Friday, April 12, 2024

Savannah Guthrie’s Second “Jeopardy!” Week Remains Below 5 Million, But Improves a Bit from First Week


“Jeopardy!” is still in a lightning round for bad ratings.

Savannah Guthrie’s second week of guest hosting improved a bit over her first week, but still stayed under 5 million viewers.

She went up 4% to 4,9 million, which was good compared to her 4.7 million the first week.

Still, “Jeopardy!” remains a million or more viewers off from the beginning of the year.

This week, Dr. Sanjay Gupta is wrapping up his second week of guest hosting. For the next two weeks we get first George Stephanopolous and then Robin Roberts, both from “Good Morning America.”

Then, finally, on July 26th, there’s one week of LeVar Burton. Burton feels divinely appointed to the job of permanent host. That remains to be seen. GOAT Ken Jennings, already a consulting producer on the show, who had the highest ratings of any guest host, remains waiting in the wings.

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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