Happy Monday! Today’s the first day of Mayim Bialik’s hosting stint. All contestant winnings will be matched and donated to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category The Business of Television) for Monday, May 31, 2021 (Season 37, Game 176):
The day it debuted in 1980, this network with an Italian name aired a Carnegie Hall celebration of Aaron Copland’s 80th birthday
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Kevin Hirsh, an attorney from Fort Lauderdale, Florida
|Eliza Cope, an elementary school science teacher originally from Boston, Massachusetts
|Amanda Ganske, a product marketing manager from Austin, Texas (3-day total: $53,199)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: The Tournament of Champions has finished, and Amanda Ganske returns as a 3-day champion having won $53,199. The usual Memorial Day technical difficulties have beset Jeopardy!’s website today; the information about her challengers will be posted once it becomes available.
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Correct response: What is Bravo?
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Bravo, which launched on December 8, 1980, aired An American Birthday: Copland at 80 from Carnegie Hall on its launch day. The American Symphony Orchestra, under Copland’s direction, played Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man” and “Short Symphony”.
Launched as a premium cable channel dedicated to film and the performing arts, it is now best known for programming such as the early-2000s Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, The Real Housewives franchise, Top Chef, Project Runway, Vanderpump Rules, and Million Dollar Listing.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Eliza $11,100 – $1,501 = $9,599 (What is)
Amanda $12,600 + $12,600 = $25,200 (What is Bravo?)
Kevin $16,400 + $8,801 = $25,201 (What is Bravo?) (1-day total: $25,201)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) NOT QUITE A CONSTELLATION $800 (clue #19)
Eliza 2800 +1300 (Amanda 5000 Kevin 1200)
2) POSSESSIVE GEOGRAPHY $800 (clue #4)
Kevin 7200 +2000 (Amanda 3800 Eliza 5500)
3) IT’S ALL IN THE PAST $1200 (clue #20, $12800 left on board)
Eliza 8300 +2000 (Amanda 9000 Kevin 14400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 98
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 188 (1.07 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Kevin $15,200 Coryat, 19 correct, 1 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 4/4 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Amanda $12,600 Coryat, 17 correct, 4 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Eliza $9,800 Coryat, 15 correct, 1 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $37,600
Lach Trash: $11,000 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,400
Amanda Ganske, career statistics:
79 correct, 12 incorrect
7/7 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
34.65% in first on buzzer (79/228)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,000)
3/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,650
Eliza Cope, career statistics:
15 correct, 2 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,300)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,800
Kevin Hirsh, career statistics:
20 correct, 1 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,200
Kevin Hirsh, to win:
2 games: 49.146%
Avg. streak: 1.966 games.
- Thus far, $28,201 has been donated to the National Alliance for Mental Illness.
- Today’s game is the first regular-play game won by $1 since February 19, 2020.
- I’m clearly of the opinion that Jeopardy! should prompt for more information more often. I personally think that the judges should have asked for a “be more specific” on Hoffman, referring to the actor who portrayed Truman Capote in Capote. (Notably, there are two major Oscar-winning actors named Hoffman—Dustin and Philip Seymour. Obviously, the judges disagreed. It’s their judgement call.
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