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Entertainment 'Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time' Night 3: We're inching closer to a winner

09:26  10 january  2020
09:26  10 january  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

‘Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time’: Here’s who won the first wildly entertaining prime-time game

  ‘Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time’: Here’s who won the first wildly entertaining prime-time game Ken Jennings, James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter competed in a highly-anticipated competition for $1 million. And it was thrilling.The multiple-night event, which pits the show’s three most successful players against one another, will continue until one player wins three matches. In this series, a “match” means two consecutive games in one hour-long episode, and the person with the highest total winnings is the victor. The winner gets $1 million and will be crowned the “greatest of all time”; the two runners-up receive $250,000.

Ken Jennings is a step closer to being named the " Jeopardy ! Greatest of All Time ," after winning his second match Thursday. The tournament pits the three biggest money winners in the syndicated quiz show's history – Jennings, Brad Rutter and Holzhauer – for its first network prime time airing

Ken Jennings won Tuesday’s night ’s opening round of ABC’s “ Jeopardy ! Greatest of All Time ,” the multi- night event that pits himself, James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter against each other to settle once and for all which “ Jeopardy !” champion is truly the greatest .If he wins the next two games in a row

Spoiler alert: This story contains details from Thursday's match in ABC's "Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time" tournament.

JEOPARDY! THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME - On the heels of the iconic Tournament of Champions, JEOPARDY! is coming to ABC in a multiple consecutive night event with JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time, premiering TUESDAY, JAN. 7 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.  (Eric McCandless via Getty Images) ALEX TREBEK, JAMES HOLZHAUER, KEN JENNINGS, BRAD RUTTER© 2019 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. JEOPARDY! THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME - On the heels of the iconic Tournament of Champions, JEOPARDY! is coming to ABC in a multiple consecutive night event with JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time, premiering TUESDAY, JAN. 7 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (Eric McCandless via Getty Images) ALEX TREBEK, JAMES HOLZHAUER, KEN JENNINGS, BRAD RUTTER

Ken Jennings is a step closer to being named the "Jeopardy! Greatest of All Time," after winning his second match Thursday.

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  Ratings: 'Jeopardy: GOAT' Grows Already Huge Debut Audience on Night 2 The audience for "Jeopardy: Greatest of All Time" was even greater on Night 2 than on Night 1. On Wednesday, Part 2 of the dream match between Ken Jennings, James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter averaged 14.824 million total viewers, up from Tuesday's 14.367 million tally. In the key demo, adults 18-49, last night's "Jeopardy: GOAT" slightly declined from the previous evening's 2.4 rating to a 2.3. Pretty great. You know what wasn't great? Fox'sIn the key demo, adults 18-49, last night's "Jeopardy: GOAT" slightly declined from the previous evening's 2.4 rating to a 2.3.

The three biggest champions of " Jeopardy !" sat down before their showdown to prove who is the greatest of all time . "Similar to football, you can go back and look at the tape of the other competitors and see what their strengths and weaknesses are ," said Rutter, who is the top money.

Greatest of All Time ” special continued into its second night Wednesday, as one of the show’s three all - time winners comes closer to taking home a While Holzhauer won night two, each contestant made some waves in their previous appearances. Rutter, during his time on the show, took home

Jennings was the first to advance toward becoming “Jeopardy!” GOAT when the competition kicked-off Tuesday. Night 2 saw James Holzhauer take his turn at the top, as the players worked to – as Jennings put it – "leave something in the tank" to get through a full hour of play in the ABC tournament.

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On Night 3, it was definitely Jennings whose tank was full, as he dominated play from the start. Even Holzhauer was impressed, tweeting after the show, "My wife is going to make me roleplay as @KenJennings tonight."

Jennings gave a cheeky – though slightly naughty – reply about timing.

