Final Jeopardy! Round statistics for Season 6

DJ! FinisherAll gamesRegular play games
1st101/160(63.13%)81/128(63.28%)
2nd81/160(50.63%)63/128(49.22%)
3rd67/153(43.79%)57/121(47.11%)
All249/473(52.64%)201/377(53.32%)

Number of regular play games in which two challengers played Final: 78

Out of those 78 games, number of games in which the returning champion at the far left podium finished Double Jeopardy! with a zero or negative score: 1 (1.28%)

Out of those 78 games, number of games in which the challenger at the far right podium gave the correct response: 38 (48.72%)

Out of those 38 games, number of games in which the challenger at the middle podium also gave the correct response: 25 (65.79%)

Out of the 78 regular play games in which two challengers played Final, number of games in which the challenger at the middle podium gave the correct response: 43 (55.13%)

Out of those 43 games, number of games in which the challenger at the far right podium also gave the correct response: 25 (58.14%)

Out of the 77 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: 16 (20.78%)

Out of the 77 regular play games in which all three players (two of them challengers) played Final, number of correct Final responses given by challengers: 80 (51.95%)

Out of the 77 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 (19.48%)

249 correct Final responses have been supplied out of 473 possible responses in the 160 archived games analyzed. This represents a 52.64% chance of supplying the correct Final response.

Out of the 93 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 79 times (84.95%).

Distribution of Final responses by score position out of the 153 games in which all three players played Final:

RRR = 35
WWW = 27
RRW = 25
RWW = 23
RWR = 15
WRW = 11
WWR = 9
WRR = 8

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

RW = 3
WW = 2
WR = 2

Distribution of Final responses by podium position out of the 153 games in which all three players played Final:

RRR = 35
WWW = 27
RWW = 20
RRW = 18
WRR = 16
RWR = 14
WRW = 13
WWR = 10

The average winner's score amongst 160 archived games was $10,568.

Highest Final Jeopardy! wagers of Season 6

WagerPlayer nameGameCategoryScoreLeadResponseWin
1.$10,900David Nixon#1346, aired 1990-06-11MINERALS$10,900$400RY
2.$10,498Russ Harris#1346, aired 1990-06-11MINERALS$10,500-$400R
3.$10,100Frank Spangenberg#1241, aired 1990-01-15U.S. PRESIDENTS$20,500$15,300RY
4.$9,899Frank Spangenberg#1238, aired 1990-01-10PLAYS$12,900$11,400RY
5.$8,850Paul Thomas#1343, aired 1990-06-06LANDMARKS$8,900$700W
6.$8,601Amy Zucker#1326, aired 1990-05-14THE BIBLE$9,200$300RY
7.$8,600Martin Gostanian#1279, aired 1990-03-08FAMOUS NAMES$8,600-$2,300RY
8.$8,300Matthew Miller#1326, aired 1990-05-14THE BIBLE$8,900-$300R
$8,300Dan Sadoff#1336, aired 1990-05-28COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES$8,300-$2,900W
10.$8,200Richard Neale#1336, aired 1990-05-28COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES$8,200-$3,000W
$8,200Anne Kanter#1343, aired 1990-06-06LANDMARKS$8,200-$700RY
12.$7,900Jeff Richmond#1193, aired 1989-11-08THE OSCARS$8,900$500W
13.$7,800Ed Borasky#1303, aired 1990-04-11THE ROARING '20s$7,800-$2,100W
14.$7,700Jim Vichench#1337, aired 1990-05-29WORD ORIGINS$7,700-$4,000R
15.$7,600Bugs Twocock#1166, aired 1989-10-02VOCABULARY$7,600-$6,000W
16.$7,500Harry Cortez#1188, aired 1989-11-01IN THE NEWS$8,000$1,700RY
$7,500Patti Van Benthuysen#1207, aired 1989-11-28SHAKESPEARE$7,500-$1,400R
$7,500Sam Longoria#1210, aired 1989-12-01LANGUAGES$7,500-$1,000R
19.$7,401Sharon Kristal#1260, aired 1990-02-09SHAKESPEARE$11,600$2,100W
20.$7,300Andy Gedo#1295, aired 1990-03-30WORLD HISTORY$7,300-$900R
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