You know Ken Jennings is going to be the permanent host of “Jeopardy!” It’s just a matter of time.
For the week of February 7th, Jennings’ fourth week of shows were up in the ratings by 2 percent, 6.1 million. Ken is rocking. On the show he’s personable and relaxed and totally engaged with the contestants.
Next week we’ll see the show’s executive producer take a crack at hosting, and then a few celeb fill ins like Katie Couric and quarterback Aaron Rodgers. There will be more, through the spring, and then Jennings will likely be named permanent host in May.
“Jeopardy” remains the number 1 show in syndication, which is a tribute to Alex Trebek.
The sad news is that December’s winning contestant, 24 year old Brayden Smith, died in January after a brief hospitalization. This is tragic. The kid seemed so happy, and he won $115K!
Other syndication news: “The Ellen Show” was down to 1 million, but “Live with Kelly and Ryan” remains a powerhouse with 2 million. Amazing. And that’s tribute to Regis Philbin, who invented the show.