Why Is ‘Jeopardy!’ Suddenly Going Viral?

‘Wheel,’ ‘Jeopardy’ Renewed Through 2017-18

The next run of the syndicated game kingpins from CBS Television Distribution has been set for 80% of the U.S. on groups including the ABC Owned Television Stations, Sinclair, Media General and Gray Television.

Trebek, Sajak, White Reup Through 2017-18

Alex Trebek, the man with one of the sweetest deals in TV, is not throwing in the towel just yet. Despite hints in recent years that he was ready to retire, the 74-year-old Jeopardy host just signed on to stay through at least the 2017-18 season — as have Wheel of Fortune‘s Pat Sajak and Vanna White.

‘Family Feud’ on a Record Ratings Roll

Ratings for the Steve Harvey hosted game show continue to surge, setting new record highs in three of the past four weeks. Feud has already surpassed Wheel Of Fortune and Jeopardy in several key demos.

NAB’s Ahmed Zamir To Appear On ‘Jeopardy’

Trebek Threatened To Quit ‘Jeopardy’: Sony Emails

‘Jeopardy!’ Champs Tournament Starts Next Week

NEW YORK (AP) — Julia Collins and Arthur Chu will be among the winningest “Jeopardy!” contestants who return to battle for a $250,000 grand prize with 13 other former champions in the “Tournament of Champions” starting next Monday. The two-week event will showcase the most successful contestants from the past two seasons, the quiz show’s […]

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‘Jeopardy,’ ‘Wheel’ Move To KDVR In Denver

The switch from KMGH to Fox’s KDVR takes effect on Sept. 8.

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KMGH Drops ‘Jeopardy,’ ‘Wheel’ In Denver

The E.W. Scripps ABC affiliate will replace the two syndicated hits as of Sept. 8 with a 6 p.m. newscast and a half-hour newsmagazine, The List, a national program with local inserts.

‘Jeopardy’ Host Trebek Sets Guinness Record

The game show host was presented with a Guinness World Record on June 13 for “most gameshow episodes hosted by the same presenter.” As of Friday, he’s hosted 6,829 episodes. “I want to continue for a few more years,” he said in this video commemorating the honor, released by the Guinness Book of World Records.

Julia Collins’ ‘Jeopardy’ Win Streak Ends

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The reign of the winningest female contestant in “Jeopardy!” history has come to an end. Julia Collins, 31, lost during her 21st appearance on the pre-taped episode that aired Monday. The Chicago-area resident accumulated a total of $428,100 during her 20 victories on the syndicated series. Collins was vanquished by Brian […]

Julia Collins Wins 20th Victory On ‘Jeopardy!’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Julia Collins can count another “Jeopardy!” victory and another milestone. The TV game show said Collins won her 20th game Friday, putting her alone in second place for most consecutive non-tournament victories. When she scored her 19th win on Thursday, she was in a second-place tie with season 22 contestant David […]

Julia Collins Extends ‘Jeopardy’ Win Streak To 19

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Jeopardy!” champion Julia Collins is keeping her winning streak alive. The TV game show says Collins scored her 19th consecutive victory on Thursday’s contest. That puts her in a second-place tie for most consecutive non-tournament wins. She shares the No. 2 spot with season 22 contestant David Madden. The top “Jeopardy!” […]

Chicago Woman Goes For 18th ‘Jeopardy’ Win

CHICAGO (AP) — Answer: She predicted in her eighth grade yearbook that she would someday be a “Jeopardy!” champion. Question: Who is Julia Collins? To be fair, anyone who watches contestants go egghead-to-egghead on the show wouldn’t be surprised if any one of them made the prediction. But Collins has made good on her prediction, […]

‘Jeopardy!’ At 50: The Show Through The Years

‘Family Feud’ Top Game Show In Demo

The Steve Harvey-hosted show was the top game show among 18-49 year olds during the week ending March 9, but Wheel and Jeopardy had the most total viewers.

