Today’s Final Jeopardy – January 9, 2019


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category TV Dramas) for Wednesday, January 9, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 88):

So that viewers wouldn’t think it was about opera, the “R” in this show’s logo was turned into a gun

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Note for those in the Sacramento area: Your local station screwed up by playing the main game for January 10 and Final Jeopardy! for January 9. The information below is correct.


Today’s contestants:

Evan Caris, a student and writer from Decatur, Georgia
Evan Caris on Jeopardy!
Siobhan Fabio, an attorney from Little Rock, Arkansas
Siobhan Fabio on Jeopardy!
Jessica Holloway, an art education student from The Woodlands, Texas (1-day total: $26,001)
Jessica Holloway on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is The Sopranos?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

The Sopranos logo, as asked about during Final Jeopardy! on January 9, 2019.

In an article at artofthetitle.com, logo creator Brett Wickens said that when he was given the script for The Sopranos, he thought the title referred to opera singers and didn’t look at the script for a few days! Once he read the script and realized it was about mobsters, Wickens realized he needed something “symbolic to steer it into the right territory”.


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

Scores going into Final:
Siobhan $19,400
Jessica $14,200
Evan $8,400


Tonight’s results:
Evan $8,400 – $5,801 = $2,599 (What is)
Jessica $14,200 + $14,200 = $28,400 (2-day total: $54,401)
Siobhan $19,400 – $9,001 = $10,399 (What is Mozart in the)


Jessica Holloway, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the January 9, 2019 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Jessica $7,400
Siobhan $4,200
Evan $2,400


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) THE BOOK’S CENSORED EDITIONS $400 (17th pick)
Siobhan 2000 +2000 (Jessica 5400 Evan 600)
2) PLACES $1200 (3rd pick)
Evan 3200 +1200 (Jessica 7400 Siobhan 4600)
3) BARTLETT’S A TO Z $2000 (27th pick, $4,800 left on board)
Siobhan 16600 +1600 (Jessica 14200 Evan 6800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 147


Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0

Game Stats:
Jessica $14,200 Coryat, 18 correct, 4 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Siobhan $18,200 Coryat, 19 correct, 1 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Evan $8,400 Coryat, 14 correct, 2 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer, 3/3 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $40,800
Lach Trash: $9,200 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,000


Jessica Holloway, stats to date:
37 correct, 4 incorrect
5/5 on rebound attempts
30.63% in first on buzzer (34/111)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat $13,700


Jessica Holloway, to win:
3 games: 44.78%
4: 20.05%
5: 8.98%
6: 4.02%
7: 1.80%
Avg. streak: 2.811 games.


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Tournament of Champions projections:
With a projected 152 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 500,000 simulations, our model shows:
An average of 4.2651 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.7292).
An average of 7.7523 4+-time champions (standard deviation 2.1483).

An early cutoff took place 23.078% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).

Jessica Holloway qualified 10.712% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 49.264% of the time.
Jonathan Dinerstein qualified 22.567% of the time.
Alex Schmidt qualified 8.536% of the time.
Jackie Fuchs qualified 1.421% of the time.
Mary Ann Borer qualified 0.164% of the time.


Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Both “The Portrait of Dorian Grey” (on July 1, 2013) and “The Origin of The Species” (on February 4, 2016) have been ruled incorrect in the past. The latter is incorrect because while you can add leading articles to titles, internal articles may not be added or changed.
  • There are going to be a lot of home viewers who got this Final Jeopardy! correct and are going to be shocked that two players did not. But that’s not particularly fair to the players. Alex was not just being charitable: it was very much a clue where if it doesn’t come to you right away, you’re going to struggle with it for a long time.

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20 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – January 9, 2019"

  1. J! should run this category again as newer viewers would enjoy it: http://www.j-archive.com/search.php?search=notes+to+future+contestants&submit=Search

  2. I haven’t watched it yet but I read the final clue here on the site. I answered it correctly but it definitely took longer than thirty seconds to get there.

  3. I think my quick recall of the correct response was in large part to the recent news articles on tomorrow’s 20th anniversary of the show’s premiere (including one this morning in the NY Times). Without them, I likely would have punted.

  4. What the heck happened to final Jeopardy tonight? I showed two players who weren’t in the game earlier! Seems they put the ending to a different show onto this episode.

  5. Today’s final jeopardy was NOT todays contestants. BIG BOO BOO!!!!! So who won? the final jeopardy segment shown was from yesterday!!!!

  6. What happened to the January 9, 2019 game? The contestants were changed at the final Jeopardy question. The website follows with the incorrect information. What gives?

  7. We saw the same thing. They showed final jepordy from pervous day. So what happened to tonight’s final question?

  8. Who won betweeb the two ladies?? My local station screwed up too!

  9. Same thing here in northern California, Jessica was the only finalist, two others were completely different, Alex was dressed differently also

  10. Robert Calderon | January 9, 2019 at 10:50 pm | Reply

    Wtf happened on final jeopardy. Totally different category and players except for yesterday’s winner!!! I need answers!!!

  11. You mean we saw yesterdays final jeopardy again, not tonight’s right?

  12. THANK YOU FOR NOTING THE SCREW UP BY THE SACRAMENTO STATION…I LEFT THE ROOM FOR A MINUTE AND WHEN I RETURNED FOR FINAL, I THOUGHT I WAS LOSING MY MIND! (A different episode was played for the final segment.) THE UPSIDE WAS THAT TONIGHT’S EPISODE WAS EASY FOR ME…I KNEW ALMOST ALL THE ANSWERS! UNFORTUNATELY, MY HUSBAND HAD NODDED OFF AND DID NOT WITNESS IT. ALAS!

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