Final Jeopardy! Round statistics for Season 8

DJ! FinisherAll gamesRegular play games
1st75/126(59.52%)50/86(58.14%)
2nd72/126(57.14%)47/86(54.65%)
3rd63/121(52.07%)40/81(49.38%)
All210/373(56.30%)137/253(54.15%)

Number of regular play games in which two challengers played Final: 46

Out of those 46 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 46 games, number of games in which the challenger at the far right lectern gave the correct response: 22 (47.83%)

Out of those 22 games, number of games in which the challenger at the middle lectern also gave the correct response: 14 (63.64%)

Out of the 46 regular play games in which two challengers played Final, number of games in which the challenger at the middle lectern gave the correct response: 21 (45.65%)

Out of those 21 games, number of games in which the challenger at the far right lectern also gave the correct response: 14 (66.67%)

Out of the 46 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: 9 (19.57%)

Out of the 46 regular play games in which all three players (two of them challengers) played Final, number of correct Final responses given by challengers: 43 (46.74%)

Out of the 46 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: 10 (21.74%)

210 correct Final responses have been supplied out of 373 possible responses in the 126 archived games analyzed. This represents a 56.30% chance of supplying the correct Final response.

Out of the 56 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 51 times (91.07%).

Distribution of Final responses by score position out of the 121 games in which all three players played Final:

RRR = 30
WWW = 19
RWR = 14
RRW = 14
RWW = 13
WRW = 12
WRR = 12
WWR = 7

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 121 games in which all three players played Final:

RRR = 30
WWW = 19
RWR = 17
RWW = 15
RRW = 14
WRW = 11
WRR = 9
WWR = 6

The average winner's score amongst 126 archived games was $12,520.

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.$10,000Kerrie McCaw#1619, aired 1991-09-19ORGANIZATIONS$10,000$1,400RY
$10,000Toby Muller#1815, aired 1992-06-19IN THE NEWS$12,300$5,500RY
5.$9,701Patrick McMahon#1774, aired 1992-04-23SHAKESPEAREAN CHARACTERS$10,100$200W
6.$9,700Bernard Welt#1800, aired 1992-05-29VICE PRESIDENTS$9,800-$1,600R
7.$9,400Ron Brashear#1679, aired 1991-12-12BRIDGES$9,400-$100R
$9,400Jay Marhoeffer#1679, aired 1991-12-12BRIDGES$9,500$100RY
9.$9,300Phil Katz#1618, aired 1991-09-18MEDALS & DECORATIONS$9,300-$300RY
10.$9,201Nick Jungman#1787, aired 1992-05-12COLONIAL AMERICA$9,600$200RY
11.$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
14.$9,001Randy Kaplan#1618, aired 1991-09-18MEDALS & DECORATIONS$9,600$300W
15.$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
18.$8,600Robert Slaven#1752, aired 1992-03-24OPERETTAS$8,600$0RY
$8,600Chris Montplaisir#1787, aired 1992-05-12COLONIAL AMERICA$9,400-$200R
20.$8,500Matt Kane#1733, aired 1992-02-26EXPLORERS$9,513$513RY
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