Final Jeopardy! Round statistics for Season 4

DJ! FinisherAll gamesRegular play games
1st93/163(57.06%)76/134(56.72%)
2nd91/163(55.83%)71/134(52.99%)
3rd55/146(37.67%)43/119(36.13%)
All239/472(50.64%)190/387(49.10%)

Number of regular play games in which two challengers played Final: 80

Out of those 80 games, number of games in which the returning champion at the far left podium finished Double Jeopardy! with a zero or negative score: 1 (1.25%)

Out of those 80 games, number of games in which the challenger at the far right podium gave the correct response: 30 (37.50%)

Out of those 30 games, number of games in which the challenger at the middle podium also gave the correct response: 17 (56.67%)

Out of the 80 regular play games in which two challengers played Final, number of games in which the challenger at the middle podium gave the correct response: 36 (45.00%)

Out of those 36 games, number of games in which the challenger at the far right podium also gave the correct response: 17 (47.22%)

Out of the 79 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: 11 (13.92%)

Out of the 79 regular play games in which all three players (two of them challengers) played Final, number of correct Final responses given by challengers: 64 (40.51%)

Out of the 79 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: 13 (16.46%)

239 correct Final responses have been supplied out of 472 possible responses in the 163 archived games analyzed. This represents a 50.64% chance of supplying the correct Final response.

Out of the 87 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 73 times (83.91%).

Distribution of Final responses by score position out of the 146 games in which all three players played Final:

RRW = 26
RRR = 24
WRW = 24
WWW = 21
RWW = 20
RWR = 14
WRR = 10
WWR = 7

Distribution of Final responses by score position out of the 17 games in which two players played Final:

RW = 6
WR = 4
WW = 4
RR = 3

Distribution of Final responses by podium position out of the 146 games in which all three players played Final:

RWW = 25
RRR = 24
RRW = 22
WWW = 21
RWR = 19
WRW = 13
WWR = 13
WRR = 9

The average winner's score amongst 163 archived games was $10,644.

Highest Final Jeopardy! wagers of Season 4

WagerPlayer nameGameCategoryScoreLeadResponseWin
1.$10,600Bruce Seymour#773, aired 1988-01-06ASTRONOMY$10,700-$100W
2.$10,100Cheryl Stein#831, aired 1988-03-28TELEVISION HISTORY$10,100-$100W
3.$10,000Richard Miller#724, aired 1987-10-29100 YEARS AGO$12,600$4,100W
$10,000Kevin Frear#902, aired 1988-07-05CIVIL WAR$17,800$16,600RY
5.$9,800Bruce Naegeli#913, aired 1988-07-20THE 50 STATES$16,800$13,400RY
6.$9,400Lennie Edwards#787, aired 1988-01-2620TH CENTURY POLITICIANS$9,400-$1,000R
7.$9,201Rich Kenney#725, aired 1987-10-30THEATER$11,400$1,100RY
8.$9,198Norman Sidebottom#895, aired 1988-06-2420th CENTURY PERSONALITIES$9,200-$4,400W
9.$9,100Phil Marti#813, aired 1988-03-02TRAVEL & TOURISM$9,100-$100W
10.$9,001Michael Shutterly#813, aired 1988-03-02TRAVEL & TOURISM$9,200$100W
11.$9,000Stephen Lebowitz#887, aired 1988-06-14THE OLYMPICS$9,200-$500RY
12.$8,500Mark Holmes#724, aired 1987-10-29100 YEARS AGO$8,500-$4,100RY
$8,500Steve Kravitz#787, aired 1988-01-2620TH CENTURY POLITICIANS$10,400$1,000RY
14.$8,000Pat O'Connor#829, aired 1988-03-24EDUCATION$8,800-$800RY
15.$7,900Steve Morris#780, aired 1988-01-15PRESIDENTS$8,000-$2,400R
16.$7,602Sandra Gore#753, aired 1987-12-09THE 7 WONDERS$8,200$600RY
17.$7,600Russ Donnelly#753, aired 1987-12-09THE 7 WONDERS$7,600-$600R
18.$7,590Bruce Seymour#769, aired 1987-12-31ELECTIONS$7,600$200RY
19.$7,500Judith Seeger#716, aired 1987-10-19MYTHOLOGY$10,000-$1,200RY
20.$7,400Harry Weisberger#827, aired 1988-03-22POP MUSIC$7,400-$800W
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