Final Jeopardy! Round statistics for Season 26

DJ! FinisherAll gamesRegular play games
1st121/230(52.61%)93/181(51.38%)
2nd121/230(52.61%)93/181(51.38%)
3rd109/219(49.77%)87/172(50.58%)
All351/679(51.69%)273/534(51.12%)

Number of regular play games in which two challengers played Final: 174

Out of those 174 games, number of games in which the returning champion at the far left podium finished Double Jeopardy! with a zero or negative score: 2 (1.15%)

Out of those 174 games, number of games in which the challenger at the far right podium gave the correct response: 81 (46.55%)

Out of those 81 games, number of games in which the challenger at the middle podium also gave the correct response: 47 (58.02%)

Out of the 174 regular play games in which two challengers played Final, number of games in which the challenger at the middle podium gave the correct response: 91 (52.30%)

Out of those 91 games, number of games in which the challenger at the far right podium also gave the correct response: 47 (51.65%)

Out of the 172 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: 32 (18.60%)

Out of the 172 regular play games in which all three players (two of them challengers) played Final, number of correct Final responses given by challengers: 171 (49.71%)

Out of the 172 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: 26 (15.12%)

351 correct Final responses have been supplied out of 679 possible responses in the 230 archived games analyzed. This represents a 51.69% chance of supplying the correct Final response.

Out of the 138 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 119 times (86.23%).

Distribution of Final responses by score position out of the 219 games in which all three players played Final:

RRR = 40
WWW = 32
WRW = 30
RWR = 27
RRW = 24
RWW = 24
WWR = 22
WRR = 20

Distribution of Final responses by score position out of the 11 games in which two players played Final:

RR = 5
WW = 3
WR = 2
RW = 1

Distribution of Final responses by podium position out of the 219 games in which all three players played Final:

RRR = 40
WRW = 32
WWW = 32
RRW = 29
RWR = 25
RWW = 24
WWR = 20
WRR = 17

The average winner's score amongst 230 archived games was $21,582.

Highest Final Jeopardy! wagers of Season 26

WagerPlayer nameGameCategoryScoreLeadResponseWin
1.$29,000Andy Richter#5749, aired 2009-09-17FAMOUS ACTORS$39,000$34,200RY
2.$27,600Elizabeth Perkins#5839, aired 2010-01-21COMIC STRIP CHARACTERS$27,600-$4,800W
3.$22,900Pat Sajak#5839, aired 2010-01-21COMIC STRIP CHARACTERS$32,400$4,800RY
4.$20,800Ryan Chaffee#5818, aired 2009-12-23-ISMS$20,800-$800RY
5.$20,001Matt Green#5818, aired 2009-12-23-ISMS$21,600$800W
6.$19,999Dave Belote#5803, aired 2009-12-02PHRASE ORIGINS$20,000$3,400RY
7.$19,199Zach Blumenfeld#5782, aired 2009-11-03NUMBERS & LETTERS$32,800$26,000RY
$19,199Kristian Zoerhoff#5882, aired 2010-03-23THE 50 STATES$19,200-$800R
9.$18,999Sita Yerramsetti#5960, aired 2010-07-09BOOKS FOR KIDS$19,000-$2,400W
10.$18,500Regina Robbins#5882, aired 2010-03-23THE 50 STATES$20,000$800RY
11.$18,000Jane Curtin#5900, aired 2010-04-16ACTORS$19,900$9,500RY
12.$17,500Michael McKean#5912, aired 2010-05-04OFFICIAL STATE SONGS$19,600$1,600RY
13.$17,000Matt Drury#5889, aired 2010-04-01LITERARY INFLUENCES$17,200-$3,800W
14.$16,601Aidan Mehigan#5786, aired 2009-11-09THE OLD TESTAMENT$23,000$3,200RY
$16,601Jove Graham#5808, aired 2009-12-09HISTORIC AMERICANS$17,800$600RY
$16,601Jack Weisman#5960, aired 2010-07-09BOOKS FOR KIDS$21,400$2,400WY
17.$16,543Lindsay Eanet#5853, aired 2010-02-10AMERICAN HEROES$18,700$3,200W
18.$16,350Stephen Weingarten#5917, aired 2010-05-11WORDS IN THE BIBLE$16,400-$5,800W
19.$16,301Terry Linwood#5766, aired 2009-10-12ANNIVERSARIES & FAREWELLS$17,600$1,300RY
20.$16,000Jeff Kirby#5766, aired 2009-10-12ANNIVERSARIES & FAREWELLS$16,300-$1,300W
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