearance. A week later, the audience climbed to 10.1 million.

James Holzhauer explains his winning ' Jeopardy !' strategy. James Holzhauer is killing it on " Jeopardy !" but it' s all in a day' s work for the Las Vegas professional sports bettor. He has been on a winning streak on the game show , which has entranced viewers and even drawn praise from

James Holzhauer's 'Jeopardy!' winning streak has fueled a ratings streak for the game show© Provided by USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, Inc. FILE - This file image made from video aired on "Jeopardy!" on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, and provided by Jeopardy Productions, Inc. shows James Holzhauer. The 34-year-old professional sports gambler from Las Vegas won more than $110,000 on "Jeopardy!" on Tuesday, breaking the record for single-day cash winnings. Holzhauer won $131,127 during a show aired Wednesday night, April 17, 2019, breaking the record that viewers saw him set last week.(Carol Kaelson/Jeopardy Productions, Inc. via AP, File) ORG XMIT: CAET468

Game shows love nothing more than a big, headline-making champion to juice ratings, and "Jeopardy!" is no exception.

'Jeopardy' champion James Holzhauer crosses $1M, sets more milestones

'Jeopardy' champion James Holzhauer crosses $1M, sets more milestones James Holzhauer became only the second contestant in "Jeopardy!" history to win $1 million in non-tournament competition, all in just 14 appearances on the long-running game show.

James Holzhauer ’ s Winning Streak Pushes ‘ Jeopardy !’ to No. 1 Syndication Ratings . Holzhauer will be taking a break for the game show ’s teacher competition. He will return May 20 and attempt to beat Ken Jennings’ all-time record of .5 million, set in 2004.

James Holzhauer ' s historic 32-day run on “ Jeopardy !” ended in a stunning upset, leaving him just short of former champ Ken Jennings’ .5 million record. Holzhauer was dethroned Monday by challenger Emma Boettcher. NBC’s Natalie Morales reports for TODAY.June 4, 2019.

James Holzhauer, the 34-year-old professional gambler from Las Vegas, is 18 days into a winning streak that's set records for the speed with which he's amassed $1.33 million, a total that ranks second only to all-time champ Ken Jennings. (He had a close call Tuesday, beating a challenger by a mere winning by just $18.)

The boost has generated plenty of stories, all of which have drawn more attention to the TV game-show staple, now in its 35th year. There have been interviews with Holzhauer, the rival contestants he's vanquished and an admiring column by USA TODAY's own Eddie Timanus, a former "Jeopardy!" champion himself.

Nielsen ratings shows how the streak has fueled interest in "Jeopardy!" among occasional viewers.

James Holzhauer's 'Jeopardy!' winning streak has fueled a ratings streak for the game show© Ethan Miller, Getty Images "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek speaks as he is inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Broadcasting Hall of Fame during the NAB Achievement in Broadcasting Dinner at the Encore Las Vegas on April 9, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek announced March 6, 2019 that he has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

The game show averaged 9.6 million same-day viewers for the week of April 1-5, when Holzhauer made his first appearance.  A week later, the audience climbed to 10.1 million, and for the week of April 15-19, it jumped again to 10.7 million, according to new data out Tuesday. "Wheel of Fortune," which is paired with "Jeopardy!" in many cities, has stayed flat over that time span.

James Holzhauer extends 'Jeopardy!' winning streak to 16 days. Here's how he did it

James Holzhauer extends 'Jeopardy!' winning streak to 16 days. Here's how he did it "The fact that I win and lose money all the time helps desensitize me," says "Jeopardy!" champ James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler.

James Holzhauer ’ s “ Jeopardy !” hot streak continues to be a boon for the show . The contestant’s most recent set of games , which aired across Holzhauer has amassed a total of nearly .7 million over his 22- game winning streak . Only “ Jeopardy !” legend Ken Jennings — who won 74 games

For the last 22 games of Jeopardy , James Holzhauer has dominated the game , earning nearly .7 million in winnings . As viewers flock to their televisions—either to watch Holzhauer or dominate another game or finally lose— Jeopardy ratings have skyrocketed, bringing them to a 14-year high.

"Jeopardy!"s average this season is 9.8 million, ranking third among all syndicated shows behind "Judge Judy" and "Wheel," but for the last several weeks, it's ranked No. 1 among all shows.

Will that trend continue? Depends on whether Holzhauer keeps winning.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: James Holzhauer's 'Jeopardy!' winning streak has fueled a ratings streak for the game show

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