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Greatest of All Time tournament is that even if you don’t follow Jeopardy ! at all, you probably still know who these three guys are . Each of these games is considered a “match.” Once you win three “matches,” you’ re the winner . So far, Jennings has won the first match, which means if he wins two

The first night of ABC's " Greatest of All Time ” tournament brought together the three biggest money winners in the syndicated quiz show's history (They’ re ) our two most successful players in ' Jeopardy !' history,” he says. “These three players have won close to million in ‘ Jeopardy !’ prize

But at the end of the match, all three players proved they spent more time memorizing trivia than going to the movies.

The tournament pits the three biggest money winners in the syndicated quiz show's history – Jennings, Brad Rutter and Holzhauer – for its first network prime time airing since 1990. The pre-taped competition continues Friday (8 EST/PST).

The players and venerable host Alex Trebek return each weeknight, except for Monday, until one wins three nights, or matches. Each match consists of two traditional, half-hour "Jeopardy!" games, with the night's highest total points winner (scores are measured in points, not dollars, in the special format) getting the victory.

On Thursday, Jennings was the runaway winner, though all three players had the correct question to the first Final Jeopardy answer: "These 2 now-defunct parties each gave the U.S. 4 presidents in the 19th century." (What are the Whigs and Democratic Republicans?) Jennings took the first game with a total of 51,200 points. Holzhauer ended with 27,200 and Rutter with 17,600.

'Jeopardy: Greatest of All Time' getting higher ratings than 2019 NBA Finals, World Series

  'Jeopardy: Greatest of All Time' getting higher ratings than 2019 NBA Finals, World Series 'Jeopardy: Greatest of All Time' getting higher ratings than 2019 NBA Finals, World SeriesThe program, a competition between the three most successful winners in “Jeopardy” history, has aired three installments on ABC so far, and is averaging nearly 15 million viewers in same-day ratings. With today’s fractured viewing habits and the decline of traditional network programming, that’s a pretty big deal.

GOAT status Tuesday.The first night of ABC's " Greatest of All Time ” tournament brought together the three biggest money winners in the syndicated quiz (They’ re ) our two most successful players in ' Jeopardy !' history,” he says. “These three players have won close to million in ‘ Jeopardy !’ prize

Three “ Jeopardy !” champions — from left, James Holzhauer, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter — will vie for And now, a series offering the lofty title of the “ greatest of all time .” Over its decades on air The tournament invites kept coming — as the show’s biggest cash winner , Rutter was a natural choice.

Holzhauer ran the board at the start of Game 2, racking up 5,000 points before being wiped out with an all-in Daily Double bet. Trebek teased the professional gambler, telling him, "All right, you're tied with Ken and Brad."

Rutter got both Daily Doubles in the Double Jeopardy! round, landing him in second place for his best showing so far in the GOAT tourney, but again, it was all Jennings, all the time.

Then came the second Final Jeopardy answer: "These 2 foreign-born directors have each won 2 best director Oscars, but none of their films has won best picture." It garnered some interesting responses from the three.

JEOPARDY! THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME - On the heels of the iconic Tournament of Champions, JEOPARDY! is coming to ABC in a multiple consecutive night event with JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time, premiering TUESDAY, JAN. 7 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.  (Eric McCandless via Getty Images) JAMES HOLZHAUER, KEN JENNINGS, BRAD RUTTER© 2019 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. JEOPARDY! THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME - On the heels of the iconic Tournament of Champions, JEOPARDY! is coming to ABC in a multiple consecutive night event with JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time, premiering TUESDAY, JAN. 7 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (Eric McCandless via Getty Images) JAMES HOLZHAUER, KEN JENNINGS, BRAD RUTTER Holzhauer, who was in the unusual (for him) position of third place, wrote, "Who is the GHOST - greatest host of syndicated TV?" Trebek also asked if he'd started to write "Pat Sajak," joking, "I wish you had risked more points!" In the end, Holzhauer wagered just 908, and ended with 6,492 points for the game, 33,692 for the match.

