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EntertainmentJames Holzhauer Propels 'Jeopardy!' to Highest TV Ratings in 4 Years

01:25  08 may  2019
01:25  08 may  2019 Source:   thewrap.com

'Jeopardy!' Contestant Wins 8th Game, Now Second Only to Ken Jennings in Total Winnings

'Jeopardy!' Contestant Wins 8th Game, Now Second Only to Ken Jennings in Total Winnings With his eighth straight win on Monday, "Jeopardy!" contestant James Holzhauer now holds the highest total winnings of any player since Ken Jennings. Holzhauer's victory pushed him up to a total of $460,479, surpassing Dave Madden's total of $430,400 over 19 games in 2005. An aggressive wager strategy helped propel Holzhauer into the second-place spot in less than half as many games, while setting a new record for single-day winnings along the way: $110,914. Your browser does not support this video require(["binding"], function (binding) { binding("wcVideoPlayer", "#video_player_04b015a0-c615-4386-b8b3-9b043ae2fede").

James Holzhauer is money — and “ Jeopardy !” is (also) reaping the rewards.“ Jeopardy !” just hit a four - year high the week ending April 28, with a 7.5 rating , up 12% from the previous week. In terms of its fellow syndicated shows, only perpetual giant “Judge Judy” came close to that number

James Holzhauer ’s “ Jeopardy !” winning streak came to an end last night, but the game show’s ratings bump lives on.Monday night’s episode, which ended Holzhauer ’s 32-game run and his chances of overtaking Ken Jennings’ record, came in as the highest -rated episode of “ Jeopardy !” in 14 years

James Holzhauer Propels 'Jeopardy!' to Highest TV Ratings in 4 Years© TheWrap

James Holzhauer is money — and "Jeopardy!" is (also) reaping the rewards.

"Jeopardy!" just hit a four-year high the week ending April 28, with a 7.5 rating, up 12% from the previous week. In terms of its fellow syndicated shows, only perpetual giant "Judge Judy" came close to that number, with a seven-week high of 7.0 (up 8% week over week).

The long-running game show can thank Holzhauer's huge winning streak for its ratings bump, as viewers tune in to see how far the "Jeopardy!" sensation can go. As of May 3, the professional sports gambler has won nearly $1.7 million over 22 games. Only "Jeopardy!" legend Ken Jennings — who won 74 games back in 2004 — has won more in regular play.

Ken Jennings Rooting for James Holzhauer to Beat His Jeopardy! Record

Ken Jennings Rooting for James Holzhauer to Beat His Jeopardy! Record “This is something I would have thought was just impossible.”

James Holzhauer 's Downfall Propels ' Jeopardy !' to Highest Ratings in 14 Years . James Holzhauer is a professional gambler who is the current Jeopardy champion and broke the single-game record for most money won on one day James Holzhauer said in a statement, “I said all along that I

James Holzhauer is money — and “ Jeopardy !” is (also) reaping the rewards. “ Jeopardy !” just hit a four - year high the week ending April 28, with a The long-running game show can thank Holzhauer ’s huge winning streak for its ratings bump, as viewers tune in to see how far the “ Jeopardy !” sensation

In terms of talk shows, with a 2.7, "Dr. Phil" was the highest-rated of that genre for its whopping 138th straight week.

"Live With Kelly and Ryan" was second with a 2.2, "Ellen" earned bronze with a 1.9. Further down the syndicated-ratings sheet were "Maury" and "Wendy Williams" with 1.4s, and "Steve," with a 1.2.

Related video: James Holzhauer impresses Alex Trebek with "Jeopardy!" winning streak (via CBS)

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James Holzhauer's Downfall Propels 'Jeopardy!' to Highest Ratings in 14 Years.
James Holzhauer's "Jeopardy!" winning streak came to an end last night, but the game show's ratings bump lives on. Monday night's episode, which ended Holzhauer's 32-game run and his chances of overtaking Ken Jennings' record, came in as the highest-rated episode of "Jeopardy!" in 14 years, according to Nielsen. With a 10.1 rating overall and a 2.2 among adults under 50, the show also bested every program in broadcast primetime last night. In the demo, "Jeopardy!" beat Monday night's highest-rated broadcast show, ABC's "The Bachelorette," by more than double.

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