The Three Highest Money Winners in ‘JEOPARDY!’ History Are Coming to ABC in a Prime-Time Competition Hosted by Alex Trebek

The Three Highest Money Winners in ‘JEOPARDY!’ History Are Coming to ABC in a Prime-Time Competition Hosted by Alex Trebek

Nov. 18, 2019 

CATEGORY:

EPIC TELEVISION EVENTS

CLUE:

THE THREE HIGHEST MONEY WINNERS IN ‘JEOPARDY!’ HISTORY COMING TO ABC IN A PRIME-TIME COMPETITION HOSTED BY ALEX TREBEK

 

CORRECT RESPONSE:

WHO ARE KEN JENNINGS, BRAD RUTTER AND JAMES HOLZHAUER?

 

The Multiple Consecutive Night Event, ‘JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time,’ Begins

Tuesday, Jan. 7, on ABC

 

On the heels of the iconic Tournament of Champions, “JEOPARDY!” is coming to ABC in a multiple consecutive night event with “JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time,” premiering TUESDAY, JAN. 7 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. Hosted by Alex Trebek, “JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time” is produced by Sony Pictures Television. Harry Friedman will executive produce. 

This epic television event brings together the three highest money winners in the long-running game show’s history: Ken Jennings, Brad Rutter and James Holzhauer. The “JEOPARDY!” fan favorites will compete in a series of matches; the first to win three receives $1 million and the title of “JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time.” The two runners up will each receive $250,000.

“Based on their previous performances, these three are already the ‘greatest,’ but you can’t help wondering: who is the best of the best?” Trebek said. 

“I am always so blown away by the incredibly talented and legendary Alex Trebek who has entertained, rallied and championed the masses for generations—and the world class ‘JEOPARDY!’ team who truly are ‘the greatest of all time,’” Said Karey Burke, President, ABC Entertainment. “This timeless and extraordinary format is the gift that keeps on giving and winning the hearts of America every week. We can’t wait to deliver this epic and fiercely competitive showdown—with these unprecedented contestants—to ABC viewers and loyal fans everywhere.” 

“We’re excited to bring ‘JEOPARDY!’ to primetime! It’s been a long time in the making – we wanted to create a unique experience sure to wow not just our fans, but all audiences,” said Mike Hopkins, Chairman, Sony Pictures Television. “We are thrilled to have James, Brad and Ken, three powerhouse players each worthy of the title ‘The Greatest of All Time.’ With Alex hosting this is truly going to be something special. I can’t wait to see who comes out on top!” 

“JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time” will air as follows:

  • TUESDAY, JAN. 7 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST)
  • WEDNESDAY, JAN. 8 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST)
  • THURSDAY, JAN. 9 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST)

·       *FRIDAY, JAN. 10 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST)

  • *TUESDAY, JAN. 14 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST)
  • *WEDNESDAY, JAN. 15 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST)
  • *THURSDAY, JAN. 16 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST)

*If necessary

 

Meet the Competitors:

KEN JENNINGS

Ken Jennings became a household name during his record 74-game winning streak, the longest in “JEOPARDY!” history. His winnings total $3,370,700.

 

BRAD RUTTER

Brad Rutter is the highest money winner of all time across any television game show, with total “JEOPARDY!” winnings of $4,688,436. He has never lost “JEOPARDY!” to a human opponent.

 

JAMES HOLZHAUER

James Holzhauer holds the record for all 15 of the top single-day winnings records on “JEOPARDY!,” and just won the 2019 Tournament of Champions. His winnings total $2,712,216.

 

About ABC Entertainment

ABC Entertainment airs compelling programming across all day parts, including “Grey’s Anatomy,” the longest-running medical drama in prime-time television; riveting dramas “The Good Doctor,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “A Million Little Things” and “Station 19”; the Emmy® Award-winning “Modern Family” and trailblazing comedy favorites “American Housewife,” “black-ish,” “Bless This Mess,” “The Conners,” “The Goldbergs,” and “Schooled”; the popular “Summer Fun & Games” programming block, including “Card Sharks,” “Celebrity Family Feud,” “Holey Moley” and “Press Your Luck”; star-making sensation “American Idol”; reality phenomenon “Shark Tank”; “The Bachelor” franchise; long-running hits “Dancing with the Stars” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos”; “General Hospital,” which has aired for more than 55 years on the network; and late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”; as well as the critically acclaimed hit special “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons.’” The network also boasts some of television’s most prestigious awards shows, including “The Oscars®,” “The CMA Awards” and the “American Music Awards.”

 

ABC programming can also be viewed on ABC.com, the ABC app and Hulu.

 

About Sony Pictures Television

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry’s leading content providers, producing, distributing and carrying programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. In addition to managing one of the industry’s largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, SPT is home to a thriving global content business, operating 24 wholly-owned or joint-venture production companies in 12 countries, as well as linear and digital channels around the world. Sony Pictures Television is a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company.

 

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Media Contacts:

ABC Media Relations

Bridgette Maney

(212) 456-1429

Bridgette.Maney@abc.com

 

Sony Pictures Television

Lauren Grossman

(310) 244-8476

Lauren_Grossman@spe.sony.com

 

Alison Shapiro Cooke

JEOPARDY!

(310) 244-6514

alison_shapiro@spe.sony.com

 

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