Final Jeopardy! Round statistics for Season 1

DJ! FinisherAll gamesRegular play games
1st20/42(47.62%)20/42(47.62%)
2nd24/42(57.14%)24/42(57.14%)
3rd13/29(44.83%)13/29(44.83%)
All57/113(50.44%)57/113(50.44%)

Number of regular play games in which two challengers played Final: 19

Out of those 19 games, number of games in which the returning champion at the far left podium finished Double Jeopardy! with a zero or negative score: 0 (0.00%)

Out of those 19 games, number of games in which the challenger at the far right podium gave the correct response: 9 (47.37%)

Out of those 9 games, number of games in which the challenger at the middle podium also gave the correct response: 7 (77.78%)

Out of the 19 regular play games in which two challengers played Final, number of games in which the challenger at the middle podium gave the correct response: 9 (47.37%)

Out of those 9 games, number of games in which the challenger at the far right podium also gave the correct response: 7 (77.78%)

Out of the 19 regular play games in which all three players (two of them challengers) played Final, number of games in which all three players gave the correct response: 5 (26.32%)

Out of the 19 regular play games in which all three players (two of them challengers) played Final, number of correct Final responses given by challengers: 18 (47.37%)

Out of the 19 regular play games in which all three players (two of them challengers) played Final, number of games in which none of the three players gave the correct response: 6 (31.58%)

57 correct Final responses have been supplied out of 113 possible responses in the 42 archived games analyzed. This represents a 50.44% chance of supplying the correct Final response.

Out of the 23 regular play games in which the leader going into Final Jeopardy! did not have a lock and was not tied with another player, he or she wagered to cover the second-place player 21 times (91.30%).

Distribution of Final responses by score position out of the 29 games in which all three players played Final:

RRR = 8
WWW = 8
RRW = 4
WRW = 3
WRR = 3
WWR = 2
RWW = 1

Distribution of Final responses by score position out of the 13 games in which two players played Final:

RW = 4
WW = 3
WR = 3
RR = 3

Distribution of Final responses by podium position out of the 29 games in which all three players played Final:

RRR = 8
WWW = 8
RWW = 3
RRW = 3
WRW = 3
RWR = 2
WRR = 2

The average winner's score amongst 42 archived games was $8,514.

Highest Final Jeopardy! wagers of Season 1

WagerPlayer nameGameCategoryScoreLeadResponseWin
1.$10,000Lynn Strather#9, aired 1984-09-20SCIENCE$10,900$1,200WY
$10,000Elise Beraru#17, aired 1984-10-02TRAVEL & TOURISM$15,500$14,100WY
$10,000Elise Beraru#18, aired 1984-10-03U.S. PRESIDENTS$13,800$13,000RY
4.$9,650Richard Willing#9, aired 1984-09-20SCIENCE$9,700-$1,200W
5.$9,500Greg Hopkins#2, aired 1984-09-11THE CALENDAR$9,500$4,500W
$9,500Ed Osawa#12, aired 1984-09-25RIVERS$9,500-$100RY
7.$8,900Ed Osawa#13, aired 1984-09-26THE SOLAR SYSTEM$8,900-$1,600RY
8.$7,500Ben Camack#13, aired 1984-09-26THE SOLAR SYSTEM$10,500$1,600W
9.$7,000Denise Stewart#4, aired 1984-09-13AMERICAN GOVERNMENT$7,200-$2,800W
$7,000Larry Silverman#4, aired 1984-09-13AMERICAN GOVERNMENT$10,000$2,800WY
$7,000Alice Strauss#58, aired 1984-11-28TRAVEL & TOURISM$7,100$550W
12.$6,795Ed Osawa#14, aired 1984-09-27BUSINESS & INDUSTRY$6,800-$1,900W
13.$6,600Elise Beraru#20, aired 1984-10-05WORLD GEOGRAPHY$9,600$8,700WY
14.$6,500Mark Loundy#58, aired 1984-11-28TRAVEL & TOURISM$6,550-$550RY
15.$6,100Richard Landon#62, aired 1984-12-04U.S. PRESIDENTS$6,100-$700W
16.$6,050Clare Delaman#10, aired 1984-09-21U.S. PRESIDENTS$6,600$300W
17.$5,800Elise Beraru#19, aired 1984-10-04THE CALENDAR$14,100$10,400WY
$5,800Daniel Elias#62, aired 1984-12-04U.S. PRESIDENTS$6,800$700WY
19.$5,500Ric Moser#66, aired 1984-12-10U.S. GEOGRAPHY$5,500$0RY
20.$5,400Linda Rogers#66, aired 1984-12-10U.S. GEOGRAPHY$5,500$0W
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