“Jeopardy” fans are rejecting the guest hosts.
After Katie Couric saw her ratings with the show tumble to 5.3 million, now Dr. Oz has topped her.
With Oz asking the questions the week of March 28th, “Jeopardy!” fell to 5.2 million viewers. Of course it didn’t help that fans protested his hosting gig and even circulated a petition.
All signs point to the return of Ken Jennings, who managed to keep the ratings at Alex Trebekian levels around 6 million. My guess is that after Aaron Rodgers finishes his stint, Jennings gets named permanent replacement with May sweeps. Why wait til September?
Among syndicated talk shows, “Live with Kelly and Ryan” stayed at number 1 with no change, “Dr. Phil” had a 6% drop in total viewers. Even “Judge Judy” had a 6% drop to 4.9 million. I guess everyone is tired of being inside and watching this stuff. Did they turn to reading classic novels? I doubt it.