Final Jeopardy! Round statistics for Season 3

DJ! FinisherAll gamesRegular play games
1st56/100(56.00%)52/87(59.77%)
2nd51/99(51.52%)45/86(52.33%)
3rd43/87(49.43%)39/75(52.00%)
All150/286(52.45%)136/248(54.84%)

Number of regular play games in which two challengers played Final: 35

Out of those 35 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 35 games, number of games in which the challenger at the far right podium gave the correct response: 21 (60.00%)

Out of those 21 games, number of games in which the challenger at the middle podium also gave the correct response: 13 (61.90%)

Out of the 35 regular play games in which two challengers played Final, number of games in which the challenger at the middle podium gave the correct response: 18 (51.43%)

Out of those 18 games, number of games in which the challenger at the far right podium also gave the correct response: 13 (72.22%)

Out of the 35 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: 8 (22.86%)

Out of the 35 regular play games in which all three players (two of them challengers) played Final, number of correct Final responses given by challengers: 39 (55.71%)

Out of the 35 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: 2 (5.71%)

150 correct Final responses have been supplied out of 286 possible responses in the 100 archived games analyzed. This represents a 52.45% chance of supplying the correct Final response.

Out of the 60 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 51 times (85.00%).

Distribution of Final responses by score position out of the 87 games in which all three players played Final:

RWW = 17
RRR = 16
WWW = 13
RWR = 11
WRR = 10
WRW = 10
WWR = 6
RRW = 4

Distribution of Final responses by score position out of the 12 games in which two players played Final:

RR = 7
WR = 4
WW = 1

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

R = 1

Distribution of Final responses by podium position out of the 87 games in which all three players played Final:

RWW = 16
RRR = 16
WWW = 13
WRW = 11
WRR = 9
RWR = 9
RRW = 7
WWR = 6

The average winner's score amongst 100 archived games was $8,669.

Highest Final Jeopardy! wagers of Season 3

WagerPlayer nameGameCategoryScoreLeadResponseWin
1.$8,800Doug Molitor#667, aired 1987-06-30ORGANIZATIONS$8,800-$300RY
2.$8,500Neil Brockman#667, aired 1987-06-30ORGANIZATIONS$9,100$300W
3.$7,500John Ryan#590, aired 1987-03-13MONARCHS$7,800$1,700RY
4.$7,400Marty Gertsman#658, aired 1987-06-17TRANSPORTATION$7,600$200RY
5.$7,000Dan Schaffer#530, aired 1986-12-19BLACK AMERICA$7,000-$700W
$7,000Rex Schultz#560, aired 1987-01-30U.S. STATES$7,300$300W
$7,000John Ryan#592, aired 1987-03-17FAMOUS MEN$7,300$2,700RY
8.$6,900Anne Hallerman#616, aired 1987-04-201978$6,900-$2,600R
9.$6,700Paul Rouffa#508, aired 1986-11-19MAN IN SPACE$7,300$600RY
10.$6,599Steve Cowie#480, aired 1986-10-10THE CIVIL WAR$6,600-$4,601W
11.$6,500John Ryan#591, aired 1987-03-16WORLD POLITICS$6,900$2,500RY
12.$6,301Frank Hughes#530, aired 1986-12-19BLACK AMERICA$7,700$700WY
$6,301Keith Bell#540, aired 1987-01-02AMERICAN LITERATURE$7,600$1,300RY
14.$6,300John Ryan#593, aired 1987-03-18U.S. CITIES$6,700$1,400RY
15.$6,000Nancy Neff#560, aired 1987-01-30U.S. STATES$7,000-$300RY
16.$5,900Paul Schindler Jr.#482, aired 1986-10-14BUSINESS & INDUSTRY$5,900-$2,800W
17.$5,700Meg Shreve#655, aired 1987-06-12MOVIE CLASSICS$5,700-$3,000RY
$5,700Lennie Magida#678, aired 1987-07-15MYTHS & LEGENDS$5,700-$3,100W
19.$5,600Irene Grzywacz#640, aired 1987-05-22PRESIDENTS$5,600-$1,000W
$5,600Al Lewis#661, aired 1987-06-22RELIGION$5,600-$5,400W
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