Final Jeopardy! Round statistics for Season 5

DJ! FinisherAll gamesRegular play games
1st55/114(48.25%)45/97(46.39%)
2nd61/114(53.51%)51/97(52.58%)
3rd52/105(49.52%)42/88(47.73%)
All168/333(50.45%)138/282(48.94%)

Number of regular play games in which two challengers played Final: 66

Out of those 66 games, number of games in which the returning champion at the far left podium finished Double Jeopardy! with a zero or negative score: 1 (1.52%)

Out of those 66 games, number of games in which the challenger at the far right podium gave the correct response: 28 (42.42%)

Out of those 28 games, number of games in which the challenger at the middle podium also gave the correct response: 16 (57.14%)

Out of the 66 regular play games in which two challengers played Final, number of games in which the challenger at the middle podium gave the correct response: 32 (48.48%)

Out of those 32 games, number of games in which the challenger at the far right podium also gave the correct response: 16 (50.00%)

Out of the 65 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: 12 (18.46%)

Out of the 65 regular play games in which all three players (two of them challengers) played Final, number of correct Final responses given by challengers: 59 (45.38%)

Out of the 65 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 (20.00%)

168 correct Final responses have been supplied out of 333 possible responses in the 114 archived games analyzed. This represents a 50.45% chance of supplying the correct Final response.

Out of the 77 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 64 times (83.12%).

Distribution of Final responses by score position out of the 105 games in which all three players played Final:

WWW = 18
RRR = 18
RRW = 13
WRW = 12
WWR = 12
WRR = 11
RWR = 11
RWW = 10

Distribution of Final responses by score position out of the 9 games in which two players played Final:

WR = 4
RR = 3
WW = 2

Distribution of Final responses by podium position out of the 105 games in which all three players played Final:

WWW = 18
RRR = 18
RWR = 14
RRW = 13
RWW = 13
WRW = 11
WWR = 10
WRR = 8

The average winner's score amongst 114 archived games was $10,294.

Highest Final Jeopardy! wagers of Season 5

WagerPlayer nameGameCategoryScoreLeadResponseWin
1.$15,000Jack Lechner#980, aired 1988-12-02MONARCHS$27,500$24,400WY
2.$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
4.$9,300Michael Herman#1015, aired 1989-01-20U.S. STATES$9,300-$2,100R
5.$9,100Garrett Simpson#1021, aired 1989-01-30ISLANDS$9,200$1,900RY
6.$8,900Alex Szabo#956, aired 1988-10-31AUTHORS$8,900-$4,700W
7.$8,899Harvey Barron#972, aired 1988-11-22NATIIONAL PARKS$8,900-$2,400W
8.$8,600Len Iwanski#933, aired 1988-09-28MONARCHS$8,700$200W
9.$8,500Garrett Simpson#1022, aired 1989-01-31POLITICAL QUOTES$17,000$12,800RY
10.$8,300Bruce Naegeli#967, aired 1988-11-15THE NOBEL PRIZE$8,400-$2,400RY
11.$8,101Mark Lowenthal#970, aired 1988-11-18ELECTIONS$10,900$5,300RY
12.$8,100Mark Jennings#981, aired 1988-12-05U.S. LANDMARKS$8,100-$4,300W
13.$8,000Brian Wangsgard#1015, aired 1989-01-20U.S. STATES$11,400$2,100RY
14.$7,900Glenn Stoops#973, aired 1988-11-23FICTIONAL CHARACTERS$7,900-$6,800RY
15.$7,800Tim Raetzloff#1012, aired 1989-01-17ASIA$7,800-$5,100W
16.$7,700Peggi Malys#1009, aired 1989-01-12FASHION$7,700-$700RY
17.$7,600Craig Campbell#1062, aired 1989-03-28BODIES OF WATER$7,600-$400RY
18.$7,599Glenn Kane#1075, aired 1989-04-14OLD TESTAMENT$7,600-$1,400RY
19.$7,201Keith Herrell#985, aired 1988-12-09THE CENSUS$7,600$200W
20.$7,001Craig Campbell#1060, aired 1989-03-24WESTERN HEMISPHERE$8,000$500WY
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