Final Jeopardy! Round statistics for Season 5

DJ! FinisherAll gamesRegular play games
1st43/84(51.19%)33/67(49.25%)
2nd45/84(53.57%)35/67(52.24%)
3rd38/77(49.35%)28/60(46.67%)
All126/245(51.43%)96/194(49.48%)

Number of regular play games in which two challengers played Final: 39

Out of those 39 games, number of games in which the returning champion at the far left podium finished Double Jeopardy! with a zero or negative score: 1 (2.56%)

Out of those 39 games, number of games in which the challenger at the far right podium gave the correct response: 17 (43.59%)

Out of those 17 games, number of games in which the challenger at the middle podium also gave the correct response: 13 (76.47%)

Out of the 39 regular play games in which two challengers played Final, number of games in which the challenger at the middle podium gave the correct response: 23 (58.97%)

Out of those 23 games, number of games in which the challenger at the far right podium also gave the correct response: 13 (56.52%)

Out of the 38 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: 9 (23.68%)

Out of the 38 regular play games in which all three players (two of them challengers) played Final, number of correct Final responses given by challengers: 39 (51.32%)

Out of the 38 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: 7 (18.42%)

126 correct Final responses have been supplied out of 245 possible responses in the 84 archived games analyzed. This represents a 51.43% chance of supplying the correct Final response.

Out of the 53 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 44 times (83.02%).

Distribution of Final responses by score position out of the 77 games in which all three players played Final:

RRR = 16
WWW = 13
WRW = 10
RWR = 9
RWW = 8
RRW = 8
WWR = 7
WRR = 6

Distribution of Final responses by score position out of the 7 games in which two players played Final:

WR = 3
WW = 2
RR = 2

Distribution of Final responses by podium position out of the 77 games in which all three players played Final:

RRR = 16
WWW = 13
RWW = 10
RWR = 9
WWR = 8
RRW = 7
WRW = 7
WRR = 7

The average winner's score amongst 84 archived games was $10,594.

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.$8,600Len Iwanski#933, aired 1988-09-28MONARCHS$8,700$200W
8.$8,500Garrett Simpson#1022, aired 1989-01-31POLITICAL QUOTES$17,000$12,800RY
9.$8,300Bruce Naegeli#967, aired 1988-11-15THE NOBEL PRIZE$8,400-$2,400RY
10.$8,101Mark Lowenthal#970, aired 1988-11-18ELECTIONS$10,900$5,300RY
11.$8,100Mark Jennings#981, aired 1988-12-05U.S. LANDMARKS$8,100-$4,300W
12.$8,000Brian Wangsgard#1015, aired 1989-01-20U.S. STATES$11,400$2,100RY
13.$7,700Peggi Malys#1009, aired 1989-01-12FASHION$7,700-$700RY
14.$7,600Craig Campbell#1062, aired 1989-03-28BODIES OF WATER$7,600-$400RY
15.$7,201Keith Herrell#985, aired 1988-12-09THE CENSUS$7,600$200W
16.$7,000Sue Carey#1009, aired 1989-01-12FASHION$8,400$700RY
$7,000Richard Beban#1024, aired 1989-02-02U.S. GOVERNMENT$7,100-$200W
18.$6,900Richard Perez-Pena#961, aired 1988-11-07WORLD CITIES$6,900-$6,700R
$6,900Peggy Kennedy#963, aired 1988-11-09FOREIGN PHRASES$6,900-$100R
$6,900Jason Powderly#1092, aired 1989-05-09FICTIONAL CHARACTERS$6,900-$4,100R
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