Jeopardy! “Greatest of All Time” Ratings Are Comparable With NBA Finals

The all-star competition has drawn a massive audience

Jeopardy! "Greatest of All Time"
The television ratings for Jeopardy! "Greatest of All Time" are comparable to those of the NBA Finals.
By Tobias Carroll / January 11, 2020 2:07 pm

When you think of epic, storied competitions that attract millions of viewers across the nation, what comes to mind? If your first instinct was to name a sporting event, sure — but recent events suggest a new addition to that pantheon. A new report from Jimmy Traina at Sports Illustrated compared the ratings from Jeopardy! “Greatest of All Time” with a host of high-profile sporting events. Turns out there are a whole lot of people who’s like to see some of the game show’s best players face off against one another?

Alternately, and in the form of a question: What is “ratings dominance”?

Traina’s article also cites another impressive statistic: Greatest of All Time is also drawing more viewers than Monday Night Football.

And while these statistics might seem surprising at first, Traina makes a convincing argument for why they are what they are. After all, this tournament features everything you could want from a competition: fantastic competitors, memorable banter and a sense that viewers are seeing the best possible version of a matchup imaginable.

Currently in the tournament, Ken Jennings has 2 wins to James Holzhauer’s 1; Brad Rutter has yet to win any. But the matchups aren’t over yet; the next competition is slated to air on Tuesday.

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