The brainpower behind this year’s hit Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time are returning to ABC to star in a new quiz show. James Holzhauer, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter are back on ABC’s new U.S. adaptation of The Chase, a hit British format in which contestants face off with TV trivia titans. ABC has given a series order to The Chase, with a premiere date to be announced later.
Jeopardy‘s all-time top money winners Brad Rutter, Ken Jennings and James Holzhauer are facing off for ultimate bragging rights. The winner gets $1 million, with $250,000 for each runner-up in the contest that airs on consecutive nights beginning 8 p.m. ET Tuesday on ABC.
In TV time, 36 seasons is unspeakably ancient, but this year game veteran Jeopardy exploded into one of TV’s most talked-about shows. The Sony Pictures Television-produced game show hit multiyear highs, led all of syndication in the ratings several times, was memed all over social media and discussed around dinner tables across the nation.
BC announced Monday that Jeopardy‘s three highest earners of all time — Ken Jennings, Brad Rutter and James Holzhauer — will face off against one another for the multi-night primetime event Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time. Premiering Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at 8/7c, the Jeopardy! tournament will air for at least three consecutive weeknights through Thursday, Jan. 9.
Fifteen of the most successful winners from the past two seasons of Jeopardy will convene this fall for the 2019 Tournament of Champions, the show announced via video Wednesday.
An estimated 14.5 million people watched James Holzhauer on June 3, when the professional gambler lost for first time after 32 consecutive wins and $2,464,216 in prize money, the Nielsen company said. No television series this season (football excluded) averaged more viewers per episode on the first night they aired.
On Monday, the show’s most dominant player in years can surpass the $2.5 million Ken Jennings won during his famous streak. Read on if you want to learn what happened.
A video clip appearing to show Jeopardy phenom James Holzhauer’s historic run come to an end made the rounds Sunday on social media. The minute-long snippet — believed to be a leaked clip from an episode expected to air on Monday — picks up as the contestants reveal their responses in the Final Jeopardy segment, and ends with the 34-year-old professional gambler in an unfamiliar position: Second place, trailing leader Emma Boettcher by $3,200.
James Holzhauer on Monday won his 28th straight Jeopardy game with an additional $130,222 in winnings, the second highest single-day sum ever recorded on the show. Holzhauer’s total earnings are now at $2,195,557. That’s $325,143 shy of Ken Jennings’ $2,520,700, which he won in 74 episodes in 2004.
James Holzhauer eclipsed the $1 million mark in winnings Tuesday on his 14th appearance. Not only has he won $131,127 to shatter the program’s previous one-day record of $77,000, he already has the top five one-day scores in the history of a game that has aired regularly since 1984.
James Holzhauer won $131,127 during a show aired Wednesday night, breaking the record that viewers saw him set last week.
On Tuesday, James Holzhauer won $110,914 on the syndicated game show. The previous record of $77,000 was set by Roger Craig in 2010. Tuesday’s win was the fourth consecutive victory for Holzhauer, whose winnings total more than $244,000. He will face two new challengers Wednesday.