Final Jeopardy! Round statistics for Season 6

DJ! FinisherAll gamesRegular play games
1st86/145(59.31%)71/115(61.74%)
2nd77/145(53.10%)58/115(50.43%)
3rd63/138(45.65%)52/108(48.15%)
All226/428(52.80%)181/338(53.55%)

Number of regular play games in which two challengers played Final: 67

Out of those 67 games, number of games in which the returning champion at the far left podium finished Double Jeopardy! with a zero or negative score: 1 (1.49%)

Out of those 67 games, number of games in which the challenger at the far right podium gave the correct response: 35 (52.24%)

Out of those 35 games, number of games in which the challenger at the middle podium also gave the correct response: 24 (68.57%)

Out of the 67 regular play games in which two challengers played Final, number of games in which the challenger at the middle podium gave the correct response: 40 (59.70%)

Out of those 40 games, number of games in which the challenger at the far right podium also gave the correct response: 24 (60.00%)

Out of the 66 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: 15 (22.73%)

Out of the 66 regular play games in which all three players (two of them challengers) played Final, number of correct Final responses given by challengers: 74 (56.06%)

Out of the 66 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 (19.70%)

226 correct Final responses have been supplied out of 428 possible responses in the 145 archived games analyzed. This represents a 52.80% chance of supplying the correct Final response.

Out of the 84 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 70 times (83.33%).

Distribution of Final responses by score position out of the 138 games in which all three players played Final:

RRR = 33
WWW = 26
RRW = 22
RWW = 15
RWR = 13
WRW = 12
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 138 games in which all three players played Final:

RRR = 33
WWW = 26
WRR = 16
RRW = 15
RWW = 14
RWR = 13
WRW = 11
WWR = 10

The average winner's score amongst 145 archived games was $11,099.

Highest Final Jeopardy! wagers of Season 6

WagerPlayer nameGameCategoryScoreLeadResponseWin
1.$14,200Eric Newhouse#3, aired 1990-06-30EXPLORERS$14,200-$800RY
2.$13,401Richard Perez-Peña#3, aired 1990-06-30EXPLORERS$15,000$800W
3.$13,000Eugene Finerman#2, aired 1990-06-23U.S. PRESIDENTS$13,000$3,800RY
4.$10,900David Nixon#1346, aired 1990-06-11MINERALS$10,900$400RY
5.$10,800Paul Rouffa#5, aired 1990-07-14SCIENCE$10,800-$9,300W
6.$10,500Bruce Naegeli#1, aired 1990-06-16THE 50 STATES$10,500$600W
7.$10,498Russ Harris#1346, aired 1990-06-11MINERALS$10,500-$400R
8.$10,400Eric Newhouse#4, aired 1990-07-07GEOGRAPHY$10,400-$14,400R
9.$10,100Frank Spangenberg#1241, aired 1990-01-15U.S. PRESIDENTS$20,500$15,300RY
10.$9,900Steve Rogitz#1, aired 1990-06-16THE 50 STATES$9,900-$600RY
11.$9,899Frank Spangenberg#1238, aired 1990-01-10PLAYS$12,900$11,400RY
12.$8,850Paul Thomas#1343, aired 1990-06-06LANDMARKS$8,900$700W
13.$8,601Amy Zucker#1326, aired 1990-05-14THE BIBLE$9,200$300RY
14.$8,600Martin Gostanian#1279, aired 1990-03-08FAMOUS NAMES$8,600-$2,300RY
15.$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
17.$8,200Richard Neale#1336, aired 1990-05-28COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES$8,200-$3,000W
$8,200Anne Kantner#1343, aired 1990-06-06LANDMARKS$8,200-$700RY
19.$7,900Jeff Richmond#1193, aired 1989-11-08THE OSCARS$8,900$500W
$7,900Kate Waits#2, aired 1990-06-23U.S. PRESIDENTS$7,900-$5,100W
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