Thursday, April 25, 2024

“Jeopardy!” Queen: Amy Schneider Beats Matt Amodio’s Record of 38 Wins in a Row, Becomes Number 2 on All Time List


On “Jeopardy” tonight, a record.

Amy Schneider beat Matt Amodio’s 38-game streak, becoming the contestant with the second highest number of consecutive wins in the show’s history.

Schneider has a long way to go to beat Ken Jennings’s 74-game streak from 2004, which remains the longest in history. Jennings is also host of the show currently, which would be an irony of ironies.

For now, though, Schneider’s run is driving “Jeopardy!” ratings. She is the Tom Brady of “Jeopardy!” that’s for sure. The other contestants sort of stare at her in disbelief.

How long can this on for? So far Schneider has earned a total of $1,319,800. Schneider wasn’t so smart on tonight’s show, however. She bet $25,000 on Final Jeopardy and lost. The answer was the Field Museum in Chicago. She didn’t get it. But she still picked up $12,700 today.



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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