## Final Jeopardy! Round statistics for Season 8

DJ! FinisherAll gamesRegular play games
1st89/155(57.42%)64/115(55.65%)
2nd88/155(56.77%)63/115(54.78%)
3rd77/150(51.33%)54/110(49.09%)
All254/460(55.22%)181/340(53.24%)

Number of regular play games in which two challengers played Final: 86

Out of those 86 games, number of games in which the returning champion at the far left lectern finished Double Jeopardy! with a zero or negative score: 0 (0.00%)

Out of those 86 games, number of games in which the challenger at the far right lectern gave the correct response: 40 (46.51%)

Out of those 40 games, number of games in which the challenger at the middle lectern also gave the correct response: 27 (67.50%)

Out of the 86 regular play games in which two challengers played Final, number of games in which the challenger at the middle lectern gave the correct response: 44 (51.16%)

Out of those 44 games, number of games in which the challenger at the far right lectern also gave the correct response: 27 (61.36%)

Out of the 86 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: 19 (22.09%)

Out of the 86 regular play games in which all three players (two of them challengers) played Final, number of correct Final responses given by challengers: 84 (48.84%)

Out of the 86 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: 18 (20.93%)

254 correct Final responses have been supplied out of 460 possible responses in the 155 archived games analyzed. This represents a 55.22% chance of supplying the correct Final response.

Out of the 76 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 71 times (93.42%).

Distribution of Final responses by score position out of the 150 games in which all three players played Final:

RRR = 37
WWW = 26
RRW = 18
RWW = 15
RWR = 15
WRR = 15
WRW = 14
WWR = 10

Distribution of Final responses by score position out of the 5 games in which two players played Final:

RR = 4
WW = 1

Distribution of Final responses by lectern position out of the 150 games in which all three players played Final:

RRR = 37
WWW = 26
RWR = 19
RWW = 17
RRW = 17
WRW = 15
WRR = 12
WWR = 7

The average winner's score amongst 155 archived games was \$12,373.

## Highest Final Jeopardy! wagers of Season 8

1.\$11,700Aaron Gershowitz#1629, aired 1991-10-03THE ELEMENTS\$11,800-\$3,000RY
2.\$11,500Jim Baehler#1833, aired 1992-07-15WORLD WAR II\$11,500-\$300R
3.\$11,201Hansford Epes#1833, aired 1992-07-15WORLD WAR II\$11,800\$300RY
4.\$10,000Kerrie McCaw#1619, aired 1991-09-19ORGANIZATIONS\$10,000\$1,400RY
\$10,000Toby Muller#1815, aired 1992-06-19IN THE NEWS\$12,300\$5,500RY
6.\$9,701Patrick McMahon#1774, aired 1992-04-23SHAKESPEAREAN CHARACTERS\$10,100\$200W
7.\$9,700Bernard Welt#1800, aired 1992-05-29VICE PRESIDENTS\$9,800-\$1,600R
8.\$9,699Polly Morrice-Golvach#1695, aired 1992-01-03EUROPEAN NOVELS\$9,700-\$800R
9.\$9,600Randy Kaplan#1616, aired 1991-09-16FICTIONAL CHARACTERS\$9,600-\$800RY
10.\$9,400Ron Brashear#1679, aired 1991-12-12BRIDGES\$9,400-\$100R
\$9,400Jay Marhoefer#1679, aired 1991-12-12BRIDGES\$9,500\$100RY
12.\$9,300Phil Katz#1618, aired 1991-09-18MEDALS & DECORATIONS\$9,300-\$300RY
13.\$9,201Nick Jungman#1787, aired 1992-05-12COLONIAL AMERICA\$9,600\$200RY
14.\$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
17.\$9,001Randy Kaplan#1618, aired 1991-09-18MEDALS & DECORATIONS\$9,600\$300W
18.\$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
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