‘Jeopardy!’ Back to Top Of Syndication Ratings For Week 6 Of James Holzhauer’s Streak, ‘Judge Judy’ Takes Sweep

James Holzhauer competing on 'Jeopardy!' (CBS)
CBS

After a two-week break, James Holzhauer resumed his quest to eclipse Ken Jennings’ all-time Jeopardy! winnings record during the week of 5/20/19 – 5/26/19. That catapulted the quiz show back to #1 in the syndication ratings for that week with an average of a 7.8 household rating, beating its nearest competitor by a full ratings point, and 12.4 million viewers, up +26% vs. the previous week.

That was the second largest viewership for a Jeopardy! week featuring Holzhauer only behind the week before his hiatus (4/29-5/5), which drew 13.3 million viewers, the show’s highest ratings in 14 years.

Holzhauer’s final Jeopardy! episode on Monday, in which he lost just shy of Jennings’ $2.5 million record, posted a 10.1 overnight household rating, the program’s biggest since 2005.

For the May sweep, top daytime seriesJudge Judy (7.1 Live+Same Day Nielsen sweep average) squeaked  past Holzhauer-boosted Jeopardy! (7.0, up 19% from last May) to nab a sweep victory for a 10th year in a row.

Here is the Jeopardy! viewership average for Holzhauer’s weeks to date.

Week 1 (week of 4/1/19, James competed Thu-Friday only) 9.6 million viewers

Week 2 (week of 4/8/19)10.1 million 

Week 3 (week of 4/15/19)  10.7 million viewers

Week 4 (week of 4/22/19)  12 million viewers

Week 5 (week of 4/29/19)  13.3 million viewers

Week 6 (week of 5/20/19)  12.4 million viewers

 

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