Final Jeopardy! Round statistics for Season 17

DJ! FinisherAll gamesRegular play games
1st118/230(51.30%)93/190(48.95%)
2nd100/230(43.48%)83/190(43.68%)
3rd86/212(40.57%)70/175(40.00%)
All304/672(45.24%)246/555(44.32%)

Number of regular play games in which two challengers played Final: 176

Out of those 176 games, number of games in which the returning champion at the far left podium finished Double Jeopardy! with a zero or negative score: 1 (0.57%)

Out of those 176 games, number of games in which the challenger at the far right podium gave the correct response: 76 (43.18%)

Out of those 76 games, number of games in which the challenger at the middle podium also gave the correct response: 39 (51.32%)

Out of the 176 regular play games in which two challengers played Final, number of games in which the challenger at the middle podium gave the correct response: 71 (40.34%)

Out of those 71 games, number of games in which the challenger at the far right podium also gave the correct response: 39 (54.93%)

Out of the 174 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 (17.24%)

Out of the 174 regular play games in which all three players (two of them challengers) played Final, number of correct Final responses given by challengers: 146 (41.95%)

Out of the 174 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: 47 (27.01%)

304 correct Final responses have been supplied out of 672 possible responses in the 230 archived games analyzed. This represents a 45.24% 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 109 times (83.21%).

Distribution of Final responses by score position out of the 212 games in which all three players played Final:

WWW = 54
RRR = 39
RWW = 26
WRW = 25
RWR = 24
RRW = 21
WWR = 13
WRR = 10

Distribution of Final responses by score position out of the 18 games in which two players played Final:

RW = 7
WW = 6
WR = 4
RR = 1

Distribution of Final responses by podium position out of the 212 games in which all three players played Final:

WWW = 54
RRR = 39
RWR = 25
RWW = 24
RRW = 21
WRW = 21
WWR = 19
WRR = 9

The average winner's score amongst 230 archived games was $9,968.

Highest Final Jeopardy! wagers of Season 17

WagerPlayer nameGameCategoryScoreLeadResponseWin
1.$10,401Chris Soth#3895, aired 2001-07-06HISTORIC MONARCHS$10,800$200W
2.$10,000Nathan Lane#3786, aired 2001-02-05FAMOUS SHIPS$11,100$2,800W
3.$9,500Yuri Bershidski#3791, aired 2001-02-12MOUNTAINS$9,600-$1,000R
4.$9,100Babu Srinivasan#3861, aired 2001-05-21COINS$9,200$700RY
5.$9,000Carsten Wiedemann#3791, aired 2001-02-12MOUNTAINS$10,600$1,000RY
6.$8,900Jason Block#3875, aired 2001-06-08HEALTH & MEDICINE$8,900$0W
$8,900Mark Eckard#3875, aired 2001-06-08HEALTH & MEDICINE$8,900$0RY
8.$8,699Michael Arnone#3769, aired 2001-01-11WOMEN IN SPORTS$16,300$12,500RY
9.$8,401Carolyn Saxon#3737, aired 2000-11-28ARCHITECTS$8,800$200W
10.$8,400Jason Blankenship#3878, aired 2001-06-13DIRECTORS$8,500-$700W
11.$8,300Jodie Foster#3786, aired 2001-02-05FAMOUS SHIPS$8,300-$2,800RY
12.$8,100Scott Rogers#3737, aired 2000-11-28ARCHITECTS$8,600-$200RY
13.$8,000Brad Rutter#3720, aired 2000-11-03RICH & FAMOUS$13,100$10,600WY
$8,000Adam Taxin#3766, aired 2001-01-081999 ART NEWS$8,000$0RY
$8,000Mark Eckard#3878, aired 2001-06-13DIRECTORS$9,200$700RY
$8,000Alan Bailey#3903, aired 2001-07-18INTERNATIONAL LANDMARKS$8,000$200RY
17.$7,899Chris Dawson#3708, aired 2000-10-18ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENTS$7,900-$1,500RY
18.$7,801Jonah Knobler#3730, aired 2000-11-17POLITICAL NAMES$9,600$900RY
$7,801Ron Shinkman#3779, aired 2001-01-25SCIENTISTS$8,600$400RY
20.$7,600Bonnie Zaben#3890, aired 2001-06-29ARTISTS$7,600-$1,500R
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