|FINAL STATISTICS ; tvgameshows.net|
(credit goes to Canadian statistician Andy Saunders)
Games Played: 75
Games Won: 74
Total Winnings: $2,522,700
Correct Answers: 2,642*
Answers Attempted: 2,881*
Percent Correct: .918*
* - not including Final Jeopardy!
First Ring-ins: 2,575
Pct. First of All Clues Read: .614
Daily Doubles Correct: 133
Daily Doubles Attempted: 160
Percent Correct: .831
Avg. Wager Per Daily Double: $3,810
Total Net Gain on Daily Doubles: $421,199
Average Net Gain per Daily Double: $2,632
Avg. Score after Jeopardy!: $9,936
Avg. Lead after Jeopardy!: $6,649
Avg. Score after Double Jeopardy!: $31,136
Avg. Lead after Double Jeopardy!: $22,977
Pct. of Games Locked Up after Double J!: .867 (65 of 75)
Final Jeopardy! Correct Answers: 51
Final Jeopardy! Attempts: 75
Percent Correct: .680
Avg. Final Jeopardy! Wager: $7,698
High Game: $75,000 (July 23)
Low Game: $8,799 (Nov. 9)
Avg. Daily Winnings: $34,064 (through last win Nov. 29)
More Jennings Daily Doubles Compiled by Joe Giannotti
$75,000: Top winnings by a contestant in series history (July 23).
$51,400: Top finish by a contestant at end of Double Jeopardy! (July 23).
$16,400: Highest finish at end of Jeopardy! round (Sept. 8)
$73,200: Largest winning margin in series history (July 23).
181: Number of days from Jennings' first appearance (June 2) to his last (Nov. 30)
45: Most number of correct responses in one show by Jennings (July 20, 23).
26: Fewest number of correct responses in one show by Jennings (June 7, 28; Oct. 26)
10: Longest string of correct Final Jeopardy! questions by Jennings (Oct. 11-15, 25-29).
3: Number of regular season champions who won more money in their entire run on Jeopardy! than Jennings' total on July 22-23 alone: Tom Walsh ($184,900), Brian Weikle ($149,200), Arthur Gandolfi ($137,000).
Nov. 3: Day Jennings broke television's all-time single-game winnings record, $2,197,000 (topping the $2.18 million of Dr. Kevin Olmstead on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire).
Nov. 4: Day Jennings broke television's all-time winnings record, $2,247,000 (topping the combined $2,205,900 Dr. Olmstead won on Millionaire and on Jeopardy!, May 25-27, 1994).
Nov. 6: Last day Final Jeopardy! was not mathematically inconsequential. Jennings led Ryan Cook $27,600-$16,600 before the finale.
Nov. 9: Last day Jennings trailed during Double Jeopardy! (to both Jeff Hoppes and Dave Oosterhuis).
Nov. 30: Last day Final Jeopardy! was not mathematically inconsequential. Jennings led Nancy Zerg $14,400-$10,000 before the finale.
94: Number of category sweeps by Jennings.
28: Record number of consecutive games in which Final Jeopardy! was mathematically inconsequential (streak ended Oct. 4 in a game vs. Jeff Suchard).
29: Number of categories in which Jennings was shut out.
16: High number of consecutive correct answers by Jennings (July 12 and July 21).
9: High number of consecutive correct answers in a game by a Jennings challenger (Matt Ottinger).
June 21, Sept. 7, Nov. 6, Nov. 9: Only days Jennings trailed going into Double Jeopardy! Opponents: Matt Ottinger, Rich Hartz, Ryan Cook, Jeff Hoppes, Dave Oosterhuis.
Nov. 9: Only day Jennings in third place going into Double Jeopardy! (opponents: Hoppes & Oosterhuis).
June 2: Closest competitor entering Final Jeopardy!: Julia Lazarus on his opening day, who trailed $20,000-$18,600.
June 25: Highest finish in series history by a losing contestant, $44,400 (Michael Cudahy).
14: Number of contestants who answered Final Jeopardy! correct when Jennings was wrong:
Day 2: Carrie Youngblood and Chad Kaihe
Day 8: Al Arsenault
Day 12: Deirdre Basile
Day 15: Kelly Parker
Day 16: Cathy Weber
Day 23: Mary Ann Eitler
Day 40: Rich Hartz
Day 46: David Fishbach
Day 51: Kathryn Dorminey
Day 53: Rev. Al Lindke
Day 64: Lisa Ellis
Day 67: Elizabeth Costello
Day 73: Andrew Smith
Day 75: Nancy Zerg
Nov. 30: Day of Ken Jennings' defeat, $14,401-$8,799, to Nancy Zerg, of Ventura, Cal.