Television | Jeopardy! crowns its GOAT player
by Dustin Messer & Michael Malament
Posted 1/15/20, 10:16 am
Ken Jennings became Jeopardy’s “Greatest of All Time” champion on Tuesday evening. He won three of the four contests in a series that began last Tuesday. About 15 million viewers—the largest television audience drawn by a non-sports program in the past four years—watched each of the four nights of competition.
Jennings, who holds the record for the longest Jeopardy! winning streak—74 games in 2004—defeated Brad Rutter and James Holzhauer, who held records for most dollars won.
The win was far from inevitable.