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'Jeopardy!' calls champs for joust

30 December 2004 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Is Ken Jennings the best Jeopardy! player ever? That's what the producers of the syndicated game show aim to find out with a recently announced "Super Tournament" that will take place over 15 weeks starting early next year. Jennings, 30, a software engineer from Salt Lake City, started his 74-game winning streak June 2 and went on to win more than $2.5 million -- setting a record for the most money ever won on a television game show. »

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Syndie shows see boost during sweep

15 December 2004 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The November sweep proved bountiful for most syndicated shows. Researchers said that recent changes to Nielsen Media Research's methodology have made it difficult to render apples-to-apples comparisons with the previous November sweep. But compared with their October averages, most syndicated shows are showing improvement, with many up double digits. Leading the syndication pack for the November sweep were game shows Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! which took the No. 1 and 2 spots, respectively, in all of syndication. Wheel averaged a 9.2 household rating for the sweep, according to Nielsen figures, and was up 7% from October. Jeopardy! averaged an 8.2 (up 5%) for the sweep, which ran Nov. 4-Dec. 1. Jeopardy! was boosted by a whopping 11.6 on Nov. 30 -- the day that contestant Ken Jennings' 74-game winning streak ended. Another game show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (3.5), was up 9%, followed by Family Feud (2.0, flat) and Street Smarts (0.9, flat). »

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