Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 19, 2019


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Business & Industry) for Tuesday, November 19, 2019 (Season 36, Episode 52):

Peaking at 9,000 locations in 2004, this chain of stores was down to one in 2019, located in Bend, Oregon

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Sathvik Namburar, a medical student from Lebanon, New Hampshire
Sathvik Namburar on Jeopardy!
Shannon Jamison, a technical product owner from Henrico, Virginia
Shannon Jamison on Jeopardy!
Kevin Jones, a retired I.T. project manager from Galloway, Ohio (1-day total: $15,600)
Kevin Jones on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Blockbuster Video?


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With its second-to-last store in Morley, Western Australia closing on March 31, 2019, the once-iconic Blockbuster Video is down to one location: unsurprisingly, in Bend, an Oregon locale that many use as a jumping-off point to get back to nature. Due to its more remote location, many in the area do not have easy access to the high-speed internet required for content streaming that Netflix, Hulu, or others require; thus, there is still a demand for video rentals. The Bend location has a number of years left on its current lease and still signs a yearly agreement with Dish Network, which bought the brand in 2011, and over 4,000 people still have Blockbuster accounts at that Bend location.


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Scores going into Final:
Sathvik $15,400
Shannon $13,600
Kevin $9,600


Tonight’s results:
Kevin $9,600 + $9,000 = $18,600
Shannon $13,600 – $5,601 = $7,999 (What is Eddie Bauer?)
Sathvik $15,400 + $11,801 = $27,201 (1-day total: $27,201)


Sathvik Namburar, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the November 19, 2019 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Shannon $4,000
Kevin $3,600
Sathvik $2,400


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) HISTORICAL HODGEPODGE $1000 (21st pick)
Shannon 3000 -1000 (Kevin 2200 Sathvik 800)
2) 11-LETTER WORDS $1600 (23rd pick)
Sathvik 11600 +2000 (Shannon 11200 Kevin 9600)
3) CHARACTERS IN THE AENEID $1200 (27th pick) ($5600 remaining on the board)
Sathvik 14400 +1000 (Shannon 12000 Kevin 9600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -9


Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 88 (1.69 per episode average), 1 Daily Double


Game Stats:
Sathvik $15,200 Coryat, 18 correct, 6 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer, 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Kevin $9,600 Coryat, 16 correct, 2 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Shannon $14,600 Coryat, 19 correct, 3 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer, 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $39,400
Lach Trash: $6,400 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,200


Kevin Jones, final stats:
42 correct, 5 incorrect
5/5 on rebound attempts (on 13 rebound opportunities)
33.33% in first on buzzer (38/114)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,600)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,800

Sathvik Namburar, stats to date:
19 correct, 6 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,200

Sathvik Namburar, to win:
2 games: 49.535%
3: 24.537%
4: 12.155%
5: 6.021%
6: 2.982%
Avg. streak: 1.982 games.


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12 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 19, 2019"

  1. I assume my answer of “Blockbuster” would have been okay.

  2. It took me a second to get this one until I remembered the times I would go to the old Blockbuster where I lived. I would think all three contestants will get this one right.

  3. If somebody in his great and unmatched wisdom would just resign, we would not have to have those hearings. I’m already sick of them.

  4. I was “clueless” until ai saw the “Bend” part. I had a website called Ask It Here that was 10 years before Facebook. One member was from Bend, Oregon. I’ve always remembered the two things. Totally irrelevant, but I remember things that way. LOL

  5. Let’s keep it clean, people.

    James has won the ToC. Is it SO critical to know early who wins tonite?
    Andy will get the results to us as soon as possible.

    • For me early is important. J! does not air here until 4:30 pm and that’s already 9:30 EST. Still have to wait 5 hours from now (11:36 HST)…..The price you pay for living in paradise.
      And don’t tell me you like the hearings. They should have an own channel for them so that regular scheduled programs stay regular.

  6. And yet another new champ after 1 day.. Congrats, Sathvik! Maybe he can string a few together?

  7. No J! today in Chicago until the wee hours tonight.

  8. Why bet 9k here? Just no.

  9. The question about Paul McCartney said he had his first top 40 hit with his 3 pals in 1964. The Beatles didn’t have their first top 40 hit in 1964. They had top 40 hits in England prior to 1964, including “She Loves You”(1963), “Please Please Me”(1963) and “Love Me Do”(1962).

  10. I got this one before Alex even finished reading the question. I was surprised not all of the contestants got it right but you know what they say. It is only easy if you know the answer.

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