‘Jeopardy!’ Guest Hosts Ranked By Official Ratings


We’ve seen a number of guest hosts on Jeopardy! since Alex Trebek’s final episodes wrapped up. According to Nielsen rankings, the game show’s ranking has tapered off a bit in the last few weeks, even though it started off on a high note with guest host and former Jeopardy! champion, Ken Jennings.

TheWrap compiled a list of the guest hosts that we’ve seen on the show so far and ranked them by the official rankings. The Hollywood Reporter explains how the rating works: “The Nielsen ratings are calculated based on a sample of 40,000 homes and about 100,000 people that’s demographically representative of the population as a whole.”


The official Nielsen ratings are in…

Ken Jennings, Dr. Oz, and Katie Couric / Jeopardy!’s official Instagram

See the rankings below (so far):


Rank: 5
Host: Dr. Oz
Dates: March 22, 2021 – April 2, 2021
Average Rating: 5.1

Rank: 4
Host: Katie Couric
Dates: March 8, 2021 – March 19, 2021
Average Rating: 5.5

Rank: 3
Host: Aaron Rodgers
Dates: April 5, 2021 – April 16, 2021
Average Rating: 5.6*

Rank: 2
Host: Mike Richards
Dates: Feb. 22, 2021 – March 5, 2021
Average Rating: 5.9

Rank: 1
Host: Ken Jennings
Dates: Jan. 11, 2021 – Feb. 19, 2021
Average Rating: 6

RELATED: Why Alex Trebek’s Daughter Nicky Hasn’t Watched ‘Jeopardy!’ Since Father’s Death

JEOPARDY!, Jeopardy set (2003), 1984-, ©ABC / Courtesy Everett Collection

Next up, we’re going to see Anderson Cooper, Bill Whitaker, Savannah Guthrie, Mayim Bialik, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and Joe Buck. It’s only a matter of time before we see the game show bounce back or not.

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