“Jeopardy!” is back.
The beleaguered game managed to kick up its ratings to 5.4 million viewers for the last week of September. That’s the best it’s done since last April when Aaron Rodgers was the host.
Mayim Bialik is the current host, taking over for fired producer Mike Richards. Bialik exits on November 5th to return to her Fox sitcom. That’s when Ken Jennings returns.
Bialik has been helped by contestant Matt Amodio, who has won has won $1,400,801 in 35 appearances on the show. He is third behind Jennings and James Holzhauer. The Yale PhD student seems unstoppable as he continues to rake in the dough.
“Jeopardy!” had bottomed out around 4.7 million viewers this year, far below the 6 million legacy left behind by Alex Trebek and maintained by Jennings. We’ll see where it goes from here.