How 'Jeopardy! Greatest of All Time' Came Together at ABC

  How 'Jeopardy! Greatest of All Time' Came Together at ABC ABC's primetime "Jeopardy! Greatest of All Time" tournament became a runaway success for the broadcast network last week, and it got there by capitalizing on a number of factors that led to a renewed fascination with the 56-year-old game show. Essentially, "Jeopardy!" only works in threes, and this is the first time there have been three players of James Holzhauer, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter's caliber around to compete head-to-head for such a high title as the long-running syndicated game show's "Greatest of All Time" a.k.a. GOAT.

It was a brain battle for the ages on Tuesday, as three former champs faced off in Night 1 of the Jeopardy ! The Greatest of All Time primetime special. But each night of the tournament consists of two games, with the points from each added up to determine a winner , and Holzhauer edged out

The winner gets million and will be crowned the “ greatest of all time ”; the two runners-up receive 0 And poor Rutter, who lost all his money multiple times in Double Jeopardy situations, bet So that’s what we ’ re dealing with here. For reference, here’s where all the players stood before this

Rutter also was stumped, choosing to write, "Ken es el hombre" and "Eagles Super Bowl LII Champs." "Ladies and gentlemen, I'd like to welcome you to the 'Jeopardy!' comedy hour," Trebek deadpanned.

Rutter's wager of 4,133 points left him with 5,867 for the game and a match total of 23,467.

When it was his turn, Jennings cracked a joke of his own before Trebek revealed Jennings had at least taken a stab at a legit answer. Jennings wrote, "Who are Lee and Gonzalez-Inarritu?" He was still wrong. The correct response was, "Who are Ang Lee and Alfonso Cuaron?"

But Jennings, already way ahead, was conservative in his bet. He'd bet just 1,200, leaving him with 16,400 for Game 2 and a match total of 67,600 points, more than double Holzhauer's No. 2 showing.

The contest could now end Friday if Jennings wins again. (It could also stretch out until a three-way, winner-take-all match on Jan. 16.) The winner gets $1 million, with the other two competitors each receiving $250,000.

The GOAT tournament continues to highlight how Jennings and Rutter have had to adjust their strategy to match Holzhauer's go-for-broke style. The professional sports gambler isn't intimidated by bets with the potential for huge rewards – or huge losses.

It also puts a stake in the leisurely strategy of running through a full category of clues before moving on to the next. Instead, players start at the high-dollar clues and jump between categories, searching for Daily Doubles to quickly boost their scores.

'Jeopardy!: The Greatest of All Time' crowns Ken Jennings winner

  'Jeopardy!: The Greatest of All Time' crowns Ken Jennings winner Ken Jennings went into Tuesday's 'Jeopardy!' GOAT episode ahead of his rivals; now he's won bragging rights and the $1 million prize

Greatest of All Time competition began airing Tuesday night , with Jennings finishing with a combined total of ,400 and Holzhauer coming close behind The much-anticipated competition between the greatest " Jeopardy !" contestants of all time began Tuesday night , with Ken Jennings emerging as

The three biggest winners in “ Jeopardy !” history will take the stage once again, this time against each other. Former champions Ken Jennings, James The first person to win three matches will win million and be crowned “ the greatest of all time .” Jennings, 45, holds records for most consecutive

Holzhauer's headline-grabbing success last year inspired the GOAT concept, Trebek told USA TODAY in an exclusive interview when the contest was announced in November.

“When James had his run last year, a lot of people were wondering, 'Well, how would he do against Ken Jennings? How would he do against Brad Rutter?' (They’re) our two most successful players in 'Jeopardy!' history,” he says. “These three players have won close to $10 million in ‘Jeopardy!’ prize money and over 100 games among them, so it was logical.”

Fans are for Trebek, 79, as well as the players. The host, who has helmed the syndicated hit since it launched in 1984, revealed his stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis in March and has updated the public about his treatments and status as he continues to conduct the show.

He said at the Television Critics Association Wednesday that he felt his illness had a small effect – "I seemed a little slower in the ad-lib portions" – during the tapings. The competitors disagreed.

"You wonder how he's doing. You get there – and he's still Alex Trebek," Jennings said. "He never fumbles a word. The last of the great old-school broadcasters."

Contributing: Gary Levin

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