Jeopardy!‘s ratings have dropped another 5%, this time dropping from the top ratings spot for the first time since Alex Trebek’s final episodes. The show finished with a 5.3 household rating, with Family Feud leading the week with a 5.4.
The show’s ratings began dropping when Katie Couric began hosting the show as one of the many interim guest hosts. Next up on the guest-hosting list is Dr. Oz, whom many were not pleased when they heard he was going to be a guest host.
‘Jeopardy!’ loses top ratings spot for the first time since Alex Trebek’s final episodes aired
The show has typically been in the top spot with the beloved Trebek hosting the show. He sadly passed away in November 2020 after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. His final episodes caused the show to soar to an all-time high, pulling a 6.6 across his entire farewell week. His final episode that aired on January 8th, 2021 drew in 14 million viewers.
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Ken Jennings was the first guest-host to take the lead on the show after Trebek’s final episodes aired. He managed to pull a 6.2 rating in his first week, and a 5.9 in his second week. Other guest-hosts to take the stand include Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, 60 Minutes correspondent Bill Whitaker, and Call Me Kat star Mayim Bialik.