Final Jeopardy! Round statistics for Season 2

DJ! FinisherAll gamesRegular play games
1st27/42(64.29%)20/32(62.50%)
2nd20/41(48.78%)16/31(51.61%)
3rd12/35(34.29%)9/26(34.62%)
All59/118(50.00%)45/89(50.56%)

Number of regular play games in which two challengers played Final: 12

Out of those 12 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 12 games, number of games in which the challenger at the far right podium gave the correct response: 3 (25.00%)

Out of those 3 games, number of games in which the challenger at the middle podium also gave the correct response: 3 (100.00%)

Out of the 12 regular play games in which two challengers played Final, number of games in which the challenger at the middle podium gave the correct response: 8 (66.67%)

Out of those 8 games, number of games in which the challenger at the far right podium also gave the correct response: 3 (37.50%)

Out of the 12 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: 2 (16.67%)

Out of the 12 regular play games in which all three players (two of them challengers) played Final, number of correct Final responses given by challengers: 11 (45.83%)

Out of the 12 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: 3 (25.00%)

59 correct Final responses have been supplied out of 118 possible responses in the 42 archived games analyzed. This represents a 50.00% chance of supplying the correct Final response.

Out of the 12 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 10 times (83.33%).

Distribution of Final responses by score position out of the 35 games in which all three players played Final:

RRW = 7
WWW = 7
RWW = 6
RWR = 6
RRR = 4
WRW = 3
WRR = 1
WWR = 1

Distribution of Final responses by score position out of the 6 games in which two players played Final:

RR = 3
WR = 2
RW = 1

Distribution of Final responses by score position out of the 1 game in which one player played Final:

W = 1

Distribution of Final responses by podium position out of the 35 games in which all three players played Final:

RRW = 7
WWW = 7
RRR = 4
RWR = 4
WRW = 4
WWR = 4
WRR = 3
RWW = 2

The average winner's score amongst 42 archived games was $9,337.

Highest Final Jeopardy! wagers of Season 2

WagerPlayer nameGameCategoryScoreLeadResponseWin
1.$6,500Melody Keller#370, aired 1986-02-07ROYALTY$6,600-$4,800W
2.$6,400Elise Beraru#306, aired 1985-11-11THE NOBEL PRIZE$6,400-$1,800W
3.$6,399Susan McGowan#280, aired 1985-10-04BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY$6,400-$6,400W
4.$6,300Gardner Stern#351, aired 1986-01-13THE MILITARY$6,300-$300RY
5.$6,000Nancy Smith#351, aired 1986-01-13THE MILITARY$6,600$300RY
$6,000Paul Rouffa#371, aired 1986-02-10FICTIONAL CHARACTERS$6,900$2,800RY
7.$5,700Steve Willis#351, aired 1986-01-13THE MILITARY$5,800-$800R
8.$5,401Jerry Frankel#315, aired 1985-11-22THE AMERICAS$7,000-$100RY
9.$5,200Susan Blum#261, aired 1985-09-09WOMEN IN SPORTS$12,800$9,700RY
10.$5,000Robert Wargo#446, aired 1986-05-26THE NOBEL PRIZE$6,000-$1,200R
$5,000Marvin Shinkman#446, aired 1986-05-26THE NOBEL PRIZE$7,200$1,200RY
12.$4,999Leslie Johnson Kelsey#382, aired 1986-02-25LIFESTYLE, U.S.A.$5,000-$400RY
13.$4,601Ric Moser#306, aired 1985-11-11THE NOBEL PRIZE$8,200$1,800WY
14.$4,600Steve Rogitz#315, aired 1985-11-22THE AMERICAS$5,200-$1,900W
$4,600Joe Pipp#382, aired 1986-02-25LIFESTYLE, U.S.A.$5,400$400W
16.$4,450Ron Marriott#335, aired 1985-12-20ELECTIONS$5,000-$2,400W
17.$4,350Ann Antell#360, aired 1986-01-24TWENTIETH CENTURY$4,400-$4,500W
18.$4,100Phyllis Grinnell#352, aired 1986-01-14VICE PRESIDENTS$4,200$200RY
$4,100Steve Lawson#371, aired 1986-02-10FICTIONAL CHARACTERS$4,100-$2,800R
20.$4,000Chuck Forrest#278, aired 1985-10-02THE CONTINENTS$10,500$9,000RY
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