Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, May 11, 2020


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category U.S. Political History) for Monday, May 11, 2020:

These 2 now-defunct parties each gave the U.S. 4 presidents in the 19th century

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Brad Rutter, an actor & producer from Los Angeles, California
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Ken Jennings, a writer from Seattle, Washington
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James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada
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Correct response: What are Democratic-Republican and Whig?


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The four Democratic-Republican Presidents: Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, and John Quincy Adams (Presidents 3 through 6). The four Whigs: William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor, and Millard Fillmore.

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

Scores going into Final:
Ken 25,600
James 13,600
Brad 8,800


Tonight’s results:
Brad 8,800 + 8,800 = 17,600 (What are Democratic-Republican and Whig?)
James 13,600 + 13,600 = 27,200 (What are Whig & Democratic-Republican)
Ken 25,600 + 25,600 = 51,200 (What are Whigs and Democratic-Republicans?) (1-day total: 51,200)


Today's Jeopardy! final scores (for the May 11, 2020 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
James 7,600
Ken 6,000
Brad 3,400


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Daily Double locations:
1) THE ALPS 1000 (clue #7)
James 1400 +1400 (Ken 3000 Brad 0)
2) WORD ORIGINS 1600 (clue #1)
Brad 3400 -3400 (James 7600 Ken 6000)
3) GOVERNMENT IN CRISIS 1600 (clue #6)
Ken 9200 +9200 (James 9600 Brad 1600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 100


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


Game Stats:
Ken 18,000 Coryat, 21 correct, 2 incorrect, 38.60% in first on buzzer (22/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
James 13,200 Coryat, 24 correct, 3 incorrect, 42.11% in first on buzzer (24/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Brad 12,200 Coryat, 11 correct, 1 incorrect, 15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: 43,400
Lach Trash: 3,800 (on 3 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): 6,800

James Holzhauer, career statistics:
1425 correct, 54 incorrect
42/46 on rebound attempts
54.84% in first on buzzer (1303/2376)
82/88 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: 701,388)
40/42 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: 28,362

Ken Jennings, career statistics:
3050 correct, 304 incorrect
113/141 on rebound attempts
57.87% in first on buzzer (2948/5094)
147/177 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: 482,999)
58/88 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: 26,116

Brad Rutter, career statistics:
753 correct, 88 incorrect
44/47 on rebound attempts
39.04% in first on buzzer (711/1821)
44/55 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: 56,100)
18/29 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: 17,944
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6 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, May 11, 2020"

  1. #51,200 (or “points”)!!!
    I know it’s a rerun, but I’d forgotten about this!
    Can’t wait to see this play out this evening!!!

  2. Bob Chang | May 11, 2020 at 2:12 pm |

    Seeing these game 1, match 3 stats makes me realize Brad could’ve been very much in the GOAT discussion entering game 2 had the final 2 DD’s went his way, just as it could’ve been but for 3 missed DDs in match 1. If he’d nailed his DD, then got and nailed the one Ken got, he could’ve entered day 2 with 31,200, ahead of James’s 27,200, and barely behind Ken’s 32,800! That would’ve changed the dynamics completely and been exciting!

    • Bob Chang | May 11, 2020 at 2:20 pm |

      Disclaimer for Brad’s match1: had he made all his match 1 DD’s, he’d have been in the lead entering the game 2 FJ, though unfortunately he missed FJ also.

  3. Maurine Gutowski | May 11, 2020 at 5:51 pm |

    I’m losing track of where everybody stands in the total competition. I know Ken took the first 2-day win and Brad is struggling, but James is in the middle and quite unpredictable.

    • Going into this game, Ken and James had each taken one two game match. After this game Ken led in game 1 of match number 3 with game 2 coming up.

  4. Maurine Gutowski | May 12, 2020 at 8:50 am |

    Thanks,Jim. It still wasn’t quite clear after I watched the episode.

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