Final Jeopardy! Round statistics for Season 8

DJ! FinisherAll gamesRegular play games
1st69/114(60.53%)44/74(59.46%)
2nd67/114(58.77%)42/74(56.76%)
3rd55/110(50.00%)32/70(45.71%)
All191/338(56.51%)118/218(54.13%)

Number of regular play games in which two challengers played Final: 36

Out of those 36 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 36 games, number of games in which the challenger at the far right podium gave the correct response: 15 (41.67%)

Out of those 15 games, number of games in which the challenger at the middle podium also gave the correct response: 9 (60.00%)

Out of the 36 regular play games in which two challengers played Final, number of games in which the challenger at the middle podium gave the correct response: 15 (41.67%)

Out of those 15 games, number of games in which the challenger at the far right podium also gave the correct response: 9 (60.00%)

Out of the 36 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: 5 (13.89%)

Out of the 36 regular play games in which all three players (two of them challengers) played Final, number of correct Final responses given by challengers: 30 (41.67%)

Out of the 36 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: 8 (22.22%)

191 correct Final responses have been supplied out of 338 possible responses in the 114 archived games analyzed. This represents a 56.51% chance of supplying the correct Final response.

Out of the 46 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 42 times (91.30%).

Distribution of Final responses by score position out of the 110 games in which all three players played Final:

RRR = 27
WWW = 17
RRW = 14
RWR = 12
WRW = 12
RWW = 12
WRR = 10
WWR = 6

Distribution of Final responses by score position out of the 4 games in which two players played Final:

RR = 4

Distribution of Final responses by podium position out of the 110 games in which all three players played Final:

RRR = 27
WWW = 17
RWR = 15
RWW = 15
RRW = 14
WRW = 11
WRR = 7
WWR = 4

The average winner's score amongst 114 archived games was $12,598.

Highest Final Jeopardy! wagers of Season 8

WagerPlayer nameGameCategoryScoreLeadResponseWin
1.$11,500Jim Baehler#1833, aired 1992-07-15WORLD WAR II$11,500-$300R
2.$11,201Hansford Epes#1833, aired 1992-07-15WORLD WAR II$11,800$300RY
3.$10,000Toby Muller#1815, aired 1992-06-19IN THE NEWS$12,300$5,500RY
4.$9,700Bernard Welt#1800, aired 1992-05-29VICE PRESIDENTS$9,800-$1,600R
5.$9,400Ron Brashear#1679, aired 1991-12-12BRIDGES$9,400-$100R
$9,400Jay Marhoeffer#1679, aired 1991-12-12BRIDGES$9,500$100RY
7.$9,201Nick Jungman#1787, aired 1992-05-12COLONIAL AMERICA$9,600$200RY
8.$9,100Jim Scott#1659, aired 1991-11-14U.S. PRESIDENTS$10,900$3,200RY
$9,100Frank Epstein#1718, aired 1992-02-05FAMOUS WOMEN$9,200-$800RY
$9,100Jerome Vered#1794, aired 1992-05-21AMERICAN STORIES$24,900$20,600RY
11.$9,000Steve Robin#1660, aired 1991-11-15COLONIAL AMERICA$11,200$2,600WY
$9,000Leonard Schmidt#1831, aired 1992-07-13OPERA$9,000-$700RY
$9,000Hugh Mulvaney#1831, aired 1992-07-13OPERA$9,700$700W
14.$8,600Robert Slaven#1752, aired 1992-03-24OPERETTAS$8,600$0RY
$8,600Chris Montplaisir#1787, aired 1992-05-12COLONIAL AMERICA$9,400-$200R
16.$8,500Matt Kane#1733, aired 1992-02-26EXPLORERS$9,513$513RY
17.$8,400Scott Gillispie#1658, aired 1991-11-13AFRICAN AMERICANS$8,400-$2,900R
18.$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
20.$8,199Liz MacGillicuddy-Lucas#1701, aired 1992-01-13WORLD GEOGRAPHY$8,200-$700RY
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