Final Jeopardy! Round statistics for Season 20

DJ! FinisherAll gamesRegular play games
1st124/224(55.36%)108/189(57.14%)
2nd100/224(44.64%)80/189(42.33%)
3rd95/203(46.80%)81/175(46.29%)
All319/651(49.00%)269/553(48.64%)

Number of regular play games in which two challengers played Final: 168

Out of those 168 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 168 games, number of games in which the challenger at the far right podium gave the correct response: 68 (40.48%)

Out of those 68 games, number of games in which the challenger at the middle podium also gave the correct response: 46 (67.65%)

Out of the 168 regular play games in which two challengers played Final, number of games in which the challenger at the middle podium gave the correct response: 85 (50.60%)

Out of those 85 games, number of games in which the challenger at the far right podium also gave the correct response: 46 (54.12%)

Out of the 168 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: 33 (19.64%)

Out of the 168 regular play games in which all three players (two of them challengers) played Final, number of correct Final responses given by challengers: 153 (45.54%)

Out of the 168 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: 34 (20.24%)

319 correct Final responses have been supplied out of 651 possible responses in the 224 archived games analyzed. This represents a 49.00% chance of supplying the correct Final response.

Out of the 115 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 87 times (75.65%).

Distribution of Final responses by score position out of the 203 games in which all three players played Final:

RRR = 41
WWW = 39
RWW = 34
RWR = 24
WRW = 21
WRR = 15
WWR = 15
RRW = 14

Distribution of Final responses by score position out of the 21 games in which two players played Final:

WW = 9
RR = 8
RW = 3
WR = 1

Distribution of Final responses by podium position out of the 203 games in which all three players played Final:

RRR = 41
WWW = 39
RWW = 33
RRW = 25
WRW = 19
WWR = 18
WRR = 17
RWR = 11

The average winner's score amongst 224 archived games was $22,344.

Highest Final Jeopardy! wagers of Season 20

WagerPlayer nameGameCategoryScoreLeadResponseWin
1.$23,600Ken Jennings#4595, aired 2004-07-23SHAKESPEARE$51,400$45,800RY
2.$20,601Ken Jennings#4575, aired 2004-06-25MEDICINE$28,200$3,800RY
3.$20,000Michael Cudahy#4575, aired 2004-06-25MEDICINE$24,400-$3,800R
4.$19,700John Maloy#4475, aired 2004-02-0619th CENTURY PHILOSOPHY$19,700-$100W
$19,700Arthur Gandolfi#4475, aired 2004-02-0619th CENTURY PHILOSOPHY$19,800$100RY
6.$19,400Kate Charron#4463, aired 2004-01-21SPORTS$19,400-$800R
7.$18,901Patrick Macaraeg#4491, aired 2004-03-01SPORTS SUPERLATIVES$19,100$100RY
8.$18,800Clinton Reese#4463, aired 2004-01-21SPORTS$20,200$800RY
9.$18,000Arthur Gandolfi#4488, aired 2004-02-25ASTRONOMY$18,000$0RY
$18,000Janice Dooner Lynch#4488, aired 2004-02-25ASTRONOMY$18,000$0W
$18,000Tom Baker#4528, aired 2004-04-2119th CENTURY ART & HISTORY$19,800-$2,400RY
12.$17,600Ken Jennings#4586, aired 2004-07-12NAMES IN THE BIBLE$34,400$31,100RY
13.$17,500Paula Filson#4562, aired 2004-06-08EUROPEAN ISLANDS$17,500-$14,900W
14.$17,400David Abolafia#4528, aired 2004-04-2119th CENTURY ART & HISTORY$22,200$2,400W
15.$17,201Ken Jennings#4558, aired 2004-06-02THE 2000 OLYMPICS$20,000$1,400RY
16.$17,000Courtney Bennis#4483, aired 2004-02-18U.S. POLITICS$17,600$4,200RY
17.$16,000Dave Fuller#4457, aired 2004-01-13DEADLY FIRSTS$16,000-$1,300RY
$16,000Tom Baker#4529, aired 2004-04-22TIME MAGAZINE'S MAN OF THE YEAR$16,200$200RY
19.$15,801Jerry Harvey#4557, aired 2004-06-01AMERICAN LITERATURE$19,000$1,600RY
20.$15,600Josh Perkins#4418, aired 2003-11-19VOYAGERS$15,600-$4,300RY
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