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Old 07-26-04, 05:04 PM
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Originally posted by anglagard
Does anyone know how the ratings have been for "Jeopardy" over the past few weeks? I'm sure they've increased, but by how much?
http://www.cnn.com/2004/SHOWBIZ/TV/0...eut/index.html

"With that 7.9 rating, the show was up 5 percent week-to-week and up 36 percent compared with the same period a year ago."
Old 07-26-04, 06:31 PM
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Originally posted by Dabaomb
agreed, you either loved or hated this guy. Personally, I thought he was great entertainment.

On a side note, Scorcho, how's the hand? I want to see you hit another long ball and get back into the top 10,000 again on the home run list.
15-day DL, could possibly return in time for the playoffs in Sept.
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I found him very entertaining, and he was someone that you could root for. Hope he continues to do well when the next season starts up.
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It's gonna be weird without Ken on Jeopardy for a few weeks. I remember really getting into watching him like almost thirty episodes ago (a month and a half). Way to go Ken, and let's see how long he'll go.
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Originally posted by Achtung
http://www.cnn.com/2004/SHOWBIZ/TV/0...eut/index.html

"With that 7.9 rating, the show was up 5 percent week-to-week and up 36 percent compared with the same period a year ago."
and coincidentally down 36% until Ken's return.
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Originally posted by movieking
Hope he continues to do well when the next season starts up.
Watch him get toasted on the first show of the new season.
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I really think the Jeopardy producers are missing a huge opportunity by not showing "Ken's run" during this down time. They have people hooked, and many just heard about Ken recently. Spend the 6 weeks (30 shows) replaying his climb into the record books (38 wins so far) and you'll have even higher ratings in September.

Personally, I missed the first dozen or so appearances, only tuning in after this thread was posted. Since then, the show has been the first thing I watch on Tivo each night. I may tune in during the break occasionally, but I would definitely watch the first dozen appearances by Ken, and even re-watch the ones I've already seen to "catch" things that may be amusing now.
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Im sure its been mentioned already
but when does the new season start
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Yes, it has been mentioned. But he starts back on Sept. 6th.
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Originally posted by twikoff
Im sure its been mentioned already
but when does the new season start
Offtopic:

And I voted for this guy? How can he run on the "TV Talk" ticket and post a question like this?

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front page yahoo, stuff about jeopardy & ken's run ..ratings info/etc ...

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...on_jeopardy_dc
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Originally posted by redinger
Offtopic:

And I voted for this guy? How can he run on the "TV Talk" ticket and post a question like this?

that's what the das side of the ticket is for. Twikoff was there to get all the sports votes
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He looks a lot like Conan O'Brien in that picture on Ebay.
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Originally posted by Dabaomb
that's what the das side of the ticket is for. Twikoff was there to get all the sports votes
exactly!

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Less than two weeks away...
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Less than two weeks away...
I'm going to forget. Please bump again either the day before or the day of. Thanks.
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Originally posted by Arcade
Yes, it has been mentioned. But he starts back on Sept. 6th.
if it started back monday
how has he done over the past 3 days?
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ok.. i just checked jeopardy.com and found this

Ken Jennings is off and running, proving that the summer vacation didnít slow down his amazing mind and buzzer skills! On the September 7th show, Ken collected $21,800, bringing his grand total to $1,353,461.


so now I just need an update from today's show
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Originally posted by twikoff
if it started back monday
how has he done over the past 3 days?
http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...hreadid=383129
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yea yea yea
i saw that shortly after bumping this one back up
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Spoiler:
Ken wins again today. He had 33,000+ going into final, next closest was 8,000+
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Originally posted by The Cow
Spoiler:
Ken wins again today. He had 33,000+ going into final, next closest was 8,000+
Spoiler:
how much did he win today?
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Originally posted by twikoff
Spoiler:
how much did he win today?
Spoiler:
I'm wondering that, too. I missed Final Jeopardy.
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Could be major spoilers in this article. Proceed with caution:

Spoiler:
'Jeopardy!' streak reportedly ends

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Has Ken Jennings ended his "Jeopardy!" streak?

A report posted Wednesday on TV Week's Web site said the brainy software engineer lost in a show taped Tuesday, walking away after his 75th straight game with about $2.5 million overall in cash and prizes. The magazine cited unidentified sources and said the show would air later this fall.

A spokesperson for the show told TV Week that it would not disclose whether Jennings lost.

Calls late Wednesday by The Associated Press to "Jeopardy!" publicist Jeff Ritter and to the show's production offices were not immediately returned.

Jennings, 30, of Salt Lake City, began his record-breaking run June 2, with a six-week hiatus for summer reruns.

After winning the show that aired Wednesday, his 41st, he had amassed $1,380,661.

To mark the start of its 20th season last September, the quiz show lifted its five-game limit for winners and allowed them to keep going until they lose.

A look at Jennings' streak, as of the show aired Wednesday:

Consecutive shows as winner: 41.

Money won on show aired Wednesday: $27,200.

Money won so far: $1,380,661.

Perspective: At the start of its 20th season last fall, "Jeopardy!" changed its longtime rule that said a champion must leave after five straight wins. Now a player stays until losing.

Competition: Jennings' two rivals never came close.

Biographical detail: Jennings revealed he is a lifelong, serious Etch A Sketch devotee.

Quote: Of the top eight single-day winners, "Ken has seven of the eight positions," said host Alex Trebek, "so he is a force to be reckoned with."

Final Jeopardy: "In the '20s, the alleged spirit powers of Margery caused a rift between these two men: a magician and a writer." Answer: Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Jennings incorrectly guessed: "Houdini and Fitzgerald."

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