Final Jeopardy! Round statistics for Season 5

DJ! FinisherAll gamesRegular play games
1st60/132(45.45%)49/112(43.75%)
2nd68/132(51.52%)57/112(50.89%)
3rd63/121(52.07%)51/102(50.00%)
All191/385(49.61%)157/326(48.16%)

Number of regular play games in which two challengers played Final: 76

Out of those 76 games, number of games in which the returning champion at the far left podium finished Double Jeopardy! with a zero or negative score: 1 (1.32%)

Out of those 76 games, number of games in which the challenger at the far right podium gave the correct response: 35 (46.05%)

Out of those 35 games, number of games in which the challenger at the middle podium also gave the correct response: 18 (51.43%)

Out of the 76 regular play games in which two challengers played Final, number of games in which the challenger at the middle podium gave the correct response: 35 (46.05%)

Out of those 35 games, number of games in which the challenger at the far right podium also gave the correct response: 18 (51.43%)

Out of the 75 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: 13 (17.33%)

Out of the 75 regular play games in which all three players (two of them challengers) played Final, number of correct Final responses given by challengers: 69 (46.00%)

Out of the 75 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: 15 (20.00%)

191 correct Final responses have been supplied out of 385 possible responses in the 132 archived games analyzed. This represents a 49.61% chance of supplying the correct Final response.

Out of the 89 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 75 times (84.27%).

Distribution of Final responses by score position out of the 121 games in which all three players played Final:

WWW = 22
RRR = 19
WWR = 16
WRR = 15
RRW = 14
RWR = 13
WRW = 12
RWW = 10

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

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

Distribution of Final responses by podium position out of the 121 games in which all three players played Final:

WWW = 22
RRR = 19
RWR = 17
RWW = 16
RRW = 15
WRW = 12
WWR = 10
WRR = 10

The average winner's score amongst 132 archived games was $10,197.

Highest Final Jeopardy! wagers of Season 5

WagerPlayer nameGameCategoryScoreLeadResponseWin
1.$15,000Jack Lechner#980, aired 1988-12-02MONARCHS$27,500$24,400WY
2.$11,100Matt Lindley#1031, aired 1989-02-13FILMS OF THE '80s$11,100-$1,300W
3.$10,000Steve Brown#959, aired 1988-11-03THE BIBLE$10,000-$2,700RY
$10,000Cathy Boggs#1121, aired 1989-06-19CHILDREN'S LITERATURE$10,600$1,400RY
5.$9,300Michael Herman#1015, aired 1989-01-20U.S. STATES$9,300-$2,100R
6.$9,100Garrett Simpson#1021, aired 1989-01-30ISLANDS$9,200$1,900RY
7.$8,900Alex Szabo#956, aired 1988-10-31AUTHORS$8,900-$4,700W
8.$8,899Harvey Barron#972, aired 1988-11-22NATIIONAL PARKS$8,900-$2,400W
9.$8,600Len Iwanski#933, aired 1988-09-28MONARCHS$8,700$200W
10.$8,500Garrett Simpson#1022, aired 1989-01-31POLITICAL QUOTES$17,000$12,800RY
11.$8,401Jeff Richmond#998, aired 1988-12-28PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS$11,000$1,300RY
12.$8,300Bruce Naegeli#967, aired 1988-11-15THE NOBEL PRIZE$8,400-$2,400RY
13.$8,101Mark Lowenthal#970, aired 1988-11-18ELECTIONS$10,900$5,300RY
14.$8,100Mark Jennings#981, aired 1988-12-05U.S. LANDMARKS$8,100-$4,300W
15.$8,000Brian Wangsgard#1015, aired 1989-01-20U.S. STATES$11,400$2,100RY
16.$7,900Glenn Stoops#973, aired 1988-11-23FICTIONAL CHARACTERS$7,900-$6,800RY
17.$7,800Tim Raetzloff#1012, aired 1989-01-17ASIA$7,800-$5,100W
18.$7,700Peggi Malys#1009, aired 1989-01-12FASHION$7,700-$700RY
19.$7,600Craig Campbell#1062, aired 1989-03-28BODIES OF WATER$7,600-$400RY
20.$7,599Glenn Kane#1075, aired 1989-04-14OLD TESTAMENT$7,600-$1,400RY
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