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‘Jeopardy!’ Ratings Saw Uptick With David Faber Hosting After LeVar Burton Low

Jeopardy! scores noticed a small uptick throughout David Faber’s week as visitor host earlier this month, following the low hit by predecessor LeVar Burton’s stint.

CNBC host Faber’s flip on the helm of the syndicated quiz present pulled in a 4.5 percet viewers share—a slight enchancment on Burton’s 4.4, per Next TV.

Like Burton, Faber’s five-episode run, which concluded on August 6, was negatively impacted by the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

While Faber’s run on the present noticed a small rise in scores, it is nonetheless under the earlier tied low file held by Savannah Guthrie and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, who pulled in 4.7 throughout one in every of their two weeks on the present—a determine additionally shared by Good Morning America‘s Robin Roberts throughout her week on the helm.

On the other finish of the size, Ken Jennings—the present’s most profitable contestant of all time—peaked with a 6.1 viewers share throughout his six-week stint in January, which additionally occurred to be the primary of the guest-hosting spots.

Burton’s poor scores proved to be notably shocking because the Reading Rainbow alum had obtained an outpouring of help from followers and celebrities alike, as he tried out to turn out to be a everlasting alternative for beloved late host Alex Trebek.

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(L-R) David Faber noticed an uptick in “Jeopardy!” scores when he guest-hosted the present, after LeVar Burton’s stint pulled within the lowest viewers share of all visitor hosts up to now.
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With the Olympics working between July 23 and August 8, Jeopardy! was trounced within the viewership race, as have been syndicated exhibits throughout the board.

In Burton’s case, he additionally needed to deal with numerous preemptions. On July 27—which marked his second day on Jeopardy!—the primary listening to of the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 Capitol riot aired.

On July 29—Burton’s penultimate day on the present—one other dent was made to daytime TV when President Joe Biden introduced new measures to spice up COVID vaccinations. Hours later, the NBA draft additionally drew viewers in large numbers.

There was additionally a gradual really fizzling out of viewing numbers as every successive visitor host took on the coveted function of Jeopardy! quizmaster all year long.

Jeopardy! government producer Mike Richards—who was final week introduced as one of many everlasting presenters of the present—maintained a 5.9 for his two weeks on the lectern when he took over from first visitor host Jennings.

In Katie Couric’s case, the primary of her two weeks in March proved to be her most profitable, with a peak of 5.6, whereas Dr. Mehmet Oz hit 5.2 when he guest-hosted from the week ending March 28.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers noticed a scores rebound, with the primary of his two weeks in April pulling in a 5.6, whereas Bill Whitaker maintained a constant 5.2 for every of his two weeks in May.

Mayim Bialik—who can also be one of many new Jeopardy! hosts—loved a peak of 5.1 when she hosted the present from June. She shared the identical numbers with Anderson Cooper and Buzzy Cohen, per Next TV.

The numbers are based mostly on live-plus-same-day nationwide family scores from Nielsen Media Research.

Figures for Joe Buck’s week on the present have but to be launched. Buck rounded out the season because the final of the lengthy listing of visitor hosts.

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David Faber was the penultimate visitor host “Jeopardy!” as a collection of stars crammed in following Alex Trebek’s dying.
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