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

07:20  15 january  2020
07:20  15 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.

James Holzhauer, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter battle it out on the fourth night of the " Jeopardy !" Greatest of All Time -- or GOAT -- tournament. “It has taken 15 years for Ken Jennings to finally answer the question, ‘Is he as good as he appeared to be in his great run on ‘ Jeopardy !’?’ ” crowed

Ken Jennings & Brad Rutter Chat About " JEOPARDY ! Who will be crowned the ' Greatest of All Time ' on Jeopardy ?

Clue: The greatest “Jeopardy!” player of all time. Question: Who is Ken Jennings?

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The 45-year-old Washington state native Tuesday claimed the GOAT title, $1 million and the congratulations of revered host Alex Trebek with his third victory in four matches in ABC's "Jeopardy: The Greatest of All Time" tournament, triumphing over fellow top money winners James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter.

Ratings: 'Jeopardy: GOAT' Grows Already Huge Debut Audience on Night 2

  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 Jeopardy : Tournament of Champions Greatest of All Time (GOAT) tournament began January 7, 2020. It promised to determine who actually is the greatest Jeopardy ! contestant of all time : Ken Jennings , holder of the longest win-streak in show history and highest regular-season earnings; Brad

Ken Jennings is just one match away from winning the ' Jeopardy ! Greatest of All Time ' tournament. Ken Jennings , James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter are gearing up for another game of Jeopardy !: Greatest of All Time tournament.

As Trebek handed Jennings his GOAT trophy, he played along with the show's signature answer-and-question format: "It has taken 15 years for Ken Jennings to finally answer the question, 'Is he as good as he appeared to be in that great run on 'Jeopardy!' "

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The excited champion joined Trebek center stage, asking, "Is that for me? Is that for me?" as he took hold of the clue-shaped award. He also goes home with $1 million.

Besides the competitive drama, the tournament has turned into a celebration of the skills and long-running tenure of Trebek, who is battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer. 

Tuesday's match was a battle between Jennings and Holzhauer, as it has been the whole tournament, with the two trading the lead throughout both games. 

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

  'Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time' Night 3: We're inching closer to a winner ABC's "Greatest of All Time" tournament kicked into high gear. After Thursday's match, Ken Jennings is a step closer.Ken Jennings is a step closer to being named the "Jeopardy! Greatest of All Time," after winning his second match Thursday.

Greatest of All Time ! Here’s tonight’s game recap (for Thursday, January 9, 2020) Who will be crowned the ' Greatest of All Time ' on Jeopardy ? - Ken Jennings (November 14, 2014 & November 17, 2014) - Продолжительность: 24:54 DarkGhost1996 Recommended for you.

Who is Ken Jennings ? Answer: The greatest “ Jeopardy !” player of all time . Jennings defeated legendary champs James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter in the storied game show’s first-ever Greatest of All Time — or GOAT — tournament on Tuesday night.

In the first matchup, Jennings led the way, standing at 32,800 before Final Jeopardy!

Jennings, who mimicked , Holzhauer's famous "push" gesture as he wagered his entire points total, gave a correct response and ended the game with 65,600, leading Trebek to ask, "Can he be beaten?"

​Holzhauer kicked off Game 2 with the crack, "Hey, Brad's score is still on there." (Everyone had zero, of course.) And the competition heated up from there – but still only between Holzhauer and Jennings.

In the Final Jeopardy! category, Shakespeare's tragedies, the clue was: "He has 272 speeches, the most of any non-title character in a Shakespeare tragedy." Rutter's "You are the best, Alex!" meant little, and he didn't wager anything, ending the game and the match with just 1,400 points.

The tension mounted when Jennings' correct response, "Who is Iago?" was revealed, but his wager of zero left him at 23,000, for a two-game total of 88,600.

'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.

Jeopardy ! Greatest of All Time , Match 2 Part 1 - Brad Rutter, Ken Jennings , Ken Jennings .

Jeopardy ! Greatest of All Time , Match 2 FULL - Brad Rutter, Ken Jennings , Ken Jennings .

Holzhauer appeared stone-faced and Trebek drew out the tension for a few seconds before revealing what turned out to be an incorrect response, "Who is Horatio?" In true fashion, Holzhauer had bet it all, so he ended the game with zero and a nightly total of 34,181. It was all over except the trophy ceremony.

Holzhauer and Rutter, who won no games, will each receive $250,000 for taking part in the high-rated quiz-show spectacle.   

Jennings last week won the first and third matches, each determined by cumulative point totals from two games played during each night's broadcast, before Tuesday's clincher.

He won the first match by just 200 points over Holzhauer – 63,400 to 63,200 (although Jennings was far enough ahead to know Holzhauer's ceiling in Game 2 Final Jeopardy!) – raising hopes for a tightly fought battle. That appeared more likely when Holzhauer won the second match Wednesday, but Jennings more than doubled Holzhauer's total in Game 3, presaging Tuesday's finale.

ABC likely wished the special event, the first prime time platform for syndicated "Jeopardy!" since 1990, had extended to the maximum seven matches. The contest ranked as the week's top entertainment program all three of last week's matches, drawing a big audience of more than 16 million viewers.

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.

Jeopardy ! Greatest of All Time , Match 1 - Brad Rutter, Ken Jennings , James Holzhauer.

Jeopardy ! Greatest of All Time , Match 2 Part 2 - Brad Rutter, Ken Jennings , Ken Jennings .

Entering the tournament, all three competitors could lay claim to some "Jeopardy!" greatness label. Jennings owned the longest consecutive victory streak, winning 74 games and $2.52 million in 2004.

Rutter, 41, who first appeared in 2000, was limited to five games under the rules at that time, but he ranks as the biggest money winner on an American game show with a pre-GOAT tourney total of $4.68 million, most of it won during tournaments.

Holzhauer, 35, put "Jeopardy!" back in the headlines last spring, with an aggressive style and revolutionary betting approach that resulted in a single-game record of $131,127 and $2.46 million in winnings during a 32-game streak. (He added another $250,000 by winning November's tournament of champions.)

Holzhauer's success inspired the GOAT concept, Trebek told USA TODAY in an exclusive interview when the contest was announced in November. He provided a worthy third competitor to join Jennings and Rutter in the three-player game.

“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."

Ken Jennings on His Jeopardy! Greatest of All Time Win: 'I Just Remember Feeling Shock'

  Ken Jennings on His Jeopardy! Greatest of All Time Win: 'I Just Remember Feeling Shock' Ken Jennings on His Jeopardy! Greatest of All Time WinOn Tuesday night, Jennings won the trivia game show’s Greatest of All Time tournament after several intense nights of play against fellow Jeopardy! greats James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter. During an interview on Good Morning America on Wednesday morning, Jennings, 45, said that he felt “shock” after realizing he had won.

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'Jeopardy!' GOAT Ken Jennings interview: 'I ended up enjoying it more than I planned' .
Ken Jennings tells USA TODAY he didn't want to play in the 'Jeopardy!' Greatest of All Time tourney because he didn't think he would win. He did.He didn't think he would win "Jeopardy!: The Greatest of All Time," the Alex Trebek-hosted tournament he clinched Tuesday against fellow quiz show legends James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter.

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