Today’s Final Jeopardy – January 12, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category African Countries) for Friday, January 12, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 90):

With more than 90 million people it’s Africa’s third most populous country, though it’s more than 90% desert

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Alisha Mathalikunnel, a medical student from Alhambra, California
Alisha Mathalikunnel on Jeopardy!
Alex Cook, a consultant from Saint Paul, Minnesota
Alex Cook on Jeopardy!
Gilbert Collins, a university administrator from Princeton, New Jersey (2-day total: $22,798)
Gilbert Collins on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Egypt?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Most of Egypt’s 95 million people live on the Nile River (generally the only arable land in the country). The eastern Sahara Desert takes up most of the rest of Egypt’s land area.

In terms of population, Nigeria and Ethiopia are 1st and 2nd in Africa.


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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!

Scores going into Final:
Gilbert $10,800
Alex $6,900
Alisha $2,800


Tonight’s results:
Alisha $2,800 – $2,000 = $800 (What is Morrocco?)
Alex $6,900 + $3,901 = $10,801
Gilbert $10,800 + $3,001 = $13,801 (3-day total: $36,599)


Gilbert Collins, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the January 12, 2018 episode.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Alex $4,600
Alisha $4,400
Gilbert $1,400



Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) MUMMY DEAREST $1000 (15th pick)
Alex 3600 -2000 (Gilbert 2400 Alisha 1800)
2) GET WITH THE PROGRAM! $2000 (5th pick)
Alex 7000 -2500 (Alisha 2800 Gilbert 1400)
3) TITLES FROM POETRY $1200 (14th pick)
Gilbert 6600 -3000 (Alex 5300 Alisha 2400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -137


Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: ONE-HIT WONDERS $1200
Total $ Left On Board: $1,200


Game Stats:
Gilbert $13,800 Coryat, 19 correct, 5 incorrect, 39.29% in first on buzzer
Alex $11,400 Coryat, 16 correct, 3 incorrect, 28.57% in first on buzzer
Alisha $2,800 Coryat, 14 correct, 4 incorrect, 25.00% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $28,000
Lach Trash: $9,600 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $15,200


Gilbert Collins, stats to date:
56 correct, 11 incorrect
36.65% in first on buzzer (59/161)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
1/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,667


Gilbert Collins, to win:
4 games: 38.63%
5: 14.92%
6: 5.76%
7: 2.23%
8: 0.86%
Avg. streak: 3.629 games.


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6 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – January 12, 2018"

  1. 2 right. One will pick Ethiopia.

    • And a new prediction: 5 clues will be left on the board.

      • Of your three predictions you have one right.

        • Well, at least we have a 3 day champ now!He recovered obviously nicely after the DD in DJ where Gilbert lost 3 K. Still waiting for a game where all clues will be played. To bad that all 3 DDs were missed today. Well, we have a weekend to recover, maybe next week will be better and Gilbert might even reach 5 or more wins?
          Have a nice weekend everybody!

  2. Question: If an incorrect answer is later ruled correct, what is the protocol? Does one head judge make the decision or do multiple judges vote and majority wins? Just curious if anybody knows.

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