Monday, May 27, 2024

“Jeopardy!” Rebounds From Ratings Low as Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers Recovers the Show from Dr. Oz


Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers scored a victory the week of April 11th hosting “Jeopardy!”

Rodgers returned the venerable game show from its series low ratings to 5.6 million viewers. It was a 14% rebound from the mess made by Dr. Oz the prior two weeks.

But don’t get too excited. Rodgers only equaled the numbers of Katie Couric. He did not return the show to the 6 million number maintained by Ken Jennings.

Still, Rodgers recovered the show from a miserable moment. We won’t know if this carried through for his second week until next Tuesday. This week and next, Anderson Cooper is the host.

“Jeopardy!” even with 5.6 million was the number 1 syndicated game show of the week.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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