Thursday, May 30, 2024

Ratings Rumble: “Jeopardy!” Hits All Time Low with Today Show’s Savannah Guthrie as Guest Host



After recovering a little with Mayim Bialik’s second week, “Jeopardy!” tumbled to its lowest ratings ever the week of June 20th.

With Savannah Guthrie running the show, the Emmy winning game show fell to 4.7 million viewers. That’s the all time low, and lowest of all the guest hosts as well.

I don’t know why, because Savannah was terrific. She was patient and funny and engaging. But the hardcore “Jeopardy!” fans didn’t like her, obviously.

I’m using a picture here of Savannah when she was devastating with the former guy in the White House. Still a high water mark.

So “Jeopardy!” continues to suffer. LeVar Burton told the NY Times this week that he’s destined to be the permanent host. He doesn’t get his tryout for another month. We’ll see how that all works out.

CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Guptah began his two week stint last night.




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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