Being bold paid off for new Jeopardy! mega-champion Ken Jennings, while it didn’t for his opponents.
Jennings won his third match in the Jeopardy! Greatest of All Time contest televised last night — an event that’s been a primetime hit for CHEK.
He pocketed one-million dollars by dispatching James Holzhauer, who won one match, and Brad Rutter, who came up empty.
The gamesmanship between the three men considered to be the most-accomplished and best-known in the show’s modern history proved entertaining while containing all the tension of a major sporting match.
At the end, Holzhauer and Rutter hoisted Jennings on their shoulders in honour.
The losers each took home $250,000.
I vow to be the People’s Champ. pic.twitter.com/PQUJ0ZKBY9
— Ken Jennings (@KenJennings) January 15, 2020
It’s hard not to imagine they’ll play again sometime, given the show’s success.
But the night had a tinge of nostalgia and sadness as veteran host Alex Trebek fights pancreatic cancer.
Story by The Canadian Press. With files from CHEK
Jeopardy! airs on CHEK Mondays to Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.