Today’s Final Jeopardy – April 11, 2019

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Celebrities) for Thursday, April 11, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 154):

This inductee into the Video Hall of Fame sold 17 million copies of a videocassette she released in 1982

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Lewis Black, an attorney from Salt Lake City, Utah
Lewis Black on Jeopardy!
Stephanie Stein, an editor from Brooklyn, New York
Stephanie Stein on Jeopardy!
James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada (5-day total: $298,687)
James Holzhauer on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Jane Fonda?

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More information about Final Jeopardy:

On the heels of her 1981 #1 bestseller Jane Fonda’s Workout Book, she released the 1982 VHS video Workout, which sold over 17 million copies (sales levels rivaling those of Disney movies). She later released Jane Fonda’s New Workout in 1986 and Jane Fonda’s Low-Impact Aerobic Workout in 1987.

Fonda was married to media mogul Ted Turner for a time; they divorced in 2001.

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

Scores going into Final:
James $30,200
Lewis $13,000
Stephanie $11,000

Tonight’s results:
Stephanie $11,000 – $4,700 = $6,300 (Who is Madonna?)
Lewis $13,000 + $10,000 = $23,000
James $30,200 – $3,010 = $27,190 (6-day total: $325,877) (Who is Madonna Happy Birthday Scarlett)

James Holzhauer, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the April 11, 2019 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
James $6,600
Stephanie $6,200
Lewis $5,000


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) IDIOMS $400 (19th pick)
Stephanie 3600 +2200 (James 5000 Lewis 4200)
2) AROUND THE INDIAN OCEAN $2000 (4th pick)
James 9800 +9800 (Stephanie 5000 Lewis 5000)
3) AMERICAN POETRY $800 (20th pick)
James 22400 +5000 (Lewis 12600 Stephanie 9400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 183

Unplayed clues:
Total $ Left On Board: $1,000

Game Stats:
James $18,200 Coryat, 25 correct, 2 incorrect, 44.44% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Lewis $13,000 Coryat, 14 correct, 0 incorrect, 22.22% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Stephanie $9,200 Coryat, 11 correct, 1 incorrect, 20.37% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $40,400
Lach Trash: $8,600 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,000

James Holzhauer, stats to date:
186 correct, 9 incorrect
9/10 on rebound attempts
49.70% in first on buzzer (167/336)
11/12 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $106,941)
5/6 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $26,200

James Holzhauer, to win:
7 games: 94.46%
8: 89.22%
9: 84.27%
10: 79.60%
11: 75.19%
Avg. streak: 23.037 games.


Tournament of Champions projections:
With a projected 96 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 500,000 simulations, our model shows:
An average of 2.9604 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.4938).
An average of 4.6353 4+-time champions (standard deviation 2.0605).

An early cutoff took place 4.101% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).

James Holzhauer qualified 100.000% of the time.
Eric R. Backes qualified 83.499% of the time.
Anneke Garcia qualified 58.570% of the time.
Lindsey Shultz qualified 26.619% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 5.818% of the time.
Jonathan Dinerstein qualified 0.423% of the time.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • At $325,877, James is now 21st in all-time winnings on Jeopardy!; he still sits 6th in regular-play winnings. (Vijay Balse is 20th at $337,400.)
  • As things currently stand, James is only the 5th player to have a “Net Earned on Daily Doubles” amount over $100,000 (Ken Jennings ($454,399), Matt Jackson ($147,795), Roger Craig ($117,000), and Austin Rogers ($105,700) are the other four).
  • With James missing Final Jeopardy, today, Ben Ingram’s record of 12 consecutive correct Final Jeopardy! clues stays intact.
  • James is now 6-for-7 on True Daily Doubles.
  • Effective in first on buzzer stats: James 51.06% (24/57), Lewis 25.53% (12/47), Stephanie 20.37% (11/47).

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19 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – April 11, 2019"

  1. I bought the video she made so this was easy.

  2. My mom had the record.

  3. The FJ! clue is not accurate. While Fonda’s 1982 workout video was a huge hit, it alone did not sell 17 million copies. She had over 20 more subsequent releases over the next several years that totaled over 17 million sold.
    James is so young, but he knows so much about so much, I’ll bet he gets this too.

  4. First sign of vulnerability by James. Had he gotten even the 5K DD wrong, Lewis would most likely have won, being the only player getting FJ right. I guess being the oldest player (judging from the tape) was an advantage here. With Madonna we are talking records and CDs.

  5. Lisa Brasch | April 11, 2019 at 5:58 pm |

    For some reason I knew that the first Madonna album came out in 1983, so it couldn’t be her. Thought maybe Cyndi Lauper, but I just looked it up and that was the same year. Didn’t even occur to me to think of something other than a music video.
    Weird that they had that Turner Classic Movies category and Jane on the same day.

  6. I’m a casual Jeopardy Fan and wish I could see more episodes but have work conflicts. Maybe this is oft discussed: is buzzing ability or knowledge more important? I saw Lewis got every chance correct but didn’t win does that happen often (no misses but non-winner)?

  7. The Jeopardy! website has published the unplayed DRESSING BOB’S BURGERS clue:

  8. James is only 34 yrs old so that’s reason he may not have known it but I thought of Sir Mix A Lot tune Baby Got Back and it mentions workout tapes by Fonda so that should have helped him 😂😂😂jk jk

  9. Pizza Face Fred | April 12, 2019 at 1:31 pm |

    Will they cancel Jeopardy! if James keeps getting 100K wins, bankrupting the budget and making it impossible to pay out future contestants?

  10. Christina O. | April 12, 2019 at 3:40 pm |

    Would you happen to know if the winner of the National Geographic on-line “Fantasy League” All Star Game Tournament was announced? I ended up with 150 points, my players were Ken, Larissa and Alex. I never was able to find out who the lucky winner was or when NG would be drawing the winning ticket. Thanks!

  11. Vivian Benke | April 19, 2019 at 1:37 am |

    Is anyone wondering what that suit jacket was, which was worn by Lewis Black. A sleeveless suit?

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