Final Jeopardy! Round statistics for Season 18

DJ! FinisherAll gamesRegular play games
1st98/175(56.00%)61/125(48.80%)
2nd91/175(52.00%)60/125(48.00%)
3rd87/165(52.73%)60/117(51.28%)
All276/515(53.59%)181/367(49.32%)

Number of regular play games in which two challengers played Final: 118

Out of those 118 games, number of games in which the returning champion at the far left podium finished Double Jeopardy! with a zero or negative score: 1 (0.85%)

Out of those 118 games, number of games in which the challenger at the far right podium gave the correct response: 66 (55.93%)

Out of those 66 games, number of games in which the challenger at the middle podium also gave the correct response: 40 (60.61%)

Out of the 118 regular play games in which two challengers played Final, number of games in which the challenger at the middle podium gave the correct response: 57 (48.31%)

Out of those 57 games, number of games in which the challenger at the far right podium also gave the correct response: 40 (70.18%)

Out of the 117 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: 21 (17.95%)

Out of the 117 regular play games in which all three players (two of them challengers) played Final, number of correct Final responses given by challengers: 121 (51.71%)

Out of the 117 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: 23 (19.66%)

276 correct Final responses have been supplied out of 515 possible responses in the 175 archived games analyzed. This represents a 53.59% chance of supplying the correct Final response.

Out of the 92 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 68 times (73.91%).

Distribution of Final responses by score position out of the 165 games in which all three players played Final:

RRR = 37
WWW = 31
RWR = 20
RRW = 20
WRR = 16
RWW = 15
WWR = 14
WRW = 12

Distribution of Final responses by score position out of the 10 games in which two players played Final:

RR = 5
WW = 3
WR = 1
RW = 1

Distribution of Final responses by podium position out of the 165 games in which all three players played Final:

RRR = 37
WWW = 31
WWR = 20
WRR = 20
RWR = 19
RRW = 17
RWW = 12
WRW = 9

The average winner's score amongst 175 archived games was $16,823.

Highest Final Jeopardy! wagers of Season 18

WagerPlayer nameGameCategoryScoreLeadResponseWin
1.$10,200Babu Srinivasan#3946, aired 2001-10-29HISTORIC GEOGRAPHY$10,200-$100R
$10,200Tad Carithers#3946, aired 2001-10-29HISTORIC GEOGRAPHY$10,300$100RY
3.$19,600Brad Rutter#4084, aired 2002-05-09PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING BOOKS$19,600-$800RY
4.$9,600Ulhas Rajurkar#3939, aired 2001-10-18ORGANIZATIONS$9,600$1,000RY
5.$19,199Elizabeth Mouzon#4076, aired 2002-04-29SOUTHERN WRITERS$19,200-$2,000R
6.$18,900Meagan Shelton#4114, aired 2002-06-20THE EMMY AWARDS$24,200$400W
7.$17,800Bill Alston#4060, aired 2002-04-05AUTHORS$17,800$5,600W
8.$17,200Ben Sternberg#4076, aired 2002-04-29SOUTHERN WRITERS$21,200$2,000RY
9.$17,000Dileep Rao#4105, aired 2002-06-07ACTORS & ROLE$17,400$3,000RY
10.$8,000Jay Smith#3939, aired 2001-10-18ORGANIZATIONS$8,600-$1,000R
$16,000Chuck Forrest#4080, aired 2002-05-03FAMOUS SHIPS$16,000-$5,700RY
$16,000Rich Rosenlof#4107, aired 2002-06-11GEOGRAPHIC PHRASES$21,400$3,000RY
13.$15,800Rich Hastings#4104, aired 2002-06-06COMMON BONDS$15,800-$6,200R
14.$7,801Brad Rutter#3950, aired 2001-11-02U.S. PRESIDENTS$9,300$1,000RY
15.$15,400Michael Schulson#3988, aired 2001-12-26ANIMALS$17,400$2,000RY
16.$15,300Tracy Bond Bird#3979, aired 2001-12-13U.S. PRESIDENTS & VICE PRESIDENTS$15,600$200RY
17.$15,201Jeff Goldfarb#4123, aired 2002-07-03U.S. LANDMARKS$18,400$1,600RY
18.$15,100Eric Floyd#4118, aired 2002-06-26COUNTRY NAME ORIGINS$15,200-$16,000R
19.$7,500Anne Reynolds#3906, aired 2001-09-03AUTOMOTIVE HISTORY$7,900$400WY
$7,500Roland Lange#3906, aired 2001-09-03AUTOMOTIVE HISTORY$7,500-$400W
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