Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Astronomers) for Wednesday, May 6, 2020:

This man’s name was given to a comet that crashed into Jupiter in 1994; he’s the only human whose remains lie on the moon

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Brad Rutter, an actor & producer from Los Angeles, California (yesterday’s total: $10,400)
Brad Rutter on Jeopardy! Greatest of All Time
Ken Jennings, a writer from Seattle, Washington (yesterday’s total: $45,000)
Ken Jennings on Jeopardy! Greatest of All Time.
James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada (yesterday’s total: $33,200)
James Holzhauer on Jeopardy! Greatest of All Time.

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Correct response: Who is Eugene Shoemaker?

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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Eugene Shoemaker, along with his wife Carolyn Shoemaker and David Levy, discovered the comet known as Shoemaker–Levy 9; a comet whose impact with Jupiter was televised worldwide in 1994. While visiting an impact crater site in Australia in 1997, Shoemaker was killed in a car accident; some of his ashes were taken to the Moon with the Lunar Prospector mission.

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

Scores going into Final:
James 15,000
Ken 12,200
Brad 10,000

Tonight’s results:
Brad 10,000 – 10,000 = 0 + 10,400 = 10,400 (Who is Hale?)
Ken 12,200 + 6,200 = 18,400 + 45,000 = 63,400 (Who is Shoemaker?) (Match 1 winner)
James 15,000 + 15,000 = 30,000 + 33,200 = 63,200 (Who is Shoemaker?)

Tonight's final scores for Jeopardy! Greatest of All Time Match 1.

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
James 8,200
Ken 7,000
Brad 3,800

Daily Double locations:
Ken 2400 +2400 (James 1000 Brad 0)
2) LET’S JAZZ UP THIS PLACE 1600 (clue #1)
Brad 3800 -3800 (James 8200 Ken 7000)
3) PHILOSOPHERS 2000 (clue #7)
Brad 2800 -2800 (James 9800 Ken 10600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -100

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

Game Stats:
James 15,000 Coryat, 19 correct, 2 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57), 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Ken 10,400 Coryat, 19 correct, 5 incorrect, 40.35% in first on buzzer (23/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Brad 16,600 Coryat, 18 correct, 2 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: 42,000
Lach Trash: 2,400 (on 2 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): 9,600

James Holzhauer, career statistics:
1348 correct, 47 incorrect
41/44 on rebound attempts
55.69% in first on buzzer (1228/2205)
78/84 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: 676,988)
37/39 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: 29,272

Ken Jennings, career statistics:
2983 correct, 299 incorrect
108/134 on rebound attempts
58.66% in first on buzzer (2888/4923)
145/175 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: 465,399)
56/85 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: 26,386

Brad Rutter, career statistics:
722 correct, 81 incorrect
41/44 on rebound attempts
41.27% in first on buzzer (681/1650)
43/52 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: 62,300)
16/27 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: 19,124

James Holzhauer, to win (per the prediction model):
Wins in 3: 0.000% of the time.
Wins in 4: 7.383% of the time.
Wins in 5: 12.928% of the time.
Wins in 6: 11.790% of the time.
Wins in 7: 5.866% of the time.
Overall: 37.966% of the time.

Ken Jennings, to win (per the prediction model):
Wins in 3: 7.147% of the time.
Wins in 4: 10.393% of the time.
Wins in 5: 11.455% of the time.
Wins in 6: 8.249% of the time.
Wins in 7: 3.695% of the time.
Overall: 40.938% of the time.

Brad Rutter, to win (per the prediction model):
Wins in 3: 0.000% of the time.
Wins in 4: 3.059% of the time.
Wins in 5: 6.259% of the time.
Wins in 6: 7.434% of the time.
Wins in 7: 4.342% of the time.
Overall: 21.095% of the time.

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9 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, May 6, 2020"

  1. Claire Massicotte | May 6, 2020 at 12:44 pm |

    Where can we find all answers to all categories for tonight’s game. Thank you.

  2. Our family Never misses Jeopardy, Bought the Jeopardy game. Thank you.

  3. John McCleary | May 6, 2020 at 1:19 pm |

    I forgot this was the match where Ken beat James by 200 points

  4. Maurine Gutowski | May 6, 2020 at 3:00 pm |

    The camaraderie is delightful to watch, although I may not know the answers very often at this level. The personalities are so different, and when a genius slips up it is priceless.

  5. Bob Chang | May 6, 2020 at 4:10 pm |

    Though Brad seemed completely outclassed in match 1, he was just 4 correct responses from being the match 1 winner! Had he made his 2nd DD in game 1 when he wagered 4,000 he presumably would have finished with 26,400 rather than 10,400 (13,200 entering FJ instead of 5,200).

    By nailing his two game 2 DDs (3,800 and 2,800), he’d have entered FJ as the favorite with 23, 200 (instead of 10,000) and a game 2 potential of 46,400, which added to game 1 would have totaled $72, 800 beyond the reach of both Ken and James!

  6. Brad (not Rutter) | May 6, 2020 at 4:55 pm |

    Brad actually did much better than I remembered.

  7. Michael Schwartz | May 6, 2020 at 10:15 pm |

    The band Nightwish just released an album containing a song about Eugene Shoemaker, called “Shoemaker” If anyone is interested: https//

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