 

‘Jeopardy’ Champ Chu Unseated After 12-Day Run

NEW YORK (AP) — “Jeopardy!” champ Arthur Chu, who won big money while taking heat for his renegade style, has been defeated. Chu finished in third place with zero dollars on Wednesday’s edition of the syndicated quiz show. He had reigned for 12 days. His total winnings were $297,200. “A great run,” summed up host […]

‘Jeopardy’ Gives Broadway A Boost

NEW YORK (AP) — Answer: It’s the TV show that’s spreading the word about Broadway. Question: What is “Jeopardy!” The hit syndicated game show hosted by Alex Trebek has always sprinkled in theater clues since its debut in 1984 but lately has been upping the ante. For the 10th anniversary of “Wicked” late last month, […]

Boy: I Was Cheated Over ‘Jeopardy’ Spelling

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut eighth-grader who misspelled the correct answer to a “Jeopardy!” question and lost money over it says he was cheated. Thomas Hurley III correctly answered the Final Jeopardy question about the Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Abraham Lincoln. But Thomas spelled it “emanciptation” and was ruled out by host Alex […]

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‘Jeopardy’ Looking At Lauer As Next Host

Matt Lauer, the beleaguered host of the Today show is at the top of the list to take over the brainy game show when Alex Trebek steps down, as expected, in 2016, knowledgeable sources say.

Scripps Stations Survive Without Top Syndies

The group owner’s execs say they are pleased with the ratings of the two home-grown shows it developed to replace syndication powerhouses Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy. Plus it gets to keep all the inventory in the new Let’s Ask America and The List.

ABC O&Os Reup ‘Wheel,’ ‘Jeopardy’

Syndication’s top two game shows renewed for two years beyond current run, taking them through 2015-16.

Aleve Outmaneuvers The DVR On ‘Jeopardy’

Alex Trebek Out Of Hospital After Heart Attack

Alex Trebek ‘Up And About’ After Heart Attack

NEW YORK (AP) — A spokeswoman says “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek is “up and about” in a Los Angeles hospital as he recovers from a mild heart attack. Sony Pictures Television spokeswoman Paula Askanas said Monday that Trebek is “in good spirits” while doctors complete their tests. She says he has been moved to a […]

‘Jeopardy’ Host Trebek Has Mild Heart Attack

Alex Trebek was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Saturday. The 71-year-old Trebek is expected to fully recover and be back giving answers when Jeopardy resumes production on a new season in July.

‘Jeopardy’s Alex Trebek ‘Thinking About Retiring’

Alex Trebek Injured After Chasing Burglar In SF

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek says he snapped his Achilles tendon while running after a burglar who had stolen cash, a bracelet and other items from his San Francisco hotel room. The 71-year-old Trebek tells KGO-TV that he also injured his other leg while falling down during the chase early Wednesday. He […]

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Watson Is Elementary To ‘Jeopardy’ Success

The supercomputer vs. human contests powered the game show to an 11% week-to-week ratings boost in the week ending Feb. 20. Academy Awards coverage drives Entertainment Tonight to a new season high.

Watson Computer Beats ‘Jeopardy’ Champs

Jeopardy! has a new champion, and its name is Watson. During the Wednesday finale of the three-day Jeopardy! challenge that pitted all-stars Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter against an IBM supercomputer, the machine beat the men. Watson finished with $77,147, Jennings with $24,000 and Rutter with $21,600.

Computer Crushes The Competition On ‘Jeopardy’

NEW YORK (AP) — The computer brained its human competition in Game 1 of the Man vs. Machine competition on “Jeopardy!” On the 30-question game board, veteran “Jeopardy!” champs Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter managed only five correct responses between them during the Double Jeopardy round that aired Tuesday. They ended the first game of […]

Computer Taking On ‘Jeopardy!’ Champs For $1M

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. (AP) — It’s the size of 10 refrigerators, and it swallows encyclopedias whole, but an IBM computer was lacking one thing it needed to battle the greatest champions from the “Jeopardy!” quiz show. It couldn’t hit a buzzer. But that’s been fixed, and on Thursday the hardware and software system named Watson […]

‘Jeopardy’ To Pit Humans Against IBM Machine

NEW YORK (AP) — The game show “Jeopardy” will pit man versus machine this winter in a competition that will show how successful scientists are in creating a computer that can mimic human intelligence. Two of the venerable game show’s most successful champions – Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter – will play two games against […]