Final Jeopardy! Round statistics for Season 2

DJ! FinisherAll gamesRegular play games
1st35/60(58.33%)28/50(56.00%)
2nd30/59(50.85%)26/49(53.06%)
3rd21/52(40.38%)18/43(41.86%)
All86/171(50.29%)72/142(50.70%)

Number of regular play games in which two challengers played Final: 23

Out of those 23 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 23 games, number of games in which the challenger at the far right podium gave the correct response: 7 (30.43%)

Out of those 7 games, number of games in which the challenger at the middle podium also gave the correct response: 7 (100.00%)

Out of the 23 regular play games in which two challengers played Final, number of games in which the challenger at the middle podium gave the correct response: 16 (69.57%)

Out of those 16 games, number of games in which the challenger at the far right podium also gave the correct response: 7 (43.75%)

Out of the 23 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: 4 (17.39%)

Out of the 23 regular play games in which all three players (two of them challengers) played Final, number of correct Final responses given by challengers: 23 (50.00%)

Out of the 23 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: 4 (17.39%)

86 correct Final responses have been supplied out of 171 possible responses in the 60 archived games analyzed. This represents a 50.29% chance of supplying the correct Final response.

Out of the 24 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 19 times (79.17%).

Distribution of Final responses by score position out of the 52 games in which all three players played Final:

WWW = 10
RRW = 9
RWR = 8
RWW = 7
RRR = 6
WRW = 5
WRR = 4
WWR = 3

Distribution of Final responses by score position out of the 7 games in which two players played Final:

RR = 4
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 52 games in which all three players played Final:

WWW = 10
RRW = 10
WRW = 6
RRR = 6
WRR = 6
RWW = 5
RWR = 5
WWR = 4

The average winner's score amongst 60 archived games was $8,773.

Highest Final Jeopardy! wagers of Season 2

WagerPlayer nameGameCategoryScoreLeadResponseWin
1.$7,500Mark Leinwand#295, aired 1985-10-25SCIENCE$8,000$500RY
2.$7,499Faye Ringel#295, aired 1985-10-25SCIENCE$7,500-$500R
$7,499Pamela Norris#340, aired 1985-12-27LANDMARKS$7,600-$5,100R
4.$6,500Melody Keller#370, aired 1986-02-07ROYALTY$6,600-$4,800W
5.$6,400Al Lusher#295, aired 1985-10-25SCIENCE$6,400-$1,600W
$6,400Elise Beraru#306, aired 1985-11-11THE NOBEL PRIZE$6,400-$1,800W
7.$6,399Susan McGowan#280, aired 1985-10-04BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY$6,400-$6,400W
8.$6,300Gardner Stern#351, aired 1986-01-13THE MILITARY$6,300-$300RY
9.$6,000Steve Willis#350, aired 1986-01-10AMERICAN HISTORY$7,200$800RY
$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
12.$5,900David Green#350, aired 1986-01-10AMERICAN HISTORY$6,400-$800W
13.$5,700Steve Willis#351, aired 1986-01-13THE MILITARY$5,800-$800R
14.$5,401Jerry Frankel#315, aired 1985-11-22THE AMERICAS$7,000-$100RY
15.$5,200Susan Blum#261, aired 1985-09-09WOMEN IN SPORTS$12,800$9,700RY
$5,200Kathleen Guzzi#450, aired 1986-05-30GENERALS$5,300$100W
$5,200Marvin Shinkman#450, aired 1986-05-30GENERALS$5,200-$100W
18.$5,000Robert Wargo#449, aired 1986-05-29THE NOBEL PRIZE$6,000-$1,200R
$5,000Marvin Shinkman#449, aired 1986-05-29THE NOBEL PRIZE$7,200$1,200RY
20.$4,999Leslie Johnson Kelsey#382, aired 1986-02-25LIFESTYLE, U.S.A.$5,000-$400RY
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