Today’s Final Jeopardy – January 24, 2018


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Business & Industry) for Wednesday, January 24, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 98):

This company’s first mailers in 1953 offered 20 different magazine subscriptions–prizes came 14 years later

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Did you hear? Alex Trebek returned to the studio last week to tape new episodes; he had been on medical leave since mid-December after suffering a subdural hematoma.


Today’s contestants:

Eric Raygor, a pastor from Somerset, Pennsylvania
Eric Raygor on Jeopardy!
Del Scott, a data scientist from San Francisco, California
Del Scott on Jeopardy!
Rachel Lindgren, a fire lookout from Bend, Oregon (3-day total: $54,200)
Rachel Lindgren on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Publishers Clearing House?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Publishers Clearing House (PCH) was founded in 1953 by Harold Mertz; its original mailing of 10,000 envelopes received 100 magazine subscription requests. Once prizes began being offered, PCH realized that response rates to its mailings were increasing. PCH is now known for its “Prize Patrol”, where they surprise winners with a check at home.


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

Scores going into Final:
Rachel $12,800
Del $7,300
Eric $4,800


Tonight’s results:
Eric $4,800 + $4,798 = $9,598 (What is Publisher’s Clearinghouse)
Del $7,300 – $5,501 = $1,799 (What is Reader’s Digest?)
Rachel $12,800 – $1,801 = $10,999 (4-day total: $65,199) (What is Publisher’s?)


Rachel Lindgren, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the January 24, 2018 episode.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Del $4,600
Rachel $2,000
Eric $400



Opening break taken after:15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) ONLY GEOGRAPHY $1000 (12th pick)
Rachel 400 -1000 (Del 2200 Eric -800)
2) SOUNDS LIKE MY FIRST MARRIAGE $1600 (25th pick)
Del 9800 -2500 (Rachel 12800 Eric 4400)
3) Unplayed!
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -126
Unplayed clues:
J! round: BALLET $800 & 1000
DJ! Round: PITT LIT $800, $1200 & $1600
Total $ Left On Board: $5,400


Game Stats:
Rachel $13,800 Coryat, 17 correct, 3 incorrect, 28.30% in first on buzzer
Eric $4,800 Coryat, 10 correct, 4 incorrect, 24.53% in first on buzzer
Del $9,800 Coryat, 15 correct, 2 incorrect, 30.19% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $28,400
Lach Trash: $12,600 (on 12 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,600


Rachel Lindgren, stats to date:
72 correct, 8 incorrect
30.52% in first on buzzer (65/213)
3/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,400)
2/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,400


Rachel Lindgren, to win:
5 games: 45.20%
6: 20.43%
7: 9.23%
8: 4.17%
9: 1.89%
Avg. streak: 4.825 games.


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9 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – January 24, 2018"

  1. You’d probably have to have never owned a television to not get this correct, and I’m pretty sure I’ve seen the commercials on Jeopardy!, so anything less than 3 for 3 would be a surprise.

    • john blahuta | January 24, 2018 at 10:18 am |

      Gotta agree, though I am normally not for extreme predictions (3/3 or 0/3). But this is as simple as 2 days ago with Novosibirsk.

      • Mark Barrett | January 24, 2018 at 11:08 am |

        Jim & John: You’re too optimistic.

        • john blahuta | January 24, 2018 at 4:34 pm |

          Looks like it. Leaving “Clearinghouse” out does not help either, though it was in the end a lucky day for Rachel.And we have another -at least- 4 day champ!

  2. Fans should remember that this is a fan site with no ties to the show or contact with the show.

    If you have concerns regarding correctness of clues or responses, you should direct them to the show.

    Here is their contact page.

  3. Maurine Gutowski | January 24, 2018 at 5:24 pm |

    I got this one right away, although I never participated in it. I didn’t get New Siberia, however, though after looking at longer, I should have, as a linguistics person. I’ve looked more at Polish (my husband’s heritage) and Czech (mine — a Dvorak in my family tree.)

  4. freddie leonard | January 24, 2018 at 7:03 pm |

    I got FJ right of the bat. Hooray for me.

  5. Settle pls abig argument
    Was jeopardy pre emted tonight? Did it start late!
    We r on los angeles time

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