Final Jeopardy! Round statistics for Season 16

DJ! FinisherAll gamesRegular play games
1st119/230(51.74%)101/190(53.16%)
2nd101/230(43.91%)82/190(43.16%)
3rd88/211(41.71%)74/172(43.02%)
All308/671(45.90%)257/552(46.56%)

Number of regular play games in which two challengers played Final: 172

Out of those 172 games, number of games in which the returning champion at the far left podium finished Double Jeopardy! with a zero or negative score: 3 (1.74%)

Out of those 172 games, number of games in which the challenger at the far right podium gave the correct response: 78 (45.35%)

Out of those 78 games, number of games in which the challenger at the middle podium also gave the correct response: 38 (48.72%)

Out of the 172 regular play games in which two challengers played Final, number of games in which the challenger at the middle podium gave the correct response: 69 (40.12%)

Out of those 69 games, number of games in which the challenger at the far right podium also gave the correct response: 38 (55.07%)

Out of the 169 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: 30 (17.75%)

Out of the 169 regular play games in which all three players (two of them challengers) played Final, number of correct Final responses given by challengers: 144 (42.60%)

Out of the 169 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: 36 (21.30%)

308 correct Final responses have been supplied out of 671 possible responses in the 230 archived games analyzed. This represents a 45.90% chance of supplying the correct Final response.

Out of the 122 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 106 times (86.89%).

Distribution of Final responses by score position out of the 211 games in which all three players played Final:

WWW = 47
RRR = 37
RWW = 35
WWR = 25
RRW = 21
WRW = 20
RWR = 13
WRR = 13

Distribution of Final responses by score position out of the 19 games in which two players played Final:

RR = 10
WW = 6
RW = 3

Distribution of Final responses by podium position out of the 211 games in which all three players played Final:

WWW = 47
RRR = 37
RWW = 30
WWR = 27
WRW = 23
RWR = 23
RRW = 16
WRR = 8

The average winner's score amongst 230 archived games was $9,588.

Highest Final Jeopardy! wagers of Season 16

WagerPlayer nameGameCategoryScoreLeadResponseWin
1.$12,200Andy Richter#3497, aired 1999-11-16DIRECTORS$12,200$7,200RY
2.$11,500Jon Stewart#3498, aired 1999-11-17MODERN MARRIAGE$11,500$7,400RY
$11,500Doug Lach#3665, aired 2000-07-07CURRENT TELEVISION$21,100$16,500RY
4.$10,300Cindy Olson#3663, aired 2000-07-05INVENTIONS$11,000$400W
5.$10,000Tom Bartanen#3533, aired 2000-01-05ECOLOGY$10,400$1,100W
$10,000Robin Zorthian#3641, aired 2000-06-05U.S. COLLEGES$10,500$400RY
7.$9,701Joseph Crippen#3637, aired 2000-05-30ACTORS$9,900$100RY
8.$8,894Janet Wong#3562, aired 2000-02-15U.S. PRESIDENTS$8,900-$6,400RY
9.$8,801Michael Rooney#3628, aired 2000-05-17WORD ORIGINS$9,000$100W
10.$8,700Janet Wong#3565, aired 2000-02-18GEOGRAPHIC EXTREMES$9,800$2,300RY
11.$8,500Peter Krause#3500, aired 1999-11-19THE PLANETS$8,500$7,500RY
$8,500Marc Hirsh#3533, aired 2000-01-05ECOLOGY$9,300-$1,100WY
13.$8,400Lee Lassiter#3549, aired 2000-01-27MEDIEVAL FIRSTS$8,600$1,000RY
$8,400Irwin Shires#3669, aired 2000-07-13THE MARS PATHFINDER MISSION$8,400-$9,500R
15.$8,300Ron Landers#3662, aired 2000-07-04U.S. HISTORY$8,300$0W
$8,300Glen Savory#3662, aired 2000-07-04U.S. HISTORY$8,300$0RY
17.$8,201Alan Taber#3613, aired 2000-04-26U.S. CITIES$11,600$1,700RY
18.$8,000Judith Martin Straw#3528, aired 1999-12-29THE 1970s$8,800-$2,100R
$8,000Jerry Crowley#3537, aired 2000-01-11TELEVISION HISTORY$8,500$3,700W
$8,000Jason Parker#3646, aired 2000-06-12MAGAZINES$20,000$15,500RY
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