Final Jeopardy! Round statistics for Season 15

DJ! FinisherAll gamesRegular play games
1st112/228(49.12%)78/177(44.07%)
2nd104/228(45.61%)74/177(41.81%)
3rd78/216(36.11%)57/168(33.93%)
All294/672(43.75%)209/522(40.04%)

Number of regular play games in which two challengers played Final: 159

Out of those 159 games, number of games in which the returning champion at the far left podium finished Double Jeopardy! with a zero or negative score: 3 (1.89%)

Out of those 159 games, number of games in which the challenger at the far right podium gave the correct response: 59 (37.11%)

Out of those 59 games, number of games in which the challenger at the middle podium also gave the correct response: 33 (55.93%)

Out of the 159 regular play games in which two challengers played Final, number of games in which the challenger at the middle podium gave the correct response: 66 (41.51%)

Out of those 66 games, number of games in which the challenger at the far right podium also gave the correct response: 33 (50.00%)

Out of the 156 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: 22 (14.10%)

Out of the 156 regular play games in which all three players (two of them challengers) played Final, number of correct Final responses given by challengers: 124 (39.74%)

Out of the 156 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: 45 (28.85%)

294 correct Final responses have been supplied out of 672 possible responses in the 228 archived games analyzed. This represents a 43.75% chance of supplying the correct Final response.

Out of the 131 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 108 times (82.44%).

Distribution of Final responses by score position out of the 216 games in which all three players played Final:

WWW = 53
RWW = 35
RRR = 34
WRW = 25
RRW = 25
WRR = 15
WWR = 15
RWR = 14

Distribution of Final responses by score position out of the 12 games in which two players played Final:

WW = 5
WR = 3
RR = 2
RW = 2

Distribution of Final responses by podium position out of the 216 games in which all three players played Final:

WWW = 53
RRR = 34
WRW = 28
RWW = 25
WWR = 22
WRR = 20
RWR = 18
RRW = 16

The average winner's score amongst 228 archived games was $9,570.

Highest Final Jeopardy! wagers of Season 15

WagerPlayer nameGameCategoryScoreLeadResponseWin
1.$10,201Mike Scott#3419, aired 1999-06-17LITERARY BOTANY$10,400$100W
2.$10,000Kareem Abdul-Jabbar#3260, aired 1998-11-06LEGENDARY PEOPLE$12,000$7,500RY
$10,000Sascha Dublin#3267, aired 1998-11-17SPORTS & RECREATION$10,400-$4,200W
$10,000Graham Nash#3400, aired 1999-05-21MOVIE CHARACTERS$13,300$12,000WY
5.$9,700Thomas Gibson#3325, aired 1999-02-05AMERICAN LITERATURE$9,700$3,800RY
6.$8,899Mark Whittinghill#3314, aired 1999-01-21NAMES IN THE NEWS$8,900$900RY
7.$8,700Jeff Krause#3426, aired 1999-06-28WORLD OF TELEVISION$9,300$2,100RY
8.$8,401Matt Sullivan#3318, aired 1999-01-27VITAMINS & MINERALS$9,600$600W
9.$8,400Wallace Langham#3361, aired 1999-03-291999 ANNIVERSARIES$8,400$2,300RY
10.$8,399Peggy Sheehan#3301, aired 1999-01-04CHILDREN'S LITERATURE$8,400$600RY
11.$8,198Leena Alam#3306, aired 1999-01-11BUSINESS & INDUSTRY$8,200-$1,400R
12.$8,099Dave Argentar#3294, aired 1998-12-24CLASSIC MOVIES & TELEVISION$8,100-$300RY
13.$8,000Roger Green#3261, aired 1998-11-09WORLD CAPITALS$9,600$1,200RY
14.$7,801Devon Thomas#3294, aired 1998-12-24CLASSIC MOVIES & TELEVISION$8,400$300W
15.$7,800Brian Gillespie#3301, aired 1999-01-04CHILDREN'S LITERATURE$7,800-$600R
$7,800Amy Rosenfeld#3315, aired 1999-01-22SPACEFLIGHT$7,800-$2,800W
17.$7,501Chris Seybolt#3281, aired 1998-12-071998$7,600$100W
18.$7,500Ed Gasparovic#3219, aired 1998-09-10U.S. POLITICS$7,500-$900W
$7,500Al Franken#3371, aired 1999-04-12THE 1980s$7,500-$4,500R
20.$7,201Josh Levy#3386, aired 1999-05-03ORGANIZATIONS$10,100$2,900W
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