Final Jeopardy! Round statistics for Season 8

DJ! FinisherAll gamesRegular play games
1st27/45(60.00%)17/30(56.67%)
2nd25/45(55.56%)17/30(56.67%)
3rd19/45(42.22%)9/30(30.00%)
All71/135(52.59%)43/90(47.78%)

Number of regular play games in which two challengers played Final: 12

Out of those 12 games, number of games in which the returning champion at the far left podium finished Double Jeopardy! with a zero or negative score: 0 (0.00%)

Out of those 12 games, number of games in which the challenger at the far right podium gave the correct response: 4 (33.33%)

Out of those 4 games, number of games in which the challenger at the middle podium also gave the correct response: 2 (50.00%)

Out of the 12 regular play games in which two challengers played Final, number of games in which the challenger at the middle podium gave the correct response: 4 (33.33%)

Out of those 4 games, number of games in which the challenger at the far right podium also gave the correct response: 2 (50.00%)

Out of the 12 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: 2 (16.67%)

Out of the 12 regular play games in which all three players (two of them challengers) played Final, number of correct Final responses given by challengers: 8 (33.33%)

Out of the 12 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: 3 (25.00%)

71 correct Final responses have been supplied out of 135 possible responses in the 45 archived games analyzed. This represents a 52.59% chance of supplying the correct Final response.

Out of the 20 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 19 times (95.00%).

Distribution of Final responses by score position out of the 45 games in which all three players played Final:

RRR = 9
RRW = 9
WWW = 8
RWW = 5
RWR = 4
WRW = 4
WRR = 3
WWR = 3

Distribution of Final responses by podium position out of the 45 games in which all three players played Final:

RRR = 9
RWR = 8
WWW = 8
RRW = 7
RWW = 6
WRW = 5
WWR = 1
WRR = 1

The average winner's score amongst 45 archived games was $12,961.

Highest Final Jeopardy! wagers of Season 8

WagerPlayer nameGameCategoryScoreLeadResponseWin
1.$9,700Bernard Welt#1800, aired 1992-05-29VICE PRESIDENTS$9,800-$1,600R
2.$9,100Jim Scott#1659, aired 1991-11-14U.S. PRESIDENTS$10,900$3,200RY
$9,100Jerome Vered#1794, aired 1992-05-21AMERICAN STORIES$24,900$20,600RY
4.$9,000Steve Robin#1660, aired 1991-11-15COLONIAL AMERICA$11,200$2,600WY
5.$8,400Scott Gillispie#1658, aired 1991-11-13AFRICAN AMERICANS$8,400-$2,900R
6.$8,300Mark Weston#1675, aired 1991-12-06SONG STANDARDS$8,300-$1,300RY
$8,300Stuart Wald#1800, aired 1992-05-29VICE PRESIDENTS$11,400$1,600RY
8.$8,100Billy Baxter#1790, aired 1992-05-15AMERICAN HISTORY$8,300-$1,600RY
9.$8,001Mark Born#1655, aired 1991-11-08ACTRESSES & THEIR ROLES$8,600$300RY
10.$8,000Lou Pryor#1660, aired 1991-11-15COLONIAL AMERICA$8,600-$2,600W
$8,000Al Badger#1770, aired 1992-04-17INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS$11,400$2,200RY
12.$7,700Tim House#1634, aired 1991-10-10BUSINESS & INDUSTRY$7,700-$5,300W
13.$7,600Joseph D'Hippolito#1710, aired 1992-01-24THE BIBLE$8,400$2,700W
14.$7,550Mark Zunk#1704, aired 1992-01-16MOVIE MUSICALS$9,000-$3,800R
15.$7,401Mark Born#1657, aired 1991-11-12SOUTH AFRICA$9,200$900W
16.$7,200Lance Coon#1623, aired 1991-09-25BUSINESS & FINANCE$7,400-$6,900R
17.$7,001Dan Deacon#1675, aired 1991-12-06SONG STANDARDS$9,600$1,300W
18.$6,500India Cooper#1685, aired 1991-12-20THEATRE$6,600$200RY
19.$6,400Seth Davis#1622, aired 1991-09-24THE PULITZER PRIZE$6,400-$4,900RY
$6,400Kurt Kroboth#1685, aired 1991-12-20THEATRE$6,400-$200